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James J. Abromitis, energy industry executive, dies

James J. Abromitis, energy industry executive, dies

James J. Abromitis, an executive who spent 30 years in the energy industry and once oversaw downtown Baltimore's underground steam and cooling system, died June 15 in a white-water rafting accident on the Roaring Fork River while vacationing near Aspen, Colo.

The Stevenson resident was 58.

Born in Tokyo, Japan, he was the son of John Abromitis, a consultant to international businesses, and Maria Abromitis.

He lived overseas with his family and later settled with them in Tamaqua, Pa. As a boy, he competed in Little League Baseball and excelled in other sports.

"The highlight of this involvement was when he got to play with his Tamaqua Little League team in...

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