Robert A. Reiter Jr., Army veteran and salesman

October 04, 2008|By Jacques Kelly

Robert Andrew Reiter Jr., a retired insurance salesman and sports fan, died of a brain disorder known as uremic encephalopathy Monday at St. Agnes Medical Center. The Charlestown retirement community resident was 69.

Born in Baltimore and raised in Hunting Ridge, he was a 1957 Gilman School graduate and earned a bachelor's degree at Loyola College, where he was editor of the school's newspaper, The Greyhound. He also played lacrosse and was in the Reserve Officers Training Corps.

After college, he served as a second lieutenant in the Army and was stationed in Georgia and Washington.

As a young man, he worked at the Domino sugar plant in Locust Point. For much of his career, he was an insurance salesman. He retired in 1995.

Mr. Reiter coached lacrosse for a Catonsville parks and recreation league. He was also a sports fan and followed the old Baltimore Colts, as well as the Orioles, Ravens, Terps and Gilman teams.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. today at Our Lady of the Angels Chapel, 715 Maiden Choice Lane in Catonsville.

Survivors include a son, Robert A. Reiter III of Severna Park; three daughters, Christine Krouse of Vienna, Va., Karen Reiter of Baltimore and Courtney Dunevant of Catonsville; a sister, Ann Reiter of Columbia; and three grandchildren. His wife of 45 years, the former Barbara Winchester, died in 2007.

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