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Louis C. Pfefferkorn Sr.


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Louis C. Pfefferkorn Sr. Obituary
Louis Charles Pfefferkorn, Sr., age 93, of Mt. Airy, passed away on Monday, February 26, 2018, at Howard County General Hospital.

Born January 22, 1925, in Baltimore, MD he was the son of the late Samuel L. Pfefferkorn and Jane Elizabeth Roberts Pfefferkorn. He was the husband of Mary Spaulding Pfefferkorn.

Born January 22, 1925 in Baltimore City. He spent early years on Swan Avenue in West Baltimore where his parent, Samuel and Jane Pfefferkorn lived adjacent to Leakin Park. The small farm had a stables and the family rode their horses in the park. His parents were horse enthusiasts.

His grandfather Louis Pfefferkorn immigrated from Austria in the late 1800s through the port of Baltimore and developed delivery routes into Howard and Baltimore Counties. Around 1900 the business shifted away from produce and concentrated on coffees and teas. His parents worked in the family business, Pfefferkorn's Coffee and moved to Lichendale Farm on Pfefferkorn Road in Howard County in the 1920s. They kept the coffee business in Baltimore City.

Upon graduation from high school, Louis enlisted in the Navy. After a year of study, he became an instructor in radar> He married Mary Spaulding and she joined him in Corpus Christi Texas until his discharge from the Navy. "I was a sailor who never set foot on a ship."

He returned to the family coffee business after the Navy and worked in all aspects of the business: buying green coffee, blending, roasting, production and sales. He believed that no customer was too small or too large. His brothers Samuel and James joined him. He became President and he believed in roasting and producing a quality cup of coffee that is pleasant tasting and reflects the character of the beans used and should be drunk black. He enjoyed the world of coffee and continued coming to the coffee plant until recently. He was an active member of St. James Episcopal Church, Mount Airy, Md where he served on the vestry. He was a member of the Sykesville American Legion Post #223.

He enjoyed being on the farm in West Friendship, going to church, being active in the family business, and spending time with all the generations of his family.

Surviving in addition to his wife are daughter and son-in-law. Mary Pfefferkorn Griffin and Peter Griffin; son and daughter-in-law, Louis Charles Pfefferkorn, Jr. and Joan Pfefferkorn and brother of James Pfefferkorn and the late Samuel, Jr. and William Pfefferkorn, Jane Sharp and Manie "Peggy" Pfefferkorn-Cunningham and loving grandfather of Jennifer Memmeo, TImothy Griffin, Kelly Vogelpool, Candace DeMessiers and Christopher Pfefferkorn. He is also survived by 6 great-grandchildren.

The family will receive friends on Friday from 5 to 8pm at Haight Funeral Home & Chapel (6416 Sykesville Road) Sykesville. A funeral service will be held on Saturday at 11am at St. James' Episcopal Church, 1307 North Main Street, Mt. Airy, MD 21771. Interment will follow in St. John's Cemetery, Ellicott City.
Published Online in The Frederick News-Post from Feb. 28 to Mar. 1, 2018
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