With Sadness, We Announce the Passing of One of B&D’s Founders, Harold G. Bausum

The Bausum & Duckett Electric, LLC. family is remembering one of our founders, Harold G. Bausum who passed away comfortably at his home on May 26th, 2023. We extend our deepest condolences to Harold’s family for their loss. We’ve included Harold’s obituary below You can also click to share a memory or visit the tribute wall on Hardesty Funeral Home’s website

He was a beloved father, brother, grandfather and friend.

Harold was born on December 6th, 1927, to John and Mary Bausum. He was a lifelong resident of Annapolis, after graduating from Annapolis High School, he entered the US Army in 1946 and was honorably discharged in 1948. After working several odd jobs, he settled on the electrical field and worked for his father-in-law Frank Duckett. He and his brother-in-law founded Bausum & Duckett Electric Co in Edgewater MD in 1960; he sold in 1983. During his electrical career he was a member and chairman of the Anne Arundel County Electrical Board, for over 30 years; he administered the electrical test for many of those years. He was also very active in Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC); he was one of the founding partners of the apprentice program that is still intact. He was active in the A.A.C.O. Ducks Unlimited Chapter, he served as the program chairman in 1983-84.

Harold’s outside interests included playing golf, owning racehorses, hunting- Ducks Unlimited, fishing, playing cards; he also loved to play mini golf at the beach with his many grandkids. He loved to travel back and forth from his homes in Annapolis, Ocean City and Florida. He since gave up traveling and resided in Annapolis full time since 2005.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 66 years, Doris L Bausum and his daughter Cindy Sue Bausum.

He is survived by Deborah Ann Bausum of Annapolis, Judi (Bobby) Masters of Stevensville, Jenny (Jeff) Moreland of Ocean City. He proudly had seven grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren.

He will be missed dearly by all who knew him and loved him.

In lieu of flowers please consider donating in his honor to Hospice of the Chesapeake.

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