Thomas L. Harden, 72, salesman

November 02, 2005

Thomas Leonard Harden, a retired salesman and outdoorsman, died of heart failure Saturday at Chester River Manor nursing home in Chestertown. He was 72.

Mr. Harden was born in Baltimore and raised near Memorial Stadium. He was a 1953 graduate of Polytechnic Institute and earned a bachelor's degree in 1965 from the Johns Hopkins University.

The longtime Chestertown resident had played lacrosse in high school and college and also for the Maryland Lacrosse Club.

Mr. Harden worked for 29 years in sales for a Baltimore company that manufactured temperature control gauges used by refineries on oil tanks. He retired in 1996.

He enjoyed hunting, fishing and wildlife photography.

Services are private.

Surviving are a son, Thomas L. Harden Jr. of Chestertown; a daughter, Margaret Harden Farley of Baltimore; a niece and a nephew. His marriage to the former Peggy Taylor ended in divorce.

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