Howard S. Boote, Jr., a retired financial adviser and antiques collector, died June 1.
Howard S. Boote, Jr., a retired financial adviser and antiques collector, died June 1. (HANDOUT)

Howard S. Boote Jr., a retired Wagner Bowman Management Corp. financial adviser who collected antiques, died June 1 of pneumonia at his Elkridge Estates home in North Roland Park.

He was 82.


The son of Howard S. Boote Sr., an educator, and Margaret Gray Jones, a homemaker, Howard Sherry Boote Jr. was born in Baltimore and raised in Roland Park, where he attended the old Visitation Academy.

After graduating in 1952 from Loyola High School, he earned a bachelor's degree in economics in 1956 from the University of Virginia.

Commissioned an ensign in the Navy, he served aboard a tanker in the Mediterranean for two years until being discharged.

He returned to the University of Virginia, where he earned a master's degree in business administration from its Darden School of Business.

Mr. Boote went to work in 1961 at the Federal Reserve Bank in Richmond, Va., where he met his future wife, Gayle Conway, whom he married in 1966.

In 1964, he joined the old Union Trust Co. in Baltimore, and from 1968 to 1981, was vice president and treasurer of Peterson Howell and Heather, the fleet-leasing and mortgage company.

Mr. Boote was an executive and financial adviser for what became Wagner Bowman Management Corp. from 1982 until retiring in 2011.

A longtime resident of Boxwood Road in the city's Pinehurst neighborhood, Mr. Boote had been a member of the boards of the Union Trust Co. and Peabody Conservatory. He was a former president of the board of St. Paul's School for Girls.

He enjoyedgardening and woodworking, and collected English antiques and furniture that was used in the field by the British military during the Victorian era. He also collected antique brass-bound boxes and marine art.

He was a member of the Society of Colonial Wars.

A resident of Elkridge Estates since 2015, Mr. Boote had been a communicant since 1959 of the Roman Catholic Cathedral of Mary Our Queen, 5200 N. Charles St., where a Mass of Christian burial will be offered at 2 p.m. Thursday.

In addition to his wife, Mr. Boote is survived by a daughter, Emily Chasney of Pinehurst; a brother, John Thomas Boote of Parkville; three grandsons; and two nephews.