Services for Edward C. Pritchett, formerly of Columbia, chief of theGeotechnical and Materials Branch of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in Washington, were held Nov. 24 at Stauffer Funeral Home in Frederick. He was buried at Loudon Park Cemetery in Baltimore.
Pritchett, 54, died Nov. 21, of a heart attack in Vicksburg, Miss.
He was a graduate of the McDonough School in 1955 and The Citadelin 1959, where he received his Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering.
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers was his employer for 30 years. He initially worked at the Baltimore district office and later at the North Pacific office in Portland, Ore., before his final move to Washington.
Pritchett was a leader in the design and safetyevaluations of dams in the international community, consulting in countries such as China, Pakistan, Turkey and India. He was active in many professional engineering organizations such as the International Committee on Large Dams, the U.S. Committee on Large Dams and the American Society of Civil Engineers.
He is survived by his wife, Janet C. Goodrich Pritchett of Ijamsville; his father, Simeon Edward Pritchett of Frederick; children Timothy L. Pritchett of Spartanburg, S.C., and C. Goodrich Pritchett of Frederick; and grandson, Geoffrey E. Pritchett.
Memorial donations can be made to the United Way of Frederick, P.O. Box 307, Frederick, Md. 21701 or The Citadel College of Engineering, Charleston, S.C. 29405.
EARL CLIFTON KRAISSER
Services for Earl Clifton Kraisser of Ellicott City, a retired computer programmer for Social Security, were held Nov. 27 at FirstEvangelical Lutheran Church in Ellicott City. He was buried in Crestlawn Memorial Garden.
Kraisser, 61, died in his home after a year-long bout with cancer.
The Baltimore native lived in Ellicott Cityfor 26 years. He was a graduate of Patterson Park High School.
Heis survived by his wife, Lola, of Ellicott City; sons Clifton of Elkridge, and Jeffrey Kraisser of Fredericksburg, Va.; daughters Karen Fleming of Christiansburg, Va., and Lynn Kraisser of Ellicott City; a brother, Melvin Kraisser of Baltimore; and sisters Emma Kraisser and Myra Dimattia, both of Baltimore.