E. William "Bill" Scriba
, a former T. Rowe Price
] treasurer and vice president, died Aug. 28, at age 85, according to the Baltimore Sun
"His family was very, very poor when he was a child," according to his daughter, Laura Parks of Brooklyn, N.Y. He grew up near Hollins Market in West Baltimore during the Great Depression. His father died while Scriba was a toddler and his mother cleaned floors at Bon Secours Hospital.
In 1961, Mr. Scriba began working for T. Rowe Price. He was known for a "tremendous sense of humor" that charmed others — including the firm's founder, Thomas Rowe Price Jr., whom Scriba impressed with his jokes during a company retreat, Parks said. His humor "got him through life more than anything else," she said.
Scriba became treasurer and vice president at T. Rowe Price in 1970. He retired in 1985.
Throughout his life, Scriba was dedicated to supporting his alma mater Johns Hopkins, his daughter said. He served on the university's alumni council, including time as secretary and as a member of the development and executive committees.
His wife, Elinor, died last year.
Read more from his obituary at the Baltimore Sun
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