Harry Edward Sturdevant, 80, civil engineer


Harry Edward Sturdevant, a retired civil engineer, died of heart disease Sunday at his Dares Beach home in Calvert County. He was 80.

Born and raised in Annapolis, Mr. Sturdevant joined the Army in 1943 and served in the campaigns of Normandy, Northern France, the Ardennes, Rhineland and Central Europe. He attained the rank of technical sergeant.

He earned a civil engineering degree from the University of Maryland, College Park in 1950 and moved to Calvert County, where he spent 37 years with McCrone Engineering. Family members said he laid out tracts in Calvert, St. Mary's, Charles and Prince George's counties. He retired in 1987 as McCrone's board chairman.

He enjoyed fishing.

Services will be held at 11 a.m. today at St. Paul's Episcopal Church in Prince Frederick, where he had been a vestry member.

Survivors include his wife of 56 years, the former Grace Evans Enfield; a son, Jeff Sturdevant of Annapolis; four daughters, JoAnne Sturdevant Beach of Daytona Beach, Fla., Patricia Anne Jewell of Elkton, Margaret Thompson Blair of Western Shore Estates and Kay Sturdevant Hardisky of Timonium; and 10 grandchildren.

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