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By Frederick N. Rasmussen | January 8, 2010
James Edwin Crockett, a retired civil engineer and founder of Crockett Associates P.A., died from complications of a stroke Dec. 30 at Gilchrist Hospice Care. He was 87. Mr. Crockett, the son of a grain salesman and a homemaker, was born in Hagerstown and raised there and in University Park. He began his college studies at the University of Maryland, College Park, and after two years, dropped out to work at the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics while attending night school at George Washington University.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun | August 27, 2014
R. Alonzo "Lonz" Childress, a civil engineer whose career with the Baltimore County Department of Public Works spanned more than 40 years, died Saturday at Johns Hopkins Hospital of complications from an infection. The Taneytown resident was 72. "Lonz was one of the most pragmatic and even-keeled persons that you'd ever meet. He was good at getting to the bottom of problems," said Brian L. Childress, a nephew who is a civil engineer with D.S. Thaler & Associates. "He always maintained a steady course and never got worked up. He could solve engineering problems without ever getting out of sync," said Mr. Childress, who lives in Perry Hall.
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By Jacques Kelly, The Baltimore Sun and Baltimore Sun reporter | November 15, 2011
Millard Franklin Kirk, a retired civil engineer and World War II veteran, died of respiratory failure Friday at the Fairhaven Continuing Care Retirement Community. The Sykesville resident was 91. A native of Philadelphia, he used his surname Kirk as a first name. He earned a bachelor of science in civil engineering at the University of Maryland, College Park. Beginning in 1943, he attended Midshipman's School at Notre Dame University and was commissioned as an ensign in the Navy's Civil Engineer's Corps, known as the Seabees.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun | August 8, 2014
Donald H. Seitz, a retired civil engineer who primarily spent his career with McLean Contracting Co. of Baltimore and Norfolk, Va., died Aug. 3 of heart failure at Carroll Hospital Center in Westminster. He was 88. The son of Henry Seitz, a Baltimore & Ohio Railroad civil engineer, and Leona Altvater Seitz, a homemaker, Donald Henry Seitz was born in Baltimore and raised on Hurley Avenue in the city's Gwynns Falls neighborhood. After graduating from Polytechnic Institute in 1943, Mr. Seitz immediately joined the Navy's V-5 flight program.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun | June 23, 2011
Charles Raymond "Ray" Brownley, a retired civil engineer and a founder of the Fallston volunteer Fire and Ambulance Co., died June 15 of respiratory failure at his Bel Air home. He was 80. The son of an International Harvester factory worker and a homemaker, Mr. Brownley was born and raised in East Baltimore. After graduating from Polytechnic Institute in 1949, he joined the Navy Enlisted Volunteers program and served a year of active duty. He then worked as a draftsman at the old Glenn L. Martin Co. plant in Middle River.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun | May 24, 2013
Lewis E. Porter, a retired civil engineer who during his more than four-decade career designed roads and highways for the Baltimore County Department of Public Works, died May 18 from mesothelioma at his Wiltondale home. He was 75. The son of an accountant and an artist, Lewis Emil Porter was born in Baltimore and raised in Howard Park. After graduating from the Polytechnic Institute in 1955, he served in the Army. Mr. Porter earned a degree in civil engineering in 1964 from the Johns Hopkins University and worked as a surveyor for Sutcliff Surveying Co. In 1967, he began his career with the Baltimore County Department of Public Works, where he designed roads and highways until retiring in 2000.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun and Baltimore Sun reporter | September 22, 2010
Burton N. Cox Jr., a retired civil engineer and Korean War veteran, died Sept. 15 of prostate cancer at Stella Maris Hospice in Timonium. He was 84. Mr. Cox, the son of a salesman and a secretary, was born in Baltimore and raised in Mount Washington. He was a 1943 graduate of Polytechnic Institute and earned a bachelor's degree in civil engineering in 1946 from Villanova University, where he had been a member of the Marine Corps unit of the Navy's V-12 program. Commissioned a second lieutenant in the Marine Corps, Mr. Cox went to work in 1946 for Rummel, Klepper & Kahl — now RK&K — at a time when the firm had eight employees.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun | February 1, 2013
Walter Scott Brown, a retired Baltimore & Ohio Railroad civil engineer whose career overseeing the railroad's infrastructure spanned nearly 40 years, died Monday at the Fairhaven retirement community in Sykesville of complications from a fall he suffered last month. Mr. Brown, who family members said "remained sharp until the end of his life," was 106. The son of a building contractor and a homemaker, Walter Scott Brown was born at home in Lafayette Square, where he was raised.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun and Baltimore Sun reporter | November 24, 2010
Joseph John "Joe" Boniface, a retired civil engineer and World War II veteran, died Nov. 17 at Chapel Hill Nursing Home in Eldersburg. He was 86. Mr. Boniface, the son of a merchant marine and a homemaker, was born in Baltimore and raised in Fells Point. After graduating from City College in 1942, he enlisted in the Marine Corps and served as a flame thrower during the battles of Guadalcanal and Peleliu. He later was stationed in China. Discharged with the rank of sergeant in 1947, Mr. Boniface returned to Baltimore and then enrolled at Indiana Institute of Technology in Fort Wayne, where he earned a bachelor's degree in civil engineering in 1951.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun | August 4, 2014
Thomas D. Fantom Jr., a retired civil engineer and World War II Army Air Forces veteran, died July 23 at Arden Courts in Pikesville of complications from a fall. He was 91. The son of Thomas D. Fantom Sr., a civil engineer, and Alice E. Fantom, a homemaker, Thomas Davis Fantom Jr. was born on Palmer Avenue in the city's Pimlico neighborhood, and moved with his family to Granite during the Depression. He was a 1940 graduate of Catonsville High School. Mr. Fantom enlisted in the Army Air Forces the day after the bombing of Pearl Harbor in 1941.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun | May 29, 2014
Bonaventure von P. "Duke" Wachter, a retired State Highway Administration civil engineer who worked on numerous highway projects throughout Maryland, died May 23 of cancer at Coastal Hospice at the Lake in Salisbury. He was 69. "He was probably the best boss I've ever had in my life, and he was probably the best on-the-job-trained engineer that the State Highway Administration ever had," said Tony Smith, a former SHA civil engineer who lives in Nottingham. "Duke came up through the ranks.
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By Jacques Kelly, The Baltimore Sun | April 7, 2014
Howard Homer Walters, a retired civil engineer and former president of Bell Atlantic Properties, died of kidney failure April 1 at the BayWoods of Annapolis. The longtime Cape St. Claire resident was 83. Born in Baltimore and raised in West Baltimore on Belmont Avenue, he was the son of Howard Walters, a Western Union telegrapher, and Marie Hefner Walters, a homemaker. He was a 1948 graduate of the Polytechnic Institute and earned a bachelor's degree in civil engineering from the University of Maryland in 1952.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun | January 27, 2014
Chieh "Jeffrey" Huang, a retired civil engineer who was a founder of the Chinese Language School of Baltimore, died Jan. 21 of pneumonia at Greater Baltimore Medical Center. He was 78. Mr. Huang was born in Beijing. After the Communists took over mainland China in 1950, he fled with his family to Taiwan, where he graduated from high school. He earned his bachelor's degree in civil engineering in 1957 from National Taiwan University. In 1960, he came to the U.S. to study for a master's degree in civil engineering, which he earned in 1962 from the University of Minnesota.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun | January 10, 2014
Richard O. Beall, a civil engineer who was a founder of Century Engineering Inc. in Hunt Valley, died Dec. 29 of cancer at his Stevenson home. He was 82. "There was no better human being than Dick Beall. He was a wonderful person who had a phenomenal love of our company that spanned more than 40 years," said Francis X. Smyth, CEO of Century Engineering. "He was loyal, committed and passionate about the business. His whole life revolved around the business. " The son of former U.S. Sen. J. Glenn Beall and Margaret Schwarzenbach Beall, a homemaker, Richard Olin Beall was born and raised in Frostburg.
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October 14, 2013
Paige Dalton and Brennan Keil announce their engagement. They met seven years ago working as lifeguards at the Fallston Swim Club. Dalton is the daughter of Ed and Christine Dalton of Baldwin and is a 2011 graduate of Virginia Tech. She is a civil engineer at O'Brien & Gere in Hunt Valley. Keil is the son of Janice Keil of Joppa and is 2002 graduate of Fallston High School and a 2011 graduate of Mountain State University. He is a physician's assistant at Johns Hopkins Hospital.
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