Charles McCracken Westinghouse engineer

December 22, 1990

Services for Charles H. McCracken, a senior engineer in the Communication Systems Division of the Westinghouse Electric Corp., will be held at 10 a.m. today at the Providence Baptist Church, 882 Cecil Ave., Millersville.

Mr. McCracken was 56 and lived in Crownsville. He died Thursday at Memorial Hospital in Cumberland after being injured Sunday in an automobile accident on U.S. 50 in Augusta, W.Va., while returning from a visit to his mother's home in Hamilton, Ohio.

He moved to Maryland about 20 years ago from Annandale, Va., where he had been a consulting engineer. He had begun doing work for Westinghouse under a contract.

Before joining the Westinghouse facility at the Baltimore-Washington International Airport, he had worked for the company in Iran and in California.

The Hamilton native received a bachelor's degree in electrical engineering from the University of Kentucky and a master's degree from the Johns Hopkins University.

He served in the Navy aboard submarines from 1952 to 1956.

The former deacon at the Severna Park Baptist Church taught adult Sunday school classes at the Providence Baptist Church.

His wife, the Rev. Carolyn Jacobs McCracken, is a chaplain at the Springfield Hospital Center.

Other survivors include a son, Charles H. McCracken III of Tucson, Ariz.; a daughter, Patricia M. Staiger of Dayton, Ohio; his mother, Martha McCracken of Hamilton; his brother, James E. McCracken of Mason, Ohio; and four grandchildren.

The family suggested memorial contributions to Our Daily Bread.

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