We are saddened by the recent passing of alumnus John C. Jeppi Sr. '55, the former owner of the Broadcasting Institute of Maryland who covered sports for radio years ago. He died of COVID-19 pneumonia on Jan. 17 at his Mays Chapel home at age 83.
According to The Baltimore Sun, he was born in Baltimore and raised on Overdale Road Ten Hills. His father was Samuel P. Jeppi, who owned a pharmacy at Bloomingdale Road and Baker Street, and his mother, Marie Shank, a homemaker. During his years at Loyola, he served as the football team captain under coach Ed Hargaden and later became close friends with the late Baltimore sportscaster and fellow Loyola alumnus Vince Bagli '44.