Milton J. Wisniewski, a lawyer and former chief of the legal department at Edgewood Arsenal, died of pneumonia Saturday at Stella Maris Hospice in Timonium. He was 86.
Mr. Wisniewski - the son of Polish immigrants - was born in Baltimore and raised near Patterson Park. He was a 1937 graduate of Polytechnic Institute and earned his law degree in 1941 from the University of Baltimore.
During World War II, he served as an Army combat engineer in Europe.
Returning to Baltimore, he practiced law for several years before going to work at Edgewood Arsenal and, for a time, Aberdeen Proving Ground. He retired in 1989.
Mr. Wisniewski enjoyed renovating his Kingsville home overlooking Little Gunpowder Falls, family members said.
A musician, he played bass fiddle with the Baltimoreans jazz band during the 1930s. He also played the accordion and especially liked performing polkas. He also enjoyed painting and sailing.
An avid reader, Mr. Wisniewski continued to maintain an interest in reading with books on tape despite suffering from macular degeneration.
He was a communicant of St. Stephen Roman Catholic Church in Bradshaw.
He was married for 34 years to the former Anne P. Campbell, a lawyer who died in 1994.
Services were yesterday.
Surviving are a son, Andrew Wilson Wisniewski of Kingsville; two daughters, Sally Campbell Wisniewski of Sparks and Kate Anne Cocoros of Perry Hall; a brother, Adolph "Dutch" Wisniewski of Parkville; a sister, Frances Adolph of Timonium; and five grandchildren.