Jesse B. Crew Jr.Navy employeeJesse B. Crew Jr., a retired...

March 31, 1994

Jesse B. Crew Jr.

Navy employee

Jesse B. Crew Jr., a retired civilian employee of the Navy Defense Contract Administration, died Tuesday of congestive heart failure at the Presbyterian Home of Maryland in Towson where the former Govans resident had lived since 1992.

He was 81.

He began working for the Navy in 1964 and retired in 1981. Earlier, he worked for Catalyst Research Corp., Baltimore Gas Light Co. and the Army Signal Corps in Middle River.

He was born in Marion, Ohio, and reared in New Rochelle, N.Y., where he graduated from high school. He attended Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute before graduating in 1937 with a bachelor's degree from Marion Business College.

During World War II, he was a radioman aboard Navy destroyers. As a member of the Naval Reserve, he was recalled for active duty during the Korean War and was discharged in 1953.

He was trustee and head usher at Govans Presbyterian Church, 5824 York Road in Baltimore, where he was a member and where services were planned for 11 a.m. today.

Survivors include a sister, Sarah Katherine Crew of Towson; and many nephews and nieces.

Memorial donations may be made to The Health Care Center Fund of the Presbyterian Home of Maryland, 400 Georgia Court, Towson 21204. Joseph Wormley, an accountant, actor and gospel singer, died March 24 of brain cancer at Stella Maris Hospice in Towson. The Northeast Baltimore resident was 29.

He was an accountant for Nu-Dy-Per Baby Service at the time of his death.

He was a member of several gospel groups, including Voices of Praise and Brothers in Christ. He also was a member of the Evangelical Baptist Church Men's Choir.

He recently made a gospel music recording for Emotive Records in New York.

He performed at F. Scott Black's Dinner Theater and acted with several other area theater groups.

Born and reared in Baltimore, he was a 1982 graduate of Mergenthaler Vocational Technical School and served in the Navy. In 1991, he earned a bachelor's degree in communications from Morgan State University, where he was a member of the Morgan State Choir.

Services were planned for 7:30 p.m. today at Evangelical Baptist Church, 4430 Reisterstown Road.

Survivors include his mother, Lillie Washington of Baltimore; his father, Rudolph Wormley of Richmond, Va.; his paternal grandparents, Joseph and Emma Soares of Poughkeepsie, N.Y.; a great-grandmother, Silvia Pires of New Haven, Conn.; a stepfather, Clayton Washington of Baltimore; and several uncles and aunts.

Memorial donations may be made to Stella Maris Hospice, 2300 Dulaney Valley Road, Towson 21286.

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