John Byrd Sann, a retired engineer and avid golfer, died of a heart attack Sunday at Greater Baltimore Medical Center. The Loch Raven Village resident was 72.
Mr. Sann was born in Baltimore and raised in the Overlea and Northwood neighborhoods. He was a 1950 graduate of Polytechnic Institute and served in the Coast Guard for several years before earning a bachelor's degree in industrial engineering from the Johns Hopkins University in 1956.
Mr. Sann was an engineer at Bethlehem Steel's Sparrows Point plant until taking a job at the U.S. Treasury Department's Bureau of Engraving and Printing in Washington in 1986. He retired in 1994.
Mr. Sann's wife of seven years, the former Regina Ann Albright, died in 1966. He was married in 1974 to Anna Hall, a former employee of radio station WFBR-AM. The couple enjoyed golfing and achieved their goal of playing in all 50 states, family members said.
A memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. tomorrow at Johnson Funeral Home, 8521 Loch Raven Blvd.
Survivors, in addition to his wife, include two sons, John Byrd Sann II and Clayton Carl Sann, both of Parkville; a daughter, Wendy Lawson of Kalispell, Mont.; and four grandchildren.