Robert H. Imhoff Jr., Gmac Executive

November 08, 2009|By FREDERICK N. RASMUSSEN

Robert H. Imhoff Jr., a retired General Motors Acceptance Corp. executive, died Tuesday of complications from pneumonia at Gilchrist Hospice Care. He was 82.

Mr. Imhoff was born in Baltimore and raised in Mount Washington. He was a 1944 graduate of City College and served in the Army Air Forces during the final days of World War II.

After being discharged from the service, he earned a bachelor's degree in history in 1950 from Lincoln Memorial University in Harrogate, Tenn.

Mr. Imhoff went to work for General Motors Acceptance Corp. in 1952 and was assigned to the company's Baltimore region until 1977, when he was transferred to Alexandria, Va.

After retiring in 1982, Mr. Imhoff moved to Naples, Fla., where he lived until moving to Upperco a decade ago.

A theater and classical music fan, Mr. Imhoff had been a member of the Paint and Powder Club and had been a supernumerary for the Baltimore Opera Company and the Washington Opera Company.

Mr. Imhoff was a member of the St. George's Society of Baltimore and was a former member of the Engineering Society of Baltimore, Towson Mount Moriah Masonic Lodge, Scottish Rite Temple and Boumi Temple.

While living in Naples, he had been a member of the English Speaking Union, Rotary Club and the GM Retired Executives Club, and had volunteered with Habitat for Humanity.

Mr. Imhoff was a golfer and an avid reader. He was a Civil War buff and enjoyed reading works on the American language.

He was a former member of Ashland Presbyterian Church, 116 Ashland Road, Cockeysville, where a memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. today.

Surviving are his wife of 55 years, the former Grace Smith; two sons, Robert H. Imhoff III of Upperco and Keston W. Imhoff of Roseville, Calif.; a daughter, Rebecca Medrano of Silver Spring; and five grandchildren.

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