Jean H. Dempsey, 76, homemaker and teacher
Jean H. Dempsey, a homemaker and former educator, died Aug. 30 of lung cancer at Gilchrist Center for Hospice Care in Towson. She was 76 and lived in Towson.
Mrs. Dempsey taught elementary school in Baltimore city and county schools in the early 1940s, and was a Red Cross volunteer during World War II.
The former Jean Hazlett was born and raised in Canonsburg, Pa., and earned her bachelor's degree from the old Maryland College for Women in Lutherville.
She was married in 1945 to Warren R. Dempsey Jr., an insurance executive who was active in local and national Republican Party politics. He died in 1983.
Mrs. Dempsey, who lived for 20 years in Roland Park before moving to Towson, was a member of the Women's Republican Committee for many years.
Services were held Sept. 3 at Towson Presbyterian Church, where she was a member.
She is survived by three sons, Warren R. Dempsey III of Monkton, David B. Dempsey of Rockville and William B. Dempsey of Lutherville; two daughters, Margaret L. Dempsey of Towson and Carol D. Finney of Ruxton; a sister, Betty Meyer of Treasure Island, Fla.; and six grandchildren.
John F. Kelly Sr., 89, president of delivery firm
John F. Kelly Sr., retired president and co-owner of a Baltimore delivery company, died in his sleep Monday at Edenwald retirement community in Towson, where he had resided for the past 15 years. He was 89.
The former Homeland resident went to work in 1933 for Consolidated Delivery Co. The company, which made deliveries for local department stores and other businesses, had been founded in 1903 by his father, who made deliveries using a horse and wagon.
At Mr. Kelly's retirement in the early 1970s, the business had a fleet of more than 100 trucks. He sold the company in 1972 to Courier Service.
Mr. Kelly was born in Washington and moved to Pikesville in 1910. He was a 1926 graduate of Loyola High School and earned his bachelor's degree in 1930 from Loyola College. He earned his law degree in 1933 from the University of Maryland Law School, but never practiced.
"He was a quiet man with a Celtic sense of humor and a very quick wit," said a son, Kerry O. Kelly of Fallston.
A former communicant of St. Mary of the Assumption in Govans, Mr. Kelly was a member of the church's men's bowling team for 40 years. He also enjoyed painting landscapes and seascapes in oils and watercolors.
He was a member of the Knights of Columbus and the Friendly Sons of St. Patrick, and for many years walked in the annual St. Patrick's Day Parade.
At his death, he was a communicant of Immaculate Conception Roman Catholic Church, at Baltimore and Ware avenues in Towson, where a Mass of Christian burial is to be offered at 10 a.m. today.
He is also survived by his wife of 62 years, the former Anna Moore; another son, John F. Kelly Jr. of Ocean City; a daughter, Kathleen M. Vosicky of Wallingford, Pa.; two sisters, Ann Slade of Randallstown and Mary Meyers of Longwood, Fla.; and three grandchildren. Wilson J. Schuerholz, a former administrator at Veterans Affairs Medical Center at Fort Howard, died of cancer Sept. 3 at his Timonium home. He was 76.
A native of South Baltimore, Mr. Schuerholz graduated from Southern High School in 1939 and attended East Carolina University before enlisting in the Navy during World War II. He took part in the invasion of Normandy.
He graduated from the University of Maryland, College Park in the late 1940s with a degree in education, and received a master's degree in hospital administration from George Washington University.
He began working at the Fort Howard hospital in the mid-1950s, and was an administrator at VA hospitals throughout the country before he retired in 1983.
He was married in 1941 to Jeanne Cooper, who died in 1993.
He is survived by a son, Wilson G. Schuerholz of Columbia; a brother, Donald J. Schuerholz of Ellicott City; a sister, Mary Horton of Baltimore; two grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
Services were held Saturday.