Allen Dudley Keimig, 65, electronics system engineerAllen...

January 15, 1996

Allen Dudley Keimig, 65, electronics system engineer

Allen Dudley Keimig, a retired naval commander and senior communications electronics system engineer who enjoyed sailing the Chesapeake Bay, died in his sleep Dec. 27 at his home in Lusby. He was 65.

Born in Oak Park, Ill., and raised from age 3 in Baltimore, Mr. Keimig graduated from the Park School in 1947, the Naval Academy in 1953 and the Naval Graduate School in 1961.

After retiring from the military in 1974, he continued to provide consulting and engineering support to the Navy, making contributions to the field of Navy command control and worldwide data transmission projects.

Most recently, he taught physics for engineers at the St. Mary's County branch of Charles County Community College.

Mr. Keimig and his wife of 43 years, the former Ruth Talbott, enjoyed sailing the Chesapeake Bay and East Coast waterways. Their love for the water and extended-family gatherings prompted Mr. Keimig to design and build a home in Calvert County, overlooking the Patuxent River.

A memorial service will be held at 2:30 p.m. today at the Patuxent Friends Meeting, Southern Community Center, Appeal Lane, Lusby.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by two sons, John Talbott Keimig of Silver Spring and Mark Allen Keimig of Jamestown, N.C.; a daughter, Karen Keimig Keatley of Charlotte, N.C.; his mother, Sadie Keating Keimig of Towson; and four grandchildren.

L. Tayloe Lewis Jr., 80, Eastern Shore businessman

L. Tayloe Lewis Jr., a longtime Eastern Shore business owner, died Monday at Fairfax Medical Center, Fairfax, Va., of complications from lung cancer. He was 80.

Born and raised in Randallstown, Mr. Lewis went to public schools and attended Blue Ridge College, now Bridgewater College, in Bridgewater, Va. In 1947, he married Jean Kaufman and moved to Denton, where he would spend the rest of his life.

In Denton, he operated the Lewis Motor Co., a Chrysler new and used car dealership, for nearly 20 years, until the early 1970s, and the Johnson and Lewis Insurance Co. from the late 1960s until his retirement in 1990.

He was a founder and a past president of Caroline Nursing Home Inc., and the Caroline Country Club. He had served on the boards of Memorial Hospital at Easton, and Tri Gas & Oil Co. and Eastern Corp., both in Federalsburg. He was a past board member of the Caroline County Bank of Greensboro and Farmers National Bank Corp. in Annapolis.

During World War II, he left college to enlist in the Navy in 1942 and served in the information corps, spending most of that time in Puerto Rico. He was discharged in 1944.

Mr. Lewis enjoyed cruising the Choptank River on his pontoon boat and playing golf nearly every day after he retired.

Memorial donations may be made to the Caroline Nursing Home, 520 Kerr Ave., Denton 21629.

A memorial service is scheduled for 2 p.m. today at St. Luke's United Methodist Church, Fifth and Franklin streets in Denton.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by two sons, Lawrence T. Lewis III of Annapolis, and David P. Lewis of Falls Church, Va.; a sister, Elizabeth L. Hartfield of Fort Lauderdale, Fla.; and two grandchildren.

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