Robert S. Jones, 82, Bethlehem Steel salesmanRobert S...

November 24, 1998

Robert S. Jones, 82, Bethlehem Steel salesman

Robert S. "Footsie" Jones, a retired salesman, died of cancer Thursday at Joseph Richey Hospice in Baltimore. He was 82 and lived in Rodgers Forge.

Mr. Jones, a native of Bandon, Ore., was a salesman for Bethlehem Steel Corp. for 19 years and retired in 1979. He also had been a salesman for Maryland Ship Building & Drydock Co. and Stone Container Corp. in Philadelphia.

After arriving in Baltimore in 1940, he worked at the Bethlehem Steel Sparrows Point shipyard as a shipbuilder for six years. Earlier, he attended the University of Pennsylvania.

Mr. Jones enjoyed sailing and was a member of the Gibson Island Club, the Windjammers of the Chesapeake, the Eastern Shore Society of Baltimore City, the Norwegian American Club of Maryland and the Propeller Club. He also belonged to the University Club, Merchants Club of Baltimore and the Ancient and Honorable Mechanical Company of Baltimore.

A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at Stony Run Friends Meeting, 5116 N. Charles St.

He is survived by his wife of 55 years, the former Nancy Valliant; a son, Robert V. Jones of Chesapeake City; a daughter, Zan V. Landowne of Boone, N.C.; and six grandchildren.

Anne A. Luetkemeyer, 83, volunteer and homemaker

Anne A. Luetkemeyer, a homemaker and volunteer, died Saturday of complications from abdominal surgery at Greater Baltimore Medical Center. She was 83.

Mrs. Luetkemeyer had lived at Roland Park Place retirement community since 1991 and was a former longtime Ruxton resident.

She was a volunteer at the American Cancer Society, Church Home and Church Hospital and the March of Dimes.

Born Anne A. McLanahan, she was raised on Greenspring Avenue and graduated from Foxcroft School in Middleburg, Va.

In 1939, she married John A. Luetkemeyer, former chief executive officer of Equitable Trust Co. and state treasurer, who died in September.

Mrs. Luetkemeyer grew roses and enjoyed knitting scarves, mittens and tapestries.

She was a member of the Mount Vernon Club and the Elkridge Club.

She was a congregant of Brown Memorial Woodbrook Presbyterian Church, 6200 N. Charles St., where a memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday .

She is survived by a son, Jack Luetkemeyer of Ruxton; two daughters, Anne Stone of Ruxton and Jean Prema of Colrain, Mass.; a sister, Jean Taliaferro of Brooklandville; and five grandchildren.

Memorial gathering set Dec. 5 for Kenneth Jernigan

A memorial gathering celebrating the life of Kenneth Jernigan, the president emeritus of the National Federation of the Blind, will be held from 1 p.m. to 3: 30 p.m. Dec. 5 at Omni Inner Harbor Hotel in Baltimore.

A reception will follow at 4: 30 p.m. at the federation's national headquarters, 1800 Johnson St. The public is invited to both events, and those interested in attending are asked to call 410-659-9314.

Mr. Jernigan, 71, of Irvington, federation president from 1968 to 1986, died Oct. 12 of lung cancer after a yearlong illness.

RTC Pub Date: 11/24/98

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