June 18, 2011
Barclay Haskins Trippe Jr., a retired Easton businessman and preservationist, died June 2 of cancer at the Talbot County farm where he had lived his entire life. He was 87. Mr. Haskins, the son of a businessman and a homemaker, was born and raised on the family farm near Easton. He was a 1941 graduate of Episcopal High School in Alexandria, Va., and enlisted in the Navy the next year. He served aboard destroyer escorts in both the Atlantic and Pacific Theaters, and was discharged in 1946 with the rank of lieutenant.
May 31, 2011
Richard W. McJilton, an insurance agency owner who was long active in Dundalk's business, civic and educational circles, died of cancer May 23 at his home. He was 82. Born in Dundalk, he grew up in Sparrows Point on E Street. He was a 1946 graduate of Sparrows Point High School, where he played football. He competed in a 1944 Steel Bowl game between rivals Sparrows Point and Dundalk. After high school, he enlisted in the Army and served as a squad leader and military police officer during the occupation of Japan after World War II. He then used the GI Bill of Rights to attend the former Western Maryland College, where he played lacrosse, and the University of Baltimore.
December 16, 2007
Philip Wesley Tawes, a retired insurance executive and son of former Maryland Gov. J. Millard Tawes, died of complications from Alzheimer's disease Dec. 7 at his Crisfield home. He was 85. Mr. Tawes, who was born and raised in Crisfield, was also the son of the late Avalynne Gibson Tawes. He was a 1939 graduate of Crisfield High School and left the University of Maryland to enlist in the Army during World War II. He served with Company L 1229th Division from Crisfield and landed at Normandy, France, on June 12, 1944.
October 6, 2007
Acquisitions Shore Bancshares Inc., based in Easton, acquired TSGIA Inc. & Subsidiaries of Salisbury, a regional wholesale insurance agency, and marine insurance agency Jack Martin & Associates Inc. of Annapolis. The principals and staff of both acquired firms will be retained. Edward A. Dickerson, chief executive of Salisbury-based TSGIA, will also serve as CEO of a newly formed wholesale insurance subsidiary of Shore Bancshares, which will be managed separately from the company's group of retail insurance subsidiaries.
September 7, 2007
Gov. Martin O'Malley said yesterday that he wants his new insurance commissioner to advocate for consumers in the face of the industry's "powerful special interests," a tactic he said was necessary to reverse a pro-industry bias that prevailed over the past four years. The governor likened his appointment of Ralph S. Tyler to be Maryland's head insurance regulator to his efforts to remake the Public Service Commission into a more consumer-friendly body, a change Tyler helped engineer. The governor said Tyler would "really stand up for consumers and working people in our state" in an arena in which they need the government's help.