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Stephen L. Cole, former Baltimore area car dealership executive, dies

Stephen L. Cole, former Baltimore area car dealership executive, dies

Stephen Luby Cole, a former reporter who later became president of Luby Chevrolet and Honda, died from a heart attack Sept. 29 at his Atlanta home.

The longtime Roland Park resident was 70.

Mr. Cole was born in Miami and raised on Park Heights Avenue.

He was the son of Dr. Frank S. Cole, who established Luby Chevrolet Co. of Baltimore in 1952, and Betty Arlene Luby Waghelstein, who became CEO of Luby Chevrolet and Honda. His maternal grandfather, Sam Luby Sr., had opened a Chevrolet dealership in the 1930s in Denver, with a second one in Miami in 1939. Other dealerships followed New York City, Boston and Larchmont, N.Y.

He was a...

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