Linda J. Harman, 59, president of maintenance company

November 18, 2005

Linda J. Harman, president and chief executive of a Baltimore maintenance company, died of cancer Nov. 11 at Johns Hopkins Hospital. She was 59.

She was born Linda Joyce Hutschenreuter in London, and moved with her family to Glen Arm, where she was raised.

Mrs. Harman graduated in 1963 from Parkville High School and two years later from Strayer's Business College.

She worked for a decade as executive secretary to the director of Bethlehem Steel's old Key Highway Shipyard and in 1975 went to work for Metropolitan Maintenance Co., which specializes in the maintenance of high-rise office buildings.

She became part-owner of the business and was president and CEO at her death.

Mrs. Harman, who had homes in Towson and Hilton Head, S.C., was an avid skier and golfer and enjoyed traveling in Europe.

She was a member of St. John's Lutheran Church of Parkville, 8808 Harford Road, where a memorial service is scheduled for noon today.

Survivors include her husband of 15 years, Ronald E. Harman, a Baltimore-based shopping center developer; her parents, George and Joyce Hutschenreuter of Glen Arm; a brother, George Hutschenreuter III of White Marsh; three sisters, Donna Shipley of North East, Anita Hutschenreuter of Kingsville and Debra Tello of White Marsh; two stepsons, Scott Harman of Cockeysville and Todd Harman of Monkton; a stepdaughter, Jill Jackson of Monkton; and nine grandchildren. Her marriage to Dr. Charles Morris ended in divorce.

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