William G. Kouwenhoven, 73, airline consultantWilliam...

April 15, 1999

William G. Kouwenhoven, 73, airline consultant

William Gerrit Kouwenhoven, a retired airline management consultant and skilled yachtsman, died Saturday of lung cancer at his Roland Park residence. He was 73.

From 1951 until he retired in 1988, he was a management consultant to numerous air carriers, including Pan American World Airways, American Airlines, Scandinavian Airlines System and British Airways.

He raced sailboats on the Chesapeake Bay and Long Island Sound and in the Newport-to-Bermuda race. He was a member of the Gibson Island Yacht Squadron, the New York Yacht Club and the American Yacht Club.

He was born and raised in Homeland. His father was Dr. William B. Kouwenhoven, who with his team at Johns Hopkins Hospital pioneered cardiopulmonary resuscitation and developed the defibrillator.

At age 18, Mr. Kouwenhoven earned a bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering from the Johns Hopkins University.

He was a direct descendant of Wolphert Gerrit van Kouwenhoven, one of the Dutch settlers of New Amsterdam, and was a member of the St. Nicholas Society of New York, the Society of Colonial Wars and the Sons of the Revolution.

A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at St. Christophers-By-The-Sea, a nondenominational church on Gibson Island.

He is survived by his wife of 41 years, the former Jean Alexandra Stein; two sons, William B. Kouwenhoven of Berkeley, Calif., and Nicholas W. Kouwenhoven of Roland Park; and three grandchildren.

August B. Loetz, 83, Baltimore police sergeant

August B. Loetz, a retired Baltimore police sergeant, died Friday of an infection at University of Maryland Shock Trauma Center. He was 83 and had homes in Westminster and Denton.

He served with the Police Department from 1952 to 1982 and retired as desk sergeant at Southern District. Earlier, he was a welder and served in the Army during World War II.

Mr. Loetz was a member of several groups, including the Lake Shore Democratic Club in Pasadena, American Legion Post No. 29 in Denton, the Boumi Temple, the Corinthian Lodge and the Scottish Rite of Free Masonry.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. today at Skiles Funeral Home, 136 E. Baltimore St., Taneytown.

He is survived by his wife, the former Dorothy Marie Bach, whom he married in 1936; a daughter, Dorothy Ruth Spicer of Westminster; a stepson, Robert L. Greene of Orlando, Fla.; two sisters, Zella Chaplan and Elenore LaMartina, both of Pasadena; 13 grandchildren; and 28 great-grandchildren.


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