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John K. Kilbourne Sr., 62, teacher, real...


John K. Kilbourne Sr., 62, teacher, real estate agent

John Kelly Kilbourne Sr., a retired educator and real estate agent, died Sunday of complications of diabetes at Greater Baltimore Medical Center. The Sykesville resident was 62.

Mr. Kilbourne joined the Baltimore public school system in 1961 and retired in 1991 from West Baltimore Middle School, where he had been an eighth-grade science teacher for 25 years. He then taught in the Calvert School home education program until 1996.

He was a part-time salesman at Charles Skirven Realtors and at O'Conor, Piper & Flynn until the early 1990s.

A philatelist, he was a member of the Westminster Stamp Club. He also enjoyed vegetable and flower gardening.

Born in Glyndon and raised in Northwood, Mr. Kilbourne was a 1956 graduate of City College. He earned a bachelor's degree in 1960 and a master's degree in education, both from Loyola College.

He was a member of the Fulton J. Sheen Knights of Columbus Council 7612 and the Freedom Optimist Club.

He was a communicant, Eucharistic minister and religious teacher at St. Joseph Roman Catholic Church, Raincliff Road and Main Street in Eldersburg, where a Mass of Christian burial will be offered at 10 a.m. tomorrow.

He is survived by his wife of 34 years, the former Mary "Mollie" Lochboehler; three sons, John Kelly "Jay" Kilbourne Jr. of Annapolis, George Chase Kilbourne of Towson and Michael Claude Kilbourne of New York City; two daughters, Sara Southgate "Sallie" Kilbourne of Eldersburg and Kathryn "Katie" Kilbourne Curtis of Glyndon; two sisters, Nancy A. Kozlowski of Silver Spring and Maria K. McCaffrey of Thorofare, N.J.; and nephews and nieces.

Deborah D. Powers, 46, clerk, disc jockey

Deborah D. Powers, a disc jockey and accounts-payable clerk, died of complications of a rare disease Saturday at St. Agnes Health Care. She suffered from sarcoidosis, which causes inflammation of the tissues. She was 46 and lived in Edmondson Village.

She worked in accounts payable for Interim Financial Solutions and was recently detailed to the American Red Cross. Earlier, she worked for 15 years in the finance department of The Sun.

She had a second job as a disc jockey and had a following at local clubs, where she entertained under the name Lady D, playing rock hits of the 1950s and 1960s.

Born in Baltimore, she was a graduate of Douglass High School and what was then Community College of Baltimore.

Funeral services will be held at noon tomorrow at Word and Faith Fellowship Church, 2908 Hamilton Ave.

She is survived by a daughter, Miasha Henson; her parents, Joseph and Lillie Powers; a brother, Joseph Powers Jr.; two sisters, Carol Powers Warren and Carolyn Z. Powers; and a grandson. All are of Baltimore.

Joseph Richard Norris, 74, delivery driver

Joseph Richard Norris, a retired driver for Delivery of Baltimore, which delivered department store purchases to customers' homes, died Thursday of pneumonia at St. Agnes Health Care. He was 74.

The lifelong Southwest Baltimore resident retired in 1981 from the delivery company. He had started driving in the early 1940s as a chauffeur for May Co.

Mr. Norris attended city public schools. During World War II, he served in the Navy as a storekeeper aboard the USS Piedmont in the Pacific. He was discharged at war's end in 1945.

He was an active member of Monroe Street United Methodist Church and had been its treasurer since 1953. For years, he brought elderly parishioners to services in his car.

Services were held Monday.

He is survived by his wife of 47 years, the former Vivian C. Olver; two brothers, Bernard Leroy Norris of Pleasure Ridge, Ky., and William R. Norris of Lansdowne; three nephews; and two nieces.

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