Alan Lee Metten, 50

Machinist, firefighter

December 05, 2007

Alan Lee Metten, a machinist who was a Baltimore County volunteer firefighter, died of cancer Saturday at his Cockeysville home. He was 50.

Born and raised in Fullerton, he was a 1975 Overlea High School graduate and attended Catonsville Community College.

He became a machinist at the Slaysman Co. in Baltimore and later worked at the old Noxell Corp. in Cockeysville. He retired this year from Lever Brothers on Broening Highway.

For 20 years, Mr. Metten was a volunteer firefighter. He began at the Fallston Volunteer Company and later served with Baltimore County at Cockeysville, Chestnut Ridge and Lutherville. Over the years, he was an assistant engineer, driver, captain and lieutenant. He also trained as an emergency medical technician and was authorized to work with hazardous materials and in confined spaces.

A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. tomorrow at Immaculate Heart of Mary Roman Catholic Church, 8501 Loch Raven Blvd.

Survivors include his wife of 20 years, the former Debbie Jones; a son, Jonathan Argento of White Marsh; his parents, Clifford and Ada Metten of Fullerton; two sisters, Anita Darley of Forest Hill and Annette Ferrell of Bel Air; and a grandson.

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