Paul M. Fabiszak, 54, firm president, firefighter

April 07, 2003

Paul M. Fabiszak, president of a well-drilling company and longtime volunteer firefighter and emergency medical services provider in Baltimore and Harford counties, died of a pulmonary embolism Tuesday at his home in Freeland. He was 54.

Mr. Fabiszak was a lifelong resident of Baltimore. He graduated from Calvert Hall College in Towson in 1967 and joined the Christian Brothers of St. John the Baptist de LaSalle religious order in Memphis, Tenn. He attended Christian Brothers College, but after the death of his father left the order and returned to Baltimore to assist his mother.

In the early 1970s, Mr. Fabiszak joined the family business, G. Edgar Harr Sons Corp., and became a master well driller. He was an enthusiastic community volunteer, serving in the Civil Air Patrol and American Red Cross.

Mr. Fabiszak joined the Lutherville Volunteer Fire Company, beginning a career of distinguished volunteer service with several area fire and emergency medical services companies. He was inducted into the Maryland State Fireman's Hall of Fame in 1995, and was also named the state EMS member of the year and provider of the year.

In addition to the Lutherville company, Mr. Fabiszak was a member of the Central Alarmers, Norrisville Fire Company and the Hereford EMS/Rescue Company, where he served as chief and president.

He was also a member of the Cowenton Fire Company, where he met his wife, the former Lorraine Boram, who is a paramedic and firefighter. The couple were married in 1984.

He was a communicant at Our Lady of Grace Roman Catholic Church in Parkton, where he taught fifth-grade catechism and formerly served on the parish council. He was also a member of the Knights of Columbus.

A funeral Mass was offered Friday at the church.

In addition to his wife, Mr. Fabiszak is survived by three daughters, Valerie, Sarah and MaryJo Fabiszak, all living at home.

Donations may be made to the Paul Fabiszak Memorial Fund, 403 Allegheny Ave., Towson 21204.

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