Sidney D. Kreider, doctor and Harford farmer, diesServices...


August 04, 1991

Sidney D. Kreider, doctor and Harford farmer, dies

Services for Sidney D. Kreider, a medical adviser at the Johns Hopkins University who was active in Harford County land preservation programs, will be at 7 p.m. tomorrow at the Deer Creek Harmony Presbyterian Church on Route 161 south of Darlington.

Dr. Kreider, who was 56, died Friday at his 70-acre farm in Churchville. He had been diagnosed with cancer in 1985.

A member of the Hopkins faculty since 1969, he served as the university's physician and medical adviser and was based at the university's School of Medicine.

He was widely known for a program he founded in 1969 to improve public health care. His Clinical Scholars Program was expanded and adopted by a number of medical schools across the nation, including Stanford Medical School and Case-Western Reserve University.

In the 1980s, Dr. Kreider helped develop an international exchange program to offer oncology training to Third World countries. From 1985 to 1986, he served as a consultant for the World Health Organization and the Christian Medical Commission in Geneva, Switzerland.

A native of Wadsworth, Ohio, Dr. Kreider received his bachelor's degree in 1960 from Goshen College in Goshen, Ind. He graduated five years later from the Bowman Gray School of Medicine at Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, N.C.

He married Mildred Sherk in 1958. The couple celebrated their 33rd wedding anniversary last month.

In 1965, the Kreiders moved to Baltimore and Dr. Kreider completed his training in internal medicine at Hopkins. They moved to a farm in Harford County when he joined the university faculty in 1969.

Dr. Kreider kept a working farm and was extensively involved in land preservation programs. He was director of the Deer Creek Watershed Association and the Harford Land Trust.

He often lobbied for stricter zoning and environmental laws to protect farmland from development.

He was an active member of the Long Green Valley Church of the Brethren for 20 years.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by two children, Timothy Ward Kreider and Mary Elizabeth Kreider, both of Churchville; his mother, Myrle Kreider Miller of Honeybrook, Pa.; a sister, Marilyn Studer of Lansdale, Pa.; and a brother, Robert Duane Kreider of Sarasota, Fla.

The family suggested donations to the Oncology Center at Johns Hopkins Hospital, 600 N. Wolfe St., Baltimore 21205, or to the Harford Land Trust, in care of Johnston Hegeman, Box 246, Churchville 21028.

William J. McDonald

Journalist, ad executive

Services for William J. McDonald, a retired newspaperman and advertising executive, will be at 2 p.m. tomorrow at the Leesburg Presbyterian Church, West Market Street, Leesburg, Va.

Mr. McDonald, whose newspaper career included a two-year stint as copy editor at The Baltimore Sun, died of cancer Friday at Loudon County Hospital in Leesburg. He was 69.

A 1949 graduate of the University of Maryland with a degree in advertising and journalism, he began his career before college as a sports reporter for the Washington Post.

He also worked for the Washington Times-Herald, the Honolulu edition of the Stars and Stripes and the Loudon Times-Mirror in Virginia. He worked at The Sun from 1950 to 1952.

In 1947, he married Dorothy Willis Krehnbrink. The couple later started an advertising and public relations agency in Loudon County.

In addition to his wife, Mr. McDonald is survived by a daughter, Margaret McDonald Laney of Hatfield, N.J.; a brother, Hugh B. McDonald of Manassas, Va.; and two grandsons.

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