Jane C. Lange, proofreader and veteran, dies

Mrs. Lange worked as a proofreader at the Maryland Historical Society.

Jane C. Lange, a former proofreader and World War II veteran, died Feb. 15 from complications of dementia at Edenwald Retirement Community in Towson. She was 99.

Jane Osborn Cushing was the daughter of Edward Brandon Cushing Sr., and Lillian DeMuth Osborn Cushing. She born in Warren, Ohio, and moved to Bolton Hill in 1920 with her family.

She graduated from Western High School in 1936 and attended the University of Connecticut. She served with the Women's Army Corps from 1943 to 1946, working as a personnel technician at Camp Gordon, Va. She was discharged with the rank of sergeant.

In 1944, she married John Frederick Lange III and settled in Essex, Conn. She worked as a field agent for the Connecticut State Historical Committee, surveying historic buildings in southern Connecticut.

During the 1970s and 1980s, she was a freelance photo journalist and copy editor for Whale Publishing and Mim-G Studios. She later served as associate editor of The Pictorial, published by Shoreline Publishing Co. in Guilford, Conn.

Her husband, an agent with Connecticut Economic Development, died in 1972.

In the 1980s, Mrs. Lange returned to Baltimore and moved into her family's Johns Street rowhouse.

She obtained a bachelor's degree in 1988 in manuscript editing from the Johns Hopkins University and worked as a proofreader at the Maryland Historical Society.

A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at Edenwald, 800 Southerly Road.

She is survived by a son, Jonathan Cushing Lange of Vineyard Haven, Mass.; a daughter, Ellen Cushing Lange-Cutting of Guilford, Conn.; and a granddaughter.

—Frederick N. Rasmussen

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