Edward A. Ramsburg, 67, probation supervisor

September 24, 2004

Edward Alva Ramsburg, a former parole and probation supervisor and tavern owner, died of lung cancer Saturday at his Arnold home. He was 67.

Born in Baltimore and raised in Ellicott City, he was a 1954 graduate of Howard High School. He attended the University of Baltimore and earned a bachelor of science degree from what is now Towson University.

Mr. Ramsburg worked on his father's Howard County farm before joining the Coast Guard and serving as a quartermaster. He was a state parole and probation agent, and later a supervisor, based in Upper Marlboro from 1967 to 1981.

In the early 1980s, he owned Hogan's Saloon in Pasadena.

Mr. Ramsburg was a member of the Ann Arrundell County Historical Society, Severna Park Elks Lodge and American Legion Post 175 in Manhattan Beach, where he held several offices over two decades.

A member of the Podickory Point Yacht Club, he owned sailboats and cabin cruisers.

Services were held yesterday in Severna Park.

Survivors include a daughter, Ann E. Cantrell of Arnold, and two grandchildren. A son, Peter C. Ramsburg, died in 2001. His 1965 marriage to the former Mary Shrop ended in divorce.

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