Myles R. McComas, 53

Carpet Land executive


Myles Ross McComas Jr., a former Carpet Land executive and model train collector, died Monday of a brain tumor at his Upperco home. He was 53.

Mr. McComas was born in Baltimore and moved with his family to Parkton in 1959.

He was a 1973 graduate of St. Paul's School and attended Denison University in Granville, Ohio.

In the late 1970s, he joined the family carpet business, which had been established by his father in 1954.

Mr. McComas, who was a vice president and in charge of the company's warehouse operation, stopped working in 2005 because of failing health.

In addition to collecting HO-gauge model trains, he also collected tractors and was an avid gardener.

He was a member of the Elkridge Club, Towson Elks and the Forest Ridge Cemetery Committee.

He often referred to his area of Baltimore County as the "Land of Pleasant Living," family members said.

Mr. McComas was a member of Salem United Methodist Church, 18217 Falls Road, Hampstead, where a memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. July 9.

Surviving are his wife of 30 years, the former C. Janney Hoffman; a son, Myles R. McComas III of Upperco; two daughters, Ann C. McComas and Martha R. McComas, both of Towson; his father, Myles R. McComas Sr. of Hampstead; and a brother, Michael C. McComas of Parkton.

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