Peter Bowdoin Middendorf, a Baltimore native who established a foundation in San Francisco to fight for recognition and support of gay health issues, died of AIDS Friday at Davies Medical Center in San Francisco. He was 45.
Graveside services for Mr. Middendorf will be held at 11:30 a.m. tomorrow at St. Thomas's Episcopal Church, St. Thomas Lane and Garrison Forest Road.
Born in Baltimore in 1944, Mr. Middendorf was the son of J. William and Alice Carter Middendorf of Ruxton.
He was a decorated Navy officer who served in Vietnam.
After returning to the United States, Mr. Middendorf left the Navy and settled in Baltimore, where he became a director on the board of the charitable Middendorf Foundation.
In San Francisco, Mr. Middendorf helped to found the BAPHR Foundation, a non-profit organization established to fight AIDS and other health issues facing the gay and lesbian communities.
He is survived by his sister, A. Carter Middendorf of Baltimore; Lobelia Breland of San Francisco, who had become like a mother to him after his own mother died; and his longtime companion, David J. Lumadue of San Francisco.
The family suggests memorial contributions to the BAPHR Foundation, P.O. Box 15000, San Francisco, Calif. 94115, or to the Health Education Resources Organization in Baltimore.