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Joseph J. Lacy Sr., foundry owner who helped feed and counsel the homeless

Joseph J. Lacy Sr., foundry owner who helped feed and counsel the homeless

Joseph James Lacy Sr., who owned and operated a Fells Point foundry and in retirement devoted days to feeding and counseling downtown Baltimore's homeless, died April 7 of complications from Alzheimer's disease at the Arden Courts assisted-living facility in Riderwood. The Charlesbrook resident was 84.

Born in Baltimore at Mercy Hospital, he later served on its board. He was the son of James J. Lacy, who served as Maryland comptroller in the late 1940s, and Rose Daily. He grew up in Guilford on Fenchurch Road and attended the old Mount Washington Country School for Boys. He was a 1950 graduate of Loyola High School, where he played basketball and tennis.

He earned a degree...

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