Addison Jay Outland Sr. ("Ed"), long time Catonsville resident, founder and owner of Outland Electric Inc. for more than 3 decades, passed away peacefully at Seasons Hospice Friday July 24, 2020. Ed turned 89 years old on May 31, 2020. Ed, was the son of Warrick Penn Outland Sr. and Mary Anna Cahill- Outland. In addition to operating the family farm, Warrick was an upholsterer and Mary was a bookkeeper at John Dittmar and Sons Lumber Yard in Baltimore, Md. Ed was a 1948 graduate of Sykesville High School in Carroll County, Md. He enlisted in the Navy after high school and apprenticed as an electrician on a Navy ship during the Korean War. In 1956 he married the late Edna Barnes Jenkins of Baltimore and moved to Catonsville. He began working for National Can Corp. and later joined the Local 28 IBEW with Blumenthal Kahn Electric Co. In the early 1960's Ed recieved his Masters General Electrical license and opened Outland Electric Inc. He was an accomplished athelete, enjoyed tennis, golf and softball. In addition Ed coached youth baseball, football, and basketball for EDRECO. He was instrumental in starting the Edmondson Heights Westview Optimist Club and served as its president for several years. It became one of one of the most successful youth football programs in the area. Many of the kids might still remember Coach Ed pulling up to Crosby Field in his Outland Electric work van and setting up a gas generator and portable lights so the teams could practice after dark! Ed also enjoyed country music. He was a fan of Karaoke although, his children asked him not to quit his day job after his performance of "Your Cheating Heart" by Hank Williams at the Millrace Tavern and "Unchained Melody" by the Righteous Brothers at The Trolley Stop! Ed and Edna were very involved at St. Timothy's Episcopal Church, volunteering and serving the community. For the last 20 years they attended Good Shepherd Church on Edmondson Ave. where they continued serving. After retiring in 1998 he spent the latter years traveling, vacationing with family, playing cards with old friends, and trying to find the best desserts in town!
Ed was predeceased by his brother Warrick Penn Outland Jr., sisters Vivian Eddy, Isabell Hall and Helen Carr. He is survived by his daughter and son in law, Jan and David Kirby and their children Allison and Quinn Dougherty, great -great grandchildren Ashlyn and Everett, David and Kevin, Keith and Diane Kirby, great- great grandchildren Owen and Olivia. his son and daughter in law Jay and Susan Outland and their children Zachary, Matthew, Benjamin, Tony, Imani, Tracy and Michael Holden, greatgrandchildren Emily and Alexandra, Angelo and Lauren Rizzzi, great-great grandchildren Angelo and Roman. Sarah Boening, Julie Rush, Suzanne and Chuck Conley, great-greatgrandchild Allie. his son and daughter in law Tom and Lisa Outland and their children Connor, Lauren and Emily; his daughter and son in law John and Tracey Robinson and their children Garrett, Luke and Jake.
Interment services are private.
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