Bernard Francis Gugerty, BGE salesman

October 07, 2008|By FREDERICK N. RASMUSSEN

Bernard Francis Gugerty, a retired Baltimore Gas and Electric Co. sales representative who enjoyed biking and running, died Thursday of complications from an aneurysm at Stella Maris Hospice in Timonium. The Mays Chapel resident was 77.

Mr. Gugerty was born in Baltimore and raised on Abell Avenue. After graduating from Polytechnic Institute in 1948, he went to work for BGE a year later.

He served in the Navy from 1957 to 1959, and earned a bachelor's degree in industrial management from the Johns Hopkins University in 1963.

Mr. Gugerty retired in 1992.

The longtime Towson resident, who had lived in Mays Chapel since 1990, liked bike riding, golf and tennis.

He frequently competed in marathons and had participated in the Boston Marathon twice and the Marine Corps Marathon, family members said.

Mr. Gugerty was an avid Orioles and Colts fan and a lifelong supporter of high school and college lacrosse.

He was a member of the Johns Hopkins Club and spent winters at a second home in Naples, Fla.

Mr. Gugerty was a daily communicant of St. Joseph Roman Catholic Church in Cockeysville, where a Mass of Christian burial was offered yesterday.

Surviving are his wife of 55 years, the former Josephine Bagli; two sons, Stephen F. Gugerty of Newark, Del., and J. Patrick Gugerty of Wilmington, Del.; two daughters, Mimi Wood of Riderwood and Nancy Gugerty of Newark, Del.; a brother, Leo Gugerty of Locust Valley, N.Y.; a sister, Ann Lynch of Timonium; and 11 grandchildren.

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