Edward A. Metcalf, 87, research chemist Edward A...

March 09, 2002

Edward A. Metcalf, 87, research chemist

Edward A. Metcalf, a retired chemist, died March 2 of complications from emphysema at Broadmead Retirement Community in Cockeysville, where he had lived since 1992. He was 87 and had lived in Stoneleigh for many years.

Mr. Metcalf retired 27 years ago as a research chemist at Edgewood Arsenal, where he worked for 25 years. He had taught at the Johns Hopkins University in the 1940s and was named chairman of the chemistry department at Westminster College in New Wilmington, Pa., in 1940.

Born in Marietta, Ohio, he was a Marietta College graduate and earned a master's degree from Columbia University in New York and a doctorate in chemistry from Ohio State University.

He was chairman of Broadmead's financial and conservation committees, and was a communicant of Immanuel Episcopal Church in Glencoe.

Services will be private.

Mr. Metcalf is survived by his wife of 61 years, the former Julia Appleton; and two daughters, Eleanor S. Metcalf of Bethesda and Julia A. Metcalf of Rockville.

Irv Engelman, 93, actor, social services official

Irv Engelman, an actor and retired social services official, died of pneumonia March 2 at Howard County General Hospital. He was 93 and had lived in Howard County - first in Columbia, then in Ellicott City - since 1975.

He appeared in numerous Toby's Dinner Theatre productions in Columbia, specializing in playing priests and rabbis. His stage work included West Side Story, The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas and Fiddler on the Roof.

Born Irving Joseph Engelman in Rahway, N.J., he was a 1928 graduate of Dartmouth College and earned a law degree from Rutgers University in 1932. He retired 23 years ago from the American Public Welfare Association in Washington, where he was a consultant. Earlier, he had been New Jersey's director of welfare.

Services are being planned.

His wife of 54 years, the former Sylvia Olenick, died last year.

He is survived by two daughters, Claudia Flisi of Milan, Italy, and Bonnie Engelman of Columbia; and five grandchildren.

Charles F. Cox, 54, Vietnam veteran

Charles F. Cox, a Vietnam War veteran who had worked as a painter and drywall installer, died Wednesday of heart failure at Union Memorial Hospital. He was 54.

The Hampden resident retired about 20 years ago on a medical disability.

A motor pool driver during the Vietnam War, Mr. Cox completed several tours of duty with the Army before being discharged in 1975.

He was born in Martinsville, Va., and raised in Baltimore, where he graduated from the old Samuel Gompers Vocational School at North Avenue and Broadway.

Mr. Cox was a cat fancier.

Services will be private.

He is survived by two brothers, Elbert R. Cox of York, Pa., and Charles C. Cox of Galax, Va.; a sister, Betty Jean Cook of Boycetown, Tenn.; and several nephews and nieces.

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