William R. Lenhard, a retired attorney who owned a real estate brokerage, died of congestive heart failure Jan. 31 at the Keswick Multi-Care Center. The Guilford resident was 89.
Born in Baltimore and raised on Lafayette Avenue, he was a 1937 City College graduate. He earned a degree at the University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School and was a member of the rowing team. He later earned a law degree at the University of Maryland.
He served in the Army's Quartermaster Corps during World War II and was stationed in North Africa, Italy and France. Family members said he was placed in charge of a motorcade and helped to bring medical supplies to field hospitals. He attained the rank of captain.
After work as an assistant state's attorney for Baltimore in the 1950s, he established a law practice, real estate brokerage, Hallmark Inc. Realtors and, in 1977, a title company, also known as Hallmark. He initially worked from a Maryland Avenue office and later moved the business to Towson and Timonium. Before retiring last year, he opened offices in Glen Burnie and Fallston.
He taught real estate at Towson University and Harford Community College. He was a past president of Charles Village's Barclay Elementary School PTA. A Rotarian, he was a founding member of the Hunt Valley Rotary Club.
He was a member of the Episcopal Cathedral of the Incarnation and had been a member of its vestry. He had earlier run a Quakertown, Pa., Episcopal boys camp, Camp Tait.
He enjoyed sports and travel and spent summers at Beach Haven, N.J., where he was a Little Egg Harbor Yacht Club member.
A memorial visitation will be held from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. today at the Lemmon Funeral Home, 10 W. Padonia Road, Timonium.
Survivors include his wife of 62 years, the former Jane Long; a son, William R. Lenhard Jr. of Reno, Nev.; a daughter, Kathryn D. Lenhard of Bethany Beach, Del.; and three grandsons.