Terrence Charles Byers, 55, self-employed salesman

October 14, 2003

Terrence Charles Byers, a self-employed salesman and former Annapolis resident, died of a blood infection Oct. 5 at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Baltimore. He was 55.

Mr. Byers, who was known as Eric, was born and raised in Cleveland. He enlisted in the Army and served as a paratrooper in Vietnam from 1965 to 1968. While in the service, he earned his high school equivalency. His decorations included the Combat Infantryman's Badge.

After his discharge, Mr. Byers moved to Annapolis, where he worked in sales - specializing in communications technology.

Mr. Byers, who had lived in Towson since 2001, enjoyed riding his Harley-Davidson motorcycle, cooking, fly-fishing and sailing.

His marriage to the former Margaret Magill ended in divorce.

A memorial service will be held at 1:30 p.m. Saturday at the Episcopal Cathedral of the Incarnation, 4 E. University Parkway.

Mr. Byers is survived by a son, Austin C. Byers of Annapolis; a daughter, Kirsten Noel Byers of Annapolis; his mother, Erma Byers of Mentor, Ohio; a brother, Jeffrey Byers of Mentor; and three sisters, Laurel Sue Byers and Gail Byers, both of Mentor, and Linda Radley of Denver.

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