Julius "Jake" Horn, 88, a retired Army major who did intelligence work at the National Security Agency from 1960 to the early 1970s, died Sept. 16 at the Mariner Health of Greater Laurel nursing home. He had Alzheimer's disease.

His wife of 62 years, Cecilia Fischer Horn, 82, died of cancer Sept. 20 at the University of Maryland Medical Center in Baltimore. They were Laurel residents and had lived in the Washington area since the late 1950s.

Both were members of St. Mary of the Mills Catholic Church in Laurel. Mrs. Horn was active in volunteer work at the church. Maj. Horn was a grand knight in the Knights of Columbus.

Maj. Horn, a St. Louis native, was in the Army Signal Corps from 1940 to 1960. He served in Europe during World War II, and his later assignments included South Korea. He graduated from the University of Maryland during his military career. His final active-duty assignment was with the Army Security Agency at Fort Meade.

Mrs. Horn was born in Spokane, Wash., and was primarily a homemaker.

Survivors include their eight children, Robert Horn of Laurel, Juliet Rolston of Yorktown, Va., Douglas Horn of Walkersville, James Horn of Middletown, Tony Horn of Rockville, retired Navy Lt. Cmdr. David Horn of Ellicott City, Mary Horn of Waldorf and Karen Schumacher of Williamsburg; and 15 grandchildren.

Mrs. Horn is also survived by a sister.