Harry M. Elliott, 82, accountant, lawyer

July 10, 2005

Harry M. Elliott, a retired certified public accountant, lawyer and construction company official, died from complications of Parkinson's disease July 2 at Greater Baltimore Medical Center. He was 82 and lived in Lutherville.

Mr. Elliott was born in Baltimore and reared on South Charles Street and Fort Avenue. He was a 1940 graduate of Southern High School, where he had been named "most likely to succeed."

His college studies at the University of Maryland were interrupted by World War II, when he enlisted in the Army and served in Europe. After the war, he returned to College Park, where he earned a bachelor's degree in business administration in 1948.

He began his career as an accountant for Haskins & Sells and later was treasurer for the Chesapeake Shoe Co. In 1964, he joined C.J. Langenfelder and Sons Inc., a construction firm, and later became an officer and director of the company. He retired in 1988.

Mr. Elliott, who was interested in the law, studied at night at the University of Baltimore. He earned his law degree in 1969.

He enjoyed traveling in Europe.

Mr. Elliott was a longtime member and former elder and trustee of Faith Presbyterian Church, 5400 Loch Raven Blvd., where a memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday.

Mr. Elliott is survived by his college sweetheart and wife of 57 years, the former Edith Krenlich; two daughters, Nancy L. McLaughlin and Linda D. Ketchum, both of Columbia; a brother, L. Edward Elliott Jr. of Towson, and six grandchildren.

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