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Thomas D. McKewen, environmental service director
Thomas D. McKewen, environmental service director

Thomas D. McKewen, a materials recovery and waste management expert who was the founding director of Maryland Environmental Service, died June 13 of congestive heart failure at his home in Ashburn, Va. The former Towson resident was 86. "I had been hearing that he was a person with a lot of ability and had an understanding of the environmental work we were doing," said former Gov. Marvin J. Mandel, who appointed Mr. McKewen as director of the state agency. "I spoke with him, and he impressed me. He got in there and did the job, and he did it well." "Tom was just a wonderful guy and a good engineer," said John R. Griffin, former state secretary of natural...

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