Duncan H. Mackenzie, 79, Preservation Md. executive

March 03, 2004

Duncan Henry Mackenzie, a former executive director of Preservation Maryland who was active in Scottish organizations, died of complications from Parkinson's disease Feb. 25 at the Perry Point Veterans Affairs Hospital. The Bel Air resident was 79.

Born in Cleveland, he studied at Brown University before enlisting in the Royal Canadian Air Force during World War II. After the war, he joined the U.S. Army Air Forces and was stationed in Germany.

In 1954, he earned a degree in military science from a University of Maryland branch in Munich, Germany.

Later in the 1950s, he became a test pilot for the former Glenn L. Martin Co. in Middle River, and then worked for a Washington advertising agency.

After his marriage in 1969 to Anne Howard Fitchett Stick, food editor of the old News American, he moved to Baltimore. He was a manager at Lexington Market and later directed Preservation Maryland, a historical preservation organization.

Mr. Mackenzie was a past president of the St. Andrew's Society of Maryland and the Highland Society of Harford County.

Services are private.

Survivors, in addition to his wife, include a daughter, Suzanne M. Barrows of Washington; two stepsons, John H. Clemson of Ruxton and G. Scott Clemson of Mount Charleston, Nev.; a brother, Alexander S. Mackenzie of Atlanta; a sister, Roberta M. Cohee of Cleveland; and a grandson.

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