Edward A. Hagens Sr., who worked 40 years at the now-defunct Armco Steel Corp. in East Baltimore, died Friday of complications from Alzheimer's disease at the Perring Parkway Center. He was 88.
Born on Exeter Street in Baltimore's Oldtown section, he attended Mount St. Joseph High School, where he played varsity baseball and basketball.
Mr. Hagens was drafted into the Army near the end of World War II. He served on Okinawa, where he located unexploded mines and destroyed them.
For 40 years, he worked at the Armco plant on Edison Highway near Monument Street. He was a metallurgist inspector for most of his employment there.
Mr. Hagens was a member of the Shrine of the Little Flower chapter of the Knights of Columbus, the Holy Name Society and the St. John's Old Timers Association.
He was married to the former Frances Mugowski for 59 years until her death in 2000.
A funeral Mass will be offered at 10 a.m. tomorrow at Shrine of the Little Flower Roman Catholic Church, Belair Road and Brendan Avenue.
Survivors include a daughter, Fran Smither of Pasadena; two grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. A son, Edward Hagens Jr., died of cancer in 1999.