Retired District Judge Allen E. Buzzell, died Tuesday in Shrewsbury, Pa., of a heart ailment. He was 82 and had lived in Shrewsbury since 1983.
A memorial service for Judge Buzzell, a former lawyer in Dundalk and Towson, was being held today at the Shrewsbury Lutheran Retirement Village.
He retired from the District Court in Baltimore County in 1977 after being named to the newly established lower court system in 1971.
Elected in 1952 to serve as president of the Baltimore County Bar Association, he had started his practice in Dundalk in 1937 and lived in that community for many years.
He also served twice before on lower court benches -- from 1949 to 1951 as a trial magistrate and from 1955 to 1959 as a judge of the People's Court, which heard civil cases.
In addition, he served on the county's Industrial Development Commission and as a delegate in 1967 and 1968 to the Constitutional Convention.
Born in Sparrows Point, he was a graduate of Friends School, Lebanon Valley College in Anneville, Pa., and the University of Maryland Law School.
He served in the Navy during World War II.
His wife, the former Gertrude Roberts, died last March.
He is survived by a son, Allen R. Buzzell of Gilford, N.H.