Harold Eidlin


A loving husband, father and grandfather, Harold Eidlin passed away peacefully at his home in Silver Spring on Nov. 30. He was 90. Eidlin was born in Brooklyn, N.Y., served in WWII, married Sylvia Landau and moved to Maryland in the early 1950s. For more than 40 years, he worked as an editor and writer for B’nai B’rith, Voice of America and the U.S. Department of Health, Education and Welfare. He earned a master’s degree from American University in 1963. Upon retiring, Harold taught journalism history part time at Towson University (then called Towson State, University of Maryland). An avid reader, he loved his family, travel, theater, swimming and politics. He is survived by his wife Sylvia of 65 years; his children, Jill, Richard and Michael; their spouses, Dave, Heather and Melissa; grandchildren, Keith, Alex and Jeffrey and his sister, Doris Wasser of Staten Island, N.Y., and her two children, Eric and Valerie. Funeral services were held Dec. 2 at Hines-Rinaldi Funeral Home in Silver Spring. Memorial contributions may be made to Jewish Social Service Agency, 6123 Montrose Road, Rockville, MD 20852. Arrangements by Hines-Rinaldi Funeral Home, Inc.

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