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By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun | April 27, 2012
Thomas Walter Gough Jr., a retired printing salesman and lacrosse coach, died April 13 of heart failure at St. Joseph Medical Center. He was 85. The son of a state worker and a homemaker, Thomas Walter Gough Jr. was born and raised in Towson. He was a 1946 graduate of St. Paul's School, where he was an outstanding lacrosse, football and basketball player. In 2010, he was inducted into St. Paul's Athletic Hall of Fame for his lacrosse and football prowess. Mr. Gough earned a bachelor's degree in 1950 from the Johns Hopkins University, where he played lacrosse and football.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun | August 27, 2014
Dennis J. Healy, a retired bindery and graphics salesman, died Aug. 12 at Johns Hopkins Hospital of complications after open-heart surgery. The Perry Hall resident was 73. Dennis Joseph Healy was born in Baltimore and raised in Highlandtown, where he attended St. Elizabeth of Hungary Roman Catholic Church parochial school. He then enrolled at the old Calvert Hall College High School, at Saratoga and Mulberry streets, from which he graduated in 1959. After high school, Mr. Healy went to work as a salesman for Arcrods Co., a steel manufacturing company, and then was drafted into the Army, serving for two years.
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By Jacques Kelly, The Baltimore Sun | October 12, 2012
John Randolph Bland, a retired salesman, died Oct. 5 of diabetes complications at Dulaney Valley Assisted Living. The Cockeysville resident was 70. Born in Baltimore and raised in Catonsville, he was the great-grandson of John R. Bland, the founder of United States Fidelity & Guaranty Co. He attended Gilman School and was a 1960 graduate of St. Paul's School for Boys, where he played lacrosse and football. He served in the Air Force as a medic and was stationed in Birmingham, Ala. A salesman, he sold calculators and frozen meat products at Dutterers of Manchester.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun | August 14, 2014
John L. Ruth Sr., a retired wholesale flower salesman who earlier had been a Maryland state trooper, died Monday of heart failure at his home in Thomasville, Pa. He was 73. The son of Woodrow G. Ruth, a salesman, and Minnie B. Wenger Ruth, a dress factory worker, John Leroy Ruth Sr. was born and raised in Hagerstown. Mr. Ruth was a 1959 graduate of South Hagerstown High School and in 1961 joined the Maryland state troopers, serving for a decade. For 30 years until retiring in 2012, Mr. Ruth was a salesman for Pennock Floral, a wholesale florist, in Baltimore.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun | August 27, 2014
Dennis J. Healy, a retired bindery and graphics salesman, died Aug. 12 at Johns Hopkins Hospital of complications after open-heart surgery. The Perry Hall resident was 73. Dennis Joseph Healy was born in Baltimore and raised in Highlandtown, where he attended St. Elizabeth of Hungary Roman Catholic Church parochial school. He then enrolled at the old Calvert Hall College High School, at Saratoga and Mulberry streets, from which he graduated in 1959. After high school, Mr. Healy went to work as a salesman for Arcrods Co., a steel manufacturing company, and then was drafted into the Army, serving for two years.
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By Jacques Kelly, The Baltimore Sun and Baltimore Sun reporter | November 18, 2011
Stanley Oppenheim, a retired food products salesman, died of diabetic complications Nov. 11 at his Lutherville home. He was 74. Born in Baltimore and raised on East Baltimore Street and on Towanda Avenue, he was a 1956 graduate of Forest Park High School. Family members said he earned 11 varsity letters, including football, basketball and baseball. He was named to the Maryland Scholastic Association's first team. In his senior year, he led an MSA scoring record in both football and basketball.
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By Jacques Kelly, The Baltimore Sun | November 21, 2012
Harold E. Hackman, a retired salesman and World War II veteran, died Nov. 15 of complications from Parkinson's disease at his daughter's Oakenshawe home. He was 90. Born in York, Pa., he was a graduate of William Penn High School. Family members said that first lady Eleanor Roosevelt was the speaker at his high school graduation. He attended what is now Loyola University Maryland. He joined the Army, served in the medical corps and was stationed in the Aleutian Islands at Dutch Harbor.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun | May 15, 2012
Robert T. Barry, a retired Exxon Oil Co. salesman and avid sports fan, died Friday from congestive heart failure at his Mays Chapel home. He was 83. The son of a lawyer and a homemaker, Robert Thomas Barry was born in Baltimore and raised on Dukeland Street. An outstanding athlete, he played varsity basketball, football and baseball at Loyola High School, from which he graduated in 1946. He was selected as a member of the All-Catholic Prep Football Team in 1945. Mr. Barry continued playing sports at what is now Loyola University Maryland, where he earned a bachelor's degree in 1949.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun | December 16, 2011
William Baynes MacLea, a retired industrial salesman whose career spanned three decades, died of heart failure Monday at his Towson home. He was 81. The son of a lumberyard owner and a homemaker, Mr. MacLea was born in Baltimore and raised in Roland Park. He attended the McDonogh School and graduated in 1949 from the Severn School. In his youth, he worked for the family business, MacLea Lumber Co., in Baltimore. After graduating from high school, he enlisted in the Marine Corps and was stationed in Japan during the Korean War. After leaving the service, he attended the University of Virginia, where he studied history and played lacrosse.
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By Jacques Kelly, The Baltimore Sun | April 13, 2012
John Y. Crow, a retired salesman of dairy products and a decorated World War II veteran, died of complications from pneumonia April 8 at Charlotte Hall Veterans Home in Southern Maryland. He was 89 and had lived in North Baltimore. Born in Uniontown, Pa., and raised in Towson, he was a 1941 graduate of Towson High School. He earned an animal husbandry degree at the University of Maryland, College Park, where he also attended a Reserve Officers' Training Corps program. He went into military service in the Army.
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By Chris Kaltenbach, The Baltimore Sun | July 1, 2014
Frank Anechiarico, a passionate car salesman and one-time owner of Baltimore County's Valley Chevrolet, died June 27 at Brightview Mays Chapel Ridge, an assisted-living facility. He was 91 and had suffered a stroke. "He started out selling used cars as a wholesaler, then worked his way up to be a dealer," said his son-in-law, Lloyd Haak, the general manager of Wantz Chevrolet in Taneytown, who met his future wife while working as a salesman for Mr. Anechiarico at Valley Chevrolet.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun | June 17, 2014
Vernon J. Jones, a former mechanic and car salesman who established the Jones Junction Auto Group in Harford County, which grew to become the largest family-owned retail auto dealership in Maryland, died Monday of complications from Parkinson's disease at his Bel Air home. He was 88. "Vernon was an outstanding man who always had a smile on his face, and he always wanted to help people and give them a good deal on a car," said Jim Helbert, a former Bel Air resident. "I bought my first car from Vernon, and he wanted to make a deal.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun | April 10, 2014
Gordon F. "Mac" McNamara Sr., the personable Budeke's paint salesman and manager who was known to legions of his Fells Point customers as "Broadway Mac," died Tuesday in his sleep at his Towson home. He was 85. Gordon Francis McNamara Sr. was born in Baltimore and raised on Durham Street. He attended city public schools and went to work at a young age to help support his family while his two brothers were away fighting during World War II. Mr. McNamara enlisted in the Army in 1950 and served in Korea in the infantry, where he was awarded three Bronze Stars, family members said.
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By Jacques Kelly, The Baltimore Sun | November 23, 2013
Raymond Joseph Peroutka Sr., who founded a janitorial supply business, died at Johns Hopkins Hospital on Nov. 17 of complications after heart surgery. A resident of Oak Crest Village in Parkville, he was 83. Born in Baltimore and raised on South Glover Street, he was the son of Anthony Peroutka, a Federal Reserve Bank purchasing agent, and the former Josephine Hejl, a political leader in Baltimore's Bohemian community and an American Legion Auxiliary president. He attended St. Wenceslaus School and was a 1948 graduate of Calvert Hall College High School, where he played varsity football.
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By Jessica Anderson, The Baltimore Sun | October 25, 2013
The owner of the AutoMax car dealership on Washington Boulevard said one of his salesmen felt something was wrong when Stephon Prather came there Wednesday and asked to test-drive a Cadillac. "When you look at someone who has nothing to lose and is ready to do something, you can tell," said Phil Dias, owner of the North Laurel dealership. A short time later, Prather opened fire on three Howard County police officers, striking 2-year veteran Steven Houk in the torso, according to charging documents in the case.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun | October 12, 2013
Robert G. Doerfler, a retired insurance salesman and veteran soccer coach who accompanied the Archbishop Curley High School soccer team to Europe, died Thursday of liver and pancreatic cancer at his Mayfield home. He was 84. "Bob lived and enjoyed a full life of giving and sharing and also giving good counsel," said Monsignor William E. Burke, pastor of St. Francis of Assisi Roman Catholic Church in Mayfield, where Mr. Doerfler had been a longtime communicant. "He was a first-class husband, father and grandfather.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun | December 13, 2012
James Haddow "Reds" Orpin, a retired salesman and former Overlea resident, died Monday of a heart attack at Baptist Hospital in Pensacola, Fla. He was 70. Mr. Orpin was born in Newark, N.J., and moved with his family at an early age to Meise Drive in Northeast Baltimore. He was a graduate of Parkville High School and served in the Army in Alaska from 1964 to 1966, when he was discharged with the rank of private. A musician who played guitar and bass, Mr. Orpin was a founder in the early 1960s of Danny and the Elegants, which for a time was the house band at Hollywood Park in Essex.
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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 | August 12, 2013
James R. "Rudy" Ray Sr., an automobile salesman whose personality and salesmanship made him a fixture at Park Circle Motor Co. in Northwest Baltimore for nearly two decades, died Tuesday at the Envoy Nursing Home in Pikesville. The Woodmoor resident was 79. The son of a Henry A. Frick Coal Co. miner and a homemaker, James Rudolph Ray Sr. was born and raised in Algoma, W.Va. He was a 1952 graduate of Park Central High School in Bluefield, W.Va., and earned a bachelor's degree in social studies in 1956 from Bluefield State Teachers College.
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