Mar­garet L. Schatz, clin­i­cal so­cial worker

Baltimore Sun - - OBITUARIES - — Fred­er­ick N. Ras­mussen

Mar­garet L. Schatz, a clin­i­cal so­cial worker who had worked at the Johns Hop­kins Univer­sity Coun­sel­ing and Psy­chi­atric Ser­vices for Stu­dents, died Oct. 25 from com­pli­ca­tions of de­men­tia at Bayleigh Chase, an Eas­ton re­tire­ment com­mu­nity.

The for­mer Ca­tonsville res­i­dent was 79.

The daugh­ter of Leo Groeninger, a postal worker, and Mar­garet Tall Groeninger, a home­maker, Mar­garet Lee Groeninger was born in Bal­ti­more and raised on East 32nd Street.

A 1955 graduate of Notre Dame Prepara­tory School, Mrs. Schatz earned a bach­e­lor’s de­gree in1959 from St. Joseph Col­lege in Em­mits­burg.

She also ob­tained a mas­ter’s de­gree in 1979 in clin­i­cal so­cial work from the Univer­sity of Mary­land.

Af­ter her mar­riage in 1960 to Don­ald Schatz, the cou­ple lived briefly in Hamil­ton and Tow­son be­fore mov­ing to Ca­tonsville.

Mrs. Schatz worked as a clin­i­cal so­cial worker at the Mary­land Train­ing School and from the mid-1970s un­til the mid-1980s at the Johns Hop­kins Univer­sity Coun­sel­ing and Psy­chi­atric Ser­vices.

Af­ter leav­ing Hop­kins, she was in pri­vate prac­tice un­til re­tir­ing in 2004. Her hus­band, who had worked in health care fi­nance for the old Bal­ti­more County Gen­eral Hos­pi­tal, also re­tired, and the cou­ple moved to Eas­ton.

Fam­ily mem­bers said she en­joyed travel and at­tend­ing the the­ater and mu­se­ums. She was also an avid reader and a mem­ber of sev­eral book clubs. Ser­vice are pri­vate. In ad­di­tion to her hus­band of 56 years, Mrs. Schatz is sur­vived by a son, Robert Thomas Schatz of Den­ver; a daugh­ter, Su­san Caulfield Schatz Wise of Fairfax, Va.; a brother, Robert Groeninger of Pough­keep­sie, N.Y.; and two grand­chil­dren. An­other son, Mark Ger­ard Schatz, died at birth.

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