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Ross B. Diffenderffer, real estate agent, 67


Ross B. Diffenderffer, a Towson real estate agent and political ally of former Baltimore County Executive Dale Anderson, died Thursday at St. Joseph Hospital after a long illness. He was 67.

A memorial service for Mr. Diffenderffer was held Saturday at Trinity Episcopal Church in Towson.

A private real estate agent, Mr. Diffenderffer also administered federal rent-subsidy programs in the county. He was indicted in 1981 on charges of embezzling $187,723 of that money over a period of years. He pleaded guilty in 1982 and served two years of a five-year prison sentence.

Survivors include two daughters, Susan Lee Diffenderffer of Baltimore and Sarah Elizabeth Adams of Towson; two sons, Ross B. Diffenderffer Jr. of Ruxton and Michael Claude Diffenderffer of Riderwood; and six grandchildren.

The family suggested memorial contributions to McDonogh School.

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