John L. "Jack" Bateman, a retired salesman and former Kent Island resident, died Friday of cancer and a stroke at a hospice in the Villages, Fla. He was 74.
Mr. Bateman was born in Baltimore and raised in Ednor Gardens. He was a 1952 graduate of Calvert Hall College High School and studied piano at the Peabody Conservatory of Music.
After earning a bachelor's degree in business from Loyola College in 1956, he was an Army cryptographer in Germany for two years.
In 1958, he began his business career in sales for American Bank Stationery and later rose to vice president.
He lived in Windsor, Conn., Montclair, N.J., and Greensboro, N.C., while working until 1988 for American Bank Stationery.
He moved to Cockeysville in 1977 and worked in sales for All-State Legal from 1988 until he retired in 2000.
While living in Cockeysville, he was an active member of the Orioles Designated Hitters Club and enjoyed golfing at Eagles Nest Country Club.
Mr. Bateman moved to Kent Island in 1988 and became an active member of the Rotary Club. Since 2000, he had lived in the Villages.
Mr. Bateman's family will receive family and friends from 10 a.m. to noon Tuesday at Ruck Towson Funeral Home, 1050 York Road.
Surviving are his wife of 52 years, the former Jean Green; a son, Danny Bateman of Redmond, Wash.; three daughters, Julie Wolf of Columbia, Bonnie Khabir of Mount Pleasant, Mich.; and Katie Arn of Akron, Ohio; a sister, Carolyn Bateman of Kure Beach, N.C.; and seven grandchildren.