John F. Neutze Jr. dies at 48 was lacrosse player, official

December 14, 1990

Services for John F. Neutze Jr., vice president of an electric-motor company and an official at college lacrosse games for more than 20 years, will be held at 10 a.m. tomorrow at the Mitchell-Wiedefeld Home, 6500 York Road. Mr. Neutze, who was 48, died Tuesday of heart disease at his home on Clearspring Road in Govans.

He was a vice president of the William C. O'Brien Co. in Baltimore, where he had worked for more than 15 years. Earlier, he worked for the Metropolitan Life Insurance Co.

For 22 years, he officiated at college lacrosse games as a member of the Southern Collegiate Lacrosse Officials Association. He also officiated at football games as a member of the Maryland Board of Football Officials.

Born in Baltimore, he attended Boys' Latin School and was a graduate of City College and of the University of Baltimore.

He played midfield on lacrosse teams in high school and college and later for the Baltimore Lacrosse Club and on an all-star box lacrosse team. He was secretary of the Millington Lodge of the Masons and belonged to the Scottish Rite and Boumi Temple.

Mr. Neutze is survived by his mother, Thelma Harden Neutze of Arnold; two brothers, C. Roger Neutze of Arnold and William C. Neutze of Reisterstown; a sister, Charlotte Anne Griffin of Stevensville; a friend, Katie Langton of Baltimore; and two nephews and two nieces.

The family suggested contributions to Shriner Hospitals for Crippled Children, through Boumi Temple.

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