David O. V. Barroll, 75

Real estate firm owner

January 04, 2008|By Frederick N. Rasmussen

David Oakley Vanderpoel Barroll, a retired former owner of an Eastern Shore real estate firm, died Tuesday in his sleep at Chester River Manor, a Chestertown assisted-living facility. He was 75.

The native and lifelong resident of Chestertown was a 1950 graduate of St. Andrew's School in Middletown, Del. He attended Washington College and was a private in the Army from 1953 to 1955.

He sold automobiles and farm equipment before becoming a real estate salesman in the late 1960s.

In 1972, he established Cooper-Barroll Realty in Chestertown, of which he later became president. He expanded the business to include offices in Centreville, Galena and Kennedyville.

Before selling the business and retiring in 1991, Mr. Barroll was an active member of the Kent County Board of Realtors. He had also served on the board of the Chestertown Bank of Maryland and had been a member of the Kent County Chamber of Commerce and the Chestertown Elks.

He was a member of the Chester River Yacht and Country Club and the Frank M. Jarman American Legion Post in Chestertown.

In Baltimore, he was a member of the Maryland Club, the Bachelors Cotillon and the Society of the War of 1812.

His hobbies included sailing, hunting, golf and bridge.

His wife of 41 years, the former Ann Athey, died in 2003.

Mr. Barroll was a communicant and former vestryman at Emmanuel Episcopal Church in Chestertown, where services will be held at 2 p.m. today.

Surviving are a daughter, Margaret B. Cutter of Fairfield, Conn.; and a brother, Richard S.W. Barroll of Lutherville.

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