John G. Bowling, who was the longest-serving classroom instructor in the history of Boys' Latin School and headed its debating society for 50 years, died Feb. 1 of an apparent heart attack at the Express Inn in Towson. He was 76.
Mr. Bowling had been living at the hotel while his Roland Park home was undergoing repairs, family members said.
"Teaching here for 50 years meant that John impacted thousands of lives and was fully engaged in the life of the school. He was a model for what we're trying to do here," said headmaster Christopher J. Post.
"As Henry Adams wrote, 'A teacher affects eternity; he can never tell where his influence stops.' That was...