William E. "Bill" Edrington, a retired hospital maintenance worker and plasterer, died Tuesday of complications from dementia at Country Companions, a Taneytown assisted-living facility. He was 83.
The son of a Baltimore Transit Co. worker and a homemaker, William Edward Edrington was born at the home on Chestnut Avenue in Hampden where he was also raised.
Mr. Edrington was a graduate of Polytechnic Institute and in the 1940s went to work for Hampshire Construction Co. as a plasterer. From 1968 until retiring in 1995, he was a member of the maintenance department at Sheppard Pratt Hospital.
The former longtime Towson resident was an active member of Trinity Assembly of God in Lutherville, where he participated in Bible study and worked in the kitchen helping to prepare monthly senior luncheons.
"He enjoyed eating Utz Potato Chips, Coca-Cola and crabs," said a daughter, Sharon A. Brookhart of Finksburg. "He also liked taking senior bus trips and spending time with his family. He was a real family man."
He also had been a Baltimore Colts, Orioles and Ravens fan.
Mr. Edrington's first wife of 23 years, the former Verle V. Mumaw, died in 1971. He married the former Nancy A. Heilman in 1972. She died in 2011.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday at the Ruck Towson Funeral Home, 1050 York Road.
In addition to Ms. Brookhart, Mr. Edrington is survived by another daughter, Diane L. Horrell of Finksburg; a sister, Shirley M. Sawyer of Finksburg; four grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.