Burdette C. "Bud" Terry, 67, fitness panel director

July 06, 2002

Burdette C. "Bud" Terry, former executive director of the Maryland Commission on Physical Fitness and owner of Mr. Bud's Fit by Five Inc., died of pancreatitis June 29 at St. Agnes HealthCare. He was 67 and lived in Arbutus.

Mr. Terry was born in Celeron, N.Y., and raised in Erie and Warren, Pa. He earned a bachelor's degree in health education from Slippery Rock State Teachers College in 1956.

From 1957 to 1967, he worked for the YMCA in Pennsylvania. He later was associate physical director at the YMCA in Washington until being named executive director of the Maryland Commission on Physical Fitness in 1968.

In 1971, he left the commission to become director of the then-newly opened Athletic Club in Columbia, a position he held until becoming owner of Mr. Bud's Fit by Five Inc. in 1975.

He operated the preschool physical activity center in Timonium until retiring in 1992. From 1992 until his death, Mr. Terry was a courier for Quest Laboratories.

Since 1967, he was an official for and former president of the Maryland Board of Football Officials and the Mason-Dixon Umpires Association. He served as an official with the Eastern Association of Collegiate Football Officials from 1970 to 1972.

In 1981, he was awarded the Paul Menton Award for Football, named for the late Evening Sun sports editor, and the Oaky award for baseball in 1990.

He was a member of Holy Nativity Lutheran Church in Arbutus, where a memorial service was held yesterday .

Mr. Terry is survived by his wife of 46 years and former high school sweetheart, Patricia Larsen; two sons, Michael Terry of Nashville, Tenn/, and Steven Terry of Baltimore; two daughters, Rebecca Duvall and Beth Myers, both of Baltimore; and eight grandchildren.

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