Henry Herman Kayser, a retired telephone company engineer and technical consultant, died of cancer June 16 at Gilchrist Hospice Care of Towson. The Stoneleigh resident was 76.
Born in Baltimore and raised on Regester Avenue, he was the son of Henry Kayser, a naval architect, and Julia Kayser, a homemaker, who were German immigrants. He was a 1953 Polytechnic Institute graduate and earned a physics degree from Loyola College. He also studied at the Johns Hopkins University.
Mr. Kayser worked for 41 years at the old Western Electric Co. and at AT&T. He retired from Lucent Technologies, where he was a technical consultant.
"He approached everything from an engineer's perspective," said his daughter, Katie Moran of Baltimore. "He was analytic and did not jump to conclusions."
In retirement, he was active in Club Fidelitas of Baltimore, a German organization, and the Telephone Pioneers of America.
He was also a volunteer baseball coach and commissioner in the Towson Recreation Council and attended his children's and grandchildren's sports games.
A Mass of Christian burial will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday at St. Pius X Roman Catholic Church, 6428 York Road, where he was a member.
In addition to his daughter, survivors include his wife of 42 years, the former Barbara Driscoll; two sons, Marine Maj. Henry H. Kayser of Detroit and Bill Kayser of Hoboken, N.J.; and five grandchildren.