Orem Wahl, bon vivant

Orem "Jerry" Wahl, the co-owner of a Mount Vernon framing shop who was a theater first-nighter, died of a heart attack Dec. 10. He was 73. "Orem was a bon vivant and a big supporter of local theater," said F. Scott Black, dean of the School of Liberal Arts at the Community College of Baltimore County. "I thought that I kept up with New York theater, but he had all the latest news before it came out in the papers. He had friends all over the arts community and was a generous, giving person. He had the ability to make a big, grand gesture or write you a personal, thoughtful note."
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