Morris Hendrickson Jr., 86, pilot and architect

June 07, 2005

Morris J. "Bud" Hendrickson Jr., a pilot and retired project manager for a Baltimore architectural firm, died Friday of heart failure at Greater Baltimore Medical Center. The longtime Timonium resident was 86 and lived in Mays Chapel Village.

Born in York, Pa., Mr. Hendrickson attended Hofstra University before joining the Army and serving in Africa in the Army Air Forces in World War II. He then worked briefly for Glenn L. Martin Co. and earned an architecture degree.

Mr. Hendrickson joined the old Edmunds & Hyde Inc. architectural firm. He worked there as project manager for 37 years and became a vice president before retiring in 1984. He continued working as a consultant for several more years.

His projects included the Harbor Tunnel administration building and toll plaza, an addition to the old Hutzler's department store in Towson, and two C&P Telephone Co. buildings, on Charles St. and in Cockeysville, said a daughter, Jill Hendrickson of Timonium. He was a member of the American Institute of Architects and served on Baltimore's Urban Design and Architectural Review Panel.

Mr. Hendrickson was a private pilot, she said. "Planes were his hobby since he was a child. He grew up near the York airport and hung out at the airport," she said.

He was a member of the Experimental Aircraft Association and wrote articles known as "fly-bys" for the group's newsletter. He and a friend worked weekends for several years building a two-seat Pietenpol, his daughter said, "but they never got to fly it."

Mr. Hendrickson was a member of Towson Presbyterian Church, where he was an elder and had served on its board of trustees. Though he was in failing health for the past several years, he worked until about six months ago fixing up old houses for the church's Light Street Housing Project, she said.

Services will be held at 11 a.m. today at the church, 400 W. Chesapeake Ave.

In addition to his daughter, Mr. Hendrickson is survived by his wife of 61 years, the former Lorraine Ashway; two other daughters, Jane Kousouris of Timonium and Jo Ann Readence of Las Vegas; and a granddaughter.

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