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Elmer Harvey, accountant, former Poly-Seal controller


Elmer Clyde Harvey, a retired accountant, died July 17 of complications after heart surgery at St. Joseph Hospital. He was 72.

Mr. Harvey retired in 1983 after a 14-year career as controller for Poly-Seal Corp. Since 1959, he had operated his own private tax and bookkeeping service from his Towson home.

The Lexington, Texas, native attended schools there and served in the Navy as a pharmacist's mate from 1942 to 1946. He moved to Baltimore after being discharged.

He attended the Baltimore Institute at night and in the early 1950s earned an associate's degree in accounting. He had lived in Towson since 1951 and was active in Masonic affairs. Mr. Harvey was a member of Mount Moriah Lodge No. 116 of A.F. & A.M., the Scottish Rite and the Boumi Temple.

He was a member for many years of Loch Raven United Methodist Church.

"He enjoyed working and his family," said his wife of 48 years, the former Ruth Luttrell.

In addition to his wife, survivors include a son, Dr. Jeffrey C. Harvey of Moorhead, Minn.; a daughter, Janis P. Harvey Esq.; two brothers, Aubrey L. Spence of Austin, and Wayne H. Spence of Houston; a sister, Sami Daniels of Lufkin, Texas; and three grandchildren.

Memorial donations may be made to Loch Raven United Methodist Church, 6622 Loch Raven Blvd., Baltimore 21239, where services were held Thursday.

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