Leroy Haupt, 87, service station owner

December 17, 2005

Leroy Haupt, a retired Northeast Baltimore service station manager, died of pneumonia Wednesday at Good Samaritan Hospital. The Parkville resident was 87.

Born in Baltimore and raised on Fairmount Avenue and Mosher Street, he attended seven grades of city public school and went to work as an auto body painter to help support his family.

During World War II, he served in the Army in North Africa, Italy and Southern France. He drove an amphibious vehicle.

After the war, he managed an Amoco station at Mount Royal Avenue and St. Paul Street until 1959, when he starting running what was then an Esso station at the Alameda Shopping Center. He retired in 1980. Customers knew him as "Mr. Roy."

He was a longtime Orioles fan and often greeted Orioles and Colts players living in Northeast Baltimore who were his customers. For 51 years, he lived on Reverdy Road in the Chinquapin section of Northwood.

Services were held yesterday in Towson.

Survivors include his wife of 59 years, the former Margaret E. Ford; two sons, Craig L. Haupt of Baltimore and Scott F. Haupt of Timonium; a daughter, Susan C. Haupt of Baltimore; a brother, Charles Haupt of Baltimore; a sister, Marie Hawes of Glen Burnie; and four grandchildren.

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