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George Spear Salabes, architect

The Baltimore Sun

George Spear Salabes, an architect, died Dec. 1 of complications from surgery at Sinai Hospital. The Pikesville resident was 68.

Born in Baltimore and raised near Druid Hill Park and in Mount Washington, he attended the Park School and was a 1958 City College graduate. He earned an architectural degree from Cornell University and served in the Army.

Mr. Salabes was a co-founder of Nelson-Salabes Architects in Towson. Among his projects were Heather Ridge, the Owings Mills Jewish Community Center, midrise apartments at the Village of Cross Keys, the RCMD Building in Towson and the Cove apartments in Columbia. At his death, Mr. Salabes was working on the Village at Odenton Station.

Mr. Salabes enjoyed golf and building a model train layout.

He was a former board member of Associated Jewish Charities and the Baltimore chapter of the American Institute of Architects.

Services were held Wednesday.

Survivors include his mother, Shirlee Rice of Pikesville; two daughters, Natalie Salabes Baker of Baltimore and Nancy Salabes Brown of Pikesville; a brother, Ken Salabes of Owings Mills; a sister, Lorrie Pugatch of Pikesville; and a granddaughter. An earlier marriage to Audrey Rosengarden ended in divorce.

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