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

  • Mark Bramble, co-librettist of '42nd Street' stage musical, dies

    Mark Bramble, co-librettist of '42nd Street' stage musical, dies

    Mark Bramble, a McDonogh School graduate who went on to earn plaudits on Broadway and London as a director, author and producer, died of a stroke Feb. 20 at the University of Maryland Medical Center. He was 68 and lived at a home on the grounds of his family’s Tolchester farm. He was nominated...

  • Josephine 'Jody' deButts, former Roland Park resident, dies

    Josephine 'Jody' deButts, former Roland Park resident, dies

    Josephine Dame “Jody” deButts, a former Roland Park resident and dog fancier, died of lung disease Feb. 16 at her Towson home. She was 78. Born in Baltimore and raised in Bolton Hill and Roland Park, she was the daughter of Daniel Dulany deButts, who worked in railway supplies for the Southern...

  • Lillian Ryan, furniture store owner, dies

    Lillian Ryan, furniture store owner, dies

    Lillian Marie Ryan, who owned and operated a furniture store for 70 years, died of an infection Feb. 19 at Gilchrist Hospice Care in Towson. The Abingdon resident was 95. Born in Perth Amboy, N.J., she was the daughter of Benno Kiemer, a German-born sea captain, and his wife, Teresa Samao, a native...

  • Kenneth Lee Smith, track coach, race official and teacher, dies

    Kenneth Lee Smith, track coach, race official and teacher, dies

    Kenneth Lee Smith, a retired Baltimore schools track and field coach and teacher who officiated at running events, died of heart disease Feb. 11 at Meadow Park Rehabilitation in Randallstown. The Gwynn Oak resident was 68. Born in Reading, Pa., he was the son of Dr. Peter J. Smith, a dentist, and...

  • Lois Leuba, retired Baltimore County schools counselor, dies

    Lois Leuba, retired Baltimore County schools counselor, dies

    Lois Reed Leuba, a retired Baltimore County schools guidance counselor who collected and sold antique glassware, died of complications of dementia Jan. 29 at Stella Maris Hospice in Timonium. The former Lutherville resident was 83. Born Lois Eileen Reed in Wilkinsburg, Pa., she was the daughter...

  • Kelly: The outcry to save Martick's

    Kelly: The outcry to save Martick's

    After an architect and consulting engineer made the case why the old Martick’s restaurant would be too costly and difficult to preserve, a spontaneous revolt occurred before the city’s Commission for Historic and Architectural Preservation a few days ago. It was an outcry to save the fondly remembered...

  • Dr. Paul Englund, Johns Hopkins scientist and teacher, dies

    Dr. Paul Englund, Johns Hopkins scientist and teacher, dies

    Dr. Paul Theodore Englund, a Johns Hopkins teacher and scientist who studied African sleeping sickness, died of Parkinson’s disease Jan. 12 at his Roland Park home. He was 80. Born in Worcester, Mass., he was the son of Theodore Englund, a mechanical engineer, and his wife, Mildred Elizabeth Anderson,...

  • Elizabeth Ross, Johns Hopkins medical campus social ambassador, dies

    Elizabeth Ross, Johns Hopkins medical campus social ambassador, dies

    Elizabeth McCracken “Boo" Ross, a past Johns Hopkins Hospital Women’s Board president who was an ambassador to its medical campus, died of dementia Jan. 30 at her home at the Roland Park Place Retirement Community. She was 93. Born in Pittsfield, Mass., she was the daughter of Robert Wylie McCracken,...

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