George Louis Dickey, 29, Alex. Brown stockbroker

October 21, 1998|By Robert Hilson Jr. | Robert Hilson Jr.,SUN STAFF

George Louis Dickey, a Baltimore native and former stockbroker for BT Alex. Brown Inc., died Oct. 13 of non-Hodgkins lymphoma in Sausalito, Calif., where he had lived for the past year. He was 29.

Although he had a somewhat strait-laced career, Mr. Dickey was known for his sense of adventure.

He scuba dived whenever possible and dabbled in sky diving. He tried his hand at bungee jumping and preferred skiing on the advanced slopes. He also enjoyed mountain climbing and mountain biking.

He took any dare, friends and relatives said. He initiated most challenges.

"There's nothing he wouldn't do," said his father, G. Edward VTC Dickey of Baltimore. "There was no adventure he wouldn't take. He was just into the thrill of adventure."

Mr. Dickey was born with cystic fibrosis, an often fatal lung disease, but was not slowed by the illness and believed in living as full a life as possible. In addition to his hobbies, he enjoyed traveling throughout the United States and Europe.

Charlie Constable, a longtime friend and former high school wrestling partner, said Mr. Dickey had endless energy and determination to excel at everything he did.

"Everything, he went at it until he mastered it," Mr. Constable said. "When we were wrestling, you could see his determination not to lose. But if he did, he was gracious about it.

"Above all, he was most loyal to his friends," Mr. Constable said.

A native of Washington, Mr. Dickey was raised in Sparks and graduated from Boys' Latin School in 1987. He received a bachelor's degree in psychology from Colorado State University in Fort Collins, Colo., in 1992.

He began his career at Alex. Brown as an assistant in the corporate and executive services and became a broker in 1995. He moved last year to an investment corporation in San Francisco, and worked there until his death.

Mr. Dickey was a member of the Maryland Club.

A memorial Mass will be offered at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Roman Catholic Cathedral of Mary Our Queen, 5300 N. Charles St.

In addition to his father, he is survived by his wife, the former Lynn Balaguer, whom he married in June; a daughter, Graciela Anne Dickey of Sausalito, Calif.; his mother, Susan Dickey of Baltimore; a brother, Paul Dickey of Denver; and his grandmothers, Mary Ellen Veigel of Dickinson, N.D., and Marie Conley of Mechanicsburg, Pa.

Pub Date: 10/21/98

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