Edward Donald “Don” Bafford Sr., a retired printing executive and former lacrosse player, died of stroke complications Dec. 25 at the Multi-Medical Center on York Road. The Towson resident was 90.
Born in Baltimore and raised near the old Memorial Stadium, he was the son of Edward Louis Bafford, a printer, and his wife, Thelma Alice. He was a 1948 graduate of Baltimore City College, where he was voted Best Athlete and played lacrosse and football and wrestled.
He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in economics from Duke University in 1952. He played on Duke’s football team, won the intra-fraternity wrestling championship and was a two-time All American goalie in lacrosse. He was elected lacrosse team captain in his senior year.
Survivors include his wife of 64 years, Angela Raum, a retired Union Memorial Hospital registered nurse; a daughter, Laura Leslie of Austin, Texas; a son, Edward Donald Bafford Jr. of Chapel Hill, North Carolina; five grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.