OBITUARY

Wendy Stanne

April 12, 1952August 26, 2020

Wendy Stanne, 68, of Baltimore, MD died of complications from diabetes on Wednesday, August 26, 2020. Born in Bonn Germany, she was the daughter of the late Peter and Dilys Stanne. The family moved to Washington D.C in 1957. Wendy attended Woodrow Wilson High School in that city.

After graduating from Curry College in Milton, MA, she lived in Boston for a few years. In 1980 she moved to Baltimore where she worked as a receptionist for Gordon Feinblatt, LLC. until her retirement in 2015.

Wendy’s life-long love of gems and jewelry began at the age of four when she saw a photo of Queen Elizabeth’s crown. As a longtime member of the Chesapeake Gem and Mineral Society, she was able to joyfully interact with fellow ‘rock hounds’.

Her love of felines led her to become a volunteer at the MDSPCA where she ‘cuddled’ cats and kittens.

Wendy enjoyed trips to France, Italy, Alaska, Aruba and, particularly, Wales. Her mother was Welsh, so she had lots of family to visit, there.

She is survived by her sister Elizabeth Stanne, beloved cousins in the U.S. and in the United Kingdom, cherished friends and her cat, Eirlys.

The family wishes to thank the staff at Sinai Hospital for their expert and loving care of Wendy during her illness.

Remembrances may be made in the form desired by friends.

A Celebration of Wendy’s Life will be planned in the future.

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Rana Harmon

September 10, 2020

Lill and Wendy were close neighbors growing up.  Such fond memories of our sleepovers:  Madame Nhu, Lill's facials, Dilys' Yorkshire pudding, Peter's bedtime reading of The Four-Story Mistake.  Then there were the amazing birthday parties with Dilys' craft projects and the best chocolate cake.  And Scientists' Cliffs, kickball in the alley and walking to & from elementary school every day.  Adding to the fun later on was Lesley (and her lively family) from Australia. The four of us remained lifelong friends.  I'm heartbroken for Lill.  But there could be no one more devoted in her love, companionship and arranging for the best possible care.  Rest in Peace, Wendy.

Rana Harmon

September 10, 2020

Lill and Wendy were neighbors growing up.  Such fond memories of our sleepovers:  Madame Nhu, Lill's facials, Dilys' Yorkshire pudding, Peter's bedtime reading of The Four-Story Mistake.  Then there were the amazing birthday parties with Dilys' craft projects and the best chocolate cake.  And Scientists' Cliffs, kickball in the alley and walking to & from elementary school every day.  Adding to the fun later on was Lesley (and her lively family) from Australia. The four of us remained lifelong friends.  I'm heartbroken for Lill.  But there could be no one more devoted in her love, companionship and arranging for the best possible care.  Rest in Peace, Wendy.

Robin Davis

September 4, 2020

It was such a pleasure to have known Wendy. Wendy was a quiet and caring soul who adored the cats in the catroom at the mdspca. She would sit and chat with the kitties weekly and they seemed to understand what she was saying to them too! I will truly miss seeing her lovely face and caring ways in the catroom. May she rest in eternal peace. My condolences to her family and friends.

Tricia Hinkel

September 4, 2020

It was with great sadness that I learned of Wendy's passing. She was a sweet soul and the kittens and cats connected with her gentle approach at Maryland SPCA. I will miss volunteering with her.

Jonathan & Aerona Armitage

September 2, 2020

We fondly remember Wendy’s wry grin before saying something profound or funny. She was always fun loving and ready to have a go, rowing on the Thames with us teenagers being one such occasion never letting the diabetes hinder her enjoyment of life.
When we visited Wendy and Lillibet some ten years ago, we noticed Wendy’s large collection of aide memoirs, whether it was a shell from the beach at Aberaeron, Aruba or sharks teeth from Scientists Cliffs which undoubtedly evoked memories for her of people and places.
We’re sure that Wendy had a special place in her heart for Aberaeron, part of her ancestral area, whether it would be Tŷ Twt, browsing the small shops or sitting on her parents’ memorial bench overlooking the harbour.
Wendy was quiet and unassuming and we will rejoice that her soul will reside with her sister Lillibet and her late parents in America but also a small piece will remain in the Aeron Valley.

Joff & Aerona
Aberystwyth (Wales)

Elizabeth Stanne

September 1, 2020

Dear Wendy,
You were a wonderful sister and friend. I enjoyed your
company during our travels and silly moments together.
Life will not be the same without you. I hope you forgive me
for throwing Hops onto the roof.
I love you and miss you,
Lill

Marge Norman

September 1, 2020

I met Wendy while we both worked at Gordon Feinblattt. Wendy and I would go to lunch and I always enjoyed hearing about her travels. Once we both retired I would met Wendy at her house where she shared the stories about many of the items in her home. We would then meet with Tom and talk about our lives, travel and Gordon Feinblatt. I enjoyed the toffee she made and would receive it as a Christmas gift. Wendy was a very carry person and I will miss our gettogethers.

Aeron & Glenys Jenkins

August 31, 2020

Fond memories will soon outway present day sadness.

Aeron & Glenys and all the Pentrefelin family (Wales)

Helen Serras-Herman

August 30, 2020

We will always remember the kind soul of Wendy, who, along with her sister, Liz, were a dynamic duo, always willing to help the Chesapeake Gem & Mineral club, at the meetings or running the children's activities at the shows. We were very sorry to hear about her passing, a great loss for her sister, family and friends. We send our deepest sympathy and sincere condolences.
Helen and Andrew Herman

Jane Davies

August 30, 2020

I have very fond memories of staying in Baltimore in 2004 and receiving such a warm welcome from Wendy and her sister Elizabeth. I always looked forward to spending time with them both when they visited Aberaeron , Ceredigion, Wales.
They were both very interested in their Welsh heritage and enjoyed meeting their relatives in Wales. Their last visit was in September 2018 and I will personally cherish the memories of our time together. (The name of Wendy's cat Eirlys, meaning snowdrop in the Welsh language proves that the Welsh links were important to her.)
Jane Eleri Davies (Aberystwyth, Wales)

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