Edgar German

Edgar German ( )

Edgar H. German Jr., an electrical engineer who founded GT-Tech Inc., died Friday at Maryland Shock Trauma Center of injuries suffered in an Aug.1 automobile accident in Reisterstown. He was 82.

The son of Edgar H. German Sr., director of public relations for Baltimore Gas & Electric Co., and Nellie Maydwell German, a homemaker, Edgar Hobbs German Jr. was born in Baltimore and raised on Cliftmont Avenue near Clifton Park.

After graduating in 1950 from Polytechnic Institute, where he had played varsity lacrosse and football, he went to work as an electronics technician at the Johns Hopkins Radiation Laboratory.

In the early 1950s, he enlisted in the Navy and was sent to its electronics technician school. He eventually attended Cornell University, where he graduated in 1958 with a bachelor's degree in physics and applied mathematics.

He took a job as an electrical engineer in the late 1950s at Bendix Corp., where he worked on radar prototypes.

Considered an expert in digital signal processing simulators, radar systems and control software, he was working at AAI Corp. in Hunt Valley when he founded GT-Tech Inc. in 1985. He dissolved the business in 2007 when he retired.

The longtime Reisterstown resident was an avid lacrosse and hockey fan.

Services are private.

Mr. German is survived by his wife of 50 years, the former Beverly Irwin; a son, Edgar H. "Trey" German III of Frederick; a daughter, Andrea Burkhart of York, Pa.; a sister, Ann German of Owings Mills; and four grandchildren.

fred.rasmussen@baltsun.com