AH Raymond J. ListonRetired RealtorA Mass of Christian...


March 30, 1992

AH Raymond J. Liston

Retired Realtor

A Mass of Christian burial for Raymond J. Liston, a retired real estate agent, will be offered at 9:30 a.m. tomorrow at St. Thomas More Catholic Church, 6806 McClean Blvd.

Mr. Liston, a Parkville resident for the last seven years, died Wednesday of pneumonia at Good Samaritan Hospital. He was 74.

Born in Baltimore, Mr. Liston graduated from Loyola High School, which he attended on an academic scholarship.

He was a World War II veteran, serving in the European Theater as an investigator with the U.S. Army's 970th Counter-Intelligence Corps Detachment.

After the war, Mr. Liston attended the Johns Hopkins University, graduating in 1954 with a bachelor's of science. He then took a job as sales manager for a South Baltimore tin company. When the company was sold several years later, he began selling real estate.

He spent about 30 years in the real estate business, working with various companies until he retired as a Realtor with Grempler Realty Inc. in Towson about four years ago.

Mr. Liston enjoyed hiking with his wife, the former Christina A. Jose. He was a member of the Mountain Club of Maryland and the Sierra Club.

Besides his wife, he is survived by two stepdaughters, Mrs. John Mignon of Westminster and Mrs. William Wright of Cape Coral, Fla.

Thomas F. Gillespie

Driver, writer

A Mass of Christian burial for Thomas F. Gillespie, a retired truck driver in the Philadelphia area, will be offered at 11 a.m. tomorrow at St. John's Church, 13305 Long Green Pike in Hydes.

Mr. Gillespie, who was 80, died Friday at his home in Phoenix of lung cancer.

From 1935 until his retirement in 1973, Mr. Gillespie was a driver-representative providing pickup and delivery services for two companies, United Parcel Service for 20 years and later Holland Laundry for 18 years.

For 10 years, he also was a writer for the United Parcel Service's company magazine, Big Idea.

During World War II, Mr. Gillespie served as a radio mechanic with the rank of sergeant in the Army Air Corps in Europe. While at war, Mr. Gillespie provided Big Idea monthly correspondent reports.

Mr. Gillespie, a Philadelphia native, graduated from West Catholic High School for Boys.

Survivors include two sons, Thomas Gillespie Jr. of Baltimore and Joseph Gillespie of Blue Bell, Pa.; four grandsons; and one granddaughter.

The family has suggested contributions to the Stella Maris Hospice, 2300 Dulaney Valley Road, Towson, Md. 21204.

Mary Hood Jones

School custodian

Services for Mary Hood Jones, a 33-year resident of Pasadena, will be held at 11 a.m. today at the Barranco and Sons Severna Park Funeral Home, 495 Ritchie Highway.

Mrs. Jones, who was 69, died Friday of heart failure at North Arundel Hospital.

Until her retirement in 1988, Mrs. Jones was a custodian for the Anne Arundel County school system for 13 years.

Born and raised in Tennessee, the former Mary Hood was married in 1943 to Jack R. Jones, a Baltimore bricklayer. He died in 1979.

Mrs. Jones is survived by three daughters, Mary Lou Austin of Millersville, Jackie Austin of Glen Burnie and Brenda Gail Elliott of Pasadena; three sons, William Ray Wilson of Centreville, John Paul Jones of Hanover and Gary Eugene Jones of Glen Burnie; a sister, Dorothy Madrin of Pensacola, Fla.; a brother, Charles Hood of Decatur, Ill.; 14 grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren.

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