Charlotte L. Jones, 53, homemaker, foster parent...

January 23, 2002

Charlotte L. Jones, 53, homemaker, foster parent

Charlotte L. Jones, a homemaker and foster parent, died Jan. 16 of an aneurysm at York Hospital in York, Pa. She was 53.

A former Reservoir Hill resident who had lived in York since 1992, Mrs. Jones worked for 12 years as a production manager at Insulation Innovations Inc. in Hunt Valley.

After leaving the company in 1989, she devoted herself to raising foster children in her home. "Between 1990 and 1999, she fostered 38 children, and later adopted one," said her husband of 12 years, Waverly A. Jones.

Charlotte Lockhart was born and raised in Baltimore and attended city public schools. She was active in the Cub Scouts and enjoyed interior decorating and collecting antiques.

A memorial service was held Sunday.

In addition to her husband, survivors include two sons, Terrell Williams of Randallstown and Syiden Jones of York; a daughter, Yvette Williams of Baltimore; three stepdaughters, Pamela Jones and Patricia Jones, both of Baltimore, and Tamacka Spruill of Brooklyn, N.Y.; and nine grandchildren.

Vincent L. McDonald, 79, career Navy corpsman

Vincent L. McDonald, a retired career Navy corpsman, died Thursday of heart failure at his winter home in Kissimmee, Fla. He was 79.

A resident of Rosedale for 48 years, Mr. McDonald began his 31-year career when he enlisted in 1942. At his retirement in 1973, he was chief hospital corpsman at Bainbridge Naval Training Center in Cecil County.

He had served in combat during the Korean and Vietnam wars.

Mr. McDonald was born and raised in Bovey, Minn., where he developed a lifelong interest in hunting and fishing. He also enjoyed golfing and was an accomplished gunsmith.

Services with military honors were held yesterday at Baltimore National Cemetery.

Mr. McDonald is survived by his wife of 54 years, the former Doris Malkus; a daughter, Donna Bowers of Gales Ferry, Conn.; a sister, Ruth Flynn of Carmel, Calif,; and two grandchildren.

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