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Eleanor Ann Englander, 94, of Oakland, passed away peacefully at home on Tuesday, August 13, 2019. Born in Oakland on August 12, 1925, she was the daughter of late Ellen (McComas) and Edward Chester Lawrence. She was a graduate of Oakland High School and the Maryland Institute and, over the years, had several careers: at the Ruth Enlow Library, Englander’s Pharmacy, and as co-owner of Ann and Inge’s Boutique in McHenry. With a background in fashion design, she made costumes for local theatre groups, and she was active in a number of local civic groups and organizations, including the Town of Oakland Board of Zoning, the Garrett Lakes Arts Festival, the Mountain Laurel Garden Club, and the Deep Creek Yacht Club. An avid reader, she was also a member of several book clubs.
She is survived by her daughters, Carol Lawton (Jere Wickens) of Appleton, WI and Athens, Greece and Deborah Scheuber (Heinz) of Turgi, Switzerland; her stepchildren, Margaret Englander (Gilbert Robinson) of Kennett Square, PA, Marilyn Englander (Curtis Karnow) of San Rafael, CA, Clair Englander of Seattle, WA, Barbara Enlander of Oakland, and Wayne Englander (Sue Kass) of Portland, OR; six grandchildren, Khobi and Avio Brooklyn, Benjamin and Jean Karnow, Annie Robinson and Lupita Englander; cousin, Charles McIntire of Oakland; nieces, Laura Stutzman (Mark, children Falon, Ivan), Ruth Ellen Paugh (Bryan, children Michael, Jo Lynn, Brandon, Randi), and Braxton Steuber (Bob Fink). She was preceded in death by her husbands, Kenneth Lees Lawton in 1960, and Clinton Wayne Englander in 2012; her sister, Elizabeth McComas Snyder in 1989; and her sister-in-law, Virginia Lawton in 2019.
Ann’s family would like to express sincere thanks to her longtime caregivers, Amanda Louie, Tracy Uphold, Nellie McManus, Pam Glotfelty, Terri Friend, Millie O’Heaver and Cindy Gregory, and to the hospice staff.
A private family memorial service is being planned for a later date and interment was in the Oakland Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Hospice of Garrett County, P.O. Box 271, Oakland, MD 21550.