Theodore J. 'Ted' Younker longtime B&O employee

January 01, 1995|By Karen Zeiler | Karen Zeiler,Contributing Writer

Theodore J. Younker, who worked for the Baltimore & Ohio railroad for more than 30 years, died Thursday of pneumonia at the Woodside Manor Nursing and Convalescent Center in Cincinnati. He was 92.

Known as "Ted," the Baltimore native began his B&O career as an auditing department clerk in 1918. While working for the railroad, he completed high school and, in 1943, earned a law degree from the University of Baltimore.

He rose through the ranks, working as mail and railway express manager, general freight agent and assistant freight traffic manager.

Mr. Younker moved to Cincinnati in 1952, and retired there as regional rate manager in 1967. He later taught a night course at the University of Cincinnati covering transportation rates.

Mr. Younker enjoyed golfing and playing the banjo.

His first wife, the former Margaret Elizabeth Fischer, died in 1971.

He is survived by his wife of 19 years, the former Eunice Hehnke; a daughter, Margaret Anne Kennard of Cincinnati; a stepdaughter, Ann Lindblad of Cincinnati; a stepson, Christopher Hehnke of Garden City, S.C.; and seven step-grandchildren.

A Mass of Christian burial will be offered at 10 a.m. Tuesday at St. Gertrude Roman Catholic Church in Madeira, Ohio.

The family suggested donations to the Cincinnati Association of the Blind, 2045 Gilbert Ave., Cincinnati 45202 or to St. Rita School for the Deaf, 1720 Glendale-Milford Road, Cincinnati 45215.

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