Tell Bin Der
Services for Tell Bin Der, a restaurateur known as Benny Der whose 1businesses included the Golden Dragon Inn on Liberty Road in Randallstown, will be held at noon tomorrow at Loring Byers Funeral Directors Inc., 8728 Liberty Road.
Mr. Der died Wednesday of kidney failure at his home on McDonogh Road in Randallstown. He was 80.
He was a partner in the Lotus Inn on Reisterstown Road from 1951 to 1971 and had owned the Golden Dragon Inn since 1968.
In 1990, he opened Benny Der's Hong Kong Carry Out Shop in Pikesville.
From the early 1940s to the early 1960s, he operated three hand-laundry businesses and assisted with several others bearing the Der name that were owned by cousins.
Born in China, Mr. Der came to the United States in the early 1930s and soon moved from California to Baltimore, working for a time at the Hong Kong Restaurant on Pennsylvania Avenue. Later in the 1930s, he went back to China, returning with his wife, the former Yee Shew Yung. He became a United States citizen in 1956.
He was a member of the Chinese Merchants Association in Baltimore and a financial supporter of the Baltimore County General Hospital.
In addition to his wife, his survivors include two sons, Min Huey Der of Randallstown and Min Chang Der of Ellicott City; three daughters, Mae Der Watson of Winfield, and May Ling Der Russell and Ngook Ping Der, both of Randallstown.