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Lorenz James "Bud" Happel, Sr.

September 17, 1928 ~ March 3, 2022 (age 93)


Lorenz (Bud) Happel was born in Baltimore on September 17, 1928 to the late Lorenz and Ellen Happel.  He grew up in Halethorpe, MD and eventually moved with his family to Catonsville.  He also graduated from Catonsville High School.  He was preceded in death by his wife of 56 years, Patricia, in 2004.  In 2008 he moved to Charlestown Senior Living.  While he was at Charlestown, he briefly worked with the woodshop group to make wooden toys for disadvantaged children.  He always liked working with his hands even as a young man and along with his son built radio-controlled model aircraft.  After moving to Charlestown he rekindled his modeling interests and constructed nine model sailing ships with complex rigging and many detailed parts.  His largest undertaking was a replica of the USS Constitution measuring four feet in length.

He is survived by his son Jim and daughter-in-law Linda along with two grandchildren, Chris and his wife Michele and Sheri and her husband Rob.  In addition, he has four great grandchildren, Noah, Sam, Gabrielle and Shelby.

Interment is private.  If preferred, donations can be made to Gilchrist Hospice Care.

He will be missed but remembered by his family and his friends at Charlestown.

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March 9, 2022

4:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Candle Light Funeral Home by Craig Witzke
1835 Frederick Rd.
Catonsville, MD 21228

Funeral Mass
March 10, 2022

10:00 AM
Our Lady of the Angels
711 Maiden Choice Lane
Catonsville, MD 21228

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