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Dr. Erwin Hecker, retired Baltimore obstetrician and gynecologist

Dr. Erwin Hecker, retired Baltimore obstetrician and gynecologist

Dr. Erwin Hecker, a retired Baltimore obstetrician and gynecologist who was remembered for his compassionate and thorough care, died Jan. 11 from heart failure at his Pikesville home. He was 94.

“He was extremely compassionate and took great pride in the care of his patients. He was always interested in the total patient,” said Dr. Stephen H. Glasser, a Baltimore internist.

“He had many long-term patients because he was so meticulous in his care and he had good outcomes,” he said. “He was well respected, a good friend and a good guy to be around.”

Born in Baltimore, Erwin Hecker was the son of Lewis Hecker, a salesman, and Ella Posner Hecker, a milliner.

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