Charles W. Holtermann, engineer

May 04, 1993

Charles W. Holtermann, an engineer and retired president of an insulation company, died Saturday at the Anne Arundel Medical Center in Annapolis of respiratory failure.

He was 70 and lived in Arnold.

He retired in 1984 after 10 years as president of the Porter-Hayden Co. He had started working for a predecessor firm in New Jersey in 1947 and came to the Baltimore area in the early 1970s.

A native of New York City who was reared on Staten Island, he earned a degree in mechanical engineering at the Stevens Institute of Technology in Hoboken, N.J.

During World War II, he graduated from the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy and was chief engineer on an oil tanker.

He was a former director of the National Insulation Contractors Association, and had been an adult leader in the Boy Scouts on Staten Island.

He was a member of St. Martin's-in-the-Field Episcopal Church and of the property committee of the Episcopal Diocese of Maryland.

His first wife, the former Elaine Buschner, died in 1985.

Services for Mr. Holtermann were to be conducted at 3 p.m. today at St. Martin's-in-the-Field Church, 375 Benfield Road in Severna Park.

He is survived by his wife, the former Barbara Kaufman; two daughters, Barbara Nowogrodzki of Trumansburg, N.Y., and Carroll Howe of Frederick; two sons, Peter Holtermann of Chicago and Andrew Holtermann of Severna Park; three stepdaughters, Katherine Curran of Laurel and Brenda and Laura Rosencrantz, both of Washington; a sister, Marjorie Fandrei of Staten Island, N.Y.; and seven grandchildren.

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