November 24, 2012
Herbert Stokes Walesby, former art director of the News American who volunteered aboard the SS John W. Brown, where he sketched his shipmates, died of lung cancer Nov. 14 at Christiana Care in Wilmington, Del. The former Sykesville resident was 85. "He was enthusiastic, positive and very talented," said James Toedtman, who had edited the News American in the 1980s. "He was always a bright light in our newsroom. " "Well, the thing about Stokes that was so good was that you never saw him do anything but smile.