Maurice Wilhere Jr., 77, Geico executive
Maurice Michael “Mike” Wilhere Jr., a local business executive and World War II veteran, died Aug. 30 of a heart attack after a brief illness. He was 77.
Mr. Wilhere was born Dec. 19, 1926, in Pittsburgh. From 1943 to 1945, he served in the Army and was stationed in the later stages of World War II in Caserta, Italy.
Mr. Wilhere graduated from Duquesne University in 1951 and worked at the university in the Department of Pharmacy while attending its night law school.
He moved to the District in 1960 and in 1966 to Derwood, Md., where he resided at the time of his death.
After working for Geico for 32 years, he retired as a staff liability administrator from the Chevy Chase-based insurance company in 1992.
He enjoyed foreign travel, building and repairing chime clocks for friends, and bowling in Geico’s company league.
He is survived by his wife of 48 years, Susan Megeath Wilhere; and a brother, George Wilhere of Washington Crossing, Pa.