On Feb. 20, Leonard Berman of Annapolis at age 93. Mr. Berman was a native Annapolitan and successful businessman who served in the U.S. Merchant Marines during WWII and in the Navy in the Korean War. After attending the University of Maryland, he wrote for The Associated Press and the Evening Capital. He owned retail clothing stores in Annapolis and later the popular Whitehall Inn Restaurant for 21 years. He worked as a commercial realtor and served as chairman of the Annapolis Liquor Board, which he served on for 26 years. Throughout his long civic career, Leonard Berman was honored as president of the Annapolis Chamber of Commerce and the Kiwanis Club. More recently, he received a Citation from the Governor of Maryland as well as from the City of Annapolis for his many years of business leadership and service. A beloved and devoted family man, he is survived by his wife of over 70 years Rosalie Berman and daughters Patti Herman (Mitchell) and Lori Hoffman (Howard). He was also a devoted Pop Pop to grandsons Brian Hoffman, Marc Hoffman, Andrew Herman (Jennifer), Tyler Herman (Sarah), and Justin Herman.
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