Martin R. Tully, 36, life insurance agentMartin R. Tully...

December 01, 1997

Martin R. Tully, 36, life insurance agent

Martin R. Tully, a New York Life Insurance Co. agent and Perry Hall resident, died Tuesday of liver and kidney failure at Greater Baltimore Medical Center. He was 36.

Mr. Tully, who had been with Tully & Associates since 1982, was JTC the recipient of numerous insurance industry awards including membership in New York Life's Million Dollar Round Table and President's Council.

Born and raised in Towson, Mr. Tully was a 1979 graduate of Towson High School.

He was an avid Orioles and Ravens fan and was active with Boy Scout Troop 732.

He was a communicant of St. Joseph Roman Catholic Church in Fullerton, where a Mass of Christian burial was offered Saturday.

He is survived by his wife of 12 years, the former Ellen Fox; two sons, Ian Tully and Michael Tully, and a daughter, Meghan Tully, all of Perry Hall; his mother, Mary Elizabeth Tully of Towson; four brothers, William H. Tully III of Parkville, Kevin P. Tully of West Chester, Pa., Dennis M. Tully of Sparks and Sean P. Tully of Bel Air; and three sisters, Linda Slawski of Perry Hall, and Stephanie L. Gerner and Amy E. Tully, both of Towson.

John H. Barkdoll, 53, leader in electronic banking

John H. Barkdoll, a pioneer in the local electronic banking industry, died of cancer Wednesday at the Gilchrist Center for Hospice Care in Towson. He was 53.

At his death, the Columbia resident was president of the Business Network, an interactive advisory board for business owners that he helped found in 1987.

From 1968 until 1984, Mr. Barkdoll was vice president of marketing for Equitable Bank.

He represented the bank when it entered into a partnership in 1981 with other Maryland banks that created Internet Inc., a company to oversee automated teller network operations across the state.

He worked from 1984 to 1985 for BayBanks in Boston, where he implemented various electronic banking and deposit services before returning to Baltimore.

Born in Biloxi, Miss., Mr. Barkdoll moved here as a youngster and graduated in 1963 from Mercersburg Academy in Pennsylvania. He earned his bachelor's degree in English from Washington College in 1967 and a master's in business from Harvard University in 1977.

A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at Oakland Mills Interfaith Center, 5885 Robert Oliver Place in Columbia.

He is survived by his wife of 12 years, the former Lis Beth Pettengill; a son, Derrick Barkdoll of Cockeysville; two daughters, Maggie Barkdoll and Emily Barkdoll, both of Columbia; his mother, Rosa Towner of Bel Air; and a sister, Bobbie Barkdoll Neaton of Dover, Del.

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