W. Edward Deacon, 90, engineering firm executive

November 18, 2003

W. Edward Deacon, a retired executive of a mechanical engineering firm, died of a respiratory ailment Saturday at Gilchrist Center for Hospice Care. The Towson resident was 90.

Born in Baltimore and raised on Patterson Park Avenue, he was a 1931 graduate of Polytechnic Institute.

During World War II, Mr. Deacon did classified work at the former Glenn L. Martin Co. aircraft plant in Middle River. He joined Power and Combustion Inc. in 1950, and retired in 1984 as its vice president.

He was a member of Waverly Lodge of the Masons and the Engineering Society of Baltimore. He was a member of Towson United Methodist Church.

Services will be held at 11 a.m. tomorrow at Ruck Towson Funeral Home, 1050 York Road.

Survivors include a son, Ronald Deacon of Riva; a daughter, Diane Warner of Grasonville; three grandchildren; and two great-granddaughters. His wife of 62 years, the former Dorothy Webster, a homemaker and former Federal Land Bank secretary, died in 2000.

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