William Benjamin Durm III, a salesman for a household cleaning and maintenance products company, died Saturday of cancer at the Stella Maris Hospice.
Mr. Durm, who died on his 74th birthday, lived on Kennoway Road near Loch Raven Village.
He worked for many years as a salesman for the Cello Corp., which has headquarters in Havre de Grace.
A native of Baltimore, he was a graduate of City College and the University of Maryland at College Park, where he earned a degree in chemistry.
He was an officer in the Navy during World War II and was a member of the Navy League.
He was a member of the Washington Lodge of the Masons, the Scottish Rite and Boumi Temple.
Services for Mr. Durm were to be conducted at 10 a.m. today at the Ruck Towson Funeral Home, 1050 York Road.
He is survived by his wife of 52 years, the former Mary Ann Miller; a son, Navy Capt. William B. Durm IV of Virginia Beach, Va.; a daughter, Mary Sandra Fleet of Cape Cod, Mass.; a brother, Noel Durm of Annapolis; a sister, Oremalee Akens of Princeton, N.J.; and four grandchildren.
The family suggested memorial contributions to the Stella Maris Hospice or the Shriners Hospital for Crippled Children through Boumi Temple.