Stuart Nelson Carlisle, 69, teacher, lacrosse referee

September 14, 2005

Stuart Nelson Carlisle, a retired Western High School history teacher and lacrosse referee, died of a heart attack Thursday at St. Joseph Medical Center. The Glen Arm resident was 69.

Born in Baltimore and raised in Reisterstown, he was a 1954 graduate of St. Paul's School, where he played varsity lacrosse, football and basketball.

Mr. Carlisle earned a bachelor's degree in agriculture at the University of Maryland, College Park, where he played lacrosse and was a member of its 1956 national championship team. He later belonged to the school's M Club for athletic letter holders. He received a master's degree in education from Loyola College in 1970.

Mr. Carlisle taught history for 35 years at the former Robert Poole Junior High School and at Western High, where he retired in 1996 after 17 years on its faculty.

He was an assistant lacrosse coach in the early 1970s at what is now Towson University. A member of the Maryland Board of Football Officials and a past president of the Southern Lacrosse Officials Association, he officiated at high school and college lacrosse games for nearly 20 years.

Mr. Carlisle played midfield for Baltimore Lacrosse Club in the 1950s and 1960s, and enjoyed golf and running at Loch Raven Reservoir.

A memorial gathering will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday at the Ruck Towson Funeral Home, 1050 York Road.

Survivors include his wife of 37 years, the former Joanne Kowalski; two sons, Dr. Christian Nelson Carlisle of York, Pa., and Nathaniel Eugene Carlisle of Glen Arm; and two granddaughters.

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