Rose Giammona, 93, produce business proprietorRose...

November 17, 1999

Rose Giammona, 93, produce business proprietor

Rose Giammona, who ran a Little Italy produce business, died of heart failure Monday at Stella Maris Hospice. She was 93 and lived in Little Italy.

Until she retired 30 years ago, she ran a fresh fruit and vegetable business in the 1000 block of E. Lombard St.

Born Rose Garofalo in Baltimore, she graduated from St. Leo parochial school and at 16 joined the produce business founded by her parents, Vincent and Cira Garofalo, in 1910.

In 1920, she married Anthony Giammona, who ran the business with her. They lived above their store. He died in 1987.

A Mass of Christian burial will be offered at 10 a.m. tomorrow at St. Leo Roman Catholic Church, 227 S. Exeter St.

She is survived by a son, Vincent Giammona of Gardenville; two daughters, Brigid Cusimano of Gardenville and Shirley Iacoboni of Lutherville; nine grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.

Raymond Dewitt Lane, 67, was active with Boy Scouts

Raymond Dewitt Lane, a retired Baltimore Gas and Electric Co. employee active in the Boy Scouts, died Sunday of cancer at Gilchrist Center for Hospice Care. He was 67 and lived in Hunt Valley.

He served as a lineman, training instructor and safety teacher for the utility from 1956 until retiring in 1992. He became co-owner of the Wild Bird Center, a specialty shop for feeding wild birds, in Timonium.

The recipient of one of Scouting's highest awards, the Silver Beaver, he served local scout troops for 15 years. He also was given the St. George Award for distinguished service to Roman Catholic Scout troops and parishes.

From 1967 to 1970, he led Troop 648 at St. Matthew's Church in Northwood.

He ran camping expeditions in the Baltimore area in the 1970s, and in 1976 served as scoutmaster for the Idaho National Jamboree.

Born in Baltimore, he was raised in Hampden and was a graduate of the Polytechnic Institute.

He was a member of the BG&E Fishing Club, the Hillendale Country Club, and was a past president of the Hunt Valley Golf Course and the Pine Ridge Golf Course.

His marriage in 1953 to Norma German ended in divorce.

Graveside services will be held at 1 p.m. today at Dulaney Valley Memorial Gardens.

He is survived by a son, William R. Lane of Baldwin; a daughter, Melanie D. Lane of Redlin, Calif.; a brother, Willis A. Smith of Naples, Fla.; and three grandchildren.

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