Samuel Allyn Hearn, a retired attorney who owned a construction and fire restoration business, died of pulmonary and heart disease Jan. 27 at Greater Baltimore Medical Center. The Ruxton resident was 80.
Born in Cleveland and raised in Roland Park, he was a 1947 City College graduate and earned an economics degree at the University of Maryland, College Park. He was also a University of Maryland School of Law graduate.
As a young man, he practiced law and was active representing clients suing home improvement contractors.
Mr. Hearn also worked in a family business, Hearn-Morrill & Co., a building maintenance and construction firm. He sold that business in 1994 but retained a construction business, the Hearn Co.
A founder and president of the Central Baltimore County Young Republican Club, he enjoyed cooking, fishing and winemaking.
He also painted in oils and watercolors.
Mr. Hearn donated his body to the Maryland Anatomy Board. No services were held.
Survivors include his wife of 56 years, the former Mary Lou Gisriel; a son, Bill Hearn of Cockeysville; four daughters, Barbara White of Albuquerque, N.M., Linda Haddaway and Pamela Sliwoski, both of Towson, and Jennifer Kauffman of Timonium; and 11 grandchildren.