Joan Lewis Dudley, 56, secretary, homemakerJoan Lewis...

July 13, 1998

Joan Lewis Dudley, 56, secretary, homemaker

Joan Lewis Dudley, a secretary and homemaker, died of heart failure July 6 at the home of a sister in West Baltimore. The lifelong Baltimorean was 56.

Mrs. Dudley was a secretary at the Central Booking and Intake Center from 1994 until retiring this year because of ill health.

She began her secretarial career working for the city school system from 1960 to 1975, then worked at USF&G Corp. until 1994.

The former Joan Trovine Lewis was a 1960 graduate of Edmondson High School. She was also a graduate of the Patricia Stevens Modeling School.

She was a former member of the Sickle Cell Anemia Board and participated in the organization's yearly walkathon. She was a volunteer at the old North Charles General Hospital.

Her marriage to Marvin Dudley ended in divorce.

She was a member of New Psalmist Baptist Church, where services were held Saturday.

She is survived by a daughter, Marne Nicole Dudley; her father, Troy Lewis Sr.; two brothers, Troy Lewis Jr. and Timothy Lewis; three sisters, Barbara Lewis, Tamara Lewis and Trevette Lewis; and a stepsister, Renee Brooks, all of Baltimore.

John B. Jester Jr., 62, specialist for BGE

John B. Jester Jr., a retired Baltimore Gas and Electric Co. materials specialist in gas supply and distribution, died Friday at his home in Perry Hall of complications from a brain tumor after an illness of three years. He was 62.

Born and educated in Baltimore, Mr. Jester worked for BGE for more than 35 years in supplying gas service.

He was a past president of the Silver Creek Community Association in Pikesville, where he lived from 1966 to 1977 and served as Scoutmaster for the St. Charles Borromeo Boy Scout Troop No. 488 in Pikesville.

A member of the BG&E Gas Supply Golf Club, Mr. Jester also enjoyed gardening, fishing, woodcraft and model trains.

A Mass of Christian burial will be offered at 11 a.m. today at St. Stephen's Roman Catholic Church, 8030 Bradshaw Road in Bradshaw.

He is survived by his wife of 36 years, the former Joan M. Buettner; two sons, John Thomas Jester and Matthew David Jester, both of Baltimore; a daughter, Suzanne Marie Miklosovich of Edgewood; and five grandchildren.

Rickie L. Kisner, 50, mechanic, Vietnam veteran

Rickie L. Kisner, an automotive mechanic and Vietnam veteran, died Wednesday of liver failure at Johns Hopkins Hospital. The longtime Pasadena resident was 50.

Mr. Kisner had been employed since 1990 as a mechanic for the Maryland Transportation Authority at Key Bridge. Earlier, he was a heavy-equipment diesel mechanic for Alban Tractor Co. Inc. for 17 years.

Mr. Kisner, a native of Kingwood, W. Va., graduated from Woodlawn High School in 1967 and enlisted in the Army. He served with an engineering company in Vietnam, constructing bridges, and also was stationed in Germany before being discharged in 1970.

He was a past senior vice commander of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 2462 and a member of American Legion Post No. 277 and the Vietnam Veterans of America.

Services were to be held at 10 a.m. today at George J. Gonce Funeral Home, 169 Riviera Drive, Riviera Beach.

Survivors include his wife of 26 years, the former Phyllis M. Skarzynski; a daughter, Tina Joelle Kisner of Pasadena; his mother; Betty B. Kisner of Pasadena; a sister, Candis Jones of Glen Burnie; and his maternal grandmother, Kathryn Wolfe of Kingwood.

Pub Date: 7/13/98

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