Jerome B. "Jerry" Trout Jr., who founded a real estate brokerage business and leased stores throughout Baltimore's shopping malls, died of respiratory failure Jan. 4 at his Ruxton home. He was 88.
Born in Baltimore, he was the son of Jerome B. Trout, a Hutzler's department store supervisor, and Olga Trout.
Raised on Mount Royal Terrace near Druid Hill Park, he was a 1946 graduate of Polytechnic Institute. He was a Baltimore Sun All-Metro lacrosse player that year.
He received a business administration degree at the University of Maryland, College Park, where he also played lacrosse.
Mr. Trout briefly joined an uncle, Leonard Trout, who ran a talent agency...