Garrey A. Principe Jr., 73, insurance executive

December 10, 2005

Garrey Edward "Bud" Principe Jr., a retired insurance executive and former Reisterstown resident, died of cancer Dec. 1 at his Seabrook Island, S.C., home. He was 73.

Mr. Principe was born in Greenwich, Conn., and raised in Danbury, Conn.

He began his college studies at Georgetown University where he had been given a football scholarship.

He served in the Army from 1953 to 1955 and was a member of the elite team that guards the Tomb of the Unknowns in Arlington National Cemetery.

Mr. Principe earned a bachelor's degree in 1957 from Western State College of Colorado in Gunnison.

He began his health insurance career in New York City until moving to Baltimore in 1960, when he went to work for the American Casualty Insurance Co.

Mr. Principe, who also had lived in Fallston, moved to Chicago in 1992, where he continued working in the insurance industry until he retired in 1998 and moved to Seabrook Island.

A memorial Mass was offered Dec. 3 in Jones Island, S.C.

Surviving are his wife of 31 years, the former Rose Arivello; two sons, Garrey E. Principe III of Lehigh Acres, Fla., and Brett J. Principe of Owings Mills; three daughters, Leah C. Moriarty of Snowmass Village, Colo., Karlen L. Poma of Monterey, Calif., and Kandice E. Vivardo of Gilberts, Ill.; four sisters, Anne Moses of Danbury, Elizabeth McClung of Charleston Beach, R.I., Patricia Gilbert of Brookfield, Conn., and Jane Jillson of Winchester, N.H.; and six grandchildren.

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