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John D. 'Johnny' Callender, retired purchasing agent, dies

John D. 'Johnny' Callender, retired purchasing agent, dies

John D. "Johnny" Callender, a retired purchasing agent and avid golfer, died July 28 of cardiovascular disease at his Chestertown home. He was 71.

The son of Harry Edward Callender, a Westinghouse Electric Corp. worker, and Mary Ellen Duley Callender, he was born in Baltimore and raised at a home near Kirk Avenue, and later at what is now Belvedere Square in North Baltimore.

He was a graduate of Calvert Hall High School and received a bachelor's degree from the University of Baltimore. He then obtained a master's degree from Central Michigan University.

From the late 1970s through the early '90s, Mr. Callender worked as a hospital administrator, primarily in...

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