Pieper, Louis Becker

December 29, 2005

LOUIS BECKER PIEPER, 87, a former health officer for the state of Maryland, died from complications after open heart surgery at St. Joseph's Hospital, September 26, 2005. Mr. Pieper was a World War II veteran of the U.S. Navy, having served as a lieutenant aboard P.C. 1217 in the North Atlantic. His P.C. survived the 52 hour ordeal of the great hurricane of 1944. He was a health officer in the environmental pollution division for Baltimore city before he transferred to the state of Maryland Health Department. Mr. Pieper and his late wife, Carol, of 59 years, were world travelers. They lived in the Ruxton area for 54 years, at which time they relocated to the Fairhaven Retirement Community, in Sykesville. His motto was "I always carried an umbrella so it would never rain." He is survived by his six children, Carol Lee P. Kakel, Edith P. Bidwell, Dr. Louis B. Pieper, Jr., Laurence H. Pieper, Darby P. Lindner and Dirk R. Pieper as well as eleven grandchildren. There was a private burial service at Druid Ridge Cemetery on October 1, 2005. The family has established a memorial fund in Mr. Pieper's name with the American Heart Association. Please contact Darby P. Lindner, 410-825-8785.

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