Jane H.M. Horne, 88, city social worker Jane Hopkinson...

January 24, 2002

Jane H.M. Horne, 88, city social worker

Jane Hopkinson May Horne, a retired social worker and lifelong Roland Park resident, died of heart failure Jan. 16 at Sinai Hospital. She was 88.

In 1983, Mrs. Horne retired from the Baltimore Department of Social Services after 26 years as a social worker.

Born in Baltimore and raised in Roland Park, she was a 1931 graduate of Roland Park Country School, and earned a bachelor's degree in history from Bryn Mawr College in 1935. Her father, Howard May, was a noted architect whose work included the Baltimore Trust Co. at 10 Light St., now the Bank of America Building, and the Belvedere Hotel's Owl Bar.

In 1938, she married Richard Foss Horne, who died in 1978.

She was a member of Old St. Paul's Episcopal Church and attended St. David's Episcopal Church, where services were held Tuesday.

She is survived by two sons, Richard Howard Horne of Baltimore and Thomas Dike Horne of Leesburg, Va.; four grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

George L. Martin, 59, longshoreman

George L. Martin, a longshoreman who enjoyed meticulously restoring vintage automobiles, died of a heart attack Jan. 17 while playing basketball at the Maryland Athletic Center in Timonium. The Phoenix resident was 59.

At his death, Mr. Martin had worked on the Baltimore waterfront for 34 years. He was a member of Local 333 of the International Longshoremen's Association.

Born in New York City, Mr. Martin moved with his family to Northwood in 1955 and graduated from Calvert Hall College High School. He attended the University of Indiana and University of Maryland.

He was an avid basketball and Ravens fan, and in the garage of his home worked at his other favorite pastime - restoring vintage Corvettes and 1950s and 1960s street rods that he would sell to auto enthusiasts.

"He'd buy, restore and sell," said a son, David M. Martin of Hoboken, N.J.

Mr. Martin was a member of St. John the Evangelist Roman Catholic Church in Hydes, where a memorial Mass was offered Monday.

He is also survived by his wife of 34 years, the former Stephanie A. Barnes; another son, Christopher D. Martin of Richmond, Va.; his mother, Dorothy Martin of Towson; three brothers, Timothy J. Martin of Towson, Keith L. Martin of Dundalk and John C. Martin of Baltimore; a sister, Carole Green of Glen Rock, Pa.; and a grandson.

Helen E. Grimes, 98, community correspondent

Helen E. Grimes, a homemaker, former educator and neighborhood seniors news correspondent for the Howard County Times, died of pneumonia Jan. 17 at St. Agnes Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Ellicott City. She was 98.

A resident of West Friendship for many years, Mrs. Grimes wrote about senior citizens in her Howard County community from 1975 to 1987.

Born Helen E. Gaver in Ellerton, Frederick County, and raised in Poplar Springs, Howard County, she was a graduate of Mount Airy High School. She earned her teaching certificate from the old Towson State Normal School, and began teaching during the 1920s in a one-room schoolhouse in Long Corner, Howard County.

In 1922, she married Joseph H. Grimes Sr., who transported milk from farms to creameries. The couple lived in West Friendship and Catonsville, and after his death in 1969, she returned to West Friendship.

Mrs. Grimes also was an active member of St. James United Methodist Church in West Friendship, where services were held Tuesday.

She is survived by a son, Thomas Grimes of West Friendship; a daughter, Elinor Jones of Shepherdstown, W.Va.; a brother, Willard Gaver of Colonial Beach, Va.; 11 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; and seven great-great- grandchildren. She outlived three sons, Russell, Chester E. and Joseph H. Grimes Jr., and two daughters, Zelma and Phyllis Grimes.

Calvin H. Phelps Sr., 74, fuel company executive

Calvin H. Phelps Sr., former board chairman of his family's Carroll Independent Fuel Co., died of cancer Friday at Gilchrist Center for Hospice Care. He was 74 and lived in Timonium.

Mr. Phelps was born in Baltimore and raised in the city's Mayfield section. He left City College to enlist in the Army Air Corps during World War II, serving in England as a mechanic and attaining the rank of sergeant.

After the war, Mr. Phelps went to work for the fuel oil company that had been founded by his father, Benson Phelps, in 1907. He worked as a truck driver and in maintenance, rising to vice president in charge of company operations and, in 1986, chairman of the board. He retired in 1990.

The company, one of the leading petroleum distributors in the Middle Atlantic region, is owned and operated by third and fourth generations of the Phelps family.

Mr. Phelps liked spending time at a second home he kept in Bethany Beach, Del. He was a member of the Bethany Beach post of Veterans of Foreign Wars, and was also a member of Grace Fellowship Church in Timonium.

Services were held Tuesday.

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