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Isidore Glass

Managed car dealerships

Graveside services for Isidore Glass, who headed automobile dealerships in the Baltimore area, will be held at 11 a.m. tomorrow at the Baltimore Hebrew Congregation Cemetery, 318 Berrymans Lane, Reisterstown.

Mr. Glass, who was 72 and had lived in Naples, Fla., for about six years, died Wednesday at the Johns Hopkins Hospital of a viral infection in the brain.

He retired as a consultant to automobile dealers just before moving to Florida, after serving as president of Central Dodge in the late 1970s. Earlier, he had been general manager of Seymour Chevrolet and Crest Dodge, and had been sales manager at Jerry's Govans Chevrolet and Luby Chevrolet in the 1950s.

Before starting in the automobile business, he served on the city police force.

L Born in Baltimore, he was a 1936 graduate of City College.

The former president of the Oriole Dog Training Club raised and trained his own German Shepherds.

His wife, the former Stella Williams, died in 1987.

He is survived by two sons, retired Navy Capt. Arnold Lee Glass of Naples and Gerald Durand Glass of Reisterstown; four sisters, Adele Wolman of Pompano Beach, Fla., Sylvia Tinanoff of Pikesville and Jeanette Katz and Betty Chayt, both of Randallstown; two brothers, Irvin Glass, of Naples and Melvin Glass of Charlotte, N.C.; and three grandchildren.


J. Melvin Jones

Driver, delivery man

Services for J. Melvin Jones, a retired sanitation truck driver and delivery man, will be held at noon Monday at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses at 4013 Elderon Ave.

Mr. Jones, who was 83 and lived on Coachman Court in Randallstown, died Thursday at the Baltimore County General Hospital of complications from a stroke.

He retired in 1960 after driving a Baltimore City truck for many years.

After his retirement, he began working for the Charlesmead Pharmacy on Bellona Avenue, making deliveries until his final retirement about three years ago.

The Baltimore native served as an elder of the Elderon Congregation and earlier the Hilton Congregation of Jehovah's Witnesses.

He is survived by his wife of 37 years, the former Paige Bailey Lewis; five daughters, Edith Wilkins, Betty Persons, Yvonne Veney and Doris and Vivian Jones; a stepdaughter, Jannice Lewis; two brothers, Vernon and Calvin Jones; and many grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren. All are of the Baltimore area.

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