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Diane H. Lusby, 56, college placement counselor

Diane H. Lusby, who became a college placement counselor at the Boys' Latin School after starting there as secretary to the assistant headmaster, died Wednesday of cancer at the Stella Maris Hospice. She was 56 and lived in Rodgers Forge.

Mrs. Lusby worked at Boys' Latin from 1968 until her retirement in 1993.

In 1984 and 1977, the school's yearbook was dedicated to her and in 1977 she was named Faculty and Staff Member of the Year.

Dyson Ehrhardt, director of alumni relations and development, described her as the "favorite memory of everyone at Boys' Latin."

A native of Baltimore, the former Diane Hand was a 1956 graduate of Towson High School.

In the late 1950s and early 1960s, she was a model in New York and Baltimore, her photographs appearing in Vogue and Glamour magazines. She was the model for a painting of a reclining nude that Baltimore artist Joseph Sheppard did for the old Gaslight Club.

Her marriage to Dene Lusby ended in divorce in 1984. Three years later, she married John M. Bessent, who survives her.

Services will be held at 10 a.m. today at Emmanuel Episcopal Church, 811 Cathedral St.

Other survivors include two daughters, Elizabeth Lusby Albright of Baltimore and Rosalind L. Nelson of Cockeysville; her parents, John F. and Thelma R. Connolley of Catonsville; a sister, Edwardine N. Baroch of Perry Hall; two brothers, Thomas C. Connolley of Baltimore and Joseph A. Connolley of Millersville; and two granddaughters. Cornelia Elizabeth Matthews, who had been a riveter for about 25 years at Glenn L. Martin Co., died Wednesday of kidney failure at the home of a daughter in Catonsville. She was 89.

A native of Arbutus, the former Cornelia Elizabeth Brown was a resident of Catonsville. She was a trustee, a steward and a pianist at Cowdensville A.M.E. Church and a member of the St. Luke Chapter of the Order of the Eastern Star and the Golden Age Club of Halethorpe.

Services will be held at 11:30 a.m. today at Grace A.M.E. Church, 67 Winters Lane in Catonsville.

Her husband, Raymond Matthews, died in the early 1970s. She is survived by two daughters, Doris Manokey of Catonsville and Carolyn Smith of Baltimore; a son, Calvin Matthews of Baltimore; 16 grandchildren; 28 great-grandchildren; and seven great-great-grandchildren. T. Rogers Harrison, managing partner in a Towson law firm, died Wednesday at Johns Hopkins Hospital of a respiratory illness. He was 45 and lived on Willowdale Farm in Butler where many family members also live.

Mr. Harrison had been associated with the firm of Mudd, Harrison & Burch for about 20 years. Also, he and his wife have owned the Butler Peddler, an antiques shop in Butler, for about 10 years and he raised thoroughbred race horses at the farm.

Born in Reisterstown, he was a graduate of Loyola High School, Mount St. Mary's College and the University of Baltimore law school.

A Mass of Christian burial will be offered at 10 a.m. today at St. Joseph's Church, 101 Church Lane, in Texas.

He is survived by his wife, the former Sharon Langan; a daughter, Melissa Harrison; two sons, Matthew and Casey Harrison; and his mother, Margaret R. Harrison, all of Butler; three sisters, Peggy L. Kenney of Bel Air and Ann H. Lafferty and Kathryn H. Offutt, both of Butler; two brothers, Michael J. Harrison and William P. Harrison, both of Butler; and many nieces

and nephews.

Patricia Park Spoler, teacher, Red Cross worker

Patricia Park Spoler, a retired teacher who had been a Red Cross worker with the 29th Division in Europe during World War II, died Monday at College Manor retirement home after a stroke. She was 82 and had lived in Timonium for many years.

She was born Patricia Park in Kansas City, Mo., graduated from the University of Kentucky and earned a master's degree in history at the University of Wisconsin.

She was an elder at Havenwood Presbyterian Church, 1100 Ridgely Road in Lutherville, where services will be held at 1 p.m. today.

Her husband, Charles L. Spoler, died in 1989. She is survived by two sons, John Alan Spoler of Baltimore and Charles Park Spoler of Shrewsbury, Pa.; a sister, Katherine Pyle of Topeka, Kan.; and a granddaughter.

C. William Nugent, 59, food laboratory technician

C. William Nugent, a retired food laboratory technician for McCormick & Co. Inc., died Tuesday at his Govans home. He was 59.

His family declined to disclose the cause of death.

The Baltimore native, who retired in August after 25 years with McCormick, was a graduate of Mount St. Joseph High School. He had been a member of the Maryland National Guard and the Knights of Columbus, where he belonged to Cardinal Gibbons Council and Archbishop Keough Assembly of the Fourth Degree.

A Mass of Christian burial will be offered at 1 p.m. today at St. Mary of the Assumption Roman Catholic Church, 5500 York Road.

He is survived by four sisters, Ann N. Kenney of Frostburg, Helen N. Leach of Bel Air, Sister Margaret Nugent, S.S.C., of Milwaukee and Mother Maria Nugent, O.S.B., of Bethlehem, Conn.; four brothers, Owen J. Nugent Jr. of Jenkintown, Pa., Robert C. Nugent and Hilary J. Nugent, both of Baltimore, and George E. Nugent of Syracuse, N.Y.; and many nieces and nephews.

Alice Grace Mae, 70, longtime housekeeper

Alice Grace Mae Reed, a retired housekeeper, died Sunday of cancer at her West Franklin Street residence. She was 70.

The former Alice Wilson, who was divorced, was born in Williamston, S.C., and educated in Atlanta. She came to Baltimore during World War II and worked as a housekeeper until retiring in the 1970s.

Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. today at Arbutus Memorial Park, 1101 Sulphur Spring Road. She is survived by a brother, Cecil Wilson of Greenville, S.C.; a sister, Caroline

Williams of Easley, S.C.; and many nieces and nephews.

Beatrice Ann Cerko, worked at Burke's Cafe

Beatrice Ann Cerko, a former Baltimorean, died Tuesday of cancer at Sacred Heart Hospital in Allentown, Pa. She was 66.

The former Beatrice Jackson had moved to Allentown 11 years ago and was a clerk at a convenience store. In Baltimore, she had been a waitress at Burke's Cafe on Light Street and Bud's Crab House on Lombard Street.

A Mass of Christian burial will be offered at 1 p.m. today at St. Brigid Roman Catholic Church, Elmwood Avenue and Hudson Street in Baltimore.

She is survived by a son, Michael Cerko of Baltimore; a daughter, Diane M. Schissler of Allentown; a brother, Raymond Jackson of Baltimore; six sisters, Doris Hood, Pearl Marie Glinowiecki and Cecilia Glinowiecki, all of Baltimore, Genevieve Proctor of Marriottsville, Catherine Gryglik of Dundalk and Celeste Gilles of Mansfield, Pa.; and a granddaughter.

Evelyn Zahn Stevenson, homemaker, secretary

Evelyn Zahn Stevenson, a homemaker and former secretary, died Sept. 2 of heart failure at the home of a daughter in Plant City, Fla. The former Towson resident was 82.

The former Evelyn Zahn had lived in Boca Raton, Fla., since 1963. She was born in Westminster and was a 1930 graduate of Western High School.

A memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. today at Towson United Methodist Church, 501 Hampton Lane, where she had been a congregant and member of the Women's Society.

Her husband, William C. Stevenson, died in 1962. She is survived by a son, William R. Stevenson of Boca Raton; two daughters, Carole S. Haddaway of Lutherville and Joyce S. Wolfe of Plant City; and eight grandchildren.

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