Kurt Edward “Eddie” Hakenson 49, died at his home in Walkersville, MD, on Christmas Eve, December 24, 2018, after a two year battle with a rare lung disease. Born in Worcester, MA, he was a gifted individual, a loving father, a caring husband, fabulous son, and a friend to many that crossed his path. In his spare time Kurt had a unique way of solving the “World’s Problems”, well before anyone else was aware of them. He had a great passion for fly fishing, was a music enthusiast with a love for his guitars and was an avid “collector of two” – of everything.
Kurt worked at Northrop Grumman’s (NG) Baltimore office for over 12 years, most recently as the Chief Technologist, Director of Information Technologies (IT), and Technical Fellow. Prior to working at NG, he had an extensive resume, as a self-taught IT subject matter expert, working within the community at companies such as: Tracor Systems Technologies; Fig Leaf Software; ELINK Communications; BAE Systems North America; Information Innovators, and G2 Inc. Kurt was a veteran of the United States Air Force, where he served from 1987 to 1996, as a Security Specialist/Senior Professional Military Education Instructor/Network Administrator at Whiteman Air Force Base (AFB) supporting missile security and B2 missions. While stationed at Whiteman AFB, in Knob Noster, MO, he volunteered as a firefighter and emergency medical technician for the community. Kurt was a proud graduate of Limestone High School in Limestone, Maine in 1987 where he met and married his wife, Tami. Kurt earned an Associate’s Degree in Applied Science, Instructor of Technology, through the Community College of the Air Force in 1994.
Kurt is survived by his wife of 31 years Tami Hakenson of Walkersville, MD, his twin daughters, Aureanna and Kaitlyn Hakenson of Walkersville and Columbia MD, respectively, his mother, Nancy (Nash) Kontny and dad, David Kontny of Montclair, VA, his sister Kris Brown, wife of Allyn Brown, of Suffolk, VA, as well as several aunts, uncles, nieces, and nephews. He was preceded in death by his father, Roger Hakenson, and his grandparents, Harold and Dorothy Nash, and Russel Hakenson.
A celebration of Kurt’s life will be held on a future date.
Memorial contributions may be made in Kurt’s honor to a heart and Lung Association of your choosing, Trout Unlimited, the Maryland Food Bank, or the Animal Welfare League of Frederick County.