ANNAPOLIS, Md. (WJZ) — The father of the former Maryland governor Bob Ehrlich passed away.

Ehrlich posted the news on social media late Tuesday.

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“Today Kendel and I said goodbye to my Dad, Robert L. Ehrlich, Sr – our beloved patriarch,” the former governor wrote. “Senior was always my biggest fan – there are volumes of scrapbooks to prove it. He and Mom were our constants, cheering the ups and downs and everything in between throughout my athletic and political careers and in the lives of Drew and Josh on and off the fields.”

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“He taught me what it was to be a man and a father. He taught me the importance of community and hated to leave Dolores Avenue when it was time,” Ehrlich continued. “We were blessed to have Dad with us in our home over these last difficult months.”

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Services for Robert L Ehrich, Sr. will be private, but we will share details of a celebration of life in Arbutus in late spring.

CBS Baltimore Staff