Charles G. Chambers, 82, real estate commission chief

June 27, 2000|By Frederick N. Rasmussen | Frederick N. Rasmussen,SUN STAFF

Charles G. Chambers, former executive director of the Maryland Real Estate Commission, died Friday of cancer at Manor Care Hospice in York, Pa. He was 82.

The former Campus Hills resident had lived in Stewartstown, Pa., since 1980.

He was executive director of the state commission that oversees the licensing of real estate brokers and salesmen in Maryland from 1972 until his retirement in 1989.

He was responsible for the day-to-day operations of the commission, which enforces the principles of realty law and the ethics code governing the Maryland real estate industry.

Before being appointed to the commission by chairman Charles R. Wolfe, Mr. Chambers had been an industrial sales executive for 25 years in the Baltimore office of Cities Service, later Citgo, an oil company.

Born and raised in Arbutus, he attended McDonogh School. In 1939, he went to work in the purchasing and credit departments at Bethlehem Steel Corp.'s Sparrows Point plant.

During World War II, he was a member of the plant's rationing board.

He studied purchasing, sales management and real estate at then-Towson State College.

In 1938, he married Eloise Bramhall, who survives him.

He attended Towson Presbyterian Church and was an active member of Glenview Alliance Church in Glen Rock, Pa.

He enjoyed refinishing and restoring antique furniture for family members.

A memorial service for Mr. Chambers will be held at 7 p.m. tomorrow at Glenview Alliance Church, 10037 Old Susquehanna Trail South, Glen Rock.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by a son, Gregory Chambers of Red Lion, Pa.; three daughters, Phyllis Patteson of Towson, Sondra O'Brien of Ellicott City and Charlene Ragland of Stewartstown; 14 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.

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