Diane Carol Horseman, 58, BGE employee for...

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Diane Carol Horseman, 58, BGE employee for 29 years

Diane Carol "Dee" Horseman, a longtime Baltimore Gas and Electric Co. employee, died of cancer Friday at her home in Pasadena. She was 58.

Mrs. Horseman worked 29 years for BGE as a lobby receptionist, joining the utility after graduating from Glen Burnie High School in 1958.

The Baltimore native was raised in Ferndale and moved to Glen Burnie in 1965.

Mrs. Horseman was a lifelong member of St. John's Lutheran Church in Linthicum Heights and enjoyed golf, swimming and water-skiing.

Services were held yesterday.

She is survived by her husband of 19 years, Robert Horseman; two sons, David Hare of Elkridge and Sean Hare, both of Pasadena; a stepdaughter, Kimberly Parks of Fallston; her parents, Ernest and Lillian Cox of Glen Burnie; a brother, Ernest Cox Jr. of Chester, Va.; and two grandchildren.

Joseph Patrick Lane, 83, a shipyard superintendent

Joseph Patrick Lane, who retired as a superintendent at Bethlehem Steel Corp.'s Sparrows Point shipyard, died of cancer July 12 at Harbor Hospital Center. The Dundalk resident was 83.

Mr. Lane worked for 41 years at the Sparrows Point shipyard, working his way up from welder to superintendent in a career that ended in 1977.

After he retired, he returned to school, earning an associate arts degree from Dundalk Community College in 1984.

The Baltimore native dropped out of school at 14 to work. In 1931, he entered Calvert Hall College, where he played football during a year the high school won a state championship. The next year, he left school and worked as a steward on the Baltimore Mail Line, which carried mail from America to Europe.

His daughter, Barbara Sarlin of Arnold, said her mother, the former Asta Johansen, did not want to be married to a sailor, so in 1935 Mr. Lane got a job at Bethlehem Steel in the sheet metal department and got married. The couple moved to Dundalk in 1941.

Mrs. Lane died in 1979 and a son, Patrick Lane, in 1989.

Services were held Wednesday.

Other survivors include a brother, Ronald Lane of West Virginia; three sisters, Geraldine Lane, Betty Lane and Jane Lane, all of Baltimore; and three grandchildren. M. Frances Palmer, a homemaker and longtime Towson resident, died of heart failure Friday at St. Joseph Medical Center in Towson. She was 90.

A native of Somerville, N.J., Mrs. Palmer came to Maryland in 1922 and graduated from the University of Maryland School of Pharmacy in 1925. She married Mathias Palmer in 1927; he died in 1981.

Services will be at 11 a.m. todayat Johnson Funeral Home, 8521 Loch Raven Blvd., Towson.

She is survived by three sons, David M. Palmer of Towson, James E. Palmer of Bel Air and Robert W. Palmer of Lady Lake, Fla.; five grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

Pub Date: 7/22/97

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