Ed­ward E. ‘Bud’ It­ter Sr., Pasadena artist

Baltimore Sun - - OBITUARIES - — Fred­er­ick N. Ras­mussen

Ed­ward E. “Bud” It­ter Sr., a re­tired Baltimore Sun com­mer­cial artist who was also a de­coy carver and painter, died Mon­day at his Pasadena home of com­pli­ca­tions fol­low­ing surgery. He was 86.

The son of John A. It­ter, a Bethlehem Steel Corp. steel­worker, and Claire It­ter, a home­maker, Ed­ward Earl It­ter was born in Baltimore and raised near Ed­mond­son Av­enue. He was a 1947 grad­u­ate of City Col­lege. He en­listed in the Army, then served briefly in the Marine Corps, and fi­nally joined the Air Force, where he was trained as a pi­lot. He flew com­bat mis­sions in Korea aboard de Hav­il­land Mos­qui­toes, two­engine air­craft, fam­ily mem­bers said. He was dis­charged in the early 1950s.

Mr. It­ter stud­ied art pri­vately and joined the staff of The Baltimore Sun’s com­mer­cial art depart­ment in 1954. He worked there un­til re­tir­ing in 1992.

Mr. It­ter was a carver and painter of duck de­coys, and his work can be found in the Ward Mu­seum of Wildlife Art in Sal­is­bury. Fam­ily mem­bers said some of his works are also in the pri­vate col­lec­tions of such Hol­ly­wood no­ta­bles as Har­ri­son Ford, Robert Red­ford, Su­san Pow­ers and the late For­rest Tucker.

“He would look at a pic­ture and then free­hand-carve the de­coy,” said a daugh­ter, Terry Spath of Pasadena.

Mr. It­ter was an avid hunter and fish­er­man and en­joyed tak­ing hunt­ing and fish­ing trips to Alaska.

Fu­neral ser­vices will be held at 11 a.m. Satur­day at Mead­owridge Me­mo­rial Park, 7250 Wash­ing­ton Blvd., in Elkridge.

In ad­di­tion to his wife of 60 years, the for­mer Pa­tri­cia Carol Gil­lis, he is sur­vived by a son, Ed­ward E. It­ter Jr. of Es­sex; two other daugh­ters, Dar­lene Bro­hawn of War­ren­ton, Va., and Karen Dunn of Las Ve­gas; 10 grand­chil­dren; and eight great­grand­chil­dren.

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