A. Hungerford LaMotte, a retired insurance and real estate executive, died Saturday of heart failure at St. Joseph Hospital in Towson. He was 80 and had lived in Baltimore most of his life.
Services for Mr. LaMotte will be held at 2 p.m. tomorrow in the chapel of the Episcopal Church of the Redeemer, 5603 N. Charles St.
From the end of World War II to his death, Mr. LaMotte brokered commercial and residential real estate with Russell T. Baker & Co. and previously sold pension and retirement plans for Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Co. He also taught management and salesmanship at the University of Baltimore.
During World War II, Mr. LaMotte served in the Navy and piloted a gunship through combat zones in the Pacific Theater. He was awarded the Bronze Star and left the service with the rank of lieutenant.
Before joining the Navy, he worked for 10 years at Equitable Trust Co.
An all-state lacrosse player at Polytechnic Institute, Mr. LaMotte graduated in 1931 and later attended St. John's College in Annapolis, where he was named an All-America in lacrosse.
He was a former president of the Baltimore Junior Association of Commerce and of the Colts' Associates, a support group.
He also was an executive committee member of Buddies Inc., which was affiliated with the Police Boys Club; executive committee member of the American Council on Alcoholism; and a member of the St. George's Society.
Mr. LaMotte also was active as a volunteer at Union Memorial Hospital and the Church of the Redeemer.
An avid bridge player, he was a senior master in duplicate play.
Mr. LaMotte is survived by his wife of 58 years, the former Mary Lee Mountcastle; a daughter, Nancy Lee LaMotte of Baltimore; two sons, A. Hungerford LaMotte Jr. of Derwood and F. Gibbs LaMotte of Devon, Pa.; and four grandchildren.
The family suggested contributions to the St. Joseph Hospital Intensive Care Unit, in care of Sharon Dorn, 7620 York Road, Towson 21204.