E. Robert Eliason Jr., accountant

May 13, 1993|By Staff Report

E. Robert Eliason Jr., a retired partner in the accounting firm of Deloitte & Touche, died Tuesday at St. Joseph Hospital after a heart attack at his Cockeysville home. He was 58.

Mr. Eliason retired from the national accounting firm in 1988, after coming to Baltimore in 1971 to become a partner and set up the local office's tax department, which he headed. He had begun working for a predecessor firm in Seattle and also worked in Chicago before coming to Baltimore.

After his retirement, he was a consultant to accounting firms, including Caldwell and Bodenheimer in Towson.

Born in Bremerton, Wash., he was a 1956 graduate of the University of Puget Sound, where he was captain of the basketball team. He taught and was basketball coach at Bremerton High School before starting his career as an accountant.

He was a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Maryland Certified Public Accountants Association. He started the Tax Partner Luncheon Group in Baltimore and chaired the Chesapeake Tax Conference.

He belonged to the Hillendale Country Club.

Services for Mr. Eliason are to be conducted at 11 a.m. tomorrow at Ascension Evangelical Lutheran Church of Baltimore County, 7601 York Road in Towson.

He is survived by his wife of 36 years, the former Maureen Prawitz; a son, Edwin R. Eliason III of Abingdon; two daughters, Corrine E. DeArmitt of Laguna Niguel, Calif., and Julie E. Cartier of Chicago; his mother, Mabel Eliason of Bremerton; a sister, Nancy Baynham of Mercer Island, Wash.; and three grandchildren.

The family suggested memorial contributions to Ascension Evangelical Lutheran Church of Baltimore County.

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