Thomas A. “Tom” Marr, the longtime conservative radio talk-show host who earlier in his career was a play-by-play announcer for Orioles games, was recalled at his funeral Mass on Friday as a broadcast giant and an innovator.
“Tom Marr was a lion of talk radio,” said his son, Thomas Marr IV. “There’s simply no other way to put it.”
Marr, 73, died of a stroke July 7 after undergoing back surgery.
His career in radio spanned decades and centered on baseball and local and national politics, and many of the more than 200 people who attended the Mass at St. Joseph Roman Catholic Church in Cockeysville represented those worlds.
Marr’s children, grandchildren, nieces and nephews all participated in the service. In his eulogy, Thomas Marr IV said his father made an impact both in the world of radio and at home.
“He was every bit a loving father and family man as he was a broadcaster,” he said, his voice cracking…….