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Loraine Hall Todd, 91, of Fishing Creek, Maryland passed away peacefully Monday, February, 3, 2014 at William Hill Health Care Center, Easton.
She was born to the late Russell and Pauline Parks Hall on February 5, 1922 at Fishing Creek. Maryland. Loraine graduated from Hoopers Island High School. She received her teaching degree from Maryland State Normal School, Salisbury where she graduated first in her class. Later, she received he BS degree and Master’s equivalency from the University of Maryland. She married Rufus M. Todd in 1948 and they lived together in Fishing Creek. Loraine and her husband loved to travel and were able to explore most of the country.
Loraine taught elementary school in Ellicott City, Maryland before returning to Hoopers Island School. Later, she served as prinicipal at that same school. Loraine retired from teaching in 1967. She was passionate about making a difference for her students. She is remembered by her pupils, still remaining on Hoopers Island, as a strict but caring teacher with high expectations for all her students.
Loraine co owned Russell Hall Seafood with her father and worked in the family business every summer until 1996.
Loraine was a member of the Hoisier United Methodist Church in Fishing Creek and the Grace United Methodist Church in Cambridge.
A public- spirited philanthropist, Loraine openheartedly supported many charities in the local community. She generously donated to the Rufus M. Todd and Loraine Hall Center for the Performing Arts at the Chesapeake Community College, Wye Mills; the Choptank River Lighthouse Replica, Cambridge; the Dorchester General Hospital Foundation, Cambridge; and the Radiology and Oncology Department of Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore.
She is survived by her husband Rufus M. Todd and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
A visitation will be held Friday evening, February 7, 2014 from 6 till 8 p.m. at the Newcomb and Collins Funeral Home, P.A., 308 High Street, Cambridge.
A funeral service will be held Saturday, February 8, 2014 beginning 12 p.m. at Grace United Methodist Church, Cambridge. A visitation will also be held 11:30 a.m. till the service.
Officiating the service will be Rev. Doug Ridley and Pastor Christina Blake.
Interment will follow at Dorchester Memorial Park, Cambridge.
Serving as pallbearers will be Vance Gregory Hobbs, Vance Todd, Aaron Powley, Robin Hall, Brian Hall, Harry Phillips, Jay Newcomb and Joseph Ruark.
Honorary pallbearer will be Virgil George Hobbs, Jr.
In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting memorial donations be made to Dorchester General Hospital Foundation, c/o Ida Baker, P.O. Box 439, Cambridge, MD.
To share memories and send online condolences to the family please visit www.newcombcollins.com
Born: February 5, 1922
Death: February 3, 2014
Friday February 7, 2014 , 6 - 8 p.m. at Newcomb and Collins Funeral Home, P.A.
Saturday February 8, 2014 , 11:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. at Grace United Methodist Church
Saturday February 8, 2014 , 12:00 p.m. at Grace United Methodist Church
Saturday February 8, 2014 , 1:00 p.m. at Dorchester Memorial Park
Posted by: Ken & Judy Phebus Today we learned about our 2 travel friends Bobby & Loraine. We are so sad that we did not know about their passing until it was too late. We know that they will be together in God's care. 02/19/2014 Posted by: David Heistand The very best to you Rufus at this time of great loss for you and all who loved and appreciated Loraine. I was out of the country visiting our son at the time of Loraine's passing and am sorry I could not be present for visitation and funeral. I was your minister for a few months in 1997 under Rev. Bell's direction. It was a wonderful time for me to be at Fishing Creek and I will always remember the warm welcome you and Loraine extended to me at that time. May the Lord bless you with His grace and strength. May you know his peace. Sincerely, Rev. David G. Heistand 28496 Wedgeway Ct. Easton, Md. 21601 02/11/2014 Posted by: BOBBY AND BONNIE WILLEY SORRY TO HEAR ABOUT LORRAINE, SHE WAS A GOOD PERSON. THINKING OF YOU. 02/08/2014 Posted by: Wayne & Colleen Bromwell Such a nice lady and have many fond memories of Miss Loraine. Our sympathy is expressed to her husband and family. God bless you all during this time! 02/07/2014 Posted by: Betsy Malkus Truly one of the region's shining lights has dimmed, leaving her devoted Rufus to carry on. We will forever be indebted to her for faithful service to the land she loved. With deepest sympathy, Margaret Anne & Betsy Malkus 02/07/2014 Posted by: Glen A Phillips I recall Mrs. Todd as a great teacher of mine, as well as a great friend, not only when I was in the 1st and 2nd grades, but always. Mrs. Todd had an incredible warm smile that indicated friendship, strength, determination (to teach us), and loyalty. Whenever and wherever I saw Mrs. Todd, she always had that incredible smile. Although, she never used it on me, I do not think any of us, who went to Hooper's Island Elementary School, will ever forget Mrs. Todd's "board of education". She was a great teacher; she taught us the basics of English, math, history, reading and writing - as well as how to interact with each other, and to respect other people. To have a great teacher to teach us, at such an early age in our life(s), the basics like she taught and her method to teach us - was our foundation for an excellent educational opportunity. Mrs. Todd had a humorous side as well: I will never forget one day at Hooper's Island Elementary School - in the 1st and 2nd grade classroom - when Mrs. Todd asked, "Who made that noise?" Lemuel stood up and said, "Mrs. Todd, I made that noise." Mrs. Todd asked, "Lemuel, what was that noise?" Lemuel said, "Mrs. Todd, I farted." Lemuel did not get punished, but it was all we could do to keep from laughing. Mrs. Todd turned her back to us students; we all knew from the movements she was making that she was laughing, but not out loud. One of Mrs. Todd's infamous sayings was "If you fry your own kettle of fish, you will always have enough to eat." (Her way of telling us to mind our own business) Another of Mrs. Todd's sayings was "As you go through life remember this - Believe nothing you hear; and only half that you see." (she spoke of rumors) 02/06/2014 Posted by: Janet Bradford Hunteman Mr. Todd, I was so saddened to read of Miss Loraine's passing. Her infectious smile will be something I will always remember. You are in my thoughts and prayers. 02/06/2014 Posted by: Vernon Spear Dear Mr. Todd, So very sorry for your loss, Vernon 02/06/2014 Posted by: Amye Fitzhugh Foxwell You were a powerful woman Ms Lorraine may you rest in peace. 02/06/2014 Posted by: Brian and Jessica Hall Ms. Loraine will always be remembered by us. Bryan lived next to Bobby and Loraine for 18 years before moving 1/4 mile down the road. Loraine also taught Bryan in elementary school. Loraine has always lived next door to Brian's parents in Fishing Creek and was a good neighbor and cousin to Bryan's father, Bobby Hall. I, Jessica, attended the same church as Loraine and Bobby for years. We have good memories of them. 02/05/2014 Posted by: Jill Vincent So sorry to hear of Miss Lorraine's passing. It was always a pleasure to see her, all dressed up and planning her next trip! 02/05/2014 Posted by: Charles H Parker She was my 1st and 2nd great teacher who demanded attention and respect from each child for our well being. She is someone I looked up to and proud to call her my teacher. May you R.I.P. Mrs Todd. 02/05/2014 Posted by: Helen Houston Bobby I will keep you in my prayers. Lorraine was a great person and friend. She will be missed by many. 02/04/2014 Posted by: Janie P. Elliott & Steve T. Lewis We are so very sorry to hear of Ms Lorraine's passing. What a great 1st & 2nd grade teacher she was. Then on to my first full time job as her teachers aide before her retirement and the closing of Hoopers Island Elementary School. You will be remembered and missed by many. GOD bless you. Our thoughts and prayers are with your family and many friends during this sad time. 02/04/2014 Posted by: GARY & JANET WILLEY BOBBY, SO SORRY TO HEAR OF LORRAINES DEATH. I WILL ALWAYS REMEMBER HER SMILE. MY THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS ARE WITH YOU. 02/04/2014 Posted by: Linda Phillips Just wanted to let you know I am thinking of you at this time. Having worked for Mrs. Todd during my senior year of high school, I learned so much from her about work ethics. She was a tough taskmaster but very fair. She treated me so well. I have always held her in highest regards. May she rest in peace. 02/04/2014
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