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Jean D. JackleyPolitical activistJean D. Jackley, a...


Jean D. Jackley

Political activist

Jean D. Jackley, a lifelong political activist who persuaded Baltimoreans to support the United Nations during the 1940s, died Wednesday of respiratory failure at Good Samaritan Hospital.

She was 86 and lived in Baltimore. While in her 70s, she sat on a mayoral advisory committee on foster care and provided counseling services for Contact, a 24-hour telephone hot line. During the 1940s, she was a founding member of the Baltimore chapter of the United Nations Association, whose mission was to encourage support of the fledgling organization.

Mrs. Jackley's political activism stemmed from a concern for others, said her son, Michael Jackley of Alexandria, Va.

"It was her way of giving back," he said. "It was something she felt she could do."

Mrs. Jackley was born in Monroe, Wis., on Sept. 26, 1907. In 1926, she moved to Baltimore, where she married Dano Jackley in 1929. Mr. Jackley, who was a painter, an etcher and an architect, died in 1967.

Services will be at 11 a.m. tomorrow at the First Unitarian Church, Charles and Franklin streets in Baltimore. Burial will be at Friends Burial Ground, 2506 Harford Road in Baltimore.

In addition to her son, Mrs. Jackley is survived by a granddaughter, Megan Jackley of Alexandria.


Robert T. Young

Former WHFS disc jockey

Robert Thomas Young, 46, a former Baltimore disc jockey and radio announcer, died Nov. 22 at his home in Salem, Ore.

Mr. Young, who took his own life, had been a radio announcer and program director for 27 years. In June, he began working for KMHD in Gresham, Ore. In the Baltimore area, he worked for WHFS, 98 Rock, and WJHU, where he was a jazz programmer and evening announcer.

"He enjoyed the music and the marketing aspect" of the radio field, said his wife of eight years, Jeffrey Jane Knocke.

Mr. Young was born Jan. 4, 1947, in Worcester, Mass. He enjoyed gardening, cooking southwestern foods and creating exotic salsas. He also enjoyed playing with his dog, Jack, a 4-year-old Spanish Schnauzer, and hiking, Ms. Knocke said.

"We moved to Oregon so we could go hiking in the mountains and on the coast," she said.

Mr. Young's body was cremated. His were ashes spread Dec. 12 the Opal Creek Wilderness Area in Oregon.

A memorial service will be held tomorrow at 3:30 p.m. at Pavilion D at Centennial Lake in Columbia.

In addition to his wife, Mr. Young is survived by his mother, Mona Olson of Pasadena, Texas; four half-brothers; and two half-sisters.

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