Helen N. (nee Dietrich) passed on Tuesday July 12, 2021. She is survived by her loving niece, Lisa Ford of Virginia; loving nephew, Mark Hess of California; and by her beloved cat, George.
Helen is a graduate of Seton High School.
She worked 28 years at the Baltimore City Department of Social Services, beginning as a case worker and ending as head of the Appeals Unit of the Family Investment program.
She served as president of National Eligibility Workers for several years and was active in AFSCME.
In 1999 she moved to Ocean Pines to be close to the ocean.
She soon assumed duties as an officer of the Marina Village Association. From her first floor patio, she had a great view of the bay and Ocean City in the distance.
As ”Queen of Marina Village,” she met and got to know all who stopped by to say hello and chat.
She shared her love of soul music from back in the 50s and 60s and found many who enjoyed the same.
She had a lasting friendship with young Phillip Flowers, a soul singer who lived in Los Vegas but who is now deceased.
Helen spent a great deal of her summers at the pool working on her notably dark suntan.
Plans to honor her memory have not been finalized. A donation in her memory may be made to: Worcester County Humane Society, P.O. Box 48, Berlin, Maryland 21811.
Letters of condolence may be sent to: www.burbagefuneralhome.com. Arrangements are in the care of the Burbage Funeral Home in Berlin.