Judge Edward A. DeWaters Jr. died on Saturday of pancreatic cancer yesterday. Judge DeWaters was appointed in 1972 and retired in 2001. Judge DeWaters was at one time the chief judge for both Baltimore County and Harford County.
I never had a case before Judge DeWaters. My Dad, who grew up in Bel Air near Judge DeWaters, attended a high school reunion on Saturday in Bel Air where the dominant topic was obviously Judge DeWaters’ death. He appears to have been well liked respected not only during his 29 years as a judge but throughout his entire life. My Dad, who was one year older than Judge DeWaters, commented that of anyone he knew growing up, Judge DeWaters was the person he would have be the least surprised to become a judge.
A Mass of Christian burial will be offered at 10 a.m. Thursday at St. Stephen Roman Catholic Church, 8030 Bradshaw Road, where he was a member.