Jean S. Fugett Sr., a retired National Security Administration staff member and patriarch of his family, died of heart failure Tuesday at his Randallstown home. He was 88.
Born in Westchester, Pa., he was the son of Joseph Fugett, a teacher who had a school named after him — and who was the son of a slave. His mother was Hazel Schloss, a 1912 African-American graduate of the University of Kansas.
He was a 1946 Westchester High School graduate who excelled at music and performed in the school orchestra.
"He grew up in segregated Westchester, and said he had to be twice as good because he was black," said his son, Jean S. Fugett Jr. "He loved his...
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