Douglas T. Harryman, 77, Air Force major, bar owner

October 02, 2002

Douglas Turnbull Harryman, a retired Air Force major and former tavern owner, died Sept. 25 of a heart attack in Grafton, W.Va., where he had lived since 1993. The former Jarrettsville resident was 77.

Born in Baltimore and raised in the Middle River and Putty Hill sections of Baltimore County, he was a 1942 graduate of Towson High School, where he played football. He earned a bachelor's degree from the University of Maryland, College Park.

An Army Air Forces navigator during World War II, he subsequently joined the reserves and attained the rank of major. He formerly owned a data processing business in Towson and, in the 1980s, a bar, the Ox Bow, at Pratt and Wolfe streets in Southeast Baltimore.

After his retirement in 1992, he bought a West Virginia farm and planted nut and fruit trees.

Services were held Monday.

He is survived by his wife of 32 years, the former Patricia Jean Cook; a son, George Harryman IX of Jarrettsville; four daughters, Victoria Midget and Lisa Carlson, both of Virginia Beach, Va., Patricia Harryman-Buschbom of McPherson, Kan., and Mary Elizabeth Harryman of North East; two brothers, George Harryman of Bel Air and Richard Harryman of Severna Park; three sisters, Ethel Forlifer of Arnold, Margaret Prigel of Earlsville and Mary Anne Van Vaalendern of Alexandria, Va.; 12 grandchildren; and 6 great-grandchildren. A son, Douglas T. Harryman II, died in 2000.

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