Ann H. Sloane, re­tired book­keeper

Baltimore Sun Sunday - - OBITUARIES -

Ann H. Sloane, a re­tired book­keeper who had a deep ap­pre­ci­a­tion and knowl­edge of clas­sic Hol­ly­wood films, died Sept. 25 from can­cer at her Rad­nor-Win­ston home in North Bal­ti­more. She was 68.

The former Ann Herold, the daugh­ter of Wil­liam Clifton

Herold, a ho­tel au­di­tor, and his wife, Jean Roberts Herold, an early child­hood ed­u­ca­tion teacher, was born in Prov­i­dence, Rhode Is­land.

In the early 1950s, she moved with her fam­ily to Spring­field, Vir­ginia, where she grad­u­ated in 1969 from Lee High School.

She was mar­ried in 1974 to Thomas E. “Tommy” Sloane, a li­censed clin­i­cal pro­fes­sional coun­selor, and in 1979 moved to Rad­nor-Win­ston.

In 1980, Mrs. Sloane be­came part-time per­sonal book­keeper for Rosa Pon­selle, the great Met­ro­pol­i­tan Opera so­prano who lived at Villa Pace in the Green­spring Val­ley, and con­tin­ued work­ing for the diva un­til her death in 1981.

Mrs. Sloane en­joyed cook­ing and en­ter­tain­ing fam­ily and friends. She was also known for mak­ing and sell­ing her can­died pecans, and of­ten re­ceived large or­ders dur­ing hol­i­day sea­sons, which she took to so­cial gath­er­ings.

She pre­ferred pecans from the Atwell Pecan Co. in Wrens, Ge­or­gia, that she used for her busi­ness, My Mom’s Nuts, whose name was coined by a daugh­ter, Sarah Dono­van of Pat­ter­son Park.

“It was all a la­bor of love,” her hus­band said.

When her two daugh­ters were in high school and col­lege, Mrs. Sloane looked for­ward to at­tend­ing their sport­ing events.

Mrs. Sloane, who was a fan of and had an en­cy­clo­pe­dic knowl­edge of clas­sic Hol­ly­wood films, en­joyed watch­ing movies at the Sen­a­tor The­ater in Belvedere Square, her hus­band said.

“Two of her fa­vorites were ‘Gone with the Wind’ and ‘It’s a Won­der­ful Life,’ ” her hus­band said.

An avid gar­dener, she en­joyed work­ing in the Rad­nor-Win­ston com­mu­nity gar­den, and she also liked shop­ping, where she was “al­ways able to find good deals,” Mr. Sloane said.

“There was a quiet sparkle that she fully and gen­tly em­bod­ied,” said Lia Pur­pura, a Rad­nor-Win­ston neigh­bor, poet and es­say­ist, and writer-in-residence at the Uni­ver­sity of Mary­land, Bal­ti­more County.

A cel­e­bra­tion of Mrs. Sloane’s life will be held from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 23 at the Vollmer Cen­ter at the Cyl­burn Ar­bore­tum, 4915 Green­spring Ave., Mount Wash­ing­ton.

In ad­di­tion to her hus­band of 45 years and daugh­ter, she is sur­vived by an­other daugh­ter, Caitlin Donati of Ti­mo­nium; and a grand­daugh­ter.

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