Carroll F. Hartlove, 70, AAI Corp. manager

March 07, 2003

Carroll F. Hartlove, 70, AAI Corp. manager

Carroll F. Hartlove, former manager of mechanical support systems for AAI Corp., died Feb. 28 of heart failure at Franklin Square Hospital Center. The Perry Hall resident was 70.

Born and reared in Highlandtown, Mr. Hartlove was a 1951 graduate of Patterson Park High School. After serving in the Army for two years, he began mechanical engineering studies at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University in Blacksburg, where he earned his bachelor's degree in 1960.

While studying at Virginia Tech, he began working at AAI Corp., the Hunt Valley-based defense contractor, in 1958. He began his career as an engineer in the company's weapons and aero systems division, and later managed the law enforcement products department. Under his guidance, the division became a worldwide supplier of tear gas equipment.

At the time of his retirement in 1981, Mr. Hartlove's responsibilities as manager of mechanical support systems included management of the ordnance development laboratory, explosives manufacturing and testing areas.

He was a founder and later president of the AAI Retirees Association. He was also a member of the Virginia Tech mechanical engineering department's Advisory Board and Scholarship Committee.

Mr. Hartlove was a past president of the Perry Hall Athletic Booster Club and volunteered with the Children's House at Johns Hopkins Hospital.

He enjoyed traveling and spending time with his grandchildren.

Mr. Hartlove was a longtime member of Linden Heights United Methodist Church, where a memorial service was held Monday.

He is survived by his wife of 40 years, the former Carol Crouse; a son, Brian C. Hartlove of Elkridge; a daughter, Karen Hartlove-Newcomb of Fallston; a brother, William A. Hartlove Jr. of Rosedale; and three grandsons.

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