Harry E.G. Mueller, engineer

Harry E.G. Mueller, a retired design engineer and World War II veteran, died Saturday of respiratory failure at Bonnie Blink, the Maryland Masonic Home.

The former longtime Dundalk resident was 93.

The son of a gymnastics teacher and a homemaker, Mr. Mueller was born in Baltimore and raised on Federal Street.

After graduating from Polytechnic Institute in 1937, he worked as a draftsman for the old Glenn L. Martin Co. in Middle River.

In 1941, Mr. Mueller married the former Anna L. Hacker, and the couple moved to the Watersedge community in eastern Baltimore County and later to Dundalk, where they raised their three daughters.

During World War II, he served as an Army medic.

In the late 1940s, he left the Martin Co. and took a job as a design engineer for Arcrods Corp. in Sparrows Point, where he worked until retiring in 1983.

Mr. Mueller and his wife enjoyed spending time at an A-frame cabin he had constructed on Muddy Creek in Pennsylvania. In 1983, they moved to Delta, Pa., where they lived until moving back to Dundalk after his wife was diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease.

She died in 1997.

He and his wife were participants in an ongoing study at the Johns Hopkins Alzheimer's Disease Research Center, with Mr. Mueller being a control subject. In recognition of his long-term participation, he was presented a Milestone Award.

A Mason since 1946, Mr. Mueller moved to Bonnie Blink in 2009, where he enjoyed attending Masonic events around Baltimore and day trips arranged by the home.

He continued doing calligraphy, drawing and painting and produced holiday posters that were displayed at the home. He also liked poker, rummy and jigsaw puzzles.

Mr. Mueller was a member of Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Dundalk.

Mr. Mueller donated his brain to the Alzheimer's Disease Research Center and his body to the Maryland Anatomy Board.

Plans for a memorial service to be held this summer are incomplete.

Mr. Mueller is survived by two daughters, Stephanie M. Lyon of Columbia and Christine A. Dawson of Kansas City, Mo.; six grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Another daughter, Lisa Mikula, died in 2011.


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