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June 22, 1994

Joseph A. Tamburo

Headed produce firm

Joseph A. Tamburo, president of a family-owned wholesale produce company, died Sunday of cancer at his home in Brooklandville. He was 66.

He joined Tamburo Inc. as a young man when it was on Light Street in the old produce market area. He took over the business in 1957 after the death of his father and was one of the first of the produce merchants to agree to move to the new market in Jessup, a change he made in 1976.

The Baltimore native attended Mount St. Joseph High School before serving in the Navy during World War II.

He was a member for many years of the Country Club of Maryland, and a flower gardener.

Services were to be held at 9 a.m. today at the Ruck Towson Funeral Home, 1050 York Road.

He is survived by his wife, the former Jane Sullivan; a daughter, Patricia T. Corso of Mays Chapel; two sons, Anthony J. Tamburo of Huntspring and William R. Tamburo of Pikesville; a sister, Josephine Alfonsi of Mays Chapel; six grandchildren; and three step-grandchildren.

Theodore Phillips Jr.

Business broker

Theodore John Phillips Jr., who operated his own business brokerage, died Sunday of cancer at the Greater Baltimore Medical Center. He was 60 and lived in Shawan.

He had owned the Business Resources Group, also known as BRG, for about 10 years.

Earlier, he had been a salesman for National Housewares Co. and for his father's business, Phillips Roofing Co.

Born in Pikesville, he was a graduate of Milford Mill High School and attended the University of Maryland. In the late 1950s, he served in the Navy.

He was a life member of the Pikesville Volunteer Fire Department.

Services were to be held at 1 p.m. today at the Ruck Towson Funeral Home, 1050 York Road.

He is survived by his wife, the former Mary Ann Drexler; three daughters, Sharon Lynn von Bokern of Alexandria, Va., Kimberly Ann Phillips of Owings Mills and Janelle Lillian Phillips of Cockeysville; his mother, Elsie Phillips of Pikesville; and two sisters, Betty Lou Fisher of Abingdon and Dorothy Joyce Melchor of Berkeley Springs, W.Va.

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