Frank Everett Locke, 80, district sales manager

April 16, 2004

Frank Everett Locke, a retired sales manager who played the bagpipes, died of cancer Sunday at the Bonnie Blink Masonic Home in Hunt Valley. The former Timonium resident was 80.

Mr. Locke was born and raised in Providence, R.I., and enlisted in the Navy in 1941. After his service in World War II, he attended the University of Minnesota on the GI Bill and earned a bachelor's degree in electrical engineering in 1949.

From 1952 until retiring in 1985, Mr. Locke was Middle Atlantic district sales manager for Sundstrand Corp., which manufactured heavy gears and electronic couplers and reducers.

Mr. Locke was a member of the Scottish Rite and Boumi Temple. He was a former captain of the Boumi Temple bagpipe band and enjoyed participating in area parades.

He was also a longtime member of the Towson Fourth of July Parade Committee and the Flag Day and Living Flag Celebration committees, both at Fort McHenry.

Mr. Locke was married for 46 years to the former Patricia Ann Woodworth, a retired Baltimore County educator and reading specialist who died in 2000.

A memorial service will be held at 10:30 a.m. May 8 at Dulaney Valley Memorial Gardens, 200 E. Padonia Road, Timonium.

He is survived by two sons, James J. Locke of Middle River and Robert W. Locke of Towson, and three grandchildren. Another son, Thomas W. Locke, died in 1989.

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