Harlan V. Southwick Sr., 73, Balto. Co. parks workerHarlan...

April 06, 1997

Harlan V. Southwick Sr., 73, Balto. Co. parks worker

Harlan V. Southwick Sr., a retired Baltimore County recreation and parks employee, died of cancer Wednesday at his Essex home. He was 73.

He retired in 1985 after working for 12 years in the office at Chesterwood Park.

He moved to Baltimore in 1941 from Cazenovia, N.Y., to become a sheet metal worker at the Glenn L. Martin plant in Middle River.

In the early 1950s, he was employed by Crown, Cork & Seal Co. Inc. and helped the company establish overseas bottling plants. He also owned and operated Southwick's Amoco in Essex.

He was a member for 55 years of Back River United Methodist Church and was active in Elks Lodge No. 1816 in Essex, American Legion Post No. 1228 and the 15th District Democratic Club.

Services will be held at 10 a.m. tomorrow at Connelly Funeral Home of Essex, 300 Mace Ave.

His wife of 27 years, the former Ruth V. Brehms, died in 1968.

He is survived by his wife of 26 years, the former Ethel Helfer; a son, Harlan V. Southwick Jr. of Perry Hall; two daughters, Cindy Tucciarella and Judith Nelka, both of Baltimore; a brother, Lee J. Southwick of Cazenovia; two stepdaughters, Fran Hollon of Sykesville and Jose Servis of Los Lunas, N.M.; 10 grandchildren; and a great grandchild.

Pub Date: 4/06/97

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