Her son just recently died-he was born 17 June 1929.
John B Jessup Jr
Posted: Sunday, May 4, 2014 6:00 am
John B. Jessup Jr., of Homestead Manor in Denton, after many years in St. Michaels, died after battling heart disease at age 84.
Born in Philadelphia and raised in Wilmington, Del., he graduated from Middlesex School in Massachusetts as a National Merit Scholar. A Phi Beta Kappa at Princeton University, he graduated magna cum laude.
After Officer Candidate School for the Army, Mr. Jessup worked for the Intelligence Community, began an industrious banking career in Philadelphia, diversified into real estate in Easton, handling the first sale of the Tidewater Inn, and returned to banking in Easton, retiring as office manager and assistant vice president at Loyola Federal/Sun Trust.
Highly civic-minded, Mr. Jessup played a leadership role in the Talbot River Protection Association, Widgeon Place Owners Association, Talbot County Charter Commission, Free Library Board, YMCA and Board of Realtors. An Elder of Easton’s Presbyterian Church, he sang in its choir from 1967 to 2005.
Mr. Jessup’s father was a prominent banker and civic leader in Delaware and his mother, Marion Zinderstein Jessup, a top-ranked tennis player, won an Olympic medal. His uncle, Philip C. Jessup, served as the U.S. Representative to the United Nations and as a judge on the International Court of Justice.
Mr. Jessup will be sorely missed for his sense of humor, creative writing, including poems about co-residents in Denton, keen appreciation of music, and community leadership.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Dorothy Ruth Ball.
Mr. Jessup is survived by his son, Norton Edward; daughter, Lisbeth Jordan; two grandchildren, Nicholas Edward Jessup and Jerald Jessup Jordan; and sister, Nancy (Mrs. A. Judson Wells).
A memorial service will be held at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 7, 2014, at the Presbyterian Church in Easton.
In lieu of flowers, contributions in memory of Mr. Jessup may be made to Princeton University or the Presbyterian Church in Easton.