James C. Calwell Sr., insurance executive
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.