John A. Laumann, a retired Baltimore County police lieutenant pTC who helped develop an improved method for identifying suspects from photos, died Saturday at the Meridian Nursing Home in Catonsville after a short illness. He was 90.
A memorial service is scheduled for 10 a.m. tomorrow at the G. Truman Schwab funeral establishment, 5151 Baltimore National Pike.
His teen years were spent working in the old Donut Corp. of America factory in Ellicott City. He left at age 18 for Philadelphia, where he learned to be an apprentice upholsterer, and returned to work as a weaver at Oella Mills.
He was married June 3, 1925, in Catonsville to Genevieve Elizabeth Laumann. She died in 1979. After retiring in 1959, Mr. Laumann bought a trailer and traveled extensively in the United States. He did wood-working in his garage between trips.
Surviving are three sons, John, Thomas and Dennis, all of Catonsville; four sisters, Marie Hobson, Hannah Markley, Minnie Woodward and Katherine Metz; and a brother, Albert H. Laumann, all of Baltimore; five grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.