Guy Thomas Germana Jr., educator

Guy Thomas Germana Jr., a retired Woodlawn High School educator, died Sunday of a heart attack at his Millersville home. He was 81.

Mr. Germana was born and raised in Atlantic City, N.J., where he graduated from public schools.

He served in the Navy for two years in the early 1950s and earned a bachelor's degree from Bloomsburg State College in Bloomsburg, Pa., which he attended on a football scholarship.

Mr. Germana, who taught biology for more than 20 years at Woodlawn High School, also taught the school's first honors program in entomology.

During the 1960s, he coached Woodlawn's football team.

He retired in 1986.

After retiring from Baltimore County public schools, Mr. Germana worked during the 1990s for the National Security Agency at Fort Meade.

He also worked as a substitute teacher at St. Mary's parochial school in Annapolis.

Mr. Germana, who had been an Atlantic City lifeguard in his youth, retained his lifelong love of beaches and boating.

He enjoyed family gatherings, Italian food, and watching classic Westerns, especially those featuring his favorite silent screen star, Tom Mix, family members said.

His wife of 49 years, the former Marlene "Margo Lane" Murr, died in 2000.

Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Loudon Park Funeral Home, 3620 Wilkens Ave.

Surviving are two sons, Guy Thomas Germana III of Watertown, Mass., and Timothy R. Germana of Easton; a daughter, Laurie Cutlip of Millersville; two brothers, Horace Germana of Margate, N.J., and Anthony Germana of Beaumont, Calif.; two sisters, Tina Dippach of New Smyrna, Fla., and Patricia Parker of Mapleshade, N.J.; and three grandchildren.


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