William G. Calvert Food broker

December 19, 1990

William Gordon Calvert, a Baltimore native who retired as a food broker, died of heart failure Nov. 26 at a hospital in Lakeland, Fla.

Mr. Calvert, who was 79, moved in March from Towson to Lakeland.

He retired nearly 10 years ago as president of the Calvert Sales Co., which he owned for more than 20 years. Earlier, he worked for other food companies.

He was a president of the Baltimore-Washington Food Brokers Association and belonged to other food industry organizations.

Calvert was born in Baltimore and graduated from the Polytechnic Institute. He had been an officer in the Army Transportation Corps.

He played often at the Rolling Road Golf Club, and he belonged to the Ionic Lodge of the Masons.

His wife, the former Helen R. Thomas, died in 1978.

He is survived by a son, William Gordon Calvert Jr. of Gulfport, Miss.; his mother, Beulah Taylor Calvert of Baltimore; a sister, Thelma C. Pfetzing of Baltimore; and a brother, Benjamin Franklin Calvert of San Diego.

Services were held Nov. 30 at the Mitchell-Wiedefeld funeral establishment.

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