Harry W. Barrick Jr., 78

Buildings manager

September 22, 2007

Harry Weller Barrick Jr., a retired Chesapeake and Potomac Telephone Co. buildings manager, died Tuesday of complications from amyloidosis at Easton Memorial Hospital. The former Severna Park resident was 78.

Born in Woodsboro in Frederick County, Mr. Barrick was a 1947 graduate of Charlotte Hall Military Academy. He served in the Army during the Korean War and earned a bachelor's degree in physics from Gettysburg College.

He joined the telephone company in 1956 and worked as an engineer in Baltimore, New Jersey and Washington. In the early 1970s, as division engineering manager for buildings, he ran Constellation Place, the C&P headquarters at Pratt and Light streets in the Inner Harbor. C&P is now Verizon Communications.

A longtime resident of Severna Park, Mr. Barrick moved to Queenstown in 1986, where he enjoyed boating, golfing and biking.

He was a board member of S.W. Barrick Lime Co. in Woodsboro and a charter member of the Kent Island Rotary Club.

Active with the Boy Scouts of America, he received the Silver Beaver Award in 1980 "for his years of distinguished service to youth."

Graveside services will be held 1 p.m. today at Woodsboro Cemetery in Woodsboro.

Survivors include his wife of 56 years, Helen Rebecca Barrick; two sons, Harry W. Barrick III of Fallston and Karl F. Barrick of Pasadena; a daughter, Lorraine B. Summers of New Orleans; a brother, Samuel W. Barrick of Frederick; a sister, Betty B. Wachs of Hagerstown; nine grandchildren; and two great-grandsons.

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