Albert Ernest Lietzau III, insurance executive, dies

Albert Ernest Lietzau III, an insurance executive and former board chair of the Lutheran High School Association, died of cancer Oct. 24 at Johns Hopkins Hospital. He was 74 and lived in Original Northwood.

Born in Baltimore and raised in Eastwood, he attended Immanuel Lutheran School and was a 1954 graduate of Dundalk High School, where he was class valedictorian and sang in its operettas.

He served in the Army National Guard and was called into active duty during the 1963 Cambridge riot.

He attended the University of Maryland, College Park and worked at Riggs-Warfield-Rolloson as a casualty underwriter.

He was vice president and general manager of Consolidated Insurance Center Inc., and in 1965 he joined Tongue, Brooks & Co. on St. Paul Place. He founded its risk analysis department and rose through its ranks to become president in 1989.

In 1991, he and his son purchased H.U. Dove & Co. Inc., an insurance agency and brokerage firm in Harbor East. At his death, he was still active in the firm.

Mr. Lietzau served for more than 20 years on the board of the Baltimore Lutheran High School Association. He was also its chairman for much of this time.

Services were held Oct. 29 at Immanuel Lutheran Church, where he was president of the church council and held other posts.

Survivors include his wife of 53 years, the former Kathleen Virginia Hyde; a son, Albert E. Lietzau IV, who has homes in Baltimore and Concord, Mass.; a daughter, Amy Lietzau Elbers of Phoenix in Baltimore County; a brother, Carl G. Lietzau of Columbia; two sisters, Jeannette Lietzau of Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, and Ruth McNeill of Waynesboro, Pa.; and six grandchildren.

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