Darrel J. Karl, 73, project manager for Westinghouse

July 14, 2006

Darrel J. Karl, a retired Westinghouse Electric Corp. engineer and project manager, died of lung cancer Sunday at his Catonsville home. He was 73.

Mr. Karl was born in Decatur, Ill., and raised in St. Louis. He earned a bachelor's degree in electronics engineering in 1952 from St. Louis University.

He served with the Army Ordnance Corps from 1953 to 1955 at the White Sands missile range in New Mexico, working with surface-to-surface missile systems.

Mr. Karl was working at McDonnell Douglas when he joined Westinghouse in 1962 at its Linthicum facility. During his career, he managed torpedo, mine countermeasure and radar projects, and was the author of numerous technical papers.

During the last 18 years of his career, he directed major international projects that required extensive international travel, family members said.

Mr. Karl retired in 1991.

He enjoyed cruises.

Mr. Karl was a parishioner of St. Mark Roman Catholic Church in Catonsville, where a funeral Mass was offered Wednesday.

Surviving are his wife of 47 years, the former Betty Grott; three sons, Darrel C. Karl of Potomac, James P. Karl of Sykesville and Jeffrey B. Karl of Lutherville; a brother, Robert H. Karl of Wesley Chapel, Fla.; and a sister, Barbara Rice of Gilbert, Ariz.

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