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Louis A. Zupnik, general manager - Baltimore Sun

Louis A. Zupnik, a retired general manager of an automobile dealership who later established an antiques store, died of lung cancer Aug. 27 at his home in Shrewsbury, Pa. He was 68.

The son of Dr. Howard L. Zupnik, a surgeon, and Katherine Sherald Zupnik, a registered nurse, Louis Allen Zupnik was born in Richmond, Va., and raised in Towson.

He was a 1963 graduate of McDonogh School and attended the University of Virginia for several years before earning a bachelor's degree in 1969 from what is now Loyola University Maryland.

He was an Army Reservist and had served with the Maryland National Guard.

Mr. Zupnik had worked for the old Maryland National Bank and in personnel for the old National Brewing Co. before joining Executive Pontiac in Randallstown as general manager.

He later took a similar position with Phipps Buick-Jeep Eagle in Annapolis, from which he retired in the 1990s.

In 2000, he and his wife, the former Nora Jane Nagel, whom he met while working at the National Brewing Co., established Brookview Lane Antiques in Shrewsbury; the shop specialized in American antiques.

Mr. Zupnik enjoyed collecting vintage Buicks and was an active member of the Buick Club of Maryland. He was also a member of the Lions Club in New Freedom, Pa., and the Perry Hall Jaycees.

Services are private.

He is survived by his wife of 42 years.

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