Austin “Mac” Taliaferro, who retired as director of marketing and sales for the Hedwin Corp., died Sept. 15 from respiratory failure at Bayleigh Chase Assisted Living in Easton. The former Owings Mills resident was 86.
Austin McLanahan Taliaferro was the son of Francis Catesby Taliaferro, president and chairman of the board of the Savings Bank of Baltimore, and Jean Romaine McLanahan Taliaferro, a homemaker.
He was born in Baltimore and raised in Owings Mills at Stemmer House, a historic Georgian residence that dates to 1761. He attended the Hill School in Pottstown, Pa., where he played football.
During the Korean War, he served in the Navy as a radioman aboard an oil...