Herbert A. Smith, 65, insurance broker, veteran

July 25, 2005

Herbert A. Smith, co-owner of a Hampden insurance brokerage, died of kidney failure July 18 at Union Memorial Hospital. He was 65.

Mr. Smith was born in Luzerne, Pa., and raised in Gloucester, N.J. After serving as a paratrooper in the Army in the late 1950s, he began his career with Union Central Insurance Co.

In 1972, he came to Baltimore with Union Central and in 1979 became a co-owner of an insurance agency with several partners.

In the 1980s, he established Morgan Smith Insurance with his wife, the former Gerry Boyle, on 36th Street in Hampden. The couple moved to Hampden five years ago from the Idlewylde neighborhood of Baltimore County.

An avid outdoorsman, Mr. Smith was a member of the Deep Woods Sportsman's Club and Ducks Unlimited. He was a former president of the Exchange Club of Towson. He enjoyed collecting decoys and other works by Maryland artists.

Mr. Smith was a communicant of Trinity Episcopal Church in Towson.

Services are private.

Surviving, in addition to his wife, are two daughters, Kelly Smith-Albornoz of Lutherville and Dana M. Gillett of Timonium; a sister, Elisa Kelm of Mount Ephraim, N.J.; and five grandchildren.

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