Bvt. Lt. Col. Eugene L. Mersinger

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Bvt. Lt. Col. Eugene Laurence Mersinger, 83, of Westminster, formerly of Glyndon, died Thursday, March 21, 2013, at Carroll Lutheran Village.

Born Sept. 21, 1929, in Baltimore, he was the son of the late Aloysius Rudolph Mersinger and Elizabeth Blair Mersinger. He was the husband of Joan Laverne Hoffman Mersinger, who he married Sept. 11, 1948.

He grew up in Walbrook in Baltimore City, he graduated from Loyola Blakefield High School and attended Loyola University. In his earlier years, he worked for the Steamfitters Union, Honeywell, and Robertshaw until opening Chesapeake Controls and serving as its president.

He raised his family in Glyndon and coached Little League baseball and football in Reisterstown. He was an avid golfer and traveler, and had completed a lifetime quest of playing golf in all 50 states in 2008. He was an avid fan of the Chorus of the Chesapeake, and sang in a barbershop group.

Surviving, in addition to his wife, are sons Duston Mersinger, of Hampstead, Mark Mersinger, of Colorado and Jon Mersinger, of Westminster; a daughter, Christine Supik, of Cockeysville; a brother, Joseph Mersinger; grandchildren Sarah Rhodes, Blair, Scott, David and Nicholas Mersinger; and a niece, Roberta Pryor; a great-nephew, John McChuten; and many nieces, nephews, and cousins.

He was predeceased by a son, David Mersinger; two brothers; and four sisters. 

Friends may call from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday at Eline Funeral Home, 11824 Reisterstown Road, Reisterstown.

A Mass of Christian burial will be held at noon Monday at Sacred Heart Church, 65 Sacred Heart Lane, Glyndon. Interment will be in Garrison Forest Veterans Cemetery at a later date.

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Published in Carroll County Times on Mar. 23, 2013
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