Albert M. Powell Fisheries expert


Services for Albert M. Powell, retired Maryland superintendent of inland fisheries, will be held at 11 a.m. today at Calvary United Methodist Church in Frederick.

Mr. Powell, who was 93 and lived in Lewistown, died Saturday of heart failure at the Homewood Retirement Center in Frederick. He retired in 1967 after working in the state's freshwater fish programs for over 40 years and briefly for the U.S. Bureau of Fisheries.

He was a member of the American Fisheries Society, the Potomac Valley Fly Fishing Association and the Frederick County Fish and Game Protective Association.

Mr. Powell wrote a history of the state programs and became an expert on shipping live freshwater fish, sending one shipment of small mouth bass to South Africa.

A native of Ceresville, he was a life member of the Lewistown Volunteer Fire Company.

His wife, the former Mary Catherine Kelly, died in 1979.

He is survived by two daughters, Patricia Grove of Frederick and Mary Virginia Buchanan of Forestville; a son, Dr. Albert M. Powell Jr. of Frederick; nine grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.

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