William Weiner, 82, pharmacist, store manager

December 15, 2004

William Weiner, a retired pharmacist who managed a Read's drug store in downtown Baltimore, died of a heart attack Dec. 8 at Sinai Hospital. The Pikesville resident was 82.

Born in Baltimore and raised on Luzerne Avenue, he was a 1940 graduate of Patterson Park High School, where he won the Best Male Student award.

After earning a degree from the University of Maryland School of Pharmacy, he served in the Army during World War II as a pharmacist in the Pacific.

After the war, he became a retail pharmacist and rose within Read Drug and Chemical to become a manager of its store at Howard and Lexington streets. He later was director of purchasing, working out of the company's Gwynns Falls Parkway headquarters, before the business was sold to Rite Aid in the mid-1970s.

Mr. Weiner then became president of the Calvert Drug Co. on Curtain Avenue and joined Spectro Industries as director of marketing before retiring about 10 years ago.

He was the 1977 president of the University of Maryland School of Pharmacy Alumni Association. In 1993 he was named an honored alumnus of the school.

Mr. Weiner played bridge several times a week and was a member of Beth El Synagogue.

Services were held Friday.

Survivors include his wife of 54 years, the former Annette Friedman; two daughters, Michele Lockman of Philadelphia and Dr. Fran Weiner Taub of Cherry Hill, N.J.; two sisters, Evelyn Levy and Miriam Kahn, both of Baltimore; and four grandchildren.

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