Walter W. Jones, 80, public relations consultant Walter...

October 25, 2001

Walter W. Jones, 80, public relations consultant

Walter W. Jones, a former public relations consultant, died Friday of complications from emphysema at his home in the Marylander Apartments in North Baltimore. He was 80.

Mr. Jones had held public relations positions with the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, Kidney Foundation, Tuberculosis Association and several Baltimore public relations firms until retiring in the early 1980s. He then managed the plant department of Inner Harbor Lumber and Hardware on Fleet Street until retiring a second time in the early 1990s.

"He was known as the Ice Cream Stick King of Baltimore because during the 1950s, when he was working for the TB Association, he encouraged city students to save and mail their ice cream sticks to the association, where they used them for various projects," said Lawrence Case, a longtime friend.

Mr. Jones was a man of varied interests, including amateur theater, and he performed for many years with the Vagabond Players.

Born and raised in South Baltimore, where his family operated a poultry stand in Cross Street Market, Mr. Jones was a graduate of Southern High School. He earned his bachelor's degree from the University of Maryland in 1949, after service as an Army clerk in Europe during World War II.

"It was during the Battle of the Bulge, and due to his absentmindedness, [that] he wound up capturing a German soldier," Mr. Case said. "Walter somehow or other ran into the surprised soldier, who then surrendered his gun to him."

No funeral is planned.

Mr. Jones is survived by his sister, Doris Jones of Easton, and a niece.

Sister Theresa Moran, 75, parochial school teacher

Sister Theresa Moran, a parochial school teacher whose career included several assignments in the Baltimore area, died Friday of a heart attack while waiting for a bus in Venice, Fla. She was 75.

Born in Roxbury, Mass., she was given the name Sister Marie Christine when she entered the School Sisters of Notre Dame in 1946. She later took the name Sister Theresa. She professed her final vows in 1949 and earned her degree in education from the College of Notre Dame in 1960.

She began her teaching career at St. Mark's Parochial School in Catonsville in 1949 and taught at St. Mary of the Assumption Parochial School in Govans from 1954 to 1967. She later taught at 14 Holy Martyrs in Southwest Baltimore, St. Ambrose in Park Heights and St. Joseph Monastery in Irvington. She also had posts in Newark, N.J., Charleston, S.C., and Philadelphia, and at Epiphany School in Venice, Fla., from 1977 until her death.

A memorial Mass will be offered at noon today at Villa Assumpta, 6401 N. Charles St.

She is survived by six siblings in Massachusetts.

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