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Thurston R. 'Bud' Adams Jr.,president of Belair Road Supply Co., dies

Thurston R. 'Bud' Adams Jr.,president of Belair Road Supply Co., dies

Thurston R. “Bud” Adams Jr., president of Belair Road Supply Co., died Monday from an inflammatory disease, dermatomyositis, at the Johns Hopkins Hospital. The longtime Lutherville resident was 73.

“Bud was a humble man who would do anything for you,” said Sherman O. Canapp, a branch manager and Abingdon resident who has worked for Belair Supply for 25 years. “He was a kind, generous man who worked beside you. He knew the business inside and out.”

Robbie Robinson of Catonsville, vice president of operations, said Mr. Adams “did a lot of business with just a handshake. Bud was the kind of guy who started out as a boss and then became a friend and then best...

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