F. Von Schwerdtner

Obituaries

Consultant, 67

February 13, 1992

Service for Friedrich E. von Schwerdtner, an independent consultant,will take place at 2 p.m. Feb. 16 at the Unitarian Church on Dubois Road in Annapolis.

Mr. von Schwerdtner, 67, died Feb. 10 at the Washington Hospital Center from complications following surgery.

Born in Annapolis, Mr. von Schwerdtner was raised in Annapolis and Gettysburg, Pa. He graduated from the Baltimore Polytechnic Institute.

Mr. von Schwerdtner was a veteran of World War II service withthe U.S. Army Air Force, serving as a gunner on a B-25 in the Pacific. At one point, his plane was forced down, but the crew was rescued by a Navy seaplane, which then was unable to take off. The aircraft taxied 250 miles to the nearest U.S. base.

During his military service, Mr. von Schwerdtner won the Air Medal and three Battle Stars. After the war, he left the service to attend Johns Hopkins University.

Mr. von Schwerdtner served as the planning administrator for Anne Arundel County between 1956 and 1964. After that, he was self-employed as a land-use, zoning and demographics consultant, working out of his 300-year-old home in Annapolis.

Survivors include his wife of 20 years, Patricia White von Schwerdtner; their children, Christina von Schwerdtner, Anna von Schwerdtner, and Thomas von Schwerdtner, all of Annapolis; his first wife, Muriel Knudson von Schwerdtner, and their three children, Jonathan von Schwerdtner and Eric von Schwerdtner,and Julianna Duffy, all of Annapolis; two sisters, Anne von Schwerdtner of Baltimore and Martha Lee Dorney of New Orleans; a brother, Dietrich von Schwerdtner of Hightstown, N.J.; and two grandsons.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be sent to the Fritz von Schwerdtner Memorial Fund, care of Carter D. Messick Jr., Suite 104, 111 Chinquapin Round Road, Annapolis, Md. 21401.

ELEANOR H. WILSON

NURSE, 86

Services for Eleanor Hoff Wilson, a former nurse at Anne Arundel Medical Center, will take place at 11 a.m. Feb. 14 in the Hardesty Funeral Home in Annapolis.

Mrs. Wilson, 86, died Feb. 11 of heart failure at the Pleasant Living Convalescent Center.

A lifelong resident of Annapolis, she retired from the AAMC in 1968 after a 20-yearcareer.

Her interests included fishing and gardening.

Mrs. Wilson's husband, William Porter Wilson Sr., died in 1985.

She is survived by two daughters, Mary E. Howard of Buffalo Grove, Ill., and Wilma L. Lanneau of Davidsonville; a son, William Porter Wilson Jr. of Chevy Chase; and five grandchildren.

DOROTHY E. RAPP

SEAMSTRESS, 77

Services for retired seamstress Dorothy E. Rapp of Pasadena took place Feb. 13 at the Gonce Funeral Home.

Miss Rapp, 77, died Feb. 10at University Hospital of a heart attack.

She was born in Baltimore, and her interests included sewing.

Miss Rapp is survived by her brother, John E. Rapp of Catonsville, and her sister, Marie H. Snyder of Pasadena.

Arrangements were by the Gonce Funeral Home of Pasadena.

W. E. MONTGOMERY

GENERAL MANAGER, 52

Services for William E. Montgomery of Severna Park took place Feb. 13, at the Barranco and Sons Funeral Home.

Mr. Montgomery, 52, died Feb. 10 of a heart attack at North Arundel Hospital

He was born in Fitzgerald, Ga., and raised in Charlotte, N.C.

Mr. Montgomery was a graduate of Duke University (N.C.) in the field of electrical engineering. He undertook graduate work in electrical engineering at Johns Hopkins University and was a graduate of the Stanford Executive Business Program at Stanford University.

He was appointed general manager in 1981 of the Westinghouse Corp. Space Division, which consolidated the company's space and other high-reliability system development and production into one organization.

Before that, he served as the manager of the Advanced Systems Department and was responsible for the management of electronic systems for space and airborne applications.

He was a member of the board of advisers of the Reliability and Maintainability Symposium, the board of governors of the National Space Club, the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, the Air Force Association, and the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers.

Survivors include his wife, the former Jeanette Harrison, whom he married in 1961; a daughter, Martha Elizabeth Doggett of Charlotte, N.C.;a son, William E. Montgomery IV of Severna Park; and his mother, Helen Montgomery of Lake Wilie, S.C.

RAY S. COWAN JR.

INSPECTOR, 56

Services for Ray S. Cowan Jr. of Glen Burnie, an inspector with the U.S. Civil Service, took place Feb. 13, at the Cavalry Chapel, Fort Meade.

Mr. Cowan, 56, died Feb. 10 at the Malcolm Grow U.S. Air ForceMedical Center after a lengthy illness.

He was born in Hamptonville, N.C., and attended Unity High School in Statesville, N.C.

He had worked as an inspector for the U.S. Civil Service for six years, after serving in the U.S. Air Force for 20 years.

Mr. Cowan was a member of the Pleasant Hill Baptist Church in Hamptonville, the HermanGrand Commanding Knights Temple, United Supreme Council 33 of the Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite of Freemasons, Southern Jurisdiction, in Oklahoma; Prince Hall Affiliation, Grand Orient of Washington, D.C.; the Dreary Vaughn Chapter 24 of the Order of the Eastern Star, Berlin Chapter 99 in Berlin, Germany; and the Shriners.

Survivors include his wife of 34 years, the former Lucille Myers; two sons, Ray S. Cowan Sr. of Japan and Marlin Cowan of Natchitoches, La.; a daughter, Sharon Cowan of Bossier City, La.; five brothers, Leroy Cowan of Statesville, La., Claude Cowan of Ozart, Ala., Earl Cowan of Sulfork,Va., Melvin Cowan of Fort Belvoir, Va., and Thomas Cowan of Long Beach, Calif.; two sisters, Jacqueline Lomax and Darlene Basemore, both of Hamptonville, N.C.; his father, Francis Cowan of Statesville; and five grandchildren.

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