Dolores B. Scott, a retired educator and librarian who taught in Baltimore public schools for three decades and was a world traveler, died Nov. 19 of Alzheimer’s disease at Chaparral Winds Hospice in Sun City West, Ariz.
Mrs. Scott wrote an illustrated history of historic St. John’s African Methodist Episcopal Church on Bellona Avenue in Ruxton, which had been founded by free blacks in 1833.
Generations of the Scott family from Bare Hills — descendants of its founding pastor, the Rev. Aquila Scott — have, like Mrs. Scott, remained intimately involved in the church through the years. The original church burned in 1876 and was replaced by the present building in 1886.