Reginald A. Pinder Jr., 33, health care consultant

March 04, 2003

Reginald A. Pinder Jr., a free-lance health care consultant and Woodholme Foundation volunteer, was found dead Feb. 24 at his Woodlawn home. He was 33.

The cause of death is under investigation by the state medical examiner's office.

Mr. Pinder was born in Baltimore and raised on Guilford Avenue. He was a 1987 graduate of City College, where he played the clarinet in the marching and concert bands. He attended Coppin State College.

After working briefly for NationsBank and United HealthCare of the Mid-Atlantic, he joined Sierra Military Health Services Inc. in Baltimore in 1998. He was a health benefits adviser for the company, which provides health care services to military personnel in 13 states under a Defense Department contract.

Since last year, Mr. Pinder had been a free-lance health care management consultant.

He volunteered with the Owings Mills-based Woodholme Foundation, which provides disadvantaged youths with mentoring and grants that enable them to attend college.

Mr. Pinder enjoyed listening to music and dancing.

He was a member of Gospel Tabernacle Baptist Church, 3100 Walbrook Ave., where services will be held at 11:30 a.m. tomorrow.

Mr. Pinder is survived by his parents, Reginald A. and Sharon R. Pinder of West Friendship; his paternal grandfather, Alphonso Barnes of Woodlawn; his maternal grandmother, Catherine Thomas of Baltimore; and several uncles, aunts and cousins.

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