C. William Humbert, 94, vice president of bank

August 23, 2002

C. William Humbert, a retired First National Bank vice president whose career spanned nearly seven decades, died from complications of dementia Sunday at Carroll Lutheran Village in Westminster. He was 94 and formerly lived in Reisterstown.

Born and raised in Baltimore, Mr. Humbert dropped out of school at age 15 to help support his family. He later earned his GED through evening school.

He began working as a runner for First National in 1922, and was promoted through the ranks -- retiring as a vice president in 1967.

He also was part-time treasurer of the old Boulevard Savings & Loan Association in Southwest Baltimore in the 1950s. He was a director of Sharpsburg Bank of Washington County for 10 years, and a consultant and portfolio manager for the Queenstown Bank in Queenstown from 1970 to 1989, responsible for managing $22 million in bonds.

After moving to Carroll Lutheran Village in 1988, he served on the retirement community's finance committee for many years. A memorial service was held there Wednesday.

He was an avid coin collector and gardener, a member of the Westminster Kiwanis Club and Gideons of Carroll County and a charter member of Grace Bible Church of North Carroll.

In 1935, he married Kathryn Pfeffer, who died in 1998.

He is survived by a son, W. David Humbert of Westminster; a daughter, Donna Brookes of Maple Grove, Minn.; four grandchildren; and two great-granddaughters.

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