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OBITUARIES

November 12, 1992

Dr. Jerome A. Klees

New York dentist

Dr. Jerome A. Klees, a retired dentist and resident of Poughkeepsie, N.Y., who was a frequent visitor to relatives in the Baltimore area, died Sept. 8 of lung cancer at the Johns Hopkins Hospital.

Services for Dr. Klees, 61, were conducted Sept. 11.

Born in 1931 in the Bronx, N.Y., Dr. Klees graduated from the City College of New York and the Columbia University School of Dentistry before serving as a dentist in the Air Force in the late 1950s. Before retiring three years ago, he maintained a practice in Amenia, N.Y., where he had been a longtime resident.

He is survived by his wife, the former Marion Edmonds; a son, Edward H. Klees of New York City; three daughters, Barbara S. Klees of the Lake Roland area, Marjorie J. Klees of Pine Plains, N.Y., and Caroline H. Klees of Schenectady, N.Y.; a brother, Murray Klees of Bradenton, Fla.; two sisters, Harriet Hecker of North Miami Beach, Fla., and Miriam Goldberg of New York City; and one granddaughter.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, Read Place, Poughkeepsie, N.Y. 12601.

Joseph L. Usilton

Farm manager

Joseph Lamb Usilton, a retired farm and hunting facility manager, died Sunday at the University of Maryland Medical Center after a heart attack.

Services for the 84-year-old Chester resident will be at 2 p.m. today at the Tom Helfenbein Funeral home there.

Mr. Usilton retired in 1973 as manager of the McCormick and Co. farm and hunting facility on Parson's Island, a job he had had since 1944. He served as a consultant to later owners of the property in Queen Anne's County.

Born on Poole's Island in Harford County, Mr. Usilton was reared there and on Parson's Island, where he lived with his family from XTC 1914 until 1928. After leaving the island, he worked on farms elsewhere on the Eastern Shore until 1944. Fond of hunting and fishing, he was a member of Ducks Unlimited.

He is survived by his wife, the former Miriam Walbert; two daughters, Rosalie Tillman of Cockeysville and Norma Patton of Centreville; four grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

William Robertson

Retired truck driver

William R. Robertson, a retired truck driver, died Monday at the Johns Hopkins Hospital of complications of pneumonia.

Services for the 61-year-old Spangler Way resident will be conducted at 8:30 tonight at the Christian Fellowship Church, 12717 Eastern Ave. in Chase.

Before his retirement in 1983 after being injured in an accident, he had driven for Ryder Truck Rental-One Way Inc., for the Autoline Oil Co. and the Jarvis Mill and Lumber Co. Earlier, he had worked as a sheet metal mechanic for All State Sheet Metal and, beginning shortly after coming to the Baltimore area in 1955, as a diesel engine mechanic for the Pennsylvania Railroad. The Pettry, W.Va., native earlier had done construction work in his native state, where he also served in the National Guard.

During the Korean War, he served in the Marine Corps.

He is survived by his wife, the former Corinne Chattin; four daughters, Yvonne Perry, Julia Long and Sylvia Brooks, all of Baltimore, and Faith Warlick of Cordova; two brothers, Otis Robertson of Princeton, W.Va., and Charles Robertson of Culpepper, Va.; five sisters, Edna Lawson, Carlotta Evans and Joanne Hill, all of Princeton, Irene McPherson of Callaway, Va., and Gloria Stables of Narrows, Va.; and eight grandchildren.

A. N. Hofmeister

Newborn

Alexandria Nichole Hofmeister died Saturday, a half-hour after her birth, four months premature at the Johns Hopkins Hospital.

Services for the infant will be conducted at 7 tonight at the Leroy M. and Russell C. Witzke Funeral Home, 5555 Twin Knolls Road, Columbia.

She is survived by her parents, the former Sandra Dodd and Stephen Eduard Hofmeister of Ellicott City; two brothers, Nicholas and Michael Tino, both of Ellicott City; her grandparents, Drew and Bonnie Dodd of Greenbelt, and Inge and Charles Hofmeister of Severna Park and her great-grandparents, Virginia and William Dodd of Columbia.

Carroll E. Williams

Sun editor, landlord

A memorial service for Carroll E. Williams, a former Sun reporter and editor and well-known Charles Village landlord, will be conducted at 3 p.m. Nov. 29 at the Mount Washington United Methodist Church, 5800 Cottonworth Ave.

Mr. Williams, who was 95, died in his sleep Aug. 3 at his Baltimore home. He retired as The Sun's real estate editor in 1962, after about 50 years at the paper. He also was in the real estate business for about 70 years and rented many of his apartments to Johns Hopkins University students.

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