Henry L. Wysham, 63, Balto. County detective

April 28, 2003

Henry L. Wysham, a former Baltimore County homicide detective and security employee for the National Football League, died of cancer Friday at FutureCare Cherrywood in Reisterstown. He was 63 and had lived in Reisterstown for nearly 40 years.

Born in Philadelphia, he moved to Baltimore and attended Forest Park High School.

He received his high school equivalency diploma while serving in the Army from 1958 to 1962. He spent most of the time stationed in Germany, where he met his wife at a restaurant. Mr. Wysham, a private first class, married Christa D. Steurtz in 1960.

After he left the Army, Mr. Wysham worked about a year as a salesman for Metropolitan Life Insurance before joining the Baltimore County Police Department. He worked there 22 years and retired in 1985 as a homicide detective.

He was a member of the Fraternal Order of Police and a youth football coach.

In retirement, he started a private detective agency in Towson and left there to begin a second agency in Reisterstown. In 1999, the avid football fan found a way to watch the Baltimore Ravens from the sidelines. Starting that year, he worked three years as an NFL security representative for the Ravens.

A service will be held at 10 a.m. tomorrow at Eline Funeral Home, 11824 Reisterstown Road in Reisterstown.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by a son, Gregory K. Wysham of Glyndon; a daughter, Pamela L. Wysham of Reisterstown; and a brother, Thom Wysham of Baltimore.

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