John G. “Jack” Wharton, a real estate attorney who served as mentor to generations of young lawyers, died June 18 from heart failure at the Blakehurst Retirement Community in Towson. The former North Baltimore resident was 91.
“Jack was outgoing and felt very comfortable ... meeting new people and getting them to talk about themselves. He was great at it,” said Craig D. Roswell, managing partner at Niles, Barton & Wilmer LLP, the Baltimore firm where Mr. Wharton worked for more than six decades.
“He was also great at getting people together, and relentless about moving their deals forward. He just loved to get things done,” said Mr. Roswell, of Ruxton.