William Riordan, 83, Realtor, appraiser


William C. Riordan, a retired Harford County real estate appraiser and longtime Fallston resident, died of a heart attack July 14 at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center. He was 83.

Mr. Riordan was born in Baltimore and raised in the Walbrook neighborhood. He was a 1941 graduate of McDonogh School and during World War II served in the Pacific with an Army canine unit.

He earned an associate's degree in 1948 from what is now Towson University and a bachelor's degree in business from Duke University in 1950.

In the early 1950s, Mr. Riordan began his career in insurance and real estate with Ballard & Zimmerman Insurance Co. of Baltimore. He moved to Fallston in the early 1960s and established Riordan & Co., a real estate and appraisal firm.

"He did real estate appraisals for private individuals, banks and saving and loans," said his wife of 55 years, the former Elizabeth Kidd.

Mr. Riordan had been president and a director of the Harford County Association of Realtors, and was a member of the Maryland and national Realtor associations. He had been president of the Harford County Appraisers' Society and was a former president and director of the Maryland Association of Appraisers.

Mr. Riordan enjoyed collecting and restoring antique furniture in the basement workshop of his Kidd Road home, and reading.

Services are private.

Also surviving is a son, William C. Riordan III of Fallston.

In yesterday's editions, The Sun published an incorrect photograph with the obituary of William C. Riordan, a retired Harford County real estate appraiser and Fallston resident who died July 14. The obituary and a new photo appear in today's Obituaries section.The Sun regrets the error.
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