Henry B. Reckord Sr., 88, plant chief

December 24, 2005

Henry Bradford Reckord Sr., a retired steel company manager, died of cancer Sunday at the Edenwald retirement community in Towson. He was 88.

Born in Baltimore, he lived on Bosley Avenue in Towson for more than six decades and graduated from Towson High School in 1934. There he played varsity lacrosse, basketball and soccer, and ran track.

He earned a bachelor's degree in business from what is now McDaniel College in Westminster and remained active in the school's alumni programs throughout his life.

During World War II, he served in the Army and achieved the rank of lieutenant.

He worked at Armco Steel for 43 years and was a plant manager and metallurgist.

He belonged to the Towson Rotary for more than 50 years and was a member of the Mount Mariah Masonic Lodge.

He was a season ticket holder of the Colts and Orioles.

His wife of 48 years, the former Catherine A. Jockel, died in 1990.

A memorial service will be held at 4 p.m. Jan. 14 at Towson Presbyterian Church, 400 Chesapeake Ave., where he was a member.

Survivors include a son, H. Bradford Reckord Jr. of Battleground, Wash.; four grandchildren; and a great-granddaughter. A daughter, Susan R. Wroten, died in 1998.

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