Jocelyn "Jo" Redmer, bookkeeper, dies

She also volunteered at several organizations

  • Jocelyn Redmer
Jocelyn Redmer
December 01, 2010|By Jacques Kelly, The Baltimore Sun | Baltimore Sun reporter

Jocelyn "Jo" Redmer, a former bookkeeper and volunteer, died Friday of complications from pneumonia at Franklin Square Hospital Center. The White Marsh resident was 87.

Born Jocelyn Kennard in Baltimore and raised at Tinges Lane and 33rd Street in Waverly, she was a 1941 graduate of Eastern High School. As a young woman, she worked at a downtown Oriole Cafeteria and was a bookkeeper for the A&P supermarket chain. There she met her future husband, Alfred "Al" Redmer.

Mrs. Redmer enjoyed horseback riding and kept a horse for many years in Waverly.

She lived in Perry Hall for 55 years and belonged to the Order of the Eastern Star, Gleaner Chapter 49, the ladies' auxiliary of the Cardinal Gibbons Council of the Knights of Columbus, the Perry Hall Women's Club and the Let's Dance Club.

"She had an outgoing personality and was known along Belair Road," said her son, Al Redmer Jr., a former member of the House of Delegates who lives in Middle River. "Everybody knew her."

Services will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday at St. Michael Lutheran Church, 9534 Belair Road in Perry Hall, where she was a member.

In addition to her son, survivors include another son, Greg Redmer Sr. of White Marsh; a stepdaughter, Pat Keating of Rosedale; eight grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren. Her husband of 25 years died in 1980.

jacques.kelly@baltsun.com

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