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Allan Shulder, 85, former GBMC grounds supervisor, dies

Allan Shulder, the first grounds supervisor at the Greater Baltimore Medical Center and later executive director of the Professional Grounds Management Society, died Oct. 10 at Genesis HealthCare in Seaford, Del.

The former Pikesville resident was 85.

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The son of Samuel Shulder and Bertye Shulder, Allan Shulder was born in Newark, N.J., and moved with his family to Northwest Baltimore in 1931.

He was a 1947 graduate of City College and earned a bachelor's degree in horticulture in 1951 from the University of Maryland. During the Korean War, he served with the Army as a radar technician with the 385th Signal Detachment at in the Philippines.

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Mr. Shulder worked for the old State Roads Commission before being appointed grounds supervisor at Greater Baltimore Medical Center when it opened in 1965.

He later was executive director of the Professional Grounds Management Society for 14 years until retiring in 1985.

He lived in Laurel, Del., during the past decade and was an active member of the Laurel Lions Club.

He enjoyed caring for rescue dogs and was an avid Orioles and Ravens fan. He also liked gardening and collecting stamps.

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He was a member of Temple Oheb Shalom, 7310 Park Heights Ave., where services will be held at 1 p.m. Sunday.

Surviving are his wife of 29 years, the former Sharron Ambrose; three sons, Stephen Shulder of Reisterstown, Edward Shulder of Columbia and David Shulder of Austin, Texas; a stepdaughter, Corrina Ford of Freeland; five grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. His first wife of 34 years, the former Julia Schlenger, died in 1985.

—Frederick N. Rasmussen

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