Michael H. Weinman, a retired real estate developer who was a co-manager of the family-owned Morris Weinman Co., died Sunday of heart failure at his Worthington Valley home. He was 78.
Michael Henry Weinman was born and raised in Baltimore and was a 1953 graduate of St. Paul's School. In 1957, he earned a bachelor's degree in business from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
He served in the Army for a year at Fort Knox, Ky., before going to work in 1958 for Sunny's Surplus, which was a family-owned retail business.
Mr. Weinman continued working in the clothing business in manufacturing and retail until he became a full-time real estate developer in the 1970s. One of the first communities he developed was Harford Village in Edgewood in 1974.
He later became co-manager with Melvin Weinman, his uncle, of the Morris Weinman Co. in Pikesville. He retired in 2012.
Mr. Weinman served on the boards of Sinai Hospital and Life Bridge. He was an active member of Associated Jewish Charities and served as president of the young men's leadership division in 1968.
Mr. Weinman was an avid sailor and commissioned the building of several custom-built boats in which he explored the Western Hemisphere. He also earned a pilot's license and flew a twin-engine Piper Cheyenne until a few years ago.
Mr. Weinman had enjoyed going on safari in Africa, particularly in Kenya and Tanzania.
He also lived part of the year in St. John, the U.S. Virgin Islands, where he was active in commercial real estate and served on the boards of the Gift Hill School and School for the Arts.
Mr. Weinman was a member of Beth El Congregation.
Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. Friday at Sol Levinson & Bros. Inc., 8900 Reisterstown Road, Pikesville.
Mr. Weinman is survived by his wife of 21 years, the former Lauri Jenkins; a son, Mark Weinman of Towson; a daughter, Janet Irwin of Middlesex, England; a stepson, Michael Dance of Baltimore; two stepdaughters, Cindy Gribbin of Fallston and Stephanie Kelly of Tampa, Fla.; a sister, Z.J. Greenspan of West Palm Beach, Fla.; 14 grandchildren; and a great-grandson. An earlier marriage to Sally Silberstein ended in divorce.