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Baltimore mourns Scunny McCusker

August 25, 2012
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Patrick “Scunny” McCusker, the owner of Canton’s Nacho Mamas, was hit by a bus and killed while riding his bike in Ocean City on Friday.

McCusker opened Nacho Mamas on Elvis’ birthday in 1994 and wore a purple Elvis suit to the Super Bowl in 2001. If Elvis is the King of Rock ‘N Roll, Scunny is the King of Canton, credited with helping to revitalize the neighborhood.  McCusker was equally well-known for his humor,  generosity, and charitable contributions. The Sun reported today that he donated over 16,000 meals to Believe in Tomorrow Children’s Foundation (Memorial donations may be made to the same organization).

McCusker was much beloved by the community. Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake and Sen. Ben Cardin have both praised and honored  McCusker. Friends and customers have flooded Nacho Mamas, and social networks have come alive with tributes to Scunny.

City Paper also mourns the loss of this iconic Baltimore character. “He was a really great guy,” publisher Jennifer Marsh says. He will be missed by the entire community.