Josephine M. Jones dies at age 86

Income tax adviser and volunteer

August 20, 2010|By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun

Josephine M. Jones, a former income tax adviser and longtime Roland Park resident, died Aug. 11 of cancer at a Naples, Fla., nursing home. She was 86.

Josephine Meeth was born and raised in Baltimore. She was a 1942 graduate of Notre Dame Preparatory School.

Mrs. Jones was also a 1971 graduate of the Johns Hopkins University, where she earned a bachelor's degree.

In the early 1950s, Mrs. Jones went to work at Industrial Bearings and Transmissions in Baltimore and rose to general manager.

She later was a manager at Chesapeake & Potomac Telephone Co. and was a tax adviser at H&R Block until retiring in 2004.

The former Roland Park resident, who moved to Naples in 2005, was a cat fancier and volunteered at a local animal shelter.

She enjoyed reading, watching baseball, swimming and dancing.

Services were private.

Surviving are a son, Peter Jones of Naples, and a daughter, Sophia Howes of Fairfax, Va. Marriages to Peter Kaltschmidt and the late J. Carleton Jones, a Sunday Sun reporter, ended in divorce.

fred.rasmussen@baltsun.com

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