James Lyle Dick, a retired telephone cable splicer and outdoorsman, died of cancer Wednesday at his Severna Park home. He was 75.
Born in Odenton and mostly raised in Pasadena, he was a 1946 graduate of Glen Burnie High School. He served in the Navy from 1946 to 1948, and was stationed at the old Bainbridge station in Cecil County and at Quonset Point, R.I.
In 1950, he joined the Chesapeake and Potomac Telephone Co. and worked as a lineman, installer and cable splitter. He worked out of the Glen Burnie and Armiger garages, and retired in 1990.
Mr. Dick enjoyed hunting, gardening and reading.
Services were held Saturday in Severna Park.
Survivors include his wife of 46 years, the former Joan Tallent; two brothers, Roy Dick of Pasadena and Greg Dick of Queen Anne's County; three sisters, Virginia Arnold and Alma Collins, both of Pasadena, and Vi Terlinski of New Kensington, Pa.; and numerous nieces and nephews.