James C. Cal­well Sr., in­sur­ance ex­ec­u­tive

Baltimore Sun - - OBITUARIES - — Fred­er­ick N. Ras­mussen

James C. Cal­well Sr., for­mer owner of a Tow­son in­sur­ance agency, died Fri­day of com­pli­ca­tions from Alzheimer’s dis­ease at Stella Maris Hospice. The long­time Home­land res­i­dent was 74. James Cush­ing Cal­well Sr. was the son of Wal­ter Scott Cal­well Sr., an at­tor­ney, and He­len Werns­ing Cal­well, a home­maker. He was born in Bal­ti­more and raised on Springlake Way in Home­land.

He was a 1961 grad­u­ate of Calvert Hall Col­lege High School and earned bach­e­lor’s and law de­grees in 1971 from the Uni­ver­sity of Bal­ti­more.

From 1975 un­til re­tir­ing in 2005, Mr. Cal­well owned and op­er­ated James Cal­well In­sur­ance Agency on York Road in Tow­son.

For years, Mr. Cal­well en­joyed va­ca­tion­ing at a fam­ily-owned res­i­dence in Cape May, N.J. He and his wife also owned a home on the Bird River, where they spent week­ends with their chil­dren and grand­chil­dren.

Mr. Cal­well was a col­lec­tor of duck de­coys and wa­ter­fowl art. He also en­joyed boat­ing.

Funeral ser­vices were held Tues­day in the chapel at Stella Maris in Ti­mo­nium.

He is sur­vived by his wife of 51 years, the for­mer Mary Jane Hoff­man; two sons, James Cush­ing Cal­well Jr. of Roland Park and Michael Stevens Cal­well of Rodgers Forge; a daugh­ter, Mary Cather­ine Schill of Cock­eysville; his step­mother, Cather­ine Jane Cal­well of Tow­son; a brother, Ed­ward Sloan “Ned” Cal­well of West­min­ster; and four grand­chil­dren.

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