Jeffrey Lynn deJesus, 44, truck driver, actor Jeffrey...

January 14, 2000

Jeffrey Lynn deJesus, 44, truck driver, actor

Jeffrey Lynn deJesus, a truck driver and former actor and professional stage manager, died Sunday of lung cancer at home in Brooklyn. He was 44.

Mr. deJesus had been a driver for Bob's Transport & Storage Co. Inc. since 1994. Earlier, he was a lawn treatment specialist for Chemlawn.

Interested in the theater since he was a teen-ager, he began acting in high school in York, Pa., where he was born. He also performed in York Little Theater productions and was a professional stage manager at Pittsburgh Public Theater from 1980 until 1984.

He received a bachelor's degree in theater arts from Westminster (Pa.) College.

A resident of Baltimore since 1984, he married Colleen Perry in 1980.

He donated his body to the Maryland Anatomy Board. No services will be held.

In addition to his wife, Mr. deJesus is survived by a daughter, Kathryn deJesus of Brooklyn; his father, Francisco deJesus, two brothers, Perry deJesus and Randy deJesus, two sisters, Sandy Clemens and Wendy deJesus, all of York.

Florence B. Smith, 97, homemaker, church volunteer

Florence B. Smith, a homemaker and churchwoman, died Wednesday of pneumonia at Pickersgill retirement community in Towson. She was 97.

From 1959 until 1980 when she moved to Homeland, Mrs. Smith and her husband lived in a one-story contemporary home that they designed and had built on Falls Road in Brooklandville. The house, was featured in House and Garden magazine, said family members.

For more than 50 years, Mrs. Smith was a communicant of the Episcopal Church of the Redeemer in Baltimore, where she volunteered for and edited The Chimes, the church's newsletter.

The former Florence Blair Brown was born in Warrenton, Va., and was a graduate of the Fauquier Female Institute in Virginia. In 1922, she earned a bachelor's degree from Hollins College, also in Virginia, where she was a member of Freyas, a secret society.

Her marriage in 1923 to James Wood Garth Jr. ended in divorce.

In 1940, she married Charles Earle Smith Jr., who died in 1997.

Mrs. Smith enjoyed gardening and travel and was a member of the Elkridge Club.

A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. tomorrow in the chapel at the Episcopal Church of the Redeemer, 5603 N. Charles St.

She is survived by two daughters, Florence Garth Lamble of Baltimore and Elizabeth Garth Franke of Roland Park; a grand- son; three granddaughters; and eight great-grandchildren.

Lois G. Neuberger, 87, elementary school teacher

Lois G. Neuberger, an elementary school educator and hospital volunteer, died Monday of cancer at Sinai Hospital. The Northwest Baltimore resident was 87.

Mrs. Neuberger began her teaching career at O'Donnell Heights Elementary School in 1952. She also taught at Pimlico Elementary School and retired in 1977. Earlier, she was a social worker in Philadelphia for the Works Progress Administration.

The former Lois Greenberg, who was born in Charleroi, Pa., earned a bachelor's degree from Goucher College in 1933.

In 1938, she married Alvin Neuberger, a Baltimore attorney and former executive director of the Jewish Education Alliance, who died in 1991.

Mrs. Neuberger was a member of Sinai Hospital Auxiliary. She belonged to Chizuk Amuno Congregation, Suburban Club of Baltimore and Goucher College Alumni Association.

She also was a subscriber of the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra and Baltimore Opera Company.

Graveside services were held Wednesday.

She is survived by a son, David Neuberger of Houston; a daughter, Ann N. Hamburger of Columbia; four grandchildren; and a great-grandson.

Memorial services

Alex Shepherd Jr.,69, a retired longshoreman, died of a heart attack Dec. 29 at Roper Hospital in Charleston, S.C. A memorial service will be held at 5 p.m. tomorrow at Faith Tabernacle Church, 2422 W. Patapsco Ave. Mr. Shepherd lived on West Cold Spring Lane in Northwest Baltimore.

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