S. Herbert Harris, 101

Longtime attorney

June 07, 2008|By Jacques Kelly

S. Herbert Harris, a retired attorney, died of an infection at the North Oaks Retirement Community on May 23. The former Pikesville resident was 101.

Known as Buck, he was born in Baltimore and raised in Fells Point. The oldest of nine children, he was a 1925 City College graduate.

He earned a degree at the University of Maryland School of Law.

He began his law practice with the St. Paul Insurance Co. and continued to practice law into his 90s. He was associated with the firm of Rollins, Smalkin & Richards in downtown Baltimore. He also had been a part-time judge in the old Municipal Court.

His first wife, the former Rickye Conn, died in 1977.

In 1980, he married Sarah Fox Kappelman, who survives him. The couple traveled extensively.

Mr. Harris was a founder of Beth El Synagogue, where services were held May 25.

He was a past president of B'nai Brith of Baltimore.

In addition to his wife, Mr. Harris is survived by a brother, Harry Harris of Baltimore; three stepdaughters, Marsha Kravetz, Vicki Kahn and Carol Engelman, all of Baltimore; seven grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.

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