|Louise Ann Hardy Schindel
-- Matt Schudel The Washington Post 2009
Louise Hardy Schindel, 81, a WTOP radio researcher in the 1940s who became the
assistant to local radio and television personality Mark Evans, died July 3 at her home in
Bethesda of heart disease.
She was born Louise Ann Hardy in Washington and was a graduate of the old Western
High School (1946). She attended the now-defunct Blackstone College for Girls in
Blackstone, Va., and Strayer University in the District.
In 1946, she joined WTOP radio as a researcher for the "Factfinder" program. Two years
later, she became the personal assistant to Evans, who was a popular figure on radio and
television in Washington.
A 1954 Washington Post article said she "dubs tape recordings (that means transferring
what is on a tape recording to a permanent record, with the help of an engineer); talks
with sponsors ... arranges for displays in stores, takes care of Mark's TV merchandising
schedules and helps to answer his mail."
She resigned in 1955 to raise her family.
Mrs. Schindel was a Montgomery County election judge for many years and a volunteer at
Suburban Hospital. She was a 50-year member of Bethesda United Methodist Church
and volunteered for 30 years with Community Bible Study, a nationwide
interdenominational religious study group.
She had been a member of Kenwood Golf and Country Club since 1965.
Survivors include her husband of 55 years, Jack Schindel of Bethesda; two daughters,
Leisa Schultz of Great Falls and Leslie Ponder of Bethesda; and three grandchildren. Post