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Kenneth Beem, geology professor

Kenneth Beem, geology professor

Kenneth Alan Beem, a retired Montgomery College geology professor who was a specialist on Baltimore-made pottery, including the McCormick teapot, died of cardiac arrest June 3 at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. He was 72 and lived in Catonsville. Born in Columbus, Ohio, the son of Richard and Jean Beem, he was a 1960 graduate of Mifflin High School. He earned bachelor's and master's degrees at Tulane University. He received a doctorate in geology at the University of Cincinnati. He was a specialist in micropaleontology and had worked at the Smithsonian Institution. In 1971, Dr. Beem joined the faculty of Montgomery College in Rockville. He taught geology and...