Alan B. Muhlada, a retired computer specialist, died of cancer Oct. 9 at his Crownsville home. He was 61.
Born in Detroit, he graduated in 1962 from Hamtramck High School in Hamtramck, Mich. He joined the Navy in 1963 and served during the Vietnam War. He was discharged in 1967.
Mr. Muhlada went to work for IBM in Detroit in 1967 as a customer engineer, fixing computers. He stayed with the company until 1970, when he began a longtime technology career with the federal government.
After working for the Internal Revenue Service in Detroit, he was transferred in 1974 to Maryland to work for the Social Security Administration. Mr. Muhlada retired in 1997 from the Health Care Finance Administration, where he was a computer specialist.
He was married to the former Jeanne Buschell for 35 years.
Mr. Muhlada was an accomplished musician who played accordion and piano. He performed Polish polkas at senior centers, Elks events, and at the American Legion. He loved bowling with his buddies and playing horseshoes.
He was an avid fisherman, and he and his wife enjoyed fishing all over Maryland.
He was a member of Our Lady of the Fields Roman Catholic Church in Millersville. He also belonged to the Knights of Columbus, the American Legion and the Veterans of Foreign Wars.
Services were Friday at St. Mary Roman Catholic Church in Annapolis.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by his mother, Cecilia Muhlada of Clinton, Mich.; two sons, Joseph and Brett Muhlada, and a daughter, Kelly Tejada, all of Crownsville; two brothers, Miles Muhlada of Indianapolis and Mark Muhlada of New Baltimore, Mich.; two sisters, Lisa Stemple of Clinton, Mich., and Lita Tatoris of Almont, Mich.; and a granddaughter.