Walter Hess Jr., of Longboat Key and formerly of Rockville, Md., died May 8. He was 89.
Mr. Hess was born March 13, 1923.
He served as an Army Infantry officer in World War II, graduated from Georgetown Law School and was an agent with the FBI. In 1967, he founded Hess Insurance, now Hess, Eagan, Hagerty and L’Hommedieu Commercial Insurance Brokerage, in Bethesda, Md.
Mr. Hess enjoyed playing golf and relaxing on the beach.
He is survived by his wife, Barbara; daughters, Carolyn Kibby and Susan Doane; and five grandchildren.
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