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Berkley A. Thomas

Berkley A. Thomas

Berkley Allan Thomas Jr., a retired cultural arts publicist and actor, died of dementia complications July 31 at the Summit Rehabilitation Center in Catonsville. The former Charles Village and Highlandtown resident was 80.

Born in Scarsdale, N.Y., he was the son of Berkley Allan Thomas Sr., a business executive, and Nina Grai Thomas, a researcher for House and Garden magazine. After graduating from Scarsdale High School, he attended Columbia University, where he studied comparative governments.

He served in the Air Force during the Korean War and was stationed in Japan. Friends said that during his military service, he became a karate student and developed an affection for...