Harry L. Whitehead, 81, executive for developer

May 28, 2004

Harry Lawrence "Buck" Whitehead, a retired executive with Monumental Properties Inc. and a World War II veteran, died of undetermined causes Tuesday at his Westminster home. He was 81.

Mr. Whitehead was born in Baltimore, raised in Dickeyville and attended Catonsville High School.

He worked for developer Joseph Meyerhoff Corp. before enlisting in the Army during World War II. He served in the Pacific, attaining the rank of staff sergeant, and was awarded decorations including the Bronze Star.

Mr. Whitehead returned to Meyerhoff after the war, and remained with the company after it was acquired by Monumental Insurance Co. At his retirement in 1975, he was senior vice president of its Monumental Properties division.

Mr. Whitehead was a member of Boumi Temple and the Westminster Church of the Brethren. He enjoyed travel.

Services will be held at 10 a.m. tomorrow at Fletcher Funeral Home, 254 E. Main St., Westminster.

Surviving are his wife of 58 years, the former Virginia Wert; two sons, Keith Whitehead Sr. of Ellicott City and Dean Whitehead of Westminster; two daughters, Susan Timmons and Stacey Huber, both of Westminster; 11 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

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