Joseph Francis Collins, 70, marketing representativeJoseph Francis...


Joseph Francis Collins, 70, marketing representative

Joseph Francis Collins, a retired sales and marketing executive for a Curtis Bay cement company, died Saturday of heart failure at University of Maryland Medical Center. He was 70.

He worked for Blue Circle Cement Inc. for more than 30 years and retired as regional manager of the mid-Atlantic region in 1993.

The New York City native served in the Navy from 1945 to 1946. He lived in Severna Park from 1975 to 1993, when he moved to Ocean City.

Services were held yesterday.

He is survived by his wife, the former Janet Ruth Petersen, whom he married in 1950; three sons, George Collins of Tybee Island, Ga., Joseph Collins of Dunkirk and Stephen Collins of Baltimore; two daughters, Elisabeth Miller of Severna Park and Katherine Collins of Mount Rainier; two brothers, Kevin Collins of Rye, N.Y., and Brian Collins of River Edge, N.J.; four sisters, Joan Leddy of Jensen Beach, Fla., Carol Fischer of Tarpon Springs, Fla., Rita Stearns of Fairfield, Conn. and Marianne Nicholas of Tequesta, Fla.; and eight grandchildren.

Sherman Hill Reavis, 69, state employee

Sherman Hill Reavis, a retired state employee, died Friday of heart failure at Mount Clare Nursing Home. He was 69 and lived in West Baltimore.

Mr. Reavis, a native of New York, graduated from Morgan State College in 1951 and served in the Army from 1951 to 1953. After he was discharged, he lived in Philadelphia and moved to Baltimore in the mid-1970s. He worked as a quality control officer for the Maryland Department of the Environment and retired in 1987.

Services are scheduled for 10 a.m. Friday at St. James Episcopal Church, Lafayette Street and Arlington Avenue.

Mr. Reavis, who was divorced, is survived by two sons, S. Bradford Reavis of New York and Bruce Reavis of Exton, Pa.; a daughter, Sherean Reavis of Tampa, Fla.; and three grandchildren.

Laura A. Kimmel-Jones, 35, database consultant

Laura A. Kimmel-Jones, a consultant, died of breast cancer Friday at Johns Hopkins Hospital. She was 35 and lived in California, St. Mary's County.

An independent database consultant since 1995, Mrs. Kimmel-Jones had worked in a similar capacity for the American Trial Lawyers Association from 1988 to 1995. Earlier, she was a mortgage-loan service representative at a bank.

The former Laura Kimmel was born in Stoneleigh, graduated from Towson High School in 1981 and received a bachelor's degree in business management from Bucknell University in 1985.

A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. today at Episcopal Church of the Nativity, 419 Cedarcroft Road.

She is survived by her husband of eight years, Ted E. Jones; a son, Robert Joseph Jones, and a daughter, Madeleine Nicole Jones, all of California; a stepdaughter, Heather Jones Murray of Fort Lewis, Wash.; her parents, Joseph J. Kimmel and Patricia C. Kimmel of Timonium; and two brothers, Jeffrey J. Kimmel of Brookfield, Vt., and William C. Kimmel of New York City.

Pub Date: 1/13/99

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