Frederic Lahourcade, 63, Cadbury-Schweppes exec

August 05, 2005

Frederic G. Lahourcade, an executive in the Baltimore office of Cadbury-Schweppes who briefly owned a downtown coffee shop, died of cancer Tuesday at his Lutherville home. He was 63.

Mr. Lahourcade was born in Fort Knox, Ky., and raised in San Antonio. After earning his bachelor's degree in 1963 from Austin College in Sherman, Texas, he joined Procter & Gamble in Dallas as a salesman.

In 1967, he was transferred to Baltimore with a promotion to unit manager for the company's paper products sales department. He retired in 1992 as the national accounts sales manager in the company's food service division.

From 1994 to 1996, he owned and operated Freddie's of Water Street, a downtown coffee shop, then became a consultant for London-based Cadbury-Schweppes. In 1997, he was given a permanent position as vice president with responsibilities overseeing the company's Burger King account.

Mr. Lahourcade was an avid Orioles and Ravens fan.

He was a communicant of Christ the King Episcopal Church, 1102 Hart Road, Towson, where a memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. Aug. 20.

He is survived by his wife of 34 years, the former Patricia Clay; two sons, Frederic G. Lahourcade Jr. and Peter W. Lahourcade, both of Towson; and a granddaughter.

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