Robert S. KlepperMid-Atlantic presidentRobert S. Klepper...

July 20, 1994

Robert S. Klepper

Mid-Atlantic president

Robert S. Klepper, president of a firm that provides financing for small businesses in Baltimore, died Saturday of cancer at the Johns Hopkins Hospital. He was 52.

He headed the Mid-Atlantic Certified Development Co., which does business as the Mid-Atlantic Business Finance Co. The firm, which he joined in 1982, is certified by the U.S. Small Business Administration.

From 1982 until 1985, he was also associated with the National Development Council, an economic development consulting company that works with local governments and small businesses.

From 1974 until 1982, he had been a consultant to the Baltimore Department of Housing and Community Development, first on the development of the Oldtown Mall and later on other commercial revitalization projects. Earlier, he had worked for the Carey Machinery Co. and briefly owned a sign-making business before joining HCD.

The Baltimore native was a graduate of the Polytechnic Institute and attended the University of Maryland College Park.

From 1970 until 1978, he lived in the Mount Vernon area, and he had been president of the Mount Vernon Belvedere Improvement Association.

His community work earned him both a 1977 mayoral citation that described him as "single-handedly creating the renewed spirit in Mount Vernon-Belvedere" and Robert S. Klepper Day in Baltimore on Jan. 28, 1978.

He had been a member of the board of directors of the Baltimore City Fair and was coordinator of volunteers for the 1974 fair.

In 1981, he bought Sunnyside, an 18th-century home in East New Market in Dorchester County on the Eastern Shore, and he and his wife, the former Paula McIntyre, began restoring it. They made the home their permanent residence in 1988.

Services were set for 9 a.m. today at St. Mary's Roman Catholic Church in Annapolis.

In addition to his wife, survivors include a son, Scott C. Klepper of Glyndon; and his father, Howard S. Klepper, and a brother, Richard C. Klepper, both of Sherwood Forest. Margaret S. Bond, who had been active in church and community work, died Sunday of leukemia at the Blakehurst Life Care Community in Towson. She was 77 and had moved to Blakehurst from Elkridge Estates last September.

She had been a member of the administrative board and the United Methodist Women at Grace United Methodist Church. She also had served on the board of governors and as a committee chairman of the Woman's Club of Roland Park. In 1952, she headed the women's auxiliary that was being organized by the Heart Association of Maryland.

She was also a member of the Salvation Army auxiliary, the Maryland Society of Crippled Children and Adults, the Baltimore Museum of Art, the Women's Board of the Johns Hopkins Hospital and the Keswick Board of Volunteers.

The former Margaret Scott, a native of Baltimore, attended Friends School. Her husband, M. Nelson Bond Jr., died in 1990.

A memorial service was to be held at 1:30 p.m. today at Grace United Methodist Church, 5407 N. Charles St.

She is survived by four daughters, Katherine B. Allen of Loch Raven Village, Linda B. Verdery of Richmond, Va., and Margaret B. Wittich and Barbara B. Klair, both of Baltimore; a son, M. Nelson Bond III of Baltimore; a brother, Dr. John M. Scott of Baltimore; 11 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

Dr. Howard B. Mays

Urologist

Dr. Howard Brooks Mays, who had been a urologist in Baltimore for many years, died July 12 of cancer at his home in Rock Hall.

Dr. Mays, who was 82, moved to Rock Hall after his retirement in 1983. His home was on Langford Creek.

He had practiced in Baltimore since the 1940s and in 1948 developed new surgical techniques to repair congenital malformations of the genitourinary tract.

He taught at University Hospital and had privileges there and at the Greater Baltimore Medical Center, Maryland General Hospital and Union Memorial Hospital.

He was a former president of the Mid-Atlantic Region of the American Urological Association and of the University of Maryland Medical Alumni Association.

Also, he was a member of the Medical and Chirurgical Faculty of Maryland, the American Medical Association, the Lister Society and the Splint Club.

Born in Sparrows Point, he was a graduate of Towson High School, the University of Maryland and the university's medical school.

He served an internship at University Hospital and then did graduate study of urologic surgery in a residency at Boston City Hospital.

During World War II, he served in the Army Medical Corps in the 142nd General Hospital, which was staffed by the University of Maryland. He left the Army as a lieutenant colonel.

Private services were planned.

He is survived by his wife, the former Beatrice Hoddinott; a son, Howard B. Mays Jr. of Rosedale; a daughter, Sally Mays Kutzer of Baltimore; a brother, George P. Mays Jr. of Thurmont; a sister, Sara Jane Mays Cockey of Lutherville; and three grandchildren.

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