Donald M. Rhoads Salesman

December 24, 1990

Services for Donald M. Rhoads, a salesman who sold flooring for many years, will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday at the Fred F. Groff Funeral Home in Lancaster, Pa.

Mr. Rhoads, a resident of the Southland Hills section of Towson, died yesterday at St. Joseph Hospital yesterday after a long illness. He was 67.

Born and raised in Quarryville, Pa., he played basketball and soccer in high school and joined the Army at the outbreak of World War II. He worked with his father in Lancaster for what was then known as the Armstrong Cork Co., now an international flooring company.

He moved to Baltimore in 1955 and was a salesman for J. J. Haines & Co., a flooring wholesaler. Mr. Rhoads won several sales awards during his years there. In the 1950s he also took several business administration courses at the Johns Hopkins University.

His last job before becoming ill was as a special projects manager for Taste Publications, which produces booklets of entertainment discount coupons. He also worked for Comcast Cablevision of Maryland.

In his spare time, Mr. Rhoads enjoyed traveling around the United States.

He was a member of the Towson Presbyterian Church and was a former member of the board of directors of the Southland Hills Improvement Association.

Mr. Rhoads is survived by his wife of 36 years, the former Vivian Bowman.

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