Leo A. Kerr, 77, veteran, radar engineer

September 05, 2005

Leo A. Kerr, a retired radar engineer, died of cancer Wednesday at York Hospital in York, Pa. The Cockeysville resident was 77.

Born in Baltimore and raised in Locust Point, he graduated from Polytechnic Institute in 1946 and then served in the Navy. He earned an electrical engineering degree from the University of Maryland, College Park. He also attended George Washington University.

He retired as a principal radar engineer in 1995 from the Allied Corp., formerly Bendix Radar, on East Joppa Road in Towson, where he worked for 40 years.

Family members said he was part of an engineering team whose members held patents for radar defense systems. Working under Air Force contracts, Mr. Kerr traveled extensively to NATO sites.

Mr. Kerr enjoyed painting and gardening.

Services were Saturday in Towson.

Survivors include his wife of more than 50 years, the former Mary Collins; a son, Drew L. Kerr of Cockeysville; four daughters, Leslie Giambalvo of York, Pa., Bev Kerr of Bethel, Vt., Amy Kerr Gorlewski of Chicago and Mary Kerr-Shanaver of Salem, Wis.; a sister, Lillian Agnes of Parkville; and seven grandchildren.

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