Jacques Kelly

Columnist

Jacques Kelly came to the the old Evening Sun as a summer intern in 1969. For many years, he was on the staff of the old News American, where he was immediately taken by the culture and frenzy of an afternoon paper's city desk. He’s been with The Baltimore Sun since 1986. As a local columnist and reporter, Jacques writes about neighborhoods for readers who like learning more about their city. He also writes local obituaries.

Recent Articles

  • Father Francis Schemel, Jesuit priest and teacher

    Father Francis Schemel, Jesuit priest and teacher

    The Rev. Francis Schemel, a Jesuit priest who taught high school at what is now Loyola Blakefield, died Aug. 4 at his order’s community house at Georgetown University in Washington. He was 93. No medical cause of death was available. Born in Archbald, Pa., he attended the University of Pennsylvania...

  • Memorial service Saturday for Beth Strommen, Baltimore environmental planner

    Memorial service Saturday for Beth Strommen, Baltimore environmental planner

    Beth Ann Strommen, who as environmental planner for the city championed the Gwynns Falls Trail, bicycle lanes and local green space, will be remembered Saturday at a life celebration in Baltimore. Ms. Strommen, who retired in 2016 as the director of the city’s Office of Sustainability, died of...

  • Edward Gahan, Mays Chapel resident who enjoyed hunting on the Eastern Shore, dies

    Edward Gahan, Mays Chapel resident who enjoyed hunting on the Eastern Shore, dies

    Edward William “Buddy” Gahan,’ a retired tile salesman who hunted on the Eastern Shore, died of Alzheimer’s disease complications Aug. 2 at Symphony Manor. The Mays Chapel resident was 90. Born in Baltimore, he attended All Saints School and left the Baltimore Polytechnic Institute in his senior...

  • John L. Swarm, banker and appraiser, dies

    John L. Swarm, banker and appraiser, dies

    John Lewis “Jack” Swarm, an executive in the old Equitable Trust Co. who enjoyed playing gin rummy, died of cancer Aug. 3 at the Bob Hooper House in Forest Hill. The Owings Mills resident was 86. Born in Oklahoma City, Okla., he was the son of Jack O. Swarm, a salesman, and his wife, Virginia Moore....

  • Diana C. Hyde, Maryland Historical Society docent and preservationist, dies

    Diana C. Hyde, Maryland Historical Society docent and preservationist, dies

    Diana Caroline Hyde, a Maryland Historical Society docent who was active in historic preservation circles, died of cancer Aug. 1 at her daughter’s Gibson Island home. She was 90. Born in Bermuda, Diana Caroline Smith was the daughter of Sir Allan Chalmers Smith, Bermuda’s attorney general, and...

  • Joseph Borowy, pitcher and Social Security manager, dies

    Joseph Borowy, pitcher and Social Security manager, dies

    Joseph L. Borowy, a retired administrator with the Social Security Administration who pitched in the minor leagues and was a standout Patterson High School athlete, died of brain cancer Aug. 4 at Gilchrist Care Towson. He was 70 and had lived in Timonium and Perry Hall. Born in Baltimore and raised...

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