|Helen Marie Seeburger Spellman
Published in Baltimore Sun on June 13, 2012
SPELLMAN , Helen Marie On June 8, 2012, Helen Marie Spellman
(nee Seeburger ), 91, beloved wife of Richard Spellman, of
Catonsville and formerly of Randallstown.
She is also survived by her daughters Kathleen (James Hoffmaster)
and Sharon (David Olasov); five grandchildren, Dr. Warren
Hoffmaster (Aneta Kot) and Mary Helen Hoffmaster (Nicholas
Mulligan), Jacob Olasov, Michael Olasov (Ingrid Lawhorn) and Ian
Olasov (Amy Liedman); and two great-grandchildren, Daniel and
She was predeceased by her granddaughter, Roselle M. Hoffmaster, M.D. (Gordon
Helen was born and raised in Baltimore, the daughter of Rosa (Rathgeber) and William
Seeburger. Her brother, William Seeburger, and his wife, June, predeceased her, as did
her brother-in-law and his wife, Oswald B. Spellman, Jr. and Gloria Spellman. Nieces
Charlene (Emory) Knode and Kimberly Conley and nephews Robert Spellman (Bonnie)
and Bradley Spellman (Kathy) survive her.
Helen attended Western High School (1939) and Strayer Business College before
going to work at the B&O as a secretary.
After her 1948 marriage to Richard she became a full-time homemaker and mother.
Helen was an active member of the Mt. Olive United Methodist Church in Randallstown
and several neighborhood organizations.
She was known for her talents with a needle and thread, creating beautiful quilts,
cross-stitch wall hangings and her own wardrobe. Plants and flowers flourished under her
care and she maintained a beautiful rose garden for many years. Her grandchildren
remember her fondly for her delicious apple cake and chocolate chip cookies, and for
making family gatherings at Christmas such memorable occasions.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend a memorial service celebrating Helen's life on
Saturday, June 30, at 1 PM, at Mt. Olive United Methodist Church, 5115 Old Court Rd.,
Randallstown, with a luncheon to follow.
Interment will take place in the Mt. Olive cemetery.
Donations in Helen's memory may be made to the Board of Child Care, 3300 Gaither
Road, Baltimore, MD 21244, Attn: Finance Dept., or to the Alzheimer's Association , P.O.
Box 96011, Washington, DC 20090-6011.