Thomas H. HedrickFormer state delegateA memorial service...


November 12, 1991

Thomas H. Hedrick

Former state delegate

A memorial service for Thomas H. Hedrick, a former member of the Maryland House of Delegates who practiced law for more than 50 years, will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at the First and Franklin Street Presbyterian Church, Park Avenue and Madison Street, where he was an elder.

Mr. Hedrick, who lived in the 2 Charles Center Apartments, died Nov. 3 at the Johns Hopkins Hospital after an apparent heart attack. He was 81.

He shared an office with John O. Herrmann, a University of Maryland law school classmate, and earlier was associated with the firm of Maloy and Brady. Mr. Hedrick had taught at the University of Baltimore law school.

He represented the old 2nd District in the House of Delegates from 1955 until 1962.

A native of Indiana and a graduate of the University of Minnesota, he moved to the Baltimore area in the 1930s while working for the Pillsbury Co.

Attending the UM law school at night, he graduated with honors in 1940.

NB He served as an officer in the Coast Guard during World War II

and later was a captain in the Coast Guard Reserve.

He is survived by a brother, James C. Hedrick of Boca Raton, Fla., and many nieces and nephews.

The family suggested memorial contributions to the First and Franklin Street Presbyterian Church.


William Blinder

Mechanical engineer

A memorial service for William Blinder, a retired mechanical engineer, will be held at noon today at the Meeting House, 5885 Robert Oliver Place, Columbia.

Mr. Blinder, who was 66 and lived on Mesa Court in Ellicott City, died Sunday at Howard County General Hospital of complications from a bone marrow disease.

He lived in Ellicott City for two years after living in Alexandria, Va., and working as a consultant in the Washington area.

He moved there after retiring in 1980 from the General Motors Corp. in Sandusky, Ohio. With the company for 30 years, he had started in Hartford, Conn., where he headed the local section of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers.

While working in Sandusky, he served as president of Temple Oheb Shalom and headed the United Jewish Appeal there.

A native of Hartford, he earned an engineering degree at the University of Connecticut and a master's degree from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.

RF He is survived by his wife of 44 years, the former Ruth R. Ratner;

two sons, Calvin Blinder of Columbia and Henry Blinder of Durham, N.C.; a daughter, Sharon Hill of Gaithersburg; and seven grandchildren.

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