George W. Enders IV, 59, state parole division agent

January 01, 2003

George William Enders IV, a former Baltimore police officer and retired 30-year agent for the Maryland Division of Parole and Probation, died Sunday of cancer at Dorchester General Hospital on the Eastern Shore. The Cambridge resident was 59.

Born in Giles County, Va., he grew up in Hamilton and was a 1961 graduate of City College. After graduation, he enlisted in the Marines and served in the Vietnam War. In 1991, he served in the Persian Gulf war and was discharged with the rank of colonel.

After serving in Vietnam, Mr. Enders returned home and graduated from what is now Towson University, where he earned a bachelor's degree in psychology.

He was a member of the Baltimore Police Department for two years before becoming an agent for the Maryland Division of Parole and Probation in 1971. A longtime scuba diving enthusiast, he met Dottie Woernle, who would become his wife, on a plane during a 1974 scuba diving trip.

Mr. Enders also enjoyed sport crabbing and was a member of the Dorchester County Humane Society. He held the title of past exulted ruler at the Cambridge Elks Lodge and was a commandant of the Marine Corps League of Choptank Detachment 439.

A celebration of Mr. Enders' life will be held at 4 p.m. Saturday at the Cambridge Elks Lodge 1272.

In addition to his wife of 25 years, he is survived by his daughter, Donna Enders of Ruxton; two sons, George Enders V of Ocean City and John Enders of Cambridge; two brothers, Kirk Enders of Baltimore and John Enders of Monrovia; two aunts; and numerous cousins.

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