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A Tribute to Willard Hackerman

A Tribute to Willard Hackerman

The Hackerman-Patz House at Sinai Hospital is a place where lasting friendships are forged, and lifelong healing can begin. It’s also a testament to the legacy of Willard Hackerman, the man whose vision and compassion made this safe haven for families around the world a possibility. Hackerman passed away on the morning of February 10, 2014, at age 95. He is survived by his wife of 72 years, Lillian Patz Hackerman, his children Nancy and Steven, as well as five grandchildren and 23 great-grandchildren. He was born at Sinai Hospital in 1919; his early years in Northwest Baltimore gave him a love of his hometown and a belief in its potential. His incredible intelligence was evident at an early age; after completing an accelerated course load at Baltimore Polytechnic High School, he graduated from Johns Hopkins with an engineering degree at age 19. Soon after graduating, he began work at Whiting-Turner.  ... … Read entire article »

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