Edwin G. James Jr.
Stationery store owner
Edwin George James Jr., who owned a Towson stationery store, died Monday at his Towson home after a series of strokes. He was 74.
Services will be at 9:30 a.m. tomorrow at the Ruck Towson Funeral Home, 1050 York Road.
Although he was born in Harrisburg, Pa., he was a lifelong Baltimore resident and graduated from City College. Mr. James also attended the University of Maryland at College Park on an athletic scholarship, playing football and lacrosse.
Mr. James, known as "Jimmy," was an avid sports fan and belonged to the Hunt Valley Gold Club. He was the chairman of MISGA, which organized golf tournaments between groups.
He was a partner in a stationery store, before opening his own store in Towson, James Office Supply. After his retirement he worked for several area cemeteries as a sales counselor.
Mr. James was active in the Towson Rotary Club and SCORE, a group that helps small businesses. He was also instrumental in the formation of the Timonium Rotary Club.
He is survived by his wife of 42 years, the former Ellen Peters; a son, Edwin George James III of Baltimore; a daughter, Elizabeth Deegan of Dublin, Ohio; a sister, Betty James Ortega of Burke, Va.; and four grandchildren.
The family suggested memorial donations to the Towson United Methodist Church, 501 Hampton Lane, Towson, Md. 21204.