George Paul Cox, 99, began insurance brokerage

August 01, 2002

George Paul Cox, founder and president of Atlantic Agency Ltd., a Baltimore insurance brokerage, died of respiratory failure July 25 at Glen Meadows Retirement Community in Glen Arm. He was 99.

Mr. Cox, whose career in the insurance industry spanned 70 years, established the business in 1980. He remained president and active in the business until his death.

The former Mays Chapel resident was born and raised in Medford, Mass., where he graduated from high school. He began his career in the insurance industry in 1931, when he joined Metropolitan Life Insurance Co. in Massachusetts.

He was transferred to Baltimore in 1942, and worked as a field auditor for 50 years before retiring in 1979.

Mr. Cox was a member of the Kiwanis Club for more than 35 years and had been president of the Loch Raven Kiwanis Club.

He volunteered for many years with Meals on Wheels, Stella Maris Hospice and Judith Ritchie Youth Service Center.

In 1932, he married Gertrude Cahill, who died in 1953.

Mr. Cox was a member of the Knights of Columbus and St. Joseph Roman Catholic Church in Texas, Baltimore County, where a Mass of Christian burial was offered Monday.

Survivors include his wife of 39 years, the former Marian Stucky; a son, Denis W. Cox of Baltimore; a daughter, Elisabeth Warren of Pittsfield, Mass.; a stepson, John Creswell of Fort Lauderdale; a stepdaughter, Joyce Creswell of San Francisco; five grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.

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