Edward George Sellmayer, 75, educator, supervisor

July 08, 2004

Edward George Sellmayer, a retired Baltimore educator and H&R Block manager, died of a heart attack Saturday at Greater Baltimore Medical Center. The Timonium resident was 75.

Mr. Sellmayer was born in Baltimore and raised in Highlandtown. He was a 1946 graduate of Loyola High School and earned a degree from Loyola College in 1949. He earned an accounting degree from the University of Baltimore in 1961 and a master's degree in liberal arts from the Johns Hopkins University in 1970.

Mr. Sellmayer began teaching science at City College in 1949. Later, he was vice principal at Northern Parkway and Herring Run junior high schools. He was vice principal of Diggs Johnson Middle School at his retirement in 1981.

During the 1990s, he was president of the Maryland Retired Teachers Association.

As a district manager for the H&R Block tax and financial services company, he supervised branches in Towson, Lutherville and Loch Raven from 1974 to 1991.

He was an avid collector of Frank Sinatra recordings and big-band music. He also had been an Orioles and Ravens season-ticket holder.

Mr. Sellmayer lived in Stuart, Fla., for a year before returning to Timonium last year.

He was a communicant, lector and pre-marriage counselor at Immaculate Conception Roman Catholic Church, Baltimore and Ware avenues in Towson, where a Mass of Christian burial will be offered at 10 a.m. today.

Survivors include his wife of 50 years, the former Margaret Tonroe; three sons, Edward T. Sellmayer of Timonium, Gregory T. Sellmayer of Towson and David F. Sellmayer of Detroit; two daughters, Lisa Marie Haley of Timonium and Jacqueline Ann Cooper of Camden, Maine; and seven grandchildren.

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