Harry Kurtz Seward, 89, salesman for grocery firm

October 02, 2002

Harry Kurtz Seward, who sold wholesale groceries and was a World War II veteran, died Sept. 25 of congestive heart failure at Ivy Hall Nursing Home in Middle River. He was 89 and had lived in Overlea for nearly 50 years.

Before his retirement, he was a sales representative for Clarke & Leaman, Hamilton Street food brokers. He began working as a supervisor for the Becker Pretzel Co.

Born in Baltimore and raised in the Union Square neighborhood, he attended City College.

During World War II he was an Army corporal in an engineering company stationed in England. While on leave, he met his future wife, the former Rose Margaret Constable.

After serving in France, Belgium, Holland and Germany, he married her Oct. 14, 1945, in Manningtree, England. She survives him.

Mr. Seward belonged to the TBPA Club, a group of World War II brides and GI husbands which meets every year.

He was a member of the Towson Chapter of the Disabled American Veterans and a 50-year member of the Overlea Chapel of the United Methodist Church.

Services were held Saturday in Overlea.

Mr. Seward also is survived by a cousin, Juanita Morris of Baltimore.

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