Benjamin KennonRetired presserBenjamin H. Kennon, a...


September 04, 1993

Benjamin Kennon

Retired presser

Benjamin H. Kennon, a retired presser in the design department of an Owings Mills clothing manufacturer, died Tuesday after a heart attack at his home in Northeast Baltimore. He was 64.

Born in Edison, Ga., he grew up in Haverstraw, N.Y., and moved to Baltimore in 1953. He retired from the J. Schoeneman Clothing in 1991.

After attending public schools in Haverstraw, he served in the Army from 1953 to 1958 and received a Bronze Star.

In 1961, he married the former Margaret Estelle.

Mr. Kennon was a 33rd Degree Mason. He enjoyed photography and record collecting.

A Masonic memorial service for Mr. Kennon was to be conducted at 1 p.m. today at the Leroy Dyett and Son Funeral Home, 4600 Liberty Heights Ave.

Besides his wife, survivors include a son, Walter Kennon of Haverstraw; two sisters, Clara Bradshaw of Edison and Doris Arthur of Haverstraw; and two grandchildren.

The family suggested memorial contributions to the Sunbeam Assembly College Fund, 1644 Gorsuch Ave., Baltimore 21218.

James L. Derry

Bonnie View foreman

James L. Derry, 64, who was the foreman of the Bonnie View Country Club golf course on Smith Avenue, died of cancer yesterday at St. Joseph Hospital.

The Mount Washington native received his education in the city schools. He joined the Army in 1951 and served in Japan during the Korean War.

After his discharge in 1961, he was a truck driver for many years before joining the country club staff in 1979.

"He was always willing to go the extra mile to make things right for our members," said John Mooney, the club's manager.

An avid sports fan who enjoyed the Orioles, he also liked to fish, golf and take his grandchildren on excursions.

Private services for Mr. Derry will be held tomorrow.

Mr. Derry is survived by his wife, the former Tommie L. Harper of Louisville, Miss., whom he married in 1951; a son, James L. Derry Jr. of Mount Washington; a daughter, Brenda Decesare of Ellicott City; and two grandchildren.

The family suggested memorial contributions to St. Joseph Hospital, Oncology Department, 7620 York Road, Towson 21204, the American Cancer Society.

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