Hall J. Tircuit

[Age 95] The World War II veteran played the trumpet in the Colts Marching Band.

April 13, 2007

Hall J. Tircuit, a retired Baltimore Gas and Electric Co. employee and World War II veteran, died of pneumonia April 6 at a hospital in Rock Hill, S.C. The former Parkville and Cub Hill resident was 95.

Mr. Tircuit was born and raised in Morganza, La.

During the 1920s and 1930s, he played Dixieland trumpet for the Johnny Mann Band, worked as a Louisiana state trooper and later as a construction worker for the Army Corps of Engineers. He moved to Baltimore and started working for BGE in the early 1940s.

During World War II, he enlisted in the Army and served as an infantryman with Gen. George S. Patton Jr.'s 3rd Army in the European theater. He was discharged with the rank of sergeant.

After the war, he returned to BGE, where he was a gas construction foreman for nearly 30 years before retiring in 1972.

He was a founder of American Legion Parkville Post 183 and oversaw construction of its Putty Hill Avenue building.

Mr. Tircuit was a longtime member of the Colts Marching Band, where he played trumpet and was captain of the color guard.

After retiring, Mr. Tircuit moved to Tyaskin, Wicomico County, and enjoyed traveling around the country in a motor home. He enjoyed fishing and hunting.

Since 2002, he and his wife of 62 years, the former Amelia Horn, have lived at a retirement home in Rock Hill.

Services were Tuesday in Rock Hill.

Also surviving are a daughter, Deborah A. Ryan of Shelburne, N.H.; a stepson, Charles F. "Jack" Carroll of Dames Quarter, Somerset County; two stepdaughters, Nancy L. Linton of Perry Hall and Mary Jane Milligan of Charlotte, N.C.; nine grandchildren; and 20 great-grandchildren.

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