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April 29, 1994


Janet Rose Nebel

Advertising artist

Janet Rose Nebel, a retired advertising artist and former dancer, died Tuesday of cancer at her Catonsville residence. She was 62.

She retired from The Baltimore Sun, which publishes The Sun and The Evening Sun, in 1992. She began working for the publishing company in 1980 as an advertising department layout artist assigned to the newspapers' Howard County edition. She worked in a similar capacity for the Columbia Flyer from 1976 to 1980.

Born and reared in Chicago, she graduated from Hyde Park High School there in 1948 and began dancing professionally in summer stock theaters. In 1950, she joined the Metropolitan Opera Ballet in New York where she performed for four years before leaving to dance in several Broadway musical productions.

She returned to college and earned a bachelor's degree in fine arts from Towson State University and also studied at Catonsville Community College.

"She was an artist through and through," said her husband Bernard Nebel, a professor at Catonsville Community College whom she married in 1990.

"Janet was an artist and she made an art of living. Her life of spirit, love, generosity and joy was not an accident -- it was her greatest creative work," Mr. Nebel said.

After a mastectomy 10 years ago, she was a volunteer at Reached Recovery, an organization that helps women recover from the trauma of breast surgery.

In 1957, she married Donald LaMon, an actor and singer who later worked at the Social Security Administration until his death in 1968. A second marriage ended in divorce.

Services were to be held at 5 p.m. today at LeRoy M. and Russell C. Witzke Funeral Home, 1630 Edmondson Ave., Catonsville.

Survivors include a son, Robert LaMon of Chicago; two daughters, Laurie LaMon of Washington and Holly LaMon of Minneapolis; and a sister, Idelle L. Blum of Buenos Aires.

Memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society.

Vincent F. Kelly

Sheet metal worker

Vincent F. Kelly, a retired sheet metal worker and model railroader, died April 17 of heart failure at Sun Coast Hospital in Largo, Fla. He was 73 and had moved to Clearwater, Fla., from Joppa in 1983.

He retired in 1982 from Weisman Inc. where he was a sheet metal worker and air quality technician for 17 years. He was one of the first certified technicians in the country to perform indoor air testing and balancing, which ensured air quality and temperature.

Earlier, he owned and operated Maryland Metal Craft, a machine shop in Carroll Park that made parts for slot machines.

During World War II, he was a sheet metal worker for the Lloyd E. Mitchell Co. on Reisterstown Road, leaving in 1946 to work for the state income tax division.

He later worked in the investigative branch of the state agency until 1953 when he returned to machine shop work at Die Craft in Rosedale.

Born and reared on Poultney Street in South Baltimore, he attended Holy Cross School and Southern High School.

As a youngster, he enjoyed riding

the electric trains of the Washington, Baltimore & Annapolis Railroad and as an adult he built scale HO-gauge models from the original blueprints.

Other survivors include his wife of 53 years, the former Annette Egan of Baltimore; a daughter, Margaret Kelly Taylor of Ellicott City; a son, Patrick H. Kelly of Ellicott City; a brother, Joseph B. Kelly of Baltimore; a sister, Mary Agnes Evelius; and four grandchildren.

A Mass of Christian burial was offered April 23.

Stanley Mitchell

Catering firm partner

Stanley Mitchell, a consultant and partner in a catering business, died Sunday of cancer and pneumonia at Joseph Richey Hospice. The Silver Spring resident was 36.

He had been a consultant for Norell Professional Services and Consultants in Washington for eight years.

In the late 1980s, he was an announcer for WKTK-FM, WTOP-FM, WBAL-TV and WLIF-FM, where in 1988 he had an all-night show and was known as Stan the Man.

He had staged fashion shows since 1989 and had been a partner since 1991 in a catering firm, Mitchell-Robert Gant.

Born in Baltimore, he was a 1975 graduate of City College and class president, and graduated from the University of Maryland at College Park in 1980.

Services were to be held at 7 p.m. today at St. John's Christian Community Church, 1208 E. Lanvale St., Baltimore.

He is survived by his parents, Delores and Franklin Mitchell of Woodlawn; two brothers, Michael Mitchell of Baltimore and Andre Mitchell of Woodlawn; a sister, Terri Mitchell of Baltimore; and his grandparents, Corine Mitchell of Baltimore, Fairlee and Cream Montgomery of Baltimore and James Roberts of Pittsburgh.

Norman E. Roy Jr.

Construction executive

Norman E. Roy Jr., president of the C. W. Jackson Construction and Development Co., died Wednesday of cancer at his home in Laurel. He was 44.

He went to work for Jackson in 1987, and two years later, he and a partner bought the company, which they moved from Towson to Jessup in 1991.

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