Albert R. Reese, a retired Baltimore County public works foreman who also had been a crane operator for the state, died Wednesday after a heart attack at his home in Bethlehem, near Preston, in Caroline County.
Services for Mr. Reese, 75, were being held today in the Maryland Veterans Cemetery-Eastern Shore in Beulah.
The native of Staunton, Va., moved to the Baltimore area as a young man and worked for Baltimore County in road maintenance about 20 years before he retired in the late 1960s. He then moved to the Eastern Shore and worked for the Maryland Department of Natural Resources until his final retirement about 14 years ago. He lived in Denton before moving to the Preston area 20 years ago.
Mr. Reese served in the Army during World War II and saw combat in Germany. Shot in the shoulder and the face, he was awarded a Purple Heart and a Bronze Star.