|Birth: ||Nov. 5, 1916|
|Death: ||Aug. 10, 2003|
Son of Thomas J. & Rose M. Getzendanner. Husband for 48 years to the former Helen Frances Reitz, who died in 1989. He was survived by their sons Thomas L. Jr. & Richard. He was a descendant of Christian Getzendanner, one of the first Palatine Germans to settle in Frederick in 1729.
He attended Forest Park High but left before graduating and went to work selling Bromo Seltzer for the Emerson Drug Co. in southern Florida. He then returned to Baltimore and worked for two meatpacking companies until he retired in the mid-60s.
He was a resident of Woodlawn for almost 50 years. He also had another home, a 100 acre farm in Bedford County, Pennsylvania where he liked to go hunting for deer and turkey.
Besides hunting, he also enjoyed being on the water. Him and my granddad bought and rebuilt a fire damaged boat. It was called the "Helen F." after his wife. They kept it at the Belvedere Yacht Club and liked to go on fishing trips or just go swimming off the back. My mom remembers him jumping off the boat with all the kids and engaging in games of jellyfish tossing! Besides boating for pleasure, he also ran a charter fishing boat business on the Bay during the 50s and 60s.
Other activities he enjoyed were riding motorcycles and atv's. He did all these outdoor things with only one good arm, which he'd had since birth.
He passed away due to complications of Alzheimers disease. He was a longtime friend of my grandparents John & Betty Krickbaum and their family.
Thomas J. Getzendanner (1887 - 1950)
Rose M. Getzendanner (1887 - 1961)
Helen Frances Reitz Getzendanner (1921 - 1989)*
Lorraine Park Cemetery
Woodlawn (Baltimore County)
Created by: Jen Snoots
Record added: Mar 08, 2007
Find A Grave Memorial# 18297970
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