G. H. Spencer-Strong, engineer, dies


Services for George H. Spencer-Strong, retired vice president and director of research for the Pemco Corp., will be held at 10 a.m. tomorrow at the chapel of the Charlestown Retirement Community, 715 Maiden Choice Lane, Arbutus.

Dr. Spencer-Strong, who was 85 and moved from Homeland to Charlestown four years ago, died Friday in his sleep.

He retired in 1971 after 37 years with the Baltimore producer of ceramic materials, which became part of the Glidden Co. and then the SCM Corp. and is now part of the Mobay Corp. A native TTC of Sandusky, Ohio, he earned bachelor's, master's and doctoral degrees in ceramic engineering from Ohio State University. He wrote or co-wrote more than 75 professional papers.

He was named a distinguished alumnus by the College of Engineering at Ohio State, received an award of merit from the American Society for Testing and Materials and was a member of the Sigma Xi and Keramos honorary societies.

A former president of the American Ceramics Society, he belonged to the Canadian Ceramic Society, the National Institute of Ceramic Engineers and the Torch Club.

He was an honorary member of the American Society for Metals and a fellow and a member of the Council of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.

His wife, the former Anita Koenig, died last August.

He is survived by a daughter, Marianna Munyer of Springfield, Ill.; a son, Dr. William H. Spencer-Strong II of Towson; a sister, Mary Jeffrey of Charlotte, N.C.; and five grandchildren.

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