Services took place for Arnold resident Vernon Schenck Fortna Saturday at Barranco and Sons Severna Park Funeral Home.
Mr. Fortna, 78,died of heart failure Wednesday at Anne Arundel Medical Center.
Born in Baltimore, he lived there and in Arnold for most of his life.
He was employed as a patternmaker for mold casting at Martin Aircraft in Middle River and later worked for Koppers Co. He retired 17 years ago.
Mr. Fortna was a member of the Elkridge Masonic Lodge.
His other interests included fishing, painting, drawing, woodcarving and repair work.
He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Antoinette V. Garvis Fortna.