Donald P. Pyle Sr., 79, Scout camping director

October 20, 2004

Donald P. Pyle Sr., retired camping director for the Baltimore Area Council of Boy Scouts of America, died of heart failure Oct. 13 at North Arundel Hospital. He was 79, and a longtime resident of Severn.

Mr. Pyle was born and raised in Baltimore, and graduated in 1943 from City College. He enlisted in the Navy that year and served as a pharmacist's mate in the Pacific during World War II.

Returning to Baltimore at the end of the war, Mr. Pyle joined the state police and was assigned to the Easton barracks.

He worked for the Boy Scouts council for many years until retiring in 1984, then worked for several years as an Anne Arundel County 911 emergency operator, high school health aide and host at the Seaside Restaurant in Glen Burnie.

He was a member of the Maryland State Police Alumni Association, American Legion, and Rotary and Kiwanis clubs.

Services were held Monday.

He is survived by his wife of 53 years, the former Iris Davis; three sons, Donald P. Pyle Jr. of Stevensville, Michael B. Pyle of Millersville and Pierre M. Pyle of Annapolis; a daughter, Beatrice Mae Hanson of Ellicott City; and 11 grandchildren.

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