Hamilton Lee Dashiell, 88, real estate agent

January 07, 2005

Hamilton Lee Dashiell, a retired Cambridge real estate agent and developer, died of cancer Sunday at a hospital in Sarasota, Fla. He was 88.

Mr. Dashiell was born in raised in Cambridge, and graduated from Cambridge High School in 1934. He served in the Army during World War II, attaining the rank of major.

After the war, Mr. Dashiell moved to Baltimore and graduated from Strayer's Business College.

In 1948, he established Dashiell Realtors and Builders in Cambridge. Mr. Dashiell sold the business in 1981 and moved to Longboat Key, Fla., where he was vice mayor and was active in community affairs.

He was president of the Maryland Association of Realtors from 1983 to 1985 and had been a member of Cambridge United Methodist Church. He was an active member of Church of Palms Presbyterian Church in Sarasota.

A memorial service was held yesterday.

Mr. Dashiell is survived by his wife of 55 years, the former Medora Byrn; three sons, Hamilton Lee Dashiell Jr. of Vacaville, Fla., Samuel M. Dashiell of South Bend, Ind., and Lee M. Dashiell of Sydney, Australia; a daughter, Medora D. Sheehan of Sarasota; and six grandchildren.

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