Randall Kent Jackson, 82, telephone company workerRandall...

November 07, 1997

Randall Kent Jackson, 82, telephone company worker

Randall Kent Jackson, a retired telephone company employee, died of leukemia Saturday at Church Hospital. The Baltimore resident was 82.

Mr. Jackson graduated from Dooglass High School in 1934 and worked in retail and at Western Electric Co. in Southeast Baltimore for several years before serving in the Army from 1943 to 1946.

After he was discharged, the Baltimore native went to work for Chesapeake and Potomac Telephone Co. He retired in the early 1980s.

He enjoyed playing pinochle and listening to vintage rhythm-and-blues music.

As a young man, he was a member of Unity Christian Church and later Trinity AME Church, Hoffman Street and Collington Avenue, where he served in several organizations, including the usher board and choir.

Services are planned for 11: 30 a.m. today at Trinity.

Survivors include four sisters, Sarah R. Hudgins, Mary V. Jewett, Violet H. Stanley and Portia B. Pitts, all of Baltimore; and three goddaughters, Patricia A. Franklin and Shari D. Dorsey, both of Baltimore, and Falana M. Pitts of Las Vegas.

Misao Askine, 67, Bel Air homemaker

Misao Askine, a homemaker and native of Japan, died of heart failure Wednesday at Franklin Square Hospital. She was 67.

Misao Nishijima married James William Askine in Japan in 1953. The couple settled in Bel Air in 1956. They moved to Kingsport, Tenn., four years ago and returned recently to Bel Air.

Services are at 10: 30 a.m. today at New Covenant Presbyterian Church, 128 St. Mary's Church Road, Bel Air.

Survivors include her husband; two sons, Charles William Askine of Baldwin and Mark William Askine of Bel Air; two daughters, Virginia Ann Kelly of Abingdon and Nancy Grace Askine-Aragon of American Canyon, Calif.; a brother, Tutsuo Nishijima, and two sisters, Harumi Adachi and Chinami Yamamoto, all of Japan; and eight grandchildren.

Robert E. Norton Sr., a Baltimore police major who retired as director of communications, died of kidney failure Monday at St. Agnes Hospital. The Catonsville resident was 83.

The Baltimore native joined the Police Department in 1942 and retired in 1978.

In 1937, he married Concetta Liberto, who died in 1987.

Mr. Norton was a communicant of St. Agnes Roman Catholic Church, U.S. 40 and St. Agnes Lane, Catonsville, where a Mass of Christian burial will be offered at 10: 30 a.m. today.

He is survived by his wife of three years, the former Elizabeth Sykes; two sons, Robert E. Norton Jr. of Westchester, N.Y., and Michael J. Norton of Great Falls, Va.; a daughter, Kathleen M. Robertson of Highlandtown; a sister, Agnes Hackley of Baltimore; and eight grandchildren.

Pub Date: 11/07/97

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