Albert A. Busch, 88, engineer and systems analyst

March 24, 2006

Albert A. Busch, a retired engineer and banking official, died of dementia March 14 at the Maryland Masonic Home in Cockeysville where he had lived for three years. The former Towson resident was 88.

Born in Winnipeg, Manitoba, he was raised in Detroit and earned an engineering degree from the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor. He served in the Army in the South Pacific during World War II and attained the rank of lieutenant.

After the war, Mr. Busch earned a master's degree at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Cambridge.

He then moved to Baltimore and joined the Bendix Corp. where he worked for 25 years as a liaison engineer and consulted and collaborated with engineers from Europe and Asia.

He left Bendix in the late 1960s and joined the Mercantile-Safe Deposit & Trust Co. as a computer systems analyst at the downtown Baltimore office. He retired about 25 years ago.

"Uncle Al could fix anything," said a nephew, Donald Crouch of Prospect Park, Pa. "All he needed was a coat hanger, and he'd get it working again."

A Mason, Mr. Busch was a member of the Mount Moriah Lodge in Towson.

His wife of 50 years, the former Genevieve Brundick, died last year.

A memorial service will be held at noon tomorrow at the Maryland Masonic Home Chapel, 300 International Circle, Cockeysville.

In addition to his nephew, survivors include a son, Edward A. Busch of Towson; two daughters, Renee B. Fries of Phoenix and Jennifer A. Busch of Baltimore; a brother, Frederick Busch of Detroit; a granddaughter; and two great-granddaughters.

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