John J. KennyCPA, financial directorJohn J. Kenny, a CPA...


December 23, 1992

John J. Kenny

CPA, financial director

John J. Kenny, a CPA and former financial director for the Washington Province of the Sisters of the Good Shepherd, died of cancer Saturday at the Greater Baltimore Medical Center. He was 82.

Born in Midland in Allegany County, Mr. Kenny was a graduate of City College and studied accounting at the Baltimore College of Commerce.

He was licensed as a certified public accountant in February 1937.

He worked for the accounting firm of Haskins and Sells in Baltimore before joining Crown Cork and Seal Co. in 1943, where he was an assistant treasurer. He left there in 1958 and joined Bon Secours Hospital as controller and assistant administrator.

He was financial director of the Washington Province of the Sisters of the Good Shepherd, an order of Roman Catholic nuns, from 1964 to 1982. He began as a volunteer for the order in 1945 as a member of the board of directors of the Good Shepherd Center in Baltimore, which operates outreach programs for girls 13 to 18 who have emotional or family problems.

He continued to volunteer at the center and serve on the board until his death. For his service, Archbishop William D. Borders bestowed on him the archdiocesan Medal of Honor in 1986.

Mr. Kenny was a fan of the Orioles and Colts and was one of the original season ticket holders of the football team.

A Mass of Christian burial for the Towson resident was offered at 10 a.m. Monday at Immaculate Conception Roman Catholic Church, Baltimore and Ware avenues, Towson.

He is survived by his wife of 58 years, the former Florence Kennedy of Baltimore; three daughters, Patricia Davis of Wyckoff, N.J., Margaret Hougart of Baltimore and Katherine Bayly of Washington, D.C.; a brother, Monsignor Simon E. Kenny of Timonium; a sister, Sister Patricia Kenny, D.C., of Emmitsburg; nine grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

Brother Donald

Xaverian teacher

Brother Donald Coffey, C.F.X., a member of the Congregation of Xaverian Brothers, died of heart failure Monday at St. Agnes Hospital. He was 74.

Brother Donald was born in Lawrence, Mass., and graduated from Lawrence High School there. He joined the religious organization in 1937 and continued his education at Catholic University, where he received a degree in English in 1942.

He was then assigned to Our Lady of Good Counsel High School in New York City. Other assignments followed at St. Joseph's Prep in Bardstown, Ky., St. Michael's High School in Brooklyn, N.Y., and Our Lady of Good Counsel High School in Wheaton.

From 1955 to 1958, he was principal of Keith Academy in Lowell, Mass., and superior of his order in that area.

While teaching at the various Xaverian schools, he received a master's degree in English and a bachelor's degree in Library Science, both from Fordham University in New York.

In 1962, Brother Donald was assigned to Mount St. Joseph High School in Baltimore, where he remained for the rest of his life. He taught English and was the librarian and school archivist. He was recently honored as Teacher of the Year by Mount St. Joseph and the Xaverian Brothers' Sponsored Schools.

He was a devoted member of Alcoholics Anonymous for over 22 years.

A Mass of Christian burial for Brother Donald is to be offered at 10 a.m. tomorrow at St. Joseph Monastery, 251 S. Morley St.

Brother Donald is survived by all of his brothers at the Xaverian Brothers Provincialate in Ellicott City.

The order suggests memorial contributions to the Development Office of Mount St. Joseph High School, 4403 Frederick Ave., Baltimore, Md. 21229.

Jean J. Deibert

Bainbridge supervisor

Jean Jenkins Deibert, a retired supervisor at the old Bainbridge Naval Training Center, died Monday of cancer in her home in Colora, Cecil County. She was 71.

The Elkton native graduated from Elkton High School in 1938 and from a business college in Wilmington, Del., in 1940.

During World War II, she worked as a clerk at Aberdeen Proving Ground and as a secretary at the Veterans Hospital in Perry Point. After the war, she went to work at Bainbridge.

Mrs. Deibert was active in many civic and other organizations. In the 1950s, she was president of the Ladies Auxiliary of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 8175 in Elkton. At the time of her death, she was a member of the ladies auxiliary of VFW Post 8185 in Port Deposit.

Services for Mrs. Deibert were to be held at 2 p.m. today at the R. T. Foard Funeral Home in Rising Sun.

She is survived by her husband, Jack Deibert; three daughters, Darlene Montgomery of Port Deposit, Linda Wainwright of Havre de Grace and Layne Draper of Elkton.; her mother, Linda A. Payne Jenkins; five grandsons; and one granddaughter.

Her only brother, A. Layne Jenkins, died in June.

The family suggests memorial contributions to the Northern Chesapeake Hospice Inc., in care of the funeral home.

James F. Scholl

Retired carpenter

James Franklin Scholl, a retired carpenter and resident of Sharon, S.C., died Saturday after a sudden illness at the Piedmont Medical Center in York, S.C.

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