Press Release

February 11, 2014
Cardin Mourns The Passing of Marylander Willard Hackerman

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-Md.) released the following statement expressing his respect and admiration for the late Willard Hackerman who passed away earlier today at Johns Hopkins University Hospital in Baltimore:


“Maryland has lost a true friend in Willard Hackerman. I send my deepest condolences to both the Hackerman family and his extended Whiting-Turner family; both of whom he loved deeply. Willard was a man of quiet strength who professionally and philanthropically enriched his beloved Baltimore. He was an active alumnus of Johns Hopkins University who gave back to the school and its hospital in countless ways. He was a humble man and rarely stood still to take credit for his many successes because he had already begun to tackle the next challenge. Despite being at the helm of one of the largest general building companies in America, Willard never outgrew his city or his fellow citizens. The Meyerhoff, The National Aquarium and M&T Bank Stadium all stand as enduring monuments to a great man. His benevolent legacy extended to our synagogue, Beth Tfiloh Congregation as well, where he will be missed as a man of great faith. My prayers go out to his wife Lillian, daughter Nancy, son Steven Mordecai, as well as his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Willard Hackerman was a true son of Baltimore. Myrna and I join the City and all Marylanders in celebrating his life. ”