Heinrich Losemann, 79

Chief anesthesiologist

January 31, 2007

Dr. Heinrich J. "Heinz" Losemann, Good Samaritan Hospital's former chief of anesthesiology, died of prostate cancer Sunday at the Gilchrist Center for Hospice Care. The former Glyndon resident was 79.

Born on a family farm in Beerlage near Munster, Germany, he earned an undergraduate degree at the University of Munster and received his medical education at the University of Heidelberg. There he met his future wife, Christel L. Chares of Arbutus, who was studying languages at the school. He settled in Baltimore in 1955, the year of his marriage.

Dr. Losemann completed his medical training at the old St. Joseph Hospital in East Baltimore, and became chief of anesthesiology at Bon Secours Hospital in 1960. In 1975 he was named chief of anesthesiology at Good Samaritan Hospital. He worked there until 1983, when he was seriously injured while flying an ultralight airplane near his home in Worthington Valley. He then retired.

Dr. Losemann enjoyed travel and frequently visited his family in Germany as well as attended fraternity reunions at Heidelberg. He and his wife also enjoyed entertaining guests at homes they owned in Arbutus, Ten Hills, Glyndon and Timonium.

"When I was growing up, our house was like a hotel with so many guests from Germany," said his daughter, Erica Losemann D'Alesandro of Rodgers Forge.

A Mass of Christian burial will be offered at 10:30 a.m. today at St. Joseph Roman Catholic Church, Church Lane in Cockeysville, where he was a member.

In addition to his wife and daughter, survivors include a son, Heinrich J. Losemann Jr. of Sparks; two brothers, Wilhelm Losemann and August Losemann-Krampe, both of Beerlage; a sister, Anni Losemann of Billerbeck, Germany; and two grandchildren.

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