Edward W. Hearn dies at 73 retired official of United Way


Services for Edward W. Hearn, a retired United Way campaign official, will be held at 11:30 a.m. tomorrow at Christ Lutheran Church, 701 S. Charles St., with burial in Arlington National Cemetery.

Mr. Hearn, a resident of Ellicott City for the past 15 years, died Friday of cancer at Howard County General Hospital. He was 73.

Born in Baltimore, Mr. Hearn attended Forest Park High School and was a 1939 graduate of St. John's College in Annapolis. He later enlisted in the Army and served in the infantry during World War II in North Africa and Italy.

After the war he was assigned as an aide-de-camp to Brig. Gen. Charles Saltzman and later to Gen. Mark Clark while on occupation duty in Austria.

Afterward Mr. Hearn served in the Army Reserves until 1970, when he retired with the rank of lieutenant colonel.

Mr. Hearn worked as an assistant campaign director for the United Way from 1967 until his retirement in 1982. Earlier, he worked as an account executive with WCAO and WFBR radio stations and as the manager of WTOW radio.

He was a member of the Independent Order of Odd Fellows, past president of the St. George's Society of Baltimore, and a member of the Association of the U.S. Army and the Retired Officers Association.

At the time of his death, he was treasurer of Christ Lutheran Church and a member of the choir.

Mr. Hearn is survived by his wife of 31 years, the former Eunice Schneider, and a brother, Emmett E. Hearn of Los Altos, Calif.

The family suggested donations to Christ Lutheran Church.

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