John H. Ehrhardt III, salesman and lacrosse coach

John H. “Jack” Ehrhardt III, a retired salesman and lacrosse coach who was an outstanding athlete during his days at Boys’ Latin School, died Saturday on his 85th birthday at his home in Ocean Isle, N.C.

John Henry Ehrhardt III, who was born in Baltimore and raised on East Lake Avenue, was the son of John H. Ehrhardt Jr., a White Rose Paper Co. salesman, and Florence Ehrhardt, a homemaker.

Mr. Ehrhardt entered Boys’ Latin in 1947 when it was located on Brevard Street in downtown Baltimore.

He was a three-sport athlete and was captain of the school’s football and lacrosse teams his senior year. He also was a basketball player.

In lacrosse, he was the leading scorer on the 1951 team and in 1952, his senior year, was named to the All-Maryland second team. As a junior, he was named an honorable mention All-Maryland midfielder.

During his high school career, he earned nine varsity letters and was a member of the Varsity Club.

After graduating from Boys’ Latin in 1952, he enlisted in the Air Force.

“They sent Jack to Okinawa, where he was a lifeguard at the officers’ club. Not bad duty,” said his brother, Dyson P. Ehrhardt of Woodbrook, who is Boys’ Latin’s semiretired assistant headmaster for development.

After being discharged in 1956, Mr. Ehrhardt attended the Johns Hopkins University’s McCoy College and went to work as a salesman for American Bank Stationery Co.

While working for American Bank Stationery, he was transferred to Virginia Beach, Va., where he also coached the Virginia Beach Sharks club lacrosse team.

Mr. Ehrhardt retired in 1977 and moved to Mays Chapel in the 1980s, where he lived until moving to Ocean Isle in 2005.

Services are private.

In addition to his brother, he is survived by his wife of 60 years, the former Gail McCormick Husted; two sons, John H. Ehrhardt IV and Stephen Campbell Ehrhardt, both of Ocean Isle; three daughters, Cynthia Price Ehrhardt, Stacey McCormick Ehrhardt,and Stephanie LaMonica, all of Ocean Isle; four grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.

fred.rasmussen@baltsun.com

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