Owen Carlson, 82, computer engineer

July 05, 1998

Owen Carlson, a retired computer engineer who lived in Baltimore for more than 50 years, died of Alzheimer's disease Wednesday at a veterans hospital in Columbia, S.C. He was 82.

Born in Calumet, Mich., Mr. Carlson earned an associate's degree at Michigan Technical College before working in the Civilian Conservation Corps. He was a first lieutenant in the Army, serving in World War II and Korea.

Mr. Carlson moved to Baltimore after World War II and worked for many years for what was then the Glenn L. Martin Co. He then was a computer engineer at Informatics Inc. in College Park for more than 15 years.

He enjoyed oil painting, often depicting ocean scenes on wood.

Mr. Carlson and his wife of 55 years, the former Evelyn Finnessey, moved late in life to Lexington, S.C., where a memorial service was held Thursday.

Additional survivors are a daughter, Donna Brigman of Lexington, S.C.; and two grandsons.

Pub Date: 7/05/98

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