Edward L. McCoy, 74, glass installation manager

April 18, 2004

Edward L. McCoy, a retired glass installation manager and consultant, died of cancer Tuesday at the Baltimore Veterans Affairs Rehabilitation and Extended Care Center. The Columbia resident was 74.

Born in Pittsburgh, he attended St. Vincent College in Latrobe, Pa., and Canisius College in Buffalo, N.Y., before serving in the Army during the Korean War.

He bid and supervised commercial glass installation jobs in Elmira, N.Y., before moving to Maryland in 1985. He became a consultant to contractors and architects and managed contracts for commercial window glass and glazing jobs.

A member of American Legion Post 60 in Laurel, Mr. McCoy enjoyed bridge, golf, fishing and bird-watching. He was also a fan of minor-league baseball and Notre Dame and Pittsburgh Steelers football.

A Mass of Christian burial was offered yesterday at Resurrection of Our Lord Roman Catholic Church in Laurel, where he was a member.

He is survived by his wife of 50 years, the former Jean Guerdat; six sons, Michael E. McCoy and Andrew T. McCoy, both of Columbia, Peter W. McCoy of San Antonio, James F. McCoy of Redmond, Wash., J.J. McCoy of Washington, D.C., and Jeremy M. McCoy of Annapolis; a daughter, Martha J. Krichbaum of Germantown; a sister, C. Inez Plunkett of Pittsburgh; and five grandchildren.

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