Rev. John WilsonJr. United Methodist pastorThe Rev. John...

April 14, 1995

Rev. John Wilson

Jr. United Methodist pastor

The Rev. John R. Wilson Jr., a retired United Methodist pastor, died Tuesday in the health care center at Asbury Methodist Village in Gaithersburg after a stroke. He was 77 and lived in Damascus.

Mr. Wilson retired in 1983 after three years as pastor of St. Paul's United Methodist Church in Laytonsville. He returned to the active ministry in 1988 to serve for five years as pastor of Trinity United Methodist Church in Odenton, and retired again in 1993.

He began his ministry in 1942 at the Paw Paw, W.Va., Charge, then served the Eckhart Mines Charge in Western Maryland, the Howard Charge in the Clarksville area, and the Forest Hill Charge in Harford County before becoming pastor of Mount Rainier United Methodist Church from 1962 to 1965.

From 1966 until 1970, he was pastor of Central-Summerfield United Methodist Church in West Baltimore and then served until 1977 as pastor of Pasadena United Methodist Church.

In 1978 and 1979, he was pastor of Lanham United Methodist Church.

Born in Baltimore, he was a graduate of City College, Randolph-Macon College in Ashland, Va., and Drew Theological Seminary in Morristown, N.J.

He was a charter member of the Clarksville Volunteer Fire Department, and a member of the Laytonsville Lions Club and West Gate Lodge of the Masons in Mount Rainier.

Services for Mr. Wilson are scheduled for 11 a.m. today at Damascus United Methodist Church.

He is survived by his wife, the former Virginia Lehmann; two daughters, Ginger Wilson of Damascus and Mary Miller of Mercer Island, Wash.; and two grandchildren.

Mary Jane Potter

Bakery clerk, secretary

Mary Jane Potter, who had worked as a bakery clerk and a secretary, died Tuesday at St. Joseph Medical Center of complications of kidney failure. She was 63 and lived in Phoenix.

Mrs. Potter worked in the late 1980s at Simon's Bakery in Cockeysville and was a secretary as a young woman.

She was a golfer and member of the Hunt Valley and Hillendale country clubs.

Born Mary Jane O'Connor in Baltimore, she was a 1950 graduate of Mount St. Agnes High School and attended Trinity College in )) Washington.

She was a member of St. John the Evangelist Roman Catholic Church, Long Green.

Services are scheduled for 10 a.m. today at Ruck Towson Funeral Home, 1050 York Road.

She is survived by her husband, Donald R. Potter; four sons, Gilbert R. Potter of Baltimore, William S. Potter II of Ellicott City, Keith R. Potter of San Francisco and Robert R. Potter of Fort

Collins, Colo.; a daughter, Helen Alicia Eney of Baltimore; two sisters, Ann O'C. Lange of McLean, Va., and Patricia O'C. Dodd of Timonium; and seven grandchildren.

Albert E. Selenkow

Accounting firm partner

Albert E. Selenkow, a partner in the accounting firm of London, Selenkow, Carton & Wolf, died Wednesday at Sinai Hospital of complications of cancer. He was 74 and lived in the Cheswolde area.

Mr. Selenkow, a Baltimore native, was a 1941 graduate of Franklin and Marshall College, where he was elected to Phi Beta Kappa. In 1942, he earned a master's degree in business administration at Harvard University. In 1963, he received a law degree from what is now the University of Baltimore law school.

During World War II, he was a lieutenant in the Navy. He served aboard LST 58, which landed troops on Normandy on D-Day.

Services for Mr. Selenkow are scheduled for noon today at Sol Levinson & Bros., 6010 Reisterstown Road.

He is survived by his wife of 52 years, the former Mildred Weinstein; a daughter, Janet S. Hankin of Mount Washington; a son, David Selenkow of Westlake Village, Calif.; a sister, Adele London of Pikesville; a brother, Herbert Selenkow of Newton, Mass.; and two grandchildren.

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