Stanley B. Hornstein, 82, insurance broker


Stanley B. Hornstein, a retired insurance broker, died Wednesday of a stroke at Northwest Hospital Center. The Northwest Baltimore resident was 82.

Born in Baltimore and raised on Anoka Avenue, he was a 1938 City College graduate, where, as president of the Debate Club, he was known as the "Silver-Tongued Orator." As a teen-ager, he played the bugle for the Sons of the American Legion Drum and Bugle Club. He remained active in City College alumni affairs.

Mr. Hornstein, who earned a Certified Life Underwriter certificate through the Johns Hopkins University, was an agent for Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Co. and later started his own firm, Insurance Originators, on Park Heights Avenue. He retired in 2001.

"He prided himself on being able to get insurance for people who normally couldn't get insurance," said his daughter, Joyce Sapperstein of Pikesville.

Mr. Hornstein, who enjoyed singing, was a past master of ceremonies for Baltimore Hebrew Congregation's Our Crowd Senior Group.

Mr. Hornstein was a president of the B'nai Brith Exodus Lodge.

In 1941, Mr. Hornstein married Ruth Freedman. She died in 1988.

Services were held Thursday in Pikesville.

In addition to his daughter, survivors include his brother, Calvin Hornstein of Hallandale, Fla.; his sister, Florine Waxman of Hillsboro, Fla.; his companion, Betty Silverman of Pikesville; four grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

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