Ride in Peace: Retired dealer Robert Boutwell

Publish Date: 
Mar 13, 2014

BALTIMORE, Md. – Services are scheduled March 20 for Robert R. Boutwell Sr., former owner of a Triumph motorcycle dealership in Cockeysville, who died of heart disease March 7. He was 93.

Born and raised in Michigan, Boutwell settled in Baltimore after WWII and was a motorcycle enthusiast.  In the 1950s, he opened Boutwell's Cycle Center in Southeast Baltimore and later a multiline dealership in Cockeysville. 

Boutwell also raced at Daytona Beach and finished 11th in a 200-mile race in 1953, family members told the Baltimore Sun. He retired nearly 30 years ago and sold the dealership. His wife of 49 years, Maxine Eva Schellburg Boutwell, who had co-owned the dealership, died in 1999.

Since the 1940s, Boutwell had belonged to American Motorcyclist Association. He was also a member of the Baltimore County Trail Riders Association.

Services will be held at 11 a.m. March 20 at the Lemmon Funeral Home of Dulaney Valley.

Posted by Holly Wagner