George Charles Heider Jr.
Published in The Capital on January 2, 2013        

George Charles Heider, Jr., 86, a resident of the Ginger Cove retirement community
in Annapolis and formerly a lifelong summer and 40-year full-time resident of Chalk
Point on the West River, died December 27 in Germantown, TN, of heart disease.

Mr. Heider was a fourth-generation Washingtonian, born October 5, 1926, at the
Old Sibley Hospital in Washington, D.C., to the late George C. and Alice M. Heider.

He was educated in the public schools of Washington, graduating from
Technical High School
in 1944. Upon graduation he enlisted in
the U.S. Navy, where he served until honorably discharged in the summer of 1946.

He entered the University of Maryland, graduating with a B.S. degree in Business
Administration in 1950. Afterwards, while employed, he attended law school at
night at George Washington University, from which he graduated with a LL.B.
degree in 1954. He passed the D.C. Bar and subsequently became a member of the
Maryland Bar. His employers included the District Title Insurance Company, the
law firm of Conroy and Williams, and Walker and Dunlop, from which he retired as
Vice President and Secretary in 1988. His interests included sailing, cooking, auto
travel, and spectator sports, especially football.

Mr. Heider was preceded in death by his wife of 61 years, Doris H. Heider
, and his sister, Mildred H. Clayton.

He is survived by three children, the Rev. Dr. George C. Heider III (Carolyn) of
Valparaiso, IN, Laura H. Greinke (Henry) of Cordova, TN, and Dr. Robert R.
Heider (Kathy) of Charlottesville, VA, seven grandchildren, and nephew, Ernest M.
Clayton, Jr., (Nancy) of Crofton.

Visitation with members of the family will be held from 6:30 to 8 p.m., Thursday,
January 3, in Friendship Hall of the Ginger Cove Retirement Community, 4000
River Crescent Drive, off of Riva Road, in Annapolis.

The funeral will be 10 a.m., Friday, January 4, at First Lutheran Church, 6300
Southern Maryland Blvd. (at the intersection of Maryland Routes 2 and 4) in

Interment will follow immediately at Cedar Hill Cemetery in Suitland.

The family requests that memorial gifts in lieu of flowers be made either to the
Ginger Cove Foundation Endowment for Employee Scholarships, 4000 River
Crescent Blvd., Annapolis, MD 21401 or to the American Heart Association online
at or by mail at 4217 Park Place Court, Glen Allen, VA 23060-9979.