James E. Wiedermann, 70, Baltimore County educator

April 13, 2006

James E. Wiedermann, a retired Baltimore County public school educator and avid traveler, died of heart failure April 6 at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center. The longtime Dundalk resident was 70.

Born in Baltimore and raised near the site of the medical center, he was a 1954 graduate of Dundalk High School.

In 1958, he earned a bachelor's degree from what is now Towson University and a master's degree in education from Loyola College in the early 1960s.

He began teaching at Golden Ring Middle School in 1958, and later was on the faculty of Stemmers Run and Deep Creek middle schools. At the time of his 1991 retirement, he was assistant principal at Perry Hall Middle School.

Mr. Wiedermann enjoyed family gatherings, attending his grandsons' Little League games and playing with his great-grandchildren. He also was an avid gardener.

"He was a flower gardener and not a vegetable gardener. He said he could always buy vegetables," said his high school sweetheart and wife of 48 years, the former Irene J. Romecki.

Mr. Wiedermann also enjoyed taking extended trips.

"He liked driving or taking bus trips, but not flying. On one of our trips, we traveled by train to Oregon," Mrs. Wiedermann said.

He was a member of the Berkshire Golden Age Club.

Mr. Wiedermann was a communicant of Sacred Heart of Mary Roman Catholic Church, where a funeral Mass was offered Monday.

Also surviving are a son, James W. Wiedermann of Fountain Green, Harford County; two daughters, Barbara Day and Laura Troeschel, both of Dundalk; his mother, Dorothy Gray Wiedermann of Baltimore; five grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

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