William Harrington Solid waste consultant


Services will be held at 2 p.m. tomorrow for William M. Harrington Jr., an engineer who specialized in solid waste disposal, at Asbury United Methodist Church on Main Street in Sharptown, Wicomico County.

Mr. Harrington, who maintained homes in Columbia and Sharptown, died of a blood disorder Friday at Peninsula General Hospital in Salisbury. He was 63.

Born in Federalsburg, Mr. Harrington served in the Army Air Corps during World War II. After his discharge, he earned an engineering degree from the University of Maryland.

He specialized in the technology of solid waste management and disposal and had his own business, William Harrington and Associates Inc., of which he was a past president.

At the time of his death, Mr. Harrington was working as a solid waste consultant for Frederick County.

An Exchange Club and American Legion member, Mr. Harrington also belonged to the American Academy of Environmental Engineers and the incinerator division of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers.

He was an active member of the Asbury United Methodist Church.

In addition to his wife, the former Sandra Cordrey of Sharptown, Mr. Harrington is survived by a son, Robert W. Harrington of Salisbury; two daughters, Joan Elizabeth Rhodes of Delhi, La., and Margaret Custis Whitley of Delmar, Del.; and four grandchildren.

The family suggested that memorial donations be made to Asbury United Methodist Church, Main Street, Sharptown, Md. 21861

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