Robert C. ListerAT&T executiveRobert C. Lister, an AT&T...

June 25, 1994

Robert C. Lister

AT&T executive

Robert C. Lister, an AT&T executive who was a former captain of the Loyola College basketball and lacrosse teams, died Sunday after suffering a heart attack while playing in a Men's Basketball League game in Orlando, Fla. He was 50.

In 1984, he moved from the Union Mills area to Florida, where he was labor relations, human resources, environmental health, safety operations and engineering manager at the AT&T Microelectronics Plant in Orlando. He began working at the Point Breeze plant of the former Western Electric Co. in Baltimore in 1970.

The Baltimore native was a 1962 graduate of St. John's High School in Westminster, where he was a member of the basketball team.

In the 1962 Alhambra Catholic Invitational Tournament in Cumberland, he was named to the All-Star Team. He was the high scorer in the tournament.

He attended Loyola College on a basketball scholarship. He was named to All Conference, All State and All South lacrosse teams, playing as a senior in the annual North South game.

At graduation, he received Alumni Block L Club awards for basketball and lacrosse, and was honored for excellence in athletics, character and scholarship.

From 1966 to 1970, he served in the Marine Corps. He won a Bronze Star in combat in Vietnam in 1967 and 1968 and was discharged with the rank of captain. In the service, he played for basketball teams that won the Marine Corps Championship in 1967 and the East Coast championship of the corps in 1969.

He started what is now called the Carroll County Recreational League in 1970 and coached boys' basketball teams for St. John's and the Carroll County YMCA League. He coached baseball teams in the Hampstead Little League. More recently, he was active in sports, civic and business groups in the Orlando area.

A Mass of Christian burial will be offered at 10 a.m. today at St. John's Roman Catholic Church in Westminster.

Mr. Lister is survived by his wife, the former Carolyn Burke; a son, Kevin C. Lister of Orlando; two daughters, Stephanie L. Lister and Lindsay K. Lister, both of Orlando; his mother, Anna E. Lister of Westminster; a brother, Edward W. Lister Jr. of Finksburg; and two sisters, Phyllis A. Kreimer of New Windsor and Carol E. Holbrook of Jersey Shore, Pa.

Jennie Johnston

Retired teacher

Jennie Ennis Johnston, a retired Baltimore County schoolteacher, died June 18 of cancer at her Towson residence. She was 86.

She retired in 1975 after a 35-year career as a first-grade teacher at Stoneleigh Elementary School.

A native of Wallace, N.C., she attended schools there and was a 1929 graduate of Flora MacDonald Presbyterian College for Women. She married Avery B. Johnston, a salesman, in 1934. They moved to Baltimore during the Depression.

She enjoyed playing bridge and traveling, and had visited the Far East and Israel in the early 1970s.

Patricia J. Brill Warner, her daughter who lives in San Francisco, said, "Perhaps the greatest thrill of her life was seeing her namesake great-grandchild, Jennie Lee Robinson."

She was a member of the National Society of Colonial Dames of the 17th Century, Daughters of the American Revolution, Daughters of the Confederacy and Eastern Star Concordia Chapter No. 5. She was also active in the affairs of Towson Presbyterian Church and Bykota, a senior citizens' organization.

Services will be held at 2 p.m. today at Towson Presbyterian Church, 400 W. Chesapeake Ave.

In addition to her husband, daughter and great-granddaughter, she is survived by two granddaughters, Suzanne W. Brill and Lisa Brill Robinson, both of San Francisco.

The family suggested memorial contributions to the Greater Baltimore Medical Center Foundation, Hospice of Baltimore, 6701 N. Charles St., Towson 21204.

Sister M. P. Hilles

Retired nurse

Sister Mary Pauline Hilles, a former nurse at Bon Secours Hospital and other hospitals operated by the Congregation of Bon Secours, died of heart disease in her sleep Monday at the order's Provincial House in Marriottsville, where she had lived in retirement since 1986.

She was 83.

She began her nursing career in 1934 at West Baltimore's Bon Secours Hospital, graduating from the nursing school there in 1936 and remaining on the staff for 10 years. She retired at St. Francis Hospital in Darby, Pa., having also been a nurse in Wildwood, N.J.; Miami; Methuen, Mass.; and France.

From 1954 to 1958 and again from 1961 to 1964, she was assistant mistress of novices at the Provincial House, then near Bon Secours Hospital.

In 1966, she was superior of her order's convent in Washington.

She was born Elsie Lolina Hilles in Yokohama, Japan, and grew up in the Philadelphia area. She graduated from Upper Darby High School and Palmer Business School before entering the Bon Secours order in 1931.

She is survived by two sisters, Lois Welch of Wilmington, Del., and Celia Pierce of Ambler, Pa.; two brothers, Ladonace O. Hilles of Rio Rancho, N.M., and Dell L. Hilles of Media, Pa.; and many nieces and nephews.

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