Harry G. Coulter, 76, Baltimore County parks official

March 04, 2006

Harry G. Coulter, a retired Baltimore County Recreation and Parks official, died of cancer Feb. 24 at the Gilchrist Center for Hospice Care. The Timonium resident was 76.

Born and raised in Norfolk, Mass., he earned a bachelor's degree in physical education from Arnold College in Bridgeport, Conn., in 1952. After service in the Navy during the Korean War, he earned a master's degree in recreation and parks management from Boston University in 1957.

He had been parks and recreation superintendent in Gorham, N.H., and Auburn, Maine, before moving to Maryland in 1962 and joining the Baltimore County Recreation and Parks department, where he retired in 1992 as an assistant director.

He was a member of the Towson Elks and the Towson YMCA.

A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. today at Timonium United Methodist Church, 2300 Potspring Road, where he was a finance committee member and sang in the choir.

Survivors include his wife of 18 years, the former Evelyn Miller; three daughters, Heidi Delvaux of Franklin, Tenn., Wendy Buckman of Ormond Beach, Fla., and Betsy C. Jones of Ellicott City; a stepson, Gregg Miller of Jarrettsville; a stepdaughter, Robin Hodges of Timonium; a sister, Phyllis Ann Bailey of Chambersburg, Pa.; five grandchildren; four step-grandchildren; and three step-great-grandchildren. A 20-year marriage to Anne Cavanaugh ended in divorce.

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