Carl W. Watchorn Electrical engineer

June 15, 1993

Carl W. Watchorn, a retired electrical engineer and expert on the economics of power generating systems who had worked for a Pennsylvania utility headquartered in Baltimore, died June 8 at Northwest Hospital Center in Randallstown. He was 93.

Mr. Watchorn had lived in the Fairhaven Retirement Community in Sykesville for about seven years.

He worked for the General Electric Co. and the New York Edison Co. before moving to the Baltimore area in the late 1920s to work for the Pennsylvania Water and Power Co.

In 1940, he became a registered professional engineer in Maryland.

He was living in the Sykesville area in 1955, when the company became part of Pennsylvania Power and Light Co. and he was transferred to Allentown, Pa. He then lived in Bethlehem, Pa., retiring in 1967 as a consultant to Pennsylvania Power and Light.

A member of the Engineering Society of Baltimore, he was a former chairman of the Maryland Section of what is now the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers. He was a life fellow of the Institute.

He was also a member of the Tau Beta Pi honorary engineering society and Sigma Xi, the scientific research society.

Born in Waltham, Mass., he was a graduate in electrical engineering of the Worcester Polytechnic Institute. He earned a master's degree in the field in 1962 at Lehigh University and held a law degree from the University of Maryland.

A memorial service for Mr. Watchorn will be held at 2 p.m. tomorrow in the chapel at Fairhaven.

He is survived by his wife, the former Ethel Parker Winterson; and a brother, Donald R. Watchorn, also of Fairhaven.

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