Marjorie J. Neuman, a homemaker and artist who was active in Baltimore County Republican politics, died Feb. 12 from complications of a brain tumor at Lorien Mays Chapel and Skilled Nursing. She was 89.
The daughter of a plumbing company owner and a homemaker, the former Marjorie Jane Schwarz was born and raised in Baltimore.
After graduating from Western High School in 1940, she enrolled at the Maryland Institute College of Art, from which she graduated in 1942.
Mrs. Neuman, who was a longtime Overlea resident before moving to Perry Hall 15 years ago, was "an expert in china painting," said her daughter, Stevie Landon of Palatka, Fla.
Active in Republican politics since 1991, Mrs. Neuman had been a member of the Baltimore County Board of Election Supervisors.
She was an active member of the Baltimore County Farm Bureau, Bou-Tem-Sci Club of Baltimore, Royal Order of Jesterettes, Ladies Oriental Shrine of North America and the Daughters of the Nile.
She was a member of St. Matthias Episcopal Church in Parkville.
Her husband of 18 years, Theodore Neuman, who had owned Neuman's Cafe on Harford Road, died in 1975. Her first marriage, to Randolph H. Irwin, ended in divorce.
At her request, there will be no services.
In addition to her daughter, Mrs. Neuman is survived by a son, Arthur H. Neuman of Baltimore; five grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.Copyright © 2015, Los Angeles Times