Rosalie E. Jeddock, 61, homemaker, C&P operator Rosalie...

February 17, 2001

Rosalie E. Jeddock, 61, homemaker, C&P operator

Rosalie Emma Jeddock, a former Chesapeake & Potomac Telephone Co. operator and homemaker, died Feb. 10 of respiratory failure at Franklin Square Hospital Center. The Dundalk resident was 61.

Mrs. Jeddock had worked for several years as a C&P telephone operator before becoming a homemaker and raising her family.

She was married in 1948 to Matthew Jeddock Sr., who died last year.

Rosalie Emma Cloman was born in Washington and raised in O'Donnell Heights. She attended Baltimore County public schools.

Despite suffering from Parkinson's disease for the past 13 years, she participated in services at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses in Dundalk through a weekly telephone hookup.

A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. today at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses, 7824 Eddlynch Road in Dundalk.

She is survived by a son, Matthew Jeddock Jr. of Dundalk; two daughters, Gladys Wooters of Dundalk and Sandra Dargakis of Fallston; a brother, Stanley Reedy of Bel Air; four sisters, Beatrice Danish of Westminster, Mary Taylor of Trappe, Ann Sell of Virginia Beach, Va., and Cynthia Testerman of Airville, Pa.; four grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

Philip Lee Poulson, 79, Postal Service worker

Philip Lee Poulson, a retired Postal Service employee, died Feb. 10 of complications from multiple sclerosis at his Northwest Baltimore home. He was 79.

He retired in 1974 from the Arlington post office and parcel post station in Northwest Baltimore, where he had worked for 28 years.

Born in Melfa, Va., he graduated from Mary N. Smith High School in Accomack County in 1940. He also attended Loyola College and Morgan State University.

During World War II, he served in the Army Air Forces and was stationed in Florida and Europe. He was discharged with the rank of sergeant. He enjoyed gardening and travel. In 1946, he married the former Fannie Virginia Bevans, who survives him.

Funeral services were held yesterday at Morning Star Baptist Church of Christ, where he had been a member of the Garnett Male Chorus and was assistant Sunday school superintendent.

He is also survived by a son, Alan Victor Poulson of Baltimore; three sisters, Annie Reid of Lanham, Bessie Richardson of Queens, N.Y., and Inez Evans of the Bronx, N.Y.; and three granddaughters.

James Calhoon, 89, Social Security official

James L. Calhoon, an administrator for the Social Security Administration who helped write the Social Security Disabilities Act, died Feb. 10 of a heart attack at Greater Baltimore Medical Center in Towson. He was 89.

The Timonium resident retired in 1970 from the SSA, where he had worked for 24 years. During his tenure, he helped write the Social Security Disabilities Act, and when Medicare was created in 1965, he monitored insurance companies nationwide that participated in the program. Born and raised in Omro, Wis., he earned his bachelor's and master's degrees in political science at the University of Wisconsin, Madison.

He was a faculty member of the university when he joined the SSA in Washington in 1946. He worked at the Candler Building in Baltimore and later at the SSA's headquarters in Woodlawn.

Services were private.

He is survived by his wife of 55 years, the former Virginia Coe; two sons, Robert J. Calhoon of Frederick and Michael E. Calhoon of Catonsville; a daughter, Margaret MacLachlan of Jarrettsville; and four grandchildren.


Eleanor R. Mann:An obituary published for Eleanor R. Mann in yesterday's editions of The Sun misstated an affiliation. Mrs. Mann was director of the YWCA Central Branch in Baltimore for 16 years.

The Sun regrets the error.

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