Frederick L. Boone dies at 77

Printer and senior computer programmer

May 21, 2010|By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun

Frederick Linwood Boone, a retired printer and senior computer programmer, died May 12 of renal failure at Stella Maris Hospice in Timonium. He was 77.

Mr. Boone, the son of a General Electric Corp. worker and a homemaker, was born in Baltimore and raised on Abbotston Street.

As a youth, he was an active member of Third Lutheran Church, where his father was scoutmaster of Troop 77 and where Mr. Boone attained Eagle Scout rank. He later served as scoutmaster of Troop 77.

He was a 1950 graduate of City College and served in an Army infantry unit from 1956 to 1960.

Mr. Boone began his career as a printer in the mid-1950s with Waverly Press and Williams & Wilkins, where he worked until retiring in 1979.

That year, he began a second career as a senior computer programmer and analyst with the Plumbers & Pipefitters National Pension Fund. He retired in 2002.

Mr. Boone, who had lived in Hillendale since 1953, enjoyed playing classical and popular music on his piano. He also had been a longtime HO-gauge model railroader and was a Civil War buff.

He had been a member of St. Andrew's Lutheran Church in Parkville, where he was organist, sang in the choir and had been president of the church council.

Mr. Boone was a Mason and a past master of Mount Moriah Lodge.

Services were held Monday at Bonnie Blink, the Maryland Masonic Home in Hunt Valley.

Surviving are his wife of 54 years, the former Joan Kampes; two daughters, Kathleen Boone of Nottingham and Lisa Bockholt of Kingsville, Texas; and two grandsons.

fred.rasmussen@baltsun.com

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