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John R. 'Jud' Judkins, Baltimore stockbroker for almost half a century

John R. 'Jud' Judkins, Baltimore stockbroker for almost half a century

John R. "Jud" Judkins, a Baltimore stockbroker who during his long career honed a forward-thinking reputation for selecting stocks, died Friday of cancer at Gilchrist Hospice Care in Towson. He was 77.

"Bob was a person who was larger than life. He was a gregarious and strong person who was passionate about his clients and markets," said David J. Frank, a longtime friend and colleague who was working with Mr. Judkins at Merrill Lynch at the time of Mr. Judkins' death.

"He loved the brokerage business and talked about it until the end of his life," Mr. Frank said. "He always said his work was 'not a vocation but an avocation.' He loved all...

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