Eugene P. Krach Sr., former corporate counsel for the Westinghouse Electric Corp.'s Defense Group, died of cancer Tuesday at Gilchrist Center for Hospice Care. The Glen Arm resident was 72.
Mr. Krach was born and raised in Baltimore, and was a 1948 graduate of City College. After serving in the Army from 1951 to 1953, he earned his bachelor's degree in business administration from the University of Maryland in 1957. He was a 1960 graduate of the University of Maryland School of Law.
Mr. Krach's professional memberships included the Maryland State Bar Association, the Bar of the United States Supreme Court and the District of Columbia Bar Association. He also was a member of the National Security Industrial Association and the Aerospace Industries Association of America.
Mr. Krach began his career in the finance department of the former Glenn L. Martin Co. in 1956. He joined Westinghouse Electric Corp. at its Linthicum facility in 1964 as senior contract adviser. He was the company's corporate counsel for its Defense Group at his retirement in 1990.
Mr. Krach was a founding member of the Historical Electronics Museum in Linthicum and a collector of Belleek Parian china. He was an avid figure skater and was a former president of the Baltimore Figure Skating Club. He also enjoyed gardening.
He was a parishioner of Wilson United Methodist Church.
Services will be held at 2 p.m. today at Ruck Towson Funeral Home, 1050 York Road.
Mr. Krach's survivors include his wife of 48 years, the former Suzanne Francis; a son, Eugene P. Krach Jr. of Bel Air; two daughters, Kimberly Miles of Glen Arm and Karen Capps of Jefferson, S.C.; two brothers, John A. Krach of Baltimore and Donald A. Krach of Timonium; and six grandchildren.