Richard Lee Eliff, 84

Insurance executive, former Parkville resident

January 17, 2008|By Frederick N. Rasmussen

Richard Lee Eliff, a retired insurance executive and former longtime Parkville resident, died of prostate cancer Jan. 8 at his home in Jupiter, Fla. He was 84.

Mr. Eliff was born at his home on Orlando Avenue in Hamilton. He was a 1941 graduate of City College and enlisted in the Army at age 19.

He served in the European Theater as a technician with the 38th Traffic Regulating Group and was discharged with the rank of technician fifth grade in 1946.

He attended Loyola College on the GI Bill and earned a bachelor's degree in business in 1950.

Mr. Eliff began his business career as a salesman for International Business Machines and later worked for Kelly Buick and as finance manager for A.D. Anderson Chevrolet.

He later went to work in the insurance industry. He was associated with American Mutual Insurance Co. and Tongue, Brooks & Co., and he spent the last decade of his career as vice president of commercial risk with the Associate Insurance Agency in Towson. He retired in 1985.

Mr. Eliff moved from Parkville to Jupiter in 2004.

Services are private.

Survivors include his wife of 55 years, the former Helen Gozik; and two daughters, Lynda Lee St. Julien of Palm City, Fla., and Chris Eileen Eliff-Vega of Ocean Pines.

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