Richard LaCourse Retired radio inspector

November 12, 1990

Services for Richard A. LaCourse, a retired radio inspector, will be at 11 a.m. today at the Mitchell-Wiedefeld funeral home, 6500 York Road.

Mr. LaCourse, a resident of Govans, died Thursday at University Hospital after a heart attack. He was 73.

Born in Baltimore, he was a 1935 graduate of City College and served in the Navy during World War II.

Mr. LaCourse had been a radio engineer for many years at WCBM, WBAL, WFBR and WCAO. He retired in 1971 as a radio inspector for the Department of Defense.

At the age of 55, Mr. LaCourse decided to attend Essex Community College and later received an associate of arts degree in music. He then transferred to Towson State University and graduated in 1979. Since then, he had been teaching trumpet at the creative arts center at Essex.

Mr. LaCourse was a member of Parkville American Legion Post No. 183, the Masons' Tuscan Lodge No. 202 and the Middle River Concert Band. He was the director of the Chesapeake Senior Band.

He was also an avid golfer and photographer.

He is survived by his wife of 50 years, the former Ruth Price; two daughters, Bonnie K. Bena of Fairfax, Va., and Susan L. Otto of Baltimore; a son, Richard A. LaCourse Jr. of Baltimore; and five grandchildren.

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