William H. Pindell Sr., 74, electrician, submariner

William H. Pindell Sr., a retired electrician and former Baltimore resident, died of a cerebral hemorrhage Aug. 23 at Peninsula Regional Medical Center in Salisbury. He was 74.

Mr. Pindell, who was born and raised in Baltimore, served with the Maryland State Guard, now the Maryland Defense Force, during World War II.


After his discharge in 1946, Mr. Pindell studied printing at Mergenthaler Vocational-Technical High School, graduating in 1948. He enlisted in the Navy that year and served aboard submarines until being discharged in 1950.

He was a member of Local 24 of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Engineers, working as an electrician for many years until retiring in 1990.


A resident of Bivalve on the Eastern Shore since 1989, Mr. Pindell was a member of the Boumi Temple, A.F. & A.M. Lodge 210 and Monumental Commandery No. 3.

Mr. Pindell, who took up motorcycle riding when he was in his late 60s, liked riding his 1500cc Honda. He also was an avid fisherman and computer enthusiast.

Services were held yesterday.

Mr. Pindell is survived by a son, William H. Pindell Jr. of Bivalve; five daughters, Debra L. Boone of Laurel, Linda L. Wilt of Glen Burnie, Shirley P. Wissmann of Baltimore, Barbara J. Schott of Millersville and Brenda J. Duerr of Pasadena; a brother, Charles G. Pindell of Silver Springs, Fla.; 14 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. His marriage, to Patricia E. Pindell, ended in divorce.

For the record

William H. Pindell Sr.: An obituary in Saturday's editions incorrectly stated that services for William H. Pindell Sr. had taken place. In fact, a graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at Meadowridge Memorial Park, 7250 Washington Blvd., Elkridge. The Sun regrets the error.