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Joel D. Fedder, lawyer and developer
Joel D. Fedder, lawyer and developer

Joel D. Fedder, a partner in the Baltimore law firm of Fedder and Garten and later a real estate developer, philanthropist and environmentalist, died of cancer April 18 at his home in Longboat Key, Fla. He was 83. The son of Morris Fedder, a lawyer, and Bess C. Fedder, a homemaker, Joel David Fedder was born in Baltimore and raised in Windsor Hills. Mr. Fedder was a 1950 graduate of Friends School and earned a bachelor's degree in 1954 from Goddard College and an associate's degree in accounting in 1964 from the Johns Hopkins University. He earned his law degree in 1958 from the University of Maryland School of Law and began his law career working with his father, who...