Margery A. Crane

Kiplinger Editor

Margery A. Crane, 78, who worked for Kiplinger magazine for 32 years before retiring in 1978 as an associate editor, died Jan. 14 at Sibley Memorial Hospital. She had cancer.

Ms. Crane, who lived in Bethesda, was born in Akron, Ohio, and grew up in Washington. She was an economics graduate of American University. She had worked for the American Statistical Association and the Commerce Department before joining Kiplinger in 1946. At Kiplinger, she rose from editorial assistant to research editor and associate editor.

She was a past president of the American Newspaper Women's Club. Her other memberships included the National Press Club, Washington Press Club and International Club.

Her interests included travel, gardening and cooking.

She leaves no immediate survivors.

Jean Grace Martin

Government Comptroller

Jean Grace Martin, 72, who worked for the Defense Department for 34 years before retiring in 1986 as comptroller of the Armed Forces Institute of Pathology at Walter Reed Army Medical Center, died of cancer Jan. 16 at her home in Bethesda.

Mrs. Martin, who was born in Denver, came to Washington as a teenager. She began her Defense Department career at the Pentagon and later went to Walter Reed as a budget officer.

Her husband, Daniel William Martin died in 1991.

Survivors include a son, Daniel III, of Urbana, Md.; three daughters, Patricia Roberts of Little Rock and Sharon Edwards and Garnet Ybarra, both of Gaithersburg; 10 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

Sarah Sherrill Dudley

TV Ratings Analyst

Sarah Sherrill Dudley, 75, a television ratings analyst at Arbitron Corp. in Beltsville from 1970 to 1980, died of lung disease Jan. 17 at Washington Adventist Hospital.

Mrs. Dudley, who lived in Adelphi, was born in Mount Ulla, N.C. She received bachelor's and master's degrees in home economics from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro.

Later, she was a home economist at Mississippi State University.

In 1957, she moved to the Washington area. She was an accomplished seamstress and cook who enjoyed her family vacation home in St. Inigoes, Md., and a beach cottage at Kure Beach, N.C.

Her husband of 48 years, Richard Dudley, died in 1999.

Survivors include a son, Richard Dudley Jr. of Darnestown; a sister and two grandsons.

Jane Kalvar Breslow


Jane Kalvar Breslow, 99, who volunteered in the gift shop of the Jewish Community Center and at the Hebrew Home for the Aged, died of a heart attack Jan. 11 at her home in Rockville.

She was a native of New York who worked as a bookkeeper and model prior to her marriage in 1924 to Louis Breslow. After that, she helped him run a sweet shop in Bloomfield, N.J. He died in 1981, and Mrs. Breslow moved to Rockville two years later.

She was a member of Hadassah, Congregation Har Shalom in Potomac and the senior choir of the Jewish Community Center.

Survivors include two children, Carole Shur of Boca Raton, Fla., and Jerome W. Breslow of Potomac; four grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.