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William A. Kroh, owner of marine auto terminal
William A. Kroh, owner of marine auto terminal

William Allen Kroh, who owned and operated marine automobile terminals that handled thousands of autos in the port of Baltimore, died Saturday of congestive heart failure at his Brooklandville home. He was 80. "He was a self-made man who had an enormous amount of integrity," said Zelig Robinson, a friend and legal adviser. "Bill did not aspire to recognition. He was as bright a person as I have ever met and did not wear his success on his sleeve. He was happy to succeed, but he was really a very modest guy." He was born in Baltimore and raised on Quail Street in Southeast Baltimore. A 1949 Patterson Park High School graduate, he was later inducted into the school's...

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