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Orem 'Jerry' Wahl

Orem 'Jerry' Wahl

Orem "Jerry" Wahl, the co-owner of a Mount Vernon framing shop who was a theater first-nighter, died of a heart attack Saturday at Johns Hopkins Hospital. He was 73. Pat Moran, a friend and film casting agent, said he was stricken while in the lobby of his home, the St. Paul at Chase condominiums. Born in Baltimore and raised in East Baltimore, he was a 1955 Patterson High School graduate. As a child, he was a drum major and performed in local theater. Friends said he spent his childhood weekend afternoons at the old State Theatre on East Monument Street, where vaudeville acts played alongside films. He served in the Maryland National Guard and saw duty during the Cambridge riots...