Irvin A. Senkel, 82, BGE employee

July 06, 2005

Irvin A. Senkel, a retired Baltimore Gas and Electric Co. employee and outdoorsman, died of renal failure Friday at North Arundel Hospital. The longtime Woodlawn resident was 82.

Born and raised in West Baltimore, Mr. Senkel was a 1940 graduate of Polytechnic Institute. He served in the Coast Guard from 1942 to 1945 aboard a troop landing ship and participated in landings including North Africa, Sicily, Salerno and D-Day.

He worked for BGE for 42 years and was a senior test man when he retired in 1984.

Mr. Senkel enjoyed painting landscapes in oils and watercolors and listening to folk music. He liked hiking, hunting and fishing.

He was a member of Emmarts United Methodist Church in Woodlawn.

Mr. Senkel was married for 44 years to the former Mary Agnes McConville, who died in 1989.

Services will be held at 11 a.m. tomorrow at Loudon Park Funeral Home, 3620 Wilkens Ave.

Survivors include two sons, I. Arthur Senkel Jr. of Arnold and Richard M. Senkel of Davidsonville; a daughter, Sharon C. Senkel of Woodlawn; seven grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

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