Theodore O. Poehler, a materials scientist and professor who spent six decades at the Johns Hopkins University, died of complications from cancer Saturday at Ridgeway Manor Nursing Home.
The Catonsville resident was 81.
"He was an institution here at Hopkins," said Ed Schlesinger, the Benjamin T. Rome dean of the Whiting School of Engineering. "In his 60-plus years he was a student, teacher, researcher and administrator. These are rare individuals. He was proud of his contributions to the university."
Born in Baltimore and raised on Kenyon Avenue, he was the son of Theodore Otto Poehler Sr., a Baltimore Gas and Electric Co. worker, and Marion Rhode, a...