William C. Horsey, 84, engineer

May 09, 2006

William C. Horsey, a retired mechanical engineer and longtime Towson resident, died of pneumonia Thursday at St. Joseph Medical Center. He was 84.

Mr. Horsey was born in Baltimore and raised on Erdman Avenue. He was a 1939 graduate of Polytechnic Institute and worked during World War II at the old Glenn L. Martin Co. plant in Middle River, building B-26 bombers.

After the war, he attended the Georgia Institute of Technology and earned a bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering in 1950.

He began his career in the jet engine division of General Electric in Lynn, Mass. In the late 1950s, he went to work at Bendix Corp. in Towson, on the company's Syncom communications satellite program.

Mr. Horsey later joined CGR Medical Corp. in the 2500 block of Wilkens Ave., formerly Westinghouse Electric's X-Ray Division. He retired in 1983.

Mr. Horsey was a 40-year member of the Towson Rotary Club and never missed a meeting, family members said. He was also the organization's former president, secretary and treasurer. He enjoyed playing golf, tennis and bridge.

Services will be held at 1:30 p.m. today at Ruck Towson Funeral Home, 1050 York Road.

Surviving are his wife of 57 years, the former Dorothea Bewick; three daughters, Kathleen P. Jenson of Hudson, Ohio, Deborah A. Horsey of Rehoboth Beach, Del., and Carole A. Horsey of Sparks; two grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

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