Nobuko Schlicker, 65, homemaker, gourmet cookNobuko...

October 08, 1999

Nobuko Schlicker, 65, homemaker, gourmet cook

Nobuko Schlicker, a homemaker, died Tuesday of liver disease at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center. She was 65 and lived in Rossville.

In 1957, she married Merrill Schlicker, a Navy yeoman chief who retired in 1968. They lived in Norfolk and Manassas, Va., and Paris before moving to Baltimore County in 1972.

Born in Taiwan, the former Nobuko Kawamoto moved to Okayama,Japan, at 12 and was educated there. She later worked there as a waitress. A gourmet cook who enjoyed making Asian dishes, she was an avid 10-pin bowler and a fan of the Washington Redskins. She also kept a flower garden and watched classic movies.

A memorial service will be held at 12: 45 p.m. Wednesday Oct. 13 at AMF Crown Bowling Lanes, Hawthorne Shopping Center, 40 Kingston Road, Middle River.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by a sister, Yurie Kawamoto of Tokyo, and a friend, Yukiko Hnyla of Bel Air.

James Hallett Baker, 65, salesman, Kiwanis member

James Hallett Baker, a retired salesman and longtime Edgewater resident, died Saturday of heart failure at his home. He was 65.

Mr. Baker retired in 1996 from Southern Maryland Aluminum Co. and earlier had worked as a salesman for Nationwide Insurance, Universal/Koon's Ford and Lakemont Memorial Gardens.

He was born and raised at Hockley, his grandparents' 18th-century farm near Threemile Oak Corner, Anne Arundel County. He was a 1952 graduate of Annapolis High School and attended the University of Maryland, College Park. He served in the Army from 1954 to 1956.

A member and former president of Commode Mayo Kiwanis Club, he helped found the Mayo Athletic Association and coached the Mayo Kiwanis Boys' Club baseball team.

His 1956 marriage to the former Priscilla West ended in divorce.

Services were held Wednesday at Mayo United Methodist Church.

He is survived by two sons, Jeffrey Baker of Edgewater and Walter Baker of Gaffney, S.C.; two daughters, Deborah Voorhees Schneider of Davidsonville and Susan Baker of Waldorf; and five grandchildren.

John Eliot Kennedy Sr., 90, child welfare specialist

John Eliot Kennedy Sr., a retired child welfare specialist for Baltimore public schools from 1962 to 1976, died Tuesday of a brain tumor at Copley Hospital in Morrisville, Vt. He was 90.

Mr. Kennedy, who lived in Grasonville, was stricken in Vermont while returning from a vacation in Nova Scotia.

He began his career as a social worker in Brooklyn, N.Y., in 1949. In the early 1950s, he worked for welfare agencies in West Chester, Pa., and Delaware County, Pa., before moving to the Anneslie section of Baltimore County in 1961.

Born and reared in Mount Airy, Pa., he was a descendant of John Eliot, a 17th-century English missionary who worked with Native Americans in New England. He earned bachelor's and master's degrees in education from Temple University, and a master's in social work from the University of Denver in 1947.

He was a member of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People and participated in civil rights activities in Baltimore in the 1960s. He was also an active communicant of the Episcopal Church of the Redeemer on North Charles Street.

A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Oct. 16 at Christ Episcopal Church, Route 8, Stevensville.

Mr. Kennedy is survived by his wife, the former Stella Hutchinson, whom he married in 1947; two sons, John Eliot Kennedy Jr. of Stoneleigh and Charles Hutton Kennedy of Loganville, Nova Scotia; a daughter, Louise Kennedy-Stack of Catonsville; a brother, Arthur March Kennedy of Proctorville, Ohio; and six grandchildren.

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