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Richard L. Barranger, Baltimore county public schools educator, dies

Richard L. Barranger, Baltimore county public schools educator, dies

Richard L. Barranger, a veteran Baltimore County public schools educator who later became an adjunct professor at Towson University, died June 15 from cancer at his Forest Hill home. He was 85.

“Dick was the prototype ‘Mr. Nice Guy,’” said Robert Y. Dubel, who headed Baltimore County public schools for 16 years before retiring in 1992. He noted Mr. Barranger set high goals for excellence, “and students and teachers strove to meet them, because they wanted to please ‘Mr. Nice Guy.’”

Richard Leo Barranger was born in Baltimore and raised on East 38th Street. He was the son of William J. Barranger, a produce dealer for the Winter Produce Co. at the old Richmond Market, and...

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