Helen G. Lyon Van Ness, 80, preservation advocateHelen...

January 04, 1998

Helen G. Lyon Van Ness, 80, preservation advocate

Helen Gill Lyon Van Ness, 80, a historic preservation advocate, died of cancer Dec. 28 at her home in Owings Mills. She was 80.

Mrs. Van Ness was born in Worcester, Mass., and educated at the old Greenwood School in Baltimore. She also attended academies in England and Switzerland.

She worked for the care and maintenance of her family home, Mount Clare in Carroll Park in Southwest Baltimore.

She also lived at Wester Ogle, in Garrison Forest, a longtime home of the Lyon family.

In 1940, she married Carroll Van Ness Jr., an engineer with General Motors in Baltimore. He died in 1986.

She enjoyed traveling and often visited Africa, where she went on photographic safaris.

Funeral services were held Friday at St. Thomas Church in Garrison.

She is survived by her son, Carroll Van Ness 3rd of Lutherville; two daughters, Ridgely Van Ness Leman of Harrisonville, Va., and Frances Lyon Van Ness of Stevensville; seven grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

Herman F. Lubbert, 81, BGE superintendent

Herman Frederick Lubbert, a retired regional superintendent for Baltimore Gas and Electric Co., died of complications from Alzheimer's disease Dec. 11 in Winston-Salem, N.C. He was 81.

Born and raised in Baltimore, he began a long career with BGE in 1937, working his way up from lineman to regional superintendent -- work interrupted by Army service in Italy during World War II. He moved to Glen Burnie in 1947.

After he retired in 1978, Mr. Lubbert spent his time golfing, gardening and participating in community service projects as a member of organizations including Elks Lodge 2266, Moose Lodge 1456 and American Legion Post 40, all in Glen Burnie.

A faithful exerciser, Mr. Lubbert walked 2,000 miles in daily rounds at Marley Station Mall before moving to Winston-Salem last year.

Services will be held at 1: 30 p.m. today at Harundale Presbyterian Church, 1020 Eastway.

Survivors include his wife of 59 years, the former Edna Talley; a sister, Carolyn Clark of Brooklyn Park; a son, Robert Lubbert of Crownsville; two daughters, Sue De Paul of Gambrills and Beverly Busch of Winston-Salem; seven grandchildren; and a great-granddaughter.

Pub Date: 1/04/98

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