My dad accomplished a lot in his life before he passed away at 87 on Sunday, January 10, 2021.
What most people don’t know is that he played high school baseball against Al Kaline, owned a ‘57 red convertible, was accepted at Clemson but went to Springfield College in Massachusetts where he played football as a running back (yes he wore a leather helmet). He was drafted for the Korean War in the Navy, where he served on a minesweeper in the Atlantic. He was good with numbers so they made him an accountant.
He got out of the war and went to night school at University Baltimore majoring in accounting. He was the only one In his family to go to college and graduate.
He got married in 1959 and had me nine months later. My mom and dad were married for 60 years. My dad became CFO and then CEO of a publicly-traded REIT in Chevy Chase back in the 70s. He made my mom open up a Christian bookstore which became a multimillion dollar operation. He was a Steward at his old church.
He loved the Orioles, Colts and the Ravens. I went to about 70 Colt games with him in the 70s to 1983 and about 183 Ravens games from 1996 to 2018.
Most important he was a gentleman. Taught me to be a dad and husband.
When he met the Lord yesterday I’m quite confident he told my dad well done good and faithful servant. He loved the Lord.
My best friend and I will miss him!
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