Harrop, Ian Hugh

October 02, 2005

IAN HUGH HARROP, 74, died suddenly of heart disease on August 10, 2005. Born in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, on January 1, 1931, he was preceded in death by his parents, George and Frances Grant Harrop, as well as his four older brothers, George, David, Frank and Albert. He is survived by his former wife and closest friend, Ilse Moeller Harrop; his two sons, Gerhard Allan and John Grant Harrop and John's wife Karen and their two children, David and Caroline, as well as several nieces and nephews in Canada. Ian received a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Western Ontario, served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War, became a U.S. citizen and in 1965 earned a Ph.D. in theoretical physics at the Johns Hopkins University. He worked for Westinghouse, Maryland Shock Trauma Center, Computer Sciences Corporation and Vitro, and for several years in the early 1970s, taught science at Baltimore Polytechnic Institute (Poly). He had an insatiable intellectual curiosity, a keen sense of humor and a quick, often self-deprecating, wit and was occasionally moved to write poetry. Until his eyesight failed, he was an avid reader, and he used to do crossword puzzles in red ink!He donated his body to the Anatomy Board of Maryland. A memorial service and interment of his ashes will take place at Garrison Forest Veterans Cemetery at 11501 Garrison Forest Road in Owings Mills, Maryland, on Thursday, October 6, 2005, at 11:30 A.M. Memorial contributions may be made to the Foundation Fighting Blindness, 114435 Cronhill Drive, Owings Mills, MD 21117 or the Helping-Up Mission, 1029 East Baltimore Street, Baltimore, MD 21202.

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