Walden J. Gosnell Jr., 77, draftsman

January 03, 2003

Walden J. Gosnell Jr., 77, draftsman

Walden J. Gosnell Jr., a retired draftsman, died Monday of complications from pneumonia at Carroll County General Hospital. He was 77, and a resident of Berrett in Carroll County.

Born in Woodbine, he was a 1943 graduate of Catonsville High School. After serving in the Army during World War II, he became a draftsman for signals on the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad in Baltimore.

He later worked for the National Aeronautics and Space Administration and Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory, where he retired in 1982.

Mr. Gosnell was a member of Arbutus Volunteer Fire Department from 1948 until 1965, when he moved to Carroll County.

He was a member of American Legion Post 31 in Westminster and was a life member of Disabled American Veterans and the Independent Order of Odd Fellows lodge in Granite.

Services will be held at 1:30 p.m. today at Burrier-Queen Funeral Home, 1212 W. Old Liberty Road in Winfield.

Survivors include his wife of 55 years, the former Mary Rose Hensby; an aunt, Margaret Day of Westminster; and nieces and nephews, including Mary Beth Hensby of Eldersburg.

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