Edward K.H. Battye, 70

Stockbroker, collector

November 21, 2006

Edward K.H. Battye, a retired Baltimore stockbroker and collector, died of cancer Saturday at his Upperco home. He was 70.

Mr. Battye was born in Yorkshire, England, and came with his family to Baltimore before World War II. He was a 1952 graduate of McDonogh School and served in the Army from 1953 to 1956.

He earned a bachelor's degree in business from the Johns Hopkins University and became a stockbroker for the old John C. Legg Co., a predecessor to Legg Mason Wood Walker Inc., and retired from Legg Mason Inc. in 1998.

Mr. Battye had raced motorcycles and cars in his youth, and was an avid golfer in later years. He collected stamps and coins.

He was a member of the Parkton American Legion post and the Towson Elks Club.

His wife of 14 years, the former Patricia Ruth Neale, died in 1998. His wife of six years, the former Sharyn Dorr, died this year.

Services for Mr. Battye will be held at 7:30 p.m. today at the Ruck Towson Funeral Home, 1050 York Road.

Surviving are a son, Kenneth J. Battye of Pasadena; two stepsons, Neale Imhoff of Catonsville and James Imhoff of Aberdeen; two stepdaughters, Carol A. Murray of Berlin, Worcester County, and Nancy M. Wey of Mount Gilead, N.C.; his father, Kenneth S. Battye of Baltimore; his stepmother, Amelia Battye of Baltimore; two brothers, James Battye of Wye Mills and John Battye of Portsmouth, N.H.; a sister, Susan Battye of Timonium; five grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

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