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Loyola University Chicago
Edward B. 'Ned' Kormann, marketing manager
Edward B. 'Ned' Kormann, marketing manager

Edward B. "Ned" Kormann, a retired Verizon marketing manager and an inveterate outdoorsman, died Friday of congestive heart failure at Wicomico Nursing Home in Salisbury. The former Annapolis resident was 92. The son of Edward Louis Kormann, an insurance salesman, and Ethel Haines Kormann, a homemaker, Edward Bruce Kormann was born in Baltimore and raised on The Alameda. After graduating in 1940 from Polytechnic Institute, he went to work for the old Chesapeake & Potomac Telephone Co. Drafted in 1943 into the Army, he initially worked as a telephone and telegraph splicer before he was assigned to the 82nd Airborne Division. Trained as a paratrooper, he served in the...