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Baltimore Sun Remembers Jack Germond

Longtime newspaperman Jack Germond died this morning at 4 a.m. of chronic pulmonary disease. He was 85.

The Baltimore Sun, where Germond worked for about two decades, ran his obit with an accompanying video this morning. Noteworthy details: There will be no funeral service; his ashes will be strewn in the Shenandoah River.

Excerpt:

“I started covering politics in the 1980 presidential campaign for Newsday and Jack was the sage when it came to politics. He was the guy you went to when you were a junior reporter,” said Susan Page, the Washington bureau chief for USA Today. “He was very friendly to junior reporters. We had dinners and he was very generous with the stuff that he knew,” said Ms. Page, who described Mr. Germond as a “funny, no-nonsense gruff guy.” “I started covering politics in the 1980 presidential campaign for Newsday and Jack was the sage when it came to politics. He was the guy you went to when you were a junior reporter,” said Susan Page, the Washington bureau chief for USA Today.

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