John Horner Jr.Submarine commanderGraveside services for...


December 20, 1991

John Horner Jr.

Submarine commander

Graveside services for retired Navy Cmdr. John Horner Jr., who commanded a submarine, will be held at 10 a.m. today at the Arlington National Cemetery in Virginia.

Commander Horner, who was 61, died Tuesday of cancer at his home in Sparks.

He retired from the Navy in 1976 after serving as an officer since his graduation from the Naval Academy in 1954. The Baltimore native was also a graduate of St. Paul's School.

In the Navy, he served aboard five vessels including four submarines, the last of which, the USS Rock, he commanded during three tours of duty off Vietnam.

He also managed the Navy's Deep Submergence Rescue Vehicle Program and served as a representative to NATO.

He is survived by his wife, Anne Elizabeth Horner; four sons, John Horner III of Western Springs, Ill., James Hoffman Horner of Monkton, and Joshua Lewis Horner II and Peter Gibson Lawrence Horner, both of Sparks; two daughters, Ann Strong Horner Pierce of Albany, Ga., and Rosalie McKnew Taylor Horner of Sparks; two sisters, Rosalie McKnew Horner Stegman and Juliet Mary Ellen Horner, both of Monkton; a brother, Michael Thomas Horner III of Ruxton; and three grandchildren.

Edmund D. Meyers

Ran accounting firm

A memorial service for Edmund D. Meyers, who headed his own Baltimore accounting firm for nearly 40 years, will be held at noon today at St. John the Evangelist Episcopal Church in St. Paul, Minn.

Mr. Meyers, who was 85, died Tuesday at a hospital in St. Paul after a heart attack. He lived in Baltimore until three years ago, moving to Bryn Mawr, Pa., and then to St. Paul.

He retired in 1972 as head of the accounting firm that bore his name. Mr. Meyers started the firm in the 1930s after working at other accounting offices and firms.

The Baltimore native was educated at City College and took evening courses at the Johns Hopkins University.

After his retirement, he went to Colombia in 1973 and El Salvador in 1974 as a member of the Executive Service Association.

While living in Baltimore, he was a member of the Episcopal Church of the Redeemer.

He is survived by his wife of 63 years, the former Mary Pausch; a son, Edmund D. Meyers Jr. of St. Paul; a daughter, Barbara Meyers Koerber of Berkeley, Calif.; a sister, Doris Zepp of Catonsville; a brother, Harry F. Meyers of Baltimore; seven grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

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