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Walter M. McCardell III, who enjoyed cars, boats and the Chesapeake Bay, dies

Walter M. McCardell III, who enjoyed cars, boats and the Chesapeake Bay, dies

Walter M. McCardell III, who worked for years to overcome the effects of schizophrenia and found joy and fulfillment in life, died in an April 21 fire at the Arundel Lodge group home in Severn, where he had lived for more than a decade. The former Govans resident was 61.

“I think in spite of his handicaps, Walter was a very caring person. He was more concerned about other people than himself,” said his father, Walter M. McCardell Jr., a retired Baltimore Sun photographer who lives in Stoneleigh.

“Walt was a very sweet person and I’ll always remember him preaching unconditional love for one another,” said Carol Anne Clemmens, a sister who lives in Sherwood Forest. “We were...

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