Daniel F. Reisenweber, 85, chemical engineer, veteran

October 21, 2005

Daniel Frederick Reisenweber, a chemical engineer and World War II veteran, died of BOOP disease, an inflammation of the lungs, Sunday at Greater Baltimore Medical Center. The longtime Towson resident was 85.

Mr. Reisenweber was born and raised in Baltimore and graduated in 1937 from Polytechnic Institute.

He began his college studies at the Johns Hopkins University and in the summer of 1941 was commissioned a second lieutenant in the Army.

Mr. Reisenweber served in England with the Army and later was commander of Camp Lucky Strike in France, where he oversaw German prisoners of war.

He attained the rank of captain and after the war remained active in the Army Reserve, where he was promoted to major.

He earned his degree in chemical engineering in 1949 from Hopkins and worked as a civilian employee in the chemical and biological warfare division of the Army Chemical Corps at Aberdeen Proving Ground, where much of his work was classified. He retired in 1980.

Mr. Reisenweber was interested in genealogy, and was particularly interested in his great-grandfather Lawrence Bopp of Baltimore, who served with the Maryland 9th Infantry during the Civil War.

He was later captured and confined in the notorious Libby Prison in Richmond, Va., family members said.

Mr. Reisenweber was also an avid fisherman, gourmet cook and bridge player.

He was a member of the American Legion, Johns Hopkins Club, Boumi Temple, Scottish Rite and the Jeptha Lodge of the Masons. He also was a longtime member of Towson United Methodist Church.

Services will be held at 1 p.m. today at the Henry W. Jenkins & Sons Funeral Home, 16924 York Road, Monkton.

Mr. Reisenweber is survived by his wife of 56 years, the former Jean Hobson; two daughters, Linda Hobson Schwab of Parkton and Nancy Irene Cline of Cockeysville; and two grandchildren.

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