Irma Bereston Galane, an electronics engineer and Baltimore native, died Monday after a heart attack at her home in Washington. She was 70.
Services for Mrs. Galane will be held at 11 a.m. tomorrow at Sol Levinson & Bros. funeral home, 6010 Reisterstown Road.
She retired in 1981 as a senior research engineer for the Federal Communications Commission, but continued to work as an engineering consultant. She began working for the federal government in Washington in 1943 and did research for the Army, Navy, National Aeronautics and Space Administration and the Library of Congress before moving to the FCC.
The former Irma Bereston graduated from Goucher College with a degree in physics at the age of 18 and continued her studies at Johns Hopkins University and Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
She was a member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers, the National Society of Professional Engineers, the Society of Women Engineers and Mensa.
Her survivors include a daughter, Suzanne Duvall Ash of Bethesda; a brother, Dr. Eugene Bereston of Pikesville; and two granddaughters.
The family suggested memorial contributions to the Humane Society of the United States or People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals.