WILLING , Walter Edwin On July 28, 2012, Walter Edwin Willing passed away at University of Maryland Medical Center in Baltimore. He was a graduate of Brandywine High School and University of Delaware, and earned a Masters degree in engineering from Loyola College in Baltimore. He worked for 35 years as an electrical engineer for Northrup Grumman. He was an accomplished craftsman, with the motto "Power Tools Make the Man". He had a great sense of humor and an eccentric taste in hats. He was involved in many productions in Liberty Showcase Theatre and Salem Players in Catonsville. He was active in the IEEE and Reliability and Maintenance Society of Engineers. He also volunteered as a coach for the IEEE Robot College and Discover-E program to foster high school students interested in engineering. He is deeply mourned by his family, relatives and friends. He is survived by his wife, Mary Kay Willing, their children Alaina and Shannon Willing, and Scott, Jeremy and Todd Metcalfe; his siblings Joe, Tom, Anne, Frank, Nancy and Fran Willing, and his grandson Sam Metcalfe.
Family will receive friends at Sterling Ashton Schwab Witzke Funeral Home of Catonsville, Inc., 1630 Edmondson Ave., Catonsville, MD 21228 on Thursday from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 PM. A memorial service in his honor will be held at Salem Lutheran Church, 905 Frederick Rd., Catonsville, MD 21228 on Saturday, August 4 at 11 AM. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Salem Lutheran Church.
Published in Baltimore Sun on August 1, 2012