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Richard Bankerd, hairstylist

Richard Bankerd, hairstylist

Richard Bankerd, a hairstylist who owned a salon and competed in major industry competitions, died of lymphoma May 2 at Gilchrist Hospice Care in Towson. A resident of the Mayfield section of Northeast Baltimore, he was 71.

"He had trophies that are taller than I am," said Jacqueline Cody, a Towson resident and former Towson Town Center beauty shop owner. "He was excellent, a top stylist. His customers were devoted to him. He just knew what to do."

Born in Baltimore, he was raised on Aiken Street and later lived in Hamilton. He was the son of Dorothea Bankerd, a hairdresser and colorist at the old Andre's of Charles Street, and Ferran Bankerd, a mariner. He...