Linton B. Pumphrey, 80, Anne Arundel tax...


Linton B. Pumphrey, 80, Anne Arundel tax assessor

Linton Benjamin Pumphrey, retired Anne Arundel County tax assessor, died of a heart attack Saturday at Sunrise Assisted Care in Severna Park. He was 80 and had lived in Arnold.

He retired as the county's supervisor of assessments in 1983.

From 1946 to 1963, he operated Severn Food Market, formerly Pumphrey's Store, at Crain Highway and New Cut Road in Glen Burnie. The store was founded by his aunt.

Born in Severn, he was a 1937 graduate of Glen Burnie High School and took courses at the University of Maryland, the Johns Hopkins University and the Wharton School of Business.

He was a member of the Kiwanis Club of Glen Burnie, the Annapolis Elks Lodge, and the IndianHills and Hillcrest improvement associations. He was a past vice president of the old Wellham Building and Loan Association.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. tomorrow at St. Paul's Lutheran Church, 308 Oak Manor Road, Glen Burnie, where he was a lifelong member and a church elder.

He is survived by his wife of 58 years, the former Ilse Arnscheidt; three sons, Linton C. Pumphrey of Glen Burnie, Michael Pumphrey of Severna Park and David Pumphrey of Louisville, Ky.; three daughters, Linda Senger of Severna Park, Mary Joyce of Annapolis and Betty Pumphrey of Pasadena; a sister, Emma Adams of Pasadena; 11 grandchildren; and one great-granddaughter.

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