Harrison Ethridge, architectural historian, diesServices...

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February 08, 1992

Harrison Ethridge, architectural historian, dies

Services for Harrison M. Ethridge, an architectural historian and professor of history who had been on the Catonsville Community College faculty since 1970, will be held at 11 a.m. today at Trinity United Methodist Church in Petersburg, Va.

Dr. Ethridge died Tuesday of liver disease at his home in Washington. He was 58.

He was capital budget co-ordinator for the Catonsville college and assisted in the development of its Carroll Community College campus at Westminster.

He also taught graduate courses at Morgan State University. From 1963 to 1967, he was assistant director of admissions at George Washington University and between 1968 and 1970 he taught history at Frostburg State University.

A member of the National Trust for Historic Preservation and the Washington Historic Preservation and Review Board, he was a consultant to the Historic American Building Survey of the Department of the Interior.

He had been president of the board of the Old Stone Church Foundation in Leesburg, Va., and was a life member of the Virginia Historical Society, a Virginia Conference trustee of the Methodist Historical Society and a member of the Columbia Historical Society and the Society of Architectural Historians.

In Washington, he chaired the Bicentennial Assembly of 1974 that helped plan local bicentennial observances in that city.

The native of Hopewell, Va., attended Virginia Polytechnic Institute before graduating from Millsaps College. He earned a master's degree in history at the University of Richmond and did further graduate work at American University and Rutgers University before earning his doctorate at Catholic University in 1979.

He was in the Navy from 1957 to 1962, leaving it with the rank of lieutenant after serving as communications officer on the flagship of a destroyer squadron and on the staff of the commander of naval forces in Europe.

Dr. Ethridge was a member of the Army and Navy Club and the Kappa Sigma fraternity.

His survivors include his mother, Pauline Ethridge of Petersburg; a brother, Paul R. Ethridge of Washington; and a sister, Jacqueline Ethridge of Richmond.

Clarence M. Bowen

Electrical engineer

Services for Clarence M. Bowen, a retired electrical engineer who worked at the Baltimore Gas and Electric Co. for more than 40 years, will be held at 11 a.m. today at the Leroy M. and Russell C. Witzke Funeral Home, 1630 Edmondson Ave., Catonsville.

Mr. Bowen, who was 80 and a Catonsville resident for many years, died of cancer Wednesday at the Ellicott City home of a son.

Considered an expert on insulators, he retired in 1976. He was a life member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers.

The Baltimore native was a 1930 graduate of the Polytechnic Institute and completed his engineering studies at the Johns Hopkins University.

He had been an adult leader in the Boy Scouts and was a member of the 21 Club, an organization of alumni of Troop 21 in West Baltimore.

A life member of the National Rifle Association, he was a target pistol marksman who competed with the Baltimore City Police Team and helped coach a Catonsville rifle club for the Boy Scouts.

His wife, the former Virginia Chaney, died in 1987.

He is survived by two sons, Lawrence M. Bowen of Ellicott City and Steven D. Bowen of Woodlawn; a daughter, Janice L. Bowen of Catonsville; and a granddaughter.

The family suggested memorial contributions to the St. Agnes Hospice Fund or the Joseph Richey Hospice.

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Richard J. Koch

Insurance analyst

A Mass of Christian burial for Richard J. Koch, a retired insurance analyst, will be offered at 10 a.m. today at the Roman Catholic Church of the Nativity, 1800 Vista Lane in Timonium.

He died Wednesday at the Maryland Shock Trauma Center of heart and kidney failure, complications from an infection. He was 72.

Mr. Koch, who lived on Greenmeadow Drive in Timonium, worked for the American Health and Life Insurance Co. from 1973 to 1984, when he retired. He began his career as an underwriter with the Calvert Fire Insurance Co. shortly after World War II.

During the war, he worked for the Glenn L. Martin Co., now Martin Marietta Corp.

The native of Camden, N.J., was raised in Ruxton. He graduated from Towson High School and, in 1943, from Loyola College.

Since his retirement, Mr. Koch had worked part time as a starter at the Mount Pleasant Golf Course.

He is survived by his wife, the former Marlene Baer; a son, Richard J. Koch Jr. of Glen Arm; three brothers, Edward L. Koch of Denver, retired Navy Rear Adm. Ferdinand Koch of Alexandria, Va., and Robert J. Koch of Baltimore; and a grandson.

Edward Wisniewski

Operated newsstand

A Mass of Christian burial for Edward W. Wisniewski, who operated a newspaper stand at Broadway and Eastern Avenue for many years, will be offered at 10 a.m. today at St. Casimir's Roman Catholic Church, Kenwood Avenue and O'Donnell Street.

Mr. Wisniewski, 76, died Wednesday of a heart ailment at his home on North Rose Street.

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