Herman (Hank) S. Preiser, PE died on October 2, 2018 at Sunrise of Annapolis after a short illness. Hank was born November 25, 1925, son of the late Morris and Ida (Jacobs) Preiser and was predeceased by his wife Dale, stepdaughter Pat, younger siblings Aaron and June. He is survived by his daughter Laura Preiser Pollio, son Danny, grandchildren Shira and Ari, older brother, Marvin, and several nieces, nephews and great nieces and nephews. After graduating from the Bronx High School of Science, he graduated from the NY Maritime Academy in 1945 serving briefly on a transport in WWII. After graduating from Webb Institute in 1949, he obtained P.E. licenses in DC from GWU. He published many papers, technical journals, and had over 25 patents in corrosion and fouling control techniques and devices, and co-authored two books. Since l986 he has been providing Engineering Consulting services from his home. He has been a champion of equal rights especially for those who could not speak for themselves. In 1970 he chaired the Commission for Handicapped Children bringing about change in Howard County, MD, advising how "handicapped children can become an asset instead of a liability and enlarge the quality and meaning of life for all citizens in our country" and establishing Maryland law for mandatory education of handicapped children raising the age from 18-21 years. As a resident of Heritage Harbour for over 20 years, he created the wood shop, pursued photography, creative writing, and helped create a movie club. With Barb E. Schmal, his companion for 5 years, he has traveled and enjoyed many family celebrations. He will be dearly missed by his family and friends. A Celebration of Life reception is October 21st at 2pm in the Garden Room at the Heritage Harbour Lodge in Annapolis, MD 21401. Contributions can be made in his memory to Langton Green Inc., 3016 Arundel in the Bay Road, Annapolis, MD, 21403.
Published by The Capital Gazette on Oct. 13, 2018.