Peter R. Payne, 70, naval architectPeter Rowland Payne, a...

December 19, 1997

Peter R. Payne, 70, naval architect

Peter Rowland Payne, a naval architect for more than 30 years, died Dec. 10 of an aneurysm at his Severna Park home. He was 70.

A native of England, he moved to Canada in 1953 and to Maryland in 1964. The next year he began working out of his home office.

Mr. Payne enjoyed singing, tennis and golf and was a member of the Association of Professional Engineers of Ontario, the Annapolis Chorale and St. Margaret's Episcopal Church in Annapolis.

Services were Saturday.

He is survived by his wife, the former Maggy Cullman, whom he married in 1992; four sons, Jonathan Payne of Atlanta, Graeme Payne of Charleston, S.C., Adrian Payne of Phoenix and Peter Payne of Japan; two daughters, Lesley Payne of Monterey, Calif., and Hilary Detmers of San Diego; his mother, Florence Freda Payne; a brother, John Howard Payne, and a sister, Pauline Payne, all of England; and nine grandchildren.

Jane F. Hipsley, 71, registered nurse

Jane Frances Hipsley, a retired registered nurse, died of cancer Monday at Oakcrest Village retirement community, where she had lived for four years. She was 71.

She was born Jane Frances Gardiner in Baltimore and raised in Catonsville. She received a nursing degree from Mercy Hospital nursing school in 1947 and worked there as a registered nurse until 1951.

She then worked as an office manager for a Baltimore insurance company until 1968 when she returned to nursing, working at Mercy and Sheppard Pratt hospitals, a physician's office and Changing Point Inc., a Baltimore alcohol recovery program. She retired in 1991.

She received a bachelor's degree from St. Joseph College in 1985 and a master's degree from Loyola College in 1988.

She married Daniel M. Hipsley in 1949. They divorced in 1981.

Services were yesterday.

She is survived by three sons, D. Patrick Hipsley and Michael D. Hipsley, both of Catonsville, and James F. Hipsley of Baltimore; three daughters, Mary M. Yonke of Crofton, Linda J. DiPietro of Parkville and Ann M. Valunas of Pine Hurst, Texas; a brother, James R. Gardiner of Meridian, Miss.; and nine grandchildren.

Virginia D. Briscoe, 79, data processor

Virginia Doris Briscoe, a retired data processor, died of heart failure Monday at her West Baltimore home. She was 79.

Mrs. Briscoe worked at the Social Security Administration in Woodlawn and at North Carolina Mutual Life Insurance Co. She retired in the late 1970s.

The former Virginia Coles graduated from Douglass High School in 1935 and Morgan State College in 1939.

She married Clarence Briscoe in the 1950s. He died in 1983.

Services will be at 11 a.m. today at Shiloh African Methodist Episcopal Church, 2601 Lyndhurst Ave.

She is survived by a son, Clarence Briscoe Jr. of Baltimore; a sister, Ethel Wimbish of Baltimore; and four grandchildren.

William E. Regan Sr., 82, BGE inspector

William E. Regan Sr., a retired Baltimore Gas and Electric Co. damage control inspector, died of heart failure Dec. 11. The longtime Catonsville resident was 82.

He began working for Westinghouse Electric Co. in 1946 and moved to BGE in 1949. He retired in 1977.

Born in Irvington in Southwest Baltimore, he graduated from St. Joseph's Passionist Monastery School in 1931 -- the year his father died -- and went to work at Filbert's Margarine Co. to help support his seven siblings.

In 1939, he married Louise Kipke, also of Irvington, who was struggling to raise eight younger siblings after the death of her parents. The Regans settled on Kossuth Street, where they raised the siblings and two sons. They moved to Catonsville in 1955. Mrs. Regan died in 1968.

A memorial service for Mr. Regan was Monday in Our Lady of the Angels Chapel at Charlestown Retirement Community, where he had lived since 1992.

Survivors include two sons, William E. Regan Jr. of Timonium and Mark D. Regan of Woodlawn; three sisters, Geraldine Stiegler, Bernadette Chinault and Inez Snyder, all of Howard County; five grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

Pub Date: 12/19/97

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