Robert W. Furtick Trucking executive


Services for Robert W. Furtick, retired president of a trucking company and a former member of the State Racing Commission, will be held at 11 a.m. today at the Mitchell-Wiedefeld Home, 6500 York Road.

Mr. Furtick, who was 74, died Tuesday after a heart attack at his home on Chapelwood Lane in Lutherville.

He retired 12 years ago as president of W. T. Cowan Inc., the trucking company with which he was associated for more than 30 years. He came to the Baltimore area during the early 1940s as plant manager of the Joseph E. Seagram & Sons distillery in Relay after working for the company in Louisville, Ky., and Lawrence, Ind. Mr. Furtick was a former president of the American Trucking Association and of the Maryland Motor Truck Association.

A member of the Racing Commission in the 1970s, he had been a member of the board of the Franklin Square Hospital in the 1960s.

He belonged to the Baltimore Country Club, the Palestine Lodge of the Masons, the Scottish Rite and Boumi Temple.

A daughter, Sandra A. O'Connor of Catonsville, is the Baltimore County state's attorney.

His survivors also include his wife of almost 50 years, the former C. Charleen Romines; another daughter, Suzanne Caskey of Towson; and four grandchildren.

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