William Chambers III, insurance manager

April 12, 2010|By Jacques Kelly

William E. Chambers III, a retired insurance manager who later worked in home improvement sales, died of colon cancer March 27 at the Dove House Hospice. The Westminster resident was 68.

Born in Easton and raised in Federalsburg, he earned an economics degree from Western Maryland College, now McDaniel College, in 1963. He served in the Army Reserve for several years after graduating from college.

He worked in downtown Baltimore for the old U.S. Fidelity and Guaranty Co. He later held posts in Philadelphia and Cherry Hill, N.J., and Lutherville for insurance companies, including Prudential and Aetna. He was a certified life underwriter and manager in the life and casualty fields. He moved to Westminster in 1987, and, after retiring from insurance work, he became a millwork specialist at the Eldersburg Home Depot.

He enjoyed the outdoors, fished, camped and hiked. He raised vegetables and flowers and was a bird-watcher. He also played golf.

A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at Little Baker Chapel on the campus of McDaniel College in Westminster.

Survivors include his wife of 45 years, the former Doris Brown; a son, Scott Chambers; a daughter, Laura Rockhill, both of Rodgers Forge; two brothers, Gary Chambers of Federalsburg and Jeff Chambers of Hurlock; and five grandchildren.

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