Arne P. Rasmussen, 75, electrical engineer


Arne Poul Rasmussen, a retired electrical engineer for Westinghouse, died Thursday at Anne Arundel Medical Center of complications from abdominal surgery. He was 75.

A native of Copenhagen, Denmark, Mr. Rasmussen grew up in White Plains, N.Y., and Philadelphia and served in the Coast Guard during World War II.

He graduated from Drexel University in Philadelphia in 1948, when he moved to Severna Park to work for Westinghouse. A holder of eight patents, he retired in 1986 after 38 years with the company.

An Eagle Scout as a youth, Mr. Rasmussen worked with the Boy Scouts of America throughout his life and served as a Scoutmaster.

He was a member of several church choirs and sang with the Annapolis Chorale. He also carved wooden birds and made stained-glass windows.

Services will be held at 3 p.m. today at Our Shepherd Lutheran Church at 400 Benfield Road in Severna Park.

Mr. Rasmussen is survived by his wife of 66 years, the former Ellen P. Scholcoff; a son, Carl G. Rasmussen of Houston; two daughters, Ingrid E. Rasmussen of Annapolis and Valerie Sussman of Bowie; and nine grandchildren.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Society for Progressive Supranuclear Palsy at Johns Hopkins Hospital, 5065 Outpatient Center, 601 N. Caroline St., Baltimore 21278.

Pub Date: 5/03/98

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