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Edward F. 'Ned' Gehret Jr., Johns Hopkins University computer expert, dies

Edward F. 'Ned' Gehret Jr., Johns Hopkins University computer expert, dies

Edward F. “Ned” Gehret Jr. of Sparks, a former member of the administrative computing department at the Johns Hopkins University who enjoyed flying Cessnas, died at the Greater Baltimore Medical Center on July 19 from pneumonia.

The former Ruxton resident was 88.

Edward Fayette Gehret Jr. was born in Jersey Shore, Pa., the son of Edward F. Gehret Sr., a manager of the Wilmington, Del., shops for E. I. du Pont de Nemours and Co. and his wife, Evelyn Lydia Young Gehret.

When he was a teenager, the family moved to Centerville, Del., and he graduated from Wilmington Friends School in 1948.

He attended Lehigh University, then enlisted in...

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