John B. Candler, 83

Baltimore banker, World War II Army veteran

January 05, 2007

John B. Candler, a retired Baltimore banker, died of lung disease Dec. 24 at Sinai Hospital. The Roland Park resident was 83.

Mr. Candler, who was known as Jack, was born in Baltimore and raised in Forest Park and Stevenson.

He was a 1942 graduate of McDonogh School and attended the Johns Hopkins University.

From 1943 to 1946, Mr. Candler served as an Army lieutenant in the Philippines, where he was an anti-aircraft defense instructor.

After the war, he returned to Baltimore and worked as an assistant program manager at WBAL Radio from 1947 to 1951. He was an advertising salesman for the Baltimore News-Post for two years before being named executive vice president of the Home Builders Association of Maryland in 1953.

In 1961, Mr. Candler joined Central Savings Bank, where he was executive vice president for 13 years.

From 1984 to 1989, he was a commercial loan administrator at Loyola Federal Savings & Loan Association.

Mr. Candler was a commercial loan appraiser at Bay State Appraisal Corp. for two years before retiring in 1991.

He enjoyed working on his family's 100-year-old farm in Whitehaven, near Salisbury, family members said.

Mr. Candler was a member of the Eastern Shore Society of Baltimore City and the St. George's Society.

He was a longtime communicant of St. David's Episcopal Church, where a memorial service was held Saturday.

Surviving are his wife of 48 years, the former Ann Gillis Bueschel; and a daughter, Elizabeth Gillis Candler of Washington.

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