N. Charles Heinmuller, 95, civil engineer, road chief


N. Charles Heinmuller, a retired civil engineer and former Baltimore County road chief who was an original Rodgers Forge resident, died of pneumonia Monday at St. Joseph Medical Center. He was 95.

Mr. Heinmuller was born in Baltimore and raised in Catonsville. He was a 1927 graduate of Polytechnic Institute and earned a bachelor's degree from Maryland Institute College of Art in 1930.

He began working for the old State Roads Commission in the 1930s as a surveyor on the construction of Pulaski Highway in eastern Baltimore County. He later worked on the construction of the Baltimore-Washington Parkway segment near Greenbelt.

In 1950, he was named head of the census bureau of Baltimore County, a position he held until being promoted in 1959 to chief of what was then the Bureau of Highways for Baltimore County.

After resigning in 1963, he took a job as a marketing representative for Manitowoc Cranes. He retired in the early 1980s.

Mr. Heinmuller was an early resident of Rodgers Forge, the Baltimore County community that was built during the 1930s by James S. Keelty Jr.

Since 1939 and until moving to The Maples, a Towson assisted-living facility, in 2002, he lived in a home at Murdock and Heathfield roads. He also was a founder of what is now the Rodgers Forge Community Association.

He was a longtime member of the Towson Elks. An avid golfer, he also was a charter member of the Country Club of Maryland.

"He'd play golf even if there was snow on the ground," said his son-in-law, Lawrence K. Moran of Rodgers Forge.

Mr. Heinmuller also enjoyed home-improvement projects.

He was a member of Ascension Lutheran Church in Towson.

Mr. Heinmuller was married in the early 1930s to the former Mildred Collins, who died in 2000.

Services were held Wednesday.

Survivors include a daughter, Elizabeth H. Moran of Rodgers Forge; a sister, M. Elizabeth Heinmuller of Catonsville; and two grandsons.

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