Clarence Robert Amos, a retired BGE electrical engineer and former Marine, died Wednesday of complications from an aneurysm at Manor Care in Towson. He was 86.
Born in Union Point, Ga., he enlisted in the Marines in 1942 and served in the South Pacific in World War II.
In a family history, he recalled having to pull fliers out of burning aircraft during landing accidents. He re-enlisted after the war and served much of his tour in China before American forces departed in 1948.
He moved to the Baltimore area in 1952 and initially worked for what was then Bendix Radio on Joppa Road. Mr. Amos later joined BGE, where he retired in 1977. During his career, he earned a bachelor's degree from the Johns Hopkins University.
The Towson resident enjoyed travel and carpentry projects.
Services will be held at 10 a.m. today at Calvary Baptist Church, 120 W. Pennsylvania Ave. in Towson, where he was a member.
Survivors include his wife of 56 years, the former Elizabeth Martin; four sons, R. Jacques Amos of Anneslie, George Amos of Parkton, and Ted Amos and Ken N. Amos, both of Towson; a daughter, Elizabeth Ann Coughlin of Perry Hall; two brothers, Henry Amoss of Macon, Ga., and John Amoss of Milledgeville, Ga.; seven grandchildren; five step-grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.