Dr. Peter Picard Rodman, 81, of Heron Point in Chestertown died there Tuesday. He had visited Maine in the summer and enjoyed sailing around Chebeague Island in Casco Bay, as well as in Chesapeake Bay.
Dr. Rodman was born in Philadelphia, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Wignall Rodman, and lived there until the age of 8, when the family moved to Riverton, N.J.
He attended Quaker schools in nearby Cinaminson and Moorestown, J.J., and graduated from Haverford College in 1937 with a bachelor's degree in chemistry. In 1941 he graduated from the Medical School of the University of Pennsylvania.
He married Anne Janet Clark of Baltimore shortly after graduation.
He interned at the University Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, then joined the staff of the Marine Hospital on Staten Island, N.y. In 1946, Dr. Rodman began general practice in Aberdeen, Md., which he continued until 1983. He was associated with Harford Memorial Hospital.
He enjoyed playing the piano and the pipe organ and was a member of the Heron Point Trio and Heron Point Chorus. He also enjoyed sailing and horseback riding.
His wife died Dec. 29.
Surviving are two daughters, Janet Moller of North Falmouth, Mass., and Edith Clark of Falls Church, Va.; a son, Dr. Peter Stephens Rodman of California; a sister, June Swanell of White Stone, Va.; and five grandchildren.
A funeral will be held at 3 p.m. Thursday in Emmanuel Church. Burial will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Holy Trinity Church, Churchville. The Rev. Gregory Straub will officiate. A memorial service will be held later.
(Copied from the Portland Press Herald, February 26, 1997)