IRVING P. HALL, 84, a retired account executive with an advertising company who had been a businessman in Washington and Annapolis, died July 14 at George Washington University Hospital after a heart attack.
Mr. Hall, a resident of Washington, retired in 1971 after having worked 19 years as a Washington-based account executive for the New York advertising firm Transportation Displays Inc.
A native Washingtonian, he was a graduate of the University of Maryland, where he was a football, basketball and track athlete and was all-Southern Conference in football.
After college he worked for his father at the National Service Co. in Washington, a retail auto parts store. In 1936, he started a similar business in Annapolis, Automotive Service Co. He was a partner from 1950 to 1952 in an Annapolis-based home heating oil, gasoline and diesel fuel distributing company, Southern Oil Co. In 1952, he sold both businesses and moved back to Washington.
Mr. Hall was a life master bridge player, a former president of the Annapolis Rotary Club and a member of the University of Maryland's M Club.
His wife Vivian died on June 26.
Survivors include one daughter, Emily Barton Hall McGuire of Sudlersville, Md.; one son, Blair P. Hall of Annapolis; nine grandchildren, and five great-grandchildren.