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Dr. Gunther Hirsch

Dr. Gunther Hirsch

Dr. Gunther Hirsch, a retired Harford County physician who served two terms as Havre de Grace's mayor, died of congestive heart failure Monday at his home. He was 89. Born in Munich, Germany, he was the son of Eugene Hirsch, a leather goods merchant, and his wife, Nellie. The family, who were Jews, fled Germany about 1935. They settled in what was then Palestine, where Dr. Hirsch met his future wife, Poldi Rothenberg. They were playing tennis. He left school at age 12 to work in his father's bakery business. Family members said he was determined to be a physician and left Palestine. He earned a Bachelor of Arts degree at the University of Geneva, where he also earned a Bachelor...