HARMAN, HENRIETTE DOLL 18 Jan 1923 - 2 Sept 2010
Died on Thursday, September 2, 2010, at Assisted Living Well in Millersville, MD, from
complications and disabilities related to cerebral bleeds sustained in 2002.
Born on Jan 18,1923 in Cologne, Germany, Henriette Doll emigrated to Baltimore, MD in
1928 with her parents, Hubert and Katharina Doll, her brother, Walter and sister,
Christina. Her father, a skilled stonemason, executed some of the historic marblework at
Henriette graduated from Western High School in 1939 and worked for the B&O
Railroad until 1951. In May 1947, she married Franklin Nelson Harman, also of Baltimore.
Franklin died in 2003 from complications related to head injuries sustained in 2000 when
he fell from the roof of their Arundel-Beach-on-The-Magothy home.
Henriette was a devoted wife and mother, an avid reader, gardener and tailor, sewing
and knitting most of her and her daughters' clothes. She enjoyed collecting antiques with
her lifelong friend, Thelma Seagle. At auctions around Baltimore and Annapolis,
Henriette was a familiar sight, knitting with yarns cached in her purse while on the bidding
floor. She and Franklin both were both skillful furniture restorers and refinishers.
The Harman Homestead on the Magothy was always open to family and friends, with
Henriette serving her special recipes for Maryland crab soup, steamed crabs, German
potato salad and Twistie cookies.
Living in Loch Raven Village until 1962, she served as neighborhood captain for the
Easter Seals Society and the American Heart Association. After the Harmans moved to
Severna Park, she began many years of volunteer service to Meals on Wheels. She was
a dedicated member of St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church.
Henriette is survived by two daughters, Candace Catherine Harman of Stuart, FL and
Christina Doll Harman of Chester, PA, and her brother, Herbert W. Doll of Walkersville,
MD. Her sister, Christina Doll Hahn, of Fairfax, VA, died in 1996.
Henriette's ashes will be buried with her parents in Holy Cross Cemetery in Baltimore. In
lieu of flowers, contributions are invited to Partners in Care, 6 S. Ritchie Hwy, Pasadena,
21122 or the Magothy River Association, POBox 550, Severna Park, 21146.
A joful service will be held on Sunday, October 10th at noon at the home of Ralph and
Norma Darley, 426 Arundel Beach Rd., Severna Park. Details available from Christina by
email: email@example.com or from Barranco Funeral Home's website,