Original Sound Of Music Family Member Passes Away

12.30.10 | Sarah Harnisch

 An original member of family from the Sound of Music has died. A family friend says Agathe Von Trapp passed away at a hospice in Maryland after suffering from congestive heart failure.  Agathe was the oldest of seven children of Austrian naval captain Georg Von Trapp, and part of the family that inspired the broadway show and classic film "The Sound of Music."  After the family fled the Nazis in the late 1930s, they toured Europe and America as a music group, settling down in Stowe, Vermont.  Agathe Von Trapp ran a Catholic kindergarten in Maryland for 50 years, but still spent considerable time in Vermont with her family.  She was 97 years old.