John R. LemenAutomobile dealerServices for John R. Lemen...


October 16, 1991

John R. Lemen

Automobile dealer

Services for John R. Lemen, a retired automobile dealer, will be held at 11 a.m. today at the Elkton Presbyterian Church.

Mr. Lemen, who was 87 and lived in Elkton, died Sunday at Union Hospital there after an apparent heart attack.

He retired in 1970 as owner of Rand Chevrolet, which he started in Elkton in 1957. He had earlier worked in automobile sales in Baltimore for about 30 years, for Anderson Chevrolet, Swartz Cadillac and Rea Keech Buick.

Born in Baltimore, he was a 1924 graduate of City College and attended the Johns Hopkins University.

He served on the board of the Elkton Banking and Trust Co. from 1964 until 1986 and had also been a member of the session of the Elkton Presbyterian Church.

He is survived by his wife of 62 years, the former Ruth Burgess; a son, Richard D. Lemen of Elkton; a brother, G. Dale Lemen of Carney; two grandchildren; and a great-granddaughter.

Charles A. Welch Sr.

Drummer, timekeeper

Services for Charles A. Welch Sr., who had been a drummer in Baltimore for many years and also worked as a timekeeper and hardwood floor contractor, will be held at 11 a.m. today at the Johnson Funeral Home, 8521 Loch Raven Blvd.

Mr. Welch, who was 95, died Sunday of a heart ailment at a hospital in Fredericksburg, Va. A Baltimore native, he had moved from Timonium to the Fredericksburg area about three years ago.

He retired 27 years ago from Martin Marietta Corp. after 18 years as a timekeeper. Earlier, he operated his own business installing hardwood floors.

In 1915, he joined the American Federation of Musicians in Baltimore. He was a life member of the local.

He played the drums and other percussion instruments in

theater bands, bands on excursion boats on the bay and elsewhere in the Baltimore area for many years.

A member of the Mount Moriah Lodge of the Masons and the Baltimore Forest of the Tall Cedars of Lebanon, he also played in the Tall Cedars Band and in the Army's 113th Regiment Band during World War I. His father had played in a military band in the Spanish-American War, and a grandfather played during the Civil War.

4 His wife, the former Irene Beedle, died in 1989.

He is survived by a daughter, Anne Loeschke of Stafford, Va.; nine grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.

Dorothy J. Creager

USF&G secretary

Services for Dorothy Jane Creager, who had been a secretary at the USF&G Corp. for more than 25 years, will be held at 11 a.m. today at the Lemmon-Mitchell-Wiedefeld funeral establishment, 10 W. Padonia Road in Timonium.

Mrs. Creager, who was 74 and moved from Parkville to Jarrettsville about six years ago, died Saturday of complications to cancer at the Fallston General Hospital.

The former Dorothy Jane Dietrich was a native of the Harrisburg, Pa., area and worked as a bookkeeper and secretary for the D & H Distributing Co. there and in Baltimore after she moved here in 1942.

She retired as a full-time secretary after 25 years at the insurance company in 1987 but continued to work part time.

Her husband, Robert M. Creager, is a retired senior buyer for the Bendix Communication Division in Towson.

In addition to her husband, her survivors include a son, Robert L. Creager of Jarrettsville; two daughters, Dorothy Barnard of Dillsburg, Pa., and Patricia Powers of Bel Air; a brother, James Dietrich of Harrisburg; a sister, Evelyn Reynolds of Steelton, Pa.; and five grandchildren.

Services were also held Monday at the Centenary United Methodist Church in Steelton.

Lois E. White

Retired principal

A Mass of the Resurrection for Lois E. White, retired principal of Laurence G. Paquin Junior Senior High School, will be offered at 11:30 a.m. today at Our Lady of Lourdes Roman Catholic Church, Liberty Heights Avenue and Edgewood Street.

Mrs. White, who was 65 and lived on Hawksbury Road in Pikesville, died Friday of cancer at Sinai Hospital.

She retired in 1980 as principal of the school for pregnant girls, where she had worked since 1971, first as a guidance counselor. She had started working as a teacher in Baltimore elementary schools in 1949.

After her retirement, she worked for a year with a consulting group in Washington evaluating proposed programs for unmarried mothers in their teens.

From 1984 until 1990, she lived in Cape May, N.J., where she and her husband maintained a summer home. She was a member of the West Cape May school board.

The former Lois E. Waters was a native of Baltimore and a graduate of St. Frances Academy. She entered the novitiate of the Oblate Sisters of Providence for two years before attending Coppin State College, where she earned a bachelor's degree in 1949. She earned a master's degree at Loyola College in 1967.

Her husband, John H. White Sr., is a retired assistant superintendent of production at a chemical plant of the Olin Corp.

In addition to her husband, her survivors include a son, John H. White Jr. of Suffolk, Va.; two sisters, H. Louise Gambrill and M. Doris Waters, both of Baltimore; and a brother, R. Lawrence Waters of Baltimore.

The family suggested that memorial contributions could be made to the American Cancer Society.

Betty Ann Gisiner

Retired waitress

A memorial service for Betty Ann Gisiner, a retired waitress, will be held at 4:30 p.m. tomorrow at the Waverly United Methodist Church, 33rd and Frisby streets.

Mrs. Gisiner, who was 65 and lived on Independence Street, died Monday of complications after surgery.

She retired more than five years ago as a waitress at the Waverly House. She had also worked at other Baltimore restaurants, including the Eager House.

The former Betty Ann Akinson was a native of Cumberland and came to Baltimore in her youth.

Her husband, Robert L. Gisiner Sr., a retired city highways worker and a former butcher in a meatpacking plant, died in 1984.

She is survived by three sons, Robert L. Gisiner Jr. of Baton Rouge, La., Richard Gisiner of Parkville and Randy Gisiner of Joppatowne; seven grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

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