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Richard Oare, attorney

Richard Oare, attorney

Richard Oare, an attorney who successfully defended the the mayor of York, Pa., on a decades-old murder charge dating to a 1969 race riot, died of prostate cancer March 26 at Gilchrist Hospice Care in Towson. The White Hall resident was 68.

Born John Richard Oare Jr. in Baltimore and raised in Baynesville on Hillendale Road, he was the son of a builder who constructed homes in northern Baltimore County. His mother was a homemaker.

He attended Immaculate Conception School and was a 1962 graduate of Towson Catholic High School, where he played baseball and was named to an All Metro baseball team. He earned a bachelor's degree at what is now Loyola University...