Randal B. Etheridge Jr.

[ Age 68 ] Worked in institutional sales

October 03, 2007

Randal Bennett Etheridge Jr., who worked in institutional sales for more than two decades for Alex. Brown & Sons, died of cancer Sept. 26 at Gilchrist Center for Hospice Care. He was 68 and lived in Guilford.

Mr. Etheridge was born and raised in Raleigh, N.C.

He served in Army intelligence from 1959 to 1962, and while stationed in Germany, he developed a longtime interest in Wagnerian opera.

After earning his bachelor's degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1964, he went to work for Bank of New York.

He was employed for a decade in institutional sales for Salomon Bros. in New York and London before moving to Baltimore in 1974, when he joined Alex. Brown & Sons. He retired in 1998.

The longtime Wendover Road resident served on the boards of the Maryland Tennis Patron Association; Lynn House, a Christian Science nursing facility; Pickersgill Retirement Community; and First Church of Christ, Scientist on University Parkway, where he was a member.

Mr. Etheridge was an avid sailor and enjoyed sailing near Easton and Osterville, Mass., aboard his boat, the Portfolio. He also played tennis.

Services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at the Mitchell-Wiedefeld Funeral Home, 6500 York Road in Rodgers Forge.

Survivors include his wife of 43 years, the former Hartley Carson; a son, Randal B. Etheridge III of Federal Hill; a daughter, Hartley E. O'Brien of Sarasota, Fla.; and a grandson.

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