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Francis Xavier McGeady, marine contractor and engineer, dies

Francis Xavier McGeady, marine contractor and engineer, dies

Francis Xavier McGeady, a marine contractor and engineer who worked in the redevelopment of Baltimore's harbor, died of pancreatic cancer June 14 at his home.

The Severna Park resident was 77.

Born in Baltimore, he was the son of Manus E. McGeady, a marine contractor and plant engineer at the Maryland Drydock's Fairfield shipyard, and his wife, the former Monica Straub, a Teletype operator on New York's Wall Street.

He attended Blessed Sacrament School and was a 1957 graduate of Baltimore Polytechnic Institute.

He received engineering and architecture degrees from the University of Pennsylvania. He also did postgraduate work in marine engineering at the Catholic...

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