John G. Padussis, 74, who owned and operated a Dunkin' Donuts store in Glen Burnie for more than 20 years, died Tuesday at North Arundel Hospital of cancer.
Funeral services were being held today at the Greek Orthodox Cathedral of the Annunciation, Preston Street and Maryland Avenue.
Mr. Padussis, an Annapolis resident, retired in 1984 after operating the shop on Ritchie Highway since 1961.
Mr. Padussis' store often was ranked at the top of Dunkin' Donuts outlets in sales, and he served on the company's President's Council.
He served in the Army in the Aleutians during World War II.
Born in McKeesport, Pa., and reared in Baltimore, he was a graduate of City College and attended Johns Hopkins University.
He served on the board of North Arundel Hospital and he belonged to the Cathedral of the Annunciation in Baltimore and to SS. Constantine and Helen Greek Orthodox Church in Annapolis.