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.