Samuel Mills Dell Jr., 93, owned a brush factory

April 16, 2002

Samuel Mills Dell Jr., who owned a brush factory, died in his sleep Friday at his Brooklandville home. He was 93 and had lived for many years in the Orchards section of North Baltimore.

Until the mid-1980s, he was an owner and president of Samuel M. Dell Brush Co., a Calverton Road business founded by his father in 1919. Mr. Dell also owned Crest Contracting Co., Dellcrest Realty and Carrollton Equipment, all in Cockeysville, until retiring in 1999.

Born in Baltimore and raised in Mount Washington, he was a 1927 graduate of City College and earned a degree in business economics from the Johns Hopkins University, where he played lacrosse.

A former president of Baltimore Country Club, where he played golf, he served on the board of Carrollton Bank for 33 years. He also held memberships in the Maryland Club, Johns Hopkins Club, Wednesday Club and Friends of the American Wing of the Baltimore Museum of Art.

As a young man, Mr. Dell enjoyed fox hunting and often rode his horse in northern Baltimore County, near a Black Rock Road farm that he then owned.

Mr. Dell's wife of 62 years, Evelyn Teal Cole, died last year.

A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at St. Paul's School Chapel, 11152 Falls Road, Brooklandville.

He is survived by two sons, Samuel M. Dell III of Brussels, Belgium, and Edward Cole Dell of Cockeysville; five grandchildren; and two great-grandsons.

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