Warren E. Bleinberger, electrical engineer, dies

Telecommunications expert worked for Westinghouse

November 03, 2010|By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun

Warren Edward Bleinberger, a retired Westinghouse Electric Corp. electrical engineer and World War II veteran, died Friday at his Annapolis home of complications from a stroke. He was 89.

Mr. Bleinberger, the son of an insurance broker and a music store owner, was born in Baltimore and raised in Govans.

After graduating from Polytechnic Institute in 1940, he went to work for Bendix Radio in Towson as a wireman and supervisor.

In 1943, he enlisted in the Navy and served as a radioman in the Pacific aboard the destroyer USS Woolsey and later the destroyer-minesweeper USS Carmick.

After being discharged from the Navy in 1946, Mr. Bleinberger enrolled at the University of Maryland, College Park, where he earned a bachelor's degree in electrical engineering in 1951.

Mr. Bleinberger began his 30-year career with Westinghouse in 1951 in Baltimore as a project engineer. He rose through the ranks from department chief to senior staff engineer and was associated with many emerging telecommunication projects.

One of Mr. Bleinberger's accomplishments was in the development of aluminum telephone cable technologies in partnership with Bell Labs, American Telephone & Telegraph and Bell Operating Cos.

Mr. Bleinberger, who held two patents, retired in 1981.

A longtime resident of Woodbine Avenue in Towson, he moved to a home at Thomas Point on the South River in 1985. Since 1989, he had lived in Arundel on the Bay, a nearby community.

Mr. Bleinberger was an avid boater, crabber and fisherman.

Services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at his home, 1318 Redwood Ave., Arundel on the Bay.

Surviving are his wife of 61 years, the former Roberta Dilworth, a retired music educator; three sons, Stephen Bleinberger of Towson, Ernest Bleinberger of Smithville, Utah, and Hans Bleinberger of Catonsville; a daughter, Dolly King of Hanover, Pa.; six grandsons; and a great-grandson.

fred.rasmussen@baltsun.com

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