Jean Lane Herold, 81, Lutherville homemakerJean Lane...


Jean Lane Herold, 81, Lutherville homemaker

Jean Lane Herold, wife of a Baltimore attorney, died Tuesday of complications from a peptic ulcer at Greater Baltimore Medical Center. The Lutherville resident was 81.

A Western High School graduate, she earned a bachelor's degree at Goucher College in 1939 and was elected to Phi Beta Kappa. She did postgraduate work in genetics and cytology at the Johns Hopkins University, the University of Pennsylvania and the Carnegie Institute of Washington.

She had a brief career in scientific research. After her marriage in 1943 to John H. Herold, she relinquished her career to support him in his law practice.

"She was very helpful to him throughout his career," said her nephew Stephen Lane of Los Angeles. "He always ran every idea by her."

She was a member of Grace English Evangelical Lutheran Church, where she volunteered on several committees and was editor of its monthly newsletter for several years.

Services were held at the church Friday.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by a brother, C. Walter Lane Jr.

Helen Mann, 91, fled Nazis in France with 2 young sons

Helen Mann, mother of two prominent area physicians, died Friday of heart failure at her home in Washington. She was 91.

Born in Dombrovitz, Poland, the former Helen Beigun moved to Paris with her husband, Aaron Mann, in 1932. Mr. Mann was arrested by the Nazis in 1941 and sent to the Auschwitz concentration camp, where he died.

His widow fled with their two young sons to southern France. Aided by peasant farmers and protected by the underground resistance movement, the family survived.

"It was an incredible feat for a 30-year-old woman in a strange country with two young children," said her son, Dr. John J. Mann of Homeland.

Mrs. Mann remained in France until coming to Washington in 1956 to be near her two sons, who were studying at Georgetown University School of Medicine.

"She encouraged us to study medicine, even when it seemed an impossible task," said Dr. Mann, an associate professor of medicine at the Johns Hopkins University who practices at the Hopkins Greenspring Station campus.

His brother, Dr. Oscar Mann, is an internist at Georgetown University Medical Center.

"She was very proud of them both," said her daughter-in-law, Risa Mann of Homeland. "She thought she had made them both into doctors."

Mrs. Mann was a sales clerk for Lerner clothing store and a member of Beth Shalom Synagogue in Washington. She was active in Hadassah and the Pioneer Women.

Graveside services will be held at 1: 30 p.m. today at National Capitol Hebrew Cemetery in Washington.

In addition to her sons, she is survived by four grandchildren.

Kathlyn Irene Amoss, 79, homemaker, choir member

Kathlyn Irene Amoss, a Reisterstown homemaker who was a church choir member for more than 50 years, died Friday of congestive heart failure at Carroll County General Hospital. She was 79.

Born in Baltimore, the former Kathlyn Schmidt graduated from Western High School in 1938 and married William N. Amoss two years later.

Mrs. Amoss was a longtime member of Glyndon United Methodist Church and sang in its choir for more than half a century.

"She was always into music and sang with the choir until ill health prevented it," said her daughter, Kathlyn Sia of Gambrills. "She loved to play piano for the Sunday school children and was especially close to the youngest ones."

She also was an avid walker and would join walkers every day at Owings Mills Town Center.

Services are at 12: 30 p.m. tomorrow at the Glyndon church, on Butler Road.

In addition to her husband and daughter, she is survived by a sister, Caroline Frederick of Essex.


A memorial service for Dr. Francis "Spike" Carlson will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the Garrett Room of the Milton S. Eisenhower Library, the Johns Hopkins University, 3400 N. Charles St. Dr. Carlson, internationally known professor of biophysics at Hopkins, died Feb. 4.

Pub Date: 2/28/99

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