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Gregory Virgil DixonStudied actingA memorial service for...


Gregory Virgil Dixon

Studied acting

A memorial service for Gregory Virgil Dixon, who adopted the stage name Christopher Cody Dixon and was studying for a career in the theater, will be held at 7 p.m. tomorrow at Immaculate Conception Roman Catholic Church, 1512 Druid Hill Ave.

Mr. Dixon, 28, died Jan. 29 of pneumonia at a hospital in New York City, where he had lived since 1985.

He appeared in productions at the Kennedy Center in Washington, at Bowie State University and at the North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University.

The Baltimore native graduated from Douglass High School before attending the two universities.

His survivors include two brothers, James and Joseph Dixon, both of Baltimore; and many nieces, nephews and grandnieces.

Irma B. Galane

Electronics engineer

Services for Irma Bereston Galane, an electronics engineer, will be held at 11 a.m. tomorrow at Sol Levinson & Bros. funeral home, 6010 Reisterstown Road.

Mrs. Galane, a Baltimore native, died Monday after a heart attack at her home in Washington. She was 70.

She retired in 1981 as a senior research engineer for the Federal Communications Commission, but continued to work as an engineering consultant. She began working for the federal government in Washington in 1943 and did research for the Army, Navy, National Aeronautics and Space Administration and the Library of Congress before moving to the FCC.

The former Irma Bereston graduated from Goucher College with a degree in physics at the age of 18 and continued her studies at the Johns Hopkins University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

She was a member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers, the National Society of Professional Engineers, the Society of Women Engineers and Mensa.

Her survivors include a daughter, Suzanne Duvall Ash of Bethesda; a brother, Dr. Eugene Bereston of Pikesville; and two granddaughters.

The family suggested memorial contributions to the Humane Society of the United States or People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals.

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