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By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun | September 24, 2012
Rudolph S. Gebhardt, who went from being a circus performer to a banker, died Sept. 10 of a blood clot at his Clearwater, Fla., home. The former longtime Glen Arm resident was 86. The son of Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus performers, Mr. Gebhardt was born in Baltimore and made his circus debut when he was 9 at the old Madison Square Garden in New York City, performing with his family's horses act. After the 1939 circus strike, he and his family free-lanced and worked for other circuses, horse shows, fairs and rodeos.
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By Scott Dance and Carrie Wells and The Baltimore Sun | September 30, 2014
A biography of former Baltimore banker Ed Hale is set to detail his rise from a Sparrows Point upbringing to exploits in real estate, sports business and banking - working covertly for the CIA and surviving plane crashes along the way. Apprentice House, a student-run book publisher at Loyola University Maryland, is releasing "Hale Storm," by former Baltimore Sun columnist Kevin Cowherd , on Nov. 1. A preview of the book suggests Hale's story...
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun | June 27, 2013
George W. Bauernschmidt Jr., a retired banker and avid gardener, died June 19 of multiple system atrophy at his Severna Park home. He was 89. The son of Rear Adm. George W. Bauernschmidt Sr. and Maude Pearce, a homemaker, George William Bauernschmidt Jr. was born in Long Beach, Calif. He was the scion of a prominent Baltimore brewing family and grandson of Marie Oehl von Hattersheim Bauernschmidt, a well-known Baltimore political crusader for 40 years who died in 1962. Because of his father's naval career, Mr. Bauernschmidt spent his early years in California, Samoa, Hawaii and Washington, where he graduated in 1942 from St. Albans School.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun | June 27, 2014
Robert M.S. Menzies Sr., president and CEO of Easton Bank and Trust Co. and a civic leader, died Tuesday of multiple myeloma at his Easton home. He was 67. The son of John T. Menzies Jr., former president of Crosse & Blackwell, and Priscilla Fuller Menzies, a homemaker, Robert Michael Stewart Menzies Sr. was born in Baltimore and raised on Broadway Road in the Worthington Valley. Mr. Menzies, who was known as "Mike," graduated in 1965 from Trinity-Pawling School in Pawling, N.Y. He earned a bachelor's degree in 1969 from Randolph Macon College in Ashland, Va., and a certified public accountant certificate from what is now Loyola University Maryland.
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By Jacques Kelly, The Baltimore Sun | February 16, 2013
James Gabriel Thompson, a retired savings and loan association president, died of cerebral vascular disease Jan. 29 at Oak Crest Village. The former Guilford resident was 84. Born in Baltimore and raised in Gwynn Oak, he was the son of Stephen Thompson, a Baltimore & Ohio Railroad chief clerk, and the former Sue Jones, a homemaker. He was a 1945 Loyola High School graduate. After serving in the Coast Guard in Washington, he earned a degree in business at what is now Loyola University Maryland.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun | May 11, 2014
Ober S. Herr Jr., a retired Carroll County banker and community activist, died Thursday of renal failure at his Westminster home. He was 87. Ober Samuel Herr Jr. was born and raised in Westminster, where he grew up in a home on Ridge Road. He was a grandson of William Roberts McDaniel, who had spent 65 years at Western Maryland College as a student, professor, administrator and trustee. In 2002, college trustees changed the name to McDaniel College in his honor. Mr. Ober was a 1944 graduate of Westminster High School and interrupted his college education at Western Maryland College to enlist in 1945 in the Navy, where he served as an aviation machinist's mate.
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September 13, 2006
Margaret Y. Wilson, a retired banker and volunteer, died of cancer Sunday at her Street home. She was 65. She was born and raised Margaret Young in Rose Hill, Va., and began her banking career in Richmond, Va. After moving to Lutherville in 1974, she went to work for the old First National Bank, She managed its Roland Park branch and later worked at the regional headquarters in Towson. In 1980, she joined her husband as a director and officer of R.J. Wilson & Associates Ltd. and Affiliates, an Abingdon insurance firm.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun | August 14, 2013
Harry L.W. "Tombstone" Hopkins, who was an insurance salesman, banker, rural mail carrier, orphans' court judge, registrar of wills, funeral home attendant and tombstone salesman, and finally a Harford County Living Treasure, died Sunday of septic shock at Upper Chesapeake Medical Center in Bel Air. The lifelong Bel Air resident was 87. "I've known Tombstone all of my life and he was a real Bel Air fixture," said Todd Holden, a former Aegis...
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By GILBERT SANDLER | January 25, 1994
IN June 1936, The Evening Sun published a "Who's Who Among Negroes in Baltimore." One of the prominent names in the section was Harry O'Neill Wilson Sr., who was said to employ 78 people. "The only Negro banker in Maryland," the paper said, "he is regarded as a very wealthy man."Wilson had to scramble to make it in Baltimore. Born in 1873, the son of the first black principal in the city school system, he worked as a shoemaker until 1903, when he founded the Mutual Benefit Society, an insurance company with an office at Fayette and Pearl streets.
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By FREDERICK N. RASMUSSEN | February 3, 2009
Robert M. Cheston Sr., a retired banker and longtime Roland Park resident, died of respiratory failure Jan. 27 at Greater Baltimore Medical Center. He was 87. Mr. Cheston was born and raised in Philadelphia. He attended William Penn Charter School and graduated in 1939 from Episcopal High School in Alexandria, Va. He attended the University of Virginia until the outbreak of World War II, when he enlisted in the Navy. Specializing in naval radio intelligence, Mr. Cheston held posts in Washington and the Aleutian Islands, where he read Japanese and German codes.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun | May 11, 2014
Ober S. Herr Jr., a retired Carroll County banker and community activist, died Thursday of renal failure at his Westminster home. He was 87. Ober Samuel Herr Jr. was born and raised in Westminster, where he grew up in a home on Ridge Road. He was a grandson of William Roberts McDaniel, who had spent 65 years at Western Maryland College as a student, professor, administrator and trustee. In 2002, college trustees changed the name to McDaniel College in his honor. Mr. Ober was a 1944 graduate of Westminster High School and interrupted his college education at Western Maryland College to enlist in 1945 in the Navy, where he served as an aviation machinist's mate.
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By Timothy B. Wheeler, The Baltimore Sun | February 24, 2014
Civil rights groups are pressing lawmakers in Annapolis to impose a six-month moratorium on home foreclosures, as the number of cases has surged in Maryland. But a banker's group and the O'Malley administration contend that there's already plenty of help available for struggling homeowners, and that the housing market can't fully rebound until delinquent mortgages are dealt with. Maryland had the third-highest foreclosure rate in the country last month, according to RealtyTrac, a firm that monitors such activity.
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January 13, 2014
The Colonel's Group of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage recently added three new members to its team. "With the addition of these three fine ladies and their diverse backgrounds and experiences, we will take The Colonel's Group to the next level for 2014," Tom Hammen, "The Colonel," said. Angela DiPaula joins the team as an experienced Realtor. She has more than 20 years of experience. Jennifer Healy joins the team as The Colonel's coach and confidant. Her background in real estate and lending is unparalleled and a welcome addition to the team.
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By Lorraine Mirabella, The Baltimore Sun | January 3, 2014
The economy is likely to continue dragging in a slow recovery this year, the president of the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond told a Maryland bankers group Friday. The economy will grow an estimated 2 percent to 2.25 percent, about the same as since the end of the recession, said Jeffrey M. Lacker, whose Federal Reserve district includes Baltimore. Last year ended on a positive note, with improvements in measures such as consumer spending and gross domestic product, the value of the nation's goods and services, he said.
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September 25, 2013
One can scarcely blame an appropriately-outraged Rep. Elijah E. Cummings for calling on AIG's Robert Benmosche to step down after the CEO compared the public criticism of the generous bonuses given top finance industry executives to lynchings in the Deep South. It's hard to know even where to begin with the outrageousness of that comparison. The son of sharecroppers, the Baltimore congressman has a far better perspective on the subject of the Jim Crow era than the average individual.
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By Don Markus and The Baltimore Sun | September 1, 2013
Brad Banker grew up a sports fan outside Green Bay, Wis., but auto racing was not high on his list of passions. His father was a longtime employee of the Packers and Banker, who somehow became a fan of the rival Minnesota Vikings, wound up playing football and lacrosse at Moorhead State in Minnesota. Banker taught for a year after getting his master's, but went into commercial real estate to make a little more money. But it wasn't until Banker got his commercial trucking license and found a job working for Andretti Racing that he finally found his dream job. Starting off driving the team's haulers from stop to stop, Banker eventually got a part-time gig changing tires on pit road and wound up overseeing the team's logistical issues for everything from corporate tents to Port-o-Johns.
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By Jacques Kelly and Jacques Kelly,SUN STAFF | May 28, 1999
John Howard Edwards, who formerly headed Provident Bank's mortgage department, died May 21 at St. Joseph Medical Center in Towson of injuries he suffered that day in a two-car collision near Glen Arm. He was 69 and lived in Hydes.Known as Hank, Mr. Edwards had a lengthy career as a mortgage banker in Baltimore. He retired in 1990 from Provident Bank of Maryland, where he worked 42 years, ending as senior vice president.He had recently begun working as manager for new business at Baltimore County Savings Bank.
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November 28, 2005
Andrew Maurice Eastwick Jr., an investment banker and former Butler resident, died of complications from pneumonia Tuesday at Palms of Pasadena Hospital in St. Petersburg, Fla. The Treasure Island, Fla., resident was 90. Mr. Eastwick was raised in Baltimore's Mount Washington neighborhood and graduated from the McDonogh School in the 1930s. He attended Washington and Lee University in Virginia and, in 1939, married Margaret Rawlings. In 1943, he joined the Army to fight in World War II and was stationed in the Philippines.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun | August 14, 2013
Harry L.W. "Tombstone" Hopkins, who was an insurance salesman, banker, rural mail carrier, orphans' court judge, registrar of wills, funeral home attendant and tombstone salesman, and finally a Harford County Living Treasure, died Sunday of septic shock at Upper Chesapeake Medical Center in Bel Air. The lifelong Bel Air resident was 87. "I've known Tombstone all of my life and he was a real Bel Air fixture," said Todd Holden, a former Aegis...
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun | June 27, 2013
George W. Bauernschmidt Jr., a retired banker and avid gardener, died June 19 of multiple system atrophy at his Severna Park home. He was 89. The son of Rear Adm. George W. Bauernschmidt Sr. and Maude Pearce, a homemaker, George William Bauernschmidt Jr. was born in Long Beach, Calif. He was the scion of a prominent Baltimore brewing family and grandson of Marie Oehl von Hattersheim Bauernschmidt, a well-known Baltimore political crusader for 40 years who died in 1962. Because of his father's naval career, Mr. Bauernschmidt spent his early years in California, Samoa, Hawaii and Washington, where he graduated in 1942 from St. Albans School.
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