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William F. Weinstein, psychology professor, dies

William F. Weinstein, a retired psychology professor who was on the faculty of Catonsville Community College for more than three decades, died Sunday of heart and kidney disease at Transitions Health Care in Sykesville.

He was 75.

William Frederick Weinstein, whose father was deputy director of finance for the U.S. Treasury Department and whose mother was a schoolteacher, was born in Brooklyn, N.Y. When he was a teenager, he moved with his family to Hyattsville.

After earning a bachelor's degree in speech pathology in 1958 from the University of Maryland, College Park, he worked as a speech pathologist and audiologist for Baltimore County public schools.

He also earned a master's degree in psychology in 1960 from the University of Maryland.

Mr. Weinstein was on the faculty of Rolling Road School, for special-needs children, and Featherbed Elementary School and Chattolanee Elementary School.

In 1966, he joined the faculty of what was then Catonsville Community College, where he taught psychology for 35 years until retiring in 2001.

In addition to his college work, the former Catonsville and longtime Sykesville resident also taught many motivational and leadership seminars to businesses and the Maryland State Police.

Mr. Weinstein was an avid Chesapeake Bay boater and enjoyed exploring its many tributaries. He also was a Civil War buff. He liked visiting East Coast historic sites.

Services will be held at 10 a.m. Friday at the Haight Funeral Home, 6416 Sykesville Road, Sykesville.

Surviving are his wife of 17 years, the former Patricia Gail Basil; a son, Eric Weinstein of Abingdon; a daughter, Lisa Billman of San Antonio; and four grandchildren. Earlier marriages to the former Helene "Sandy" Levin and the former JoAnn Levy ended in divorce.

fred.rasmussen@baltsun.com

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