Written by Libby Champney
Bill Hardy is moving to Broadmead with his wife, Lin, from Mays Chapel, where the two of them resided for 15 years.
Bill was born in Baltimore at Women's Hospital (now GBMC). As a teenager he attended Gilman School, followed by Princeton University, where he earned a degree in aeronautical engineering. He went on to graduate school at the University of Virginia. After that, he worked for Boeing, near Philadelphia, where helicopters were manufactured. He retired from Boeing in 1999. Bill and Lin lived in Wilmington, DE, until 2005 when they moved back to the Baltimore area.
Bill volunteered as a high school lacrosse coach when his children were growing up. He was treasurer of the Delaware Lacrosse Foundation and is a member of the Delaware Lacrosse Hall of Fame. He also taught at the University of Delaware Academy of Lifelong Learning, helping students to use Quicken for financial matters, and teaching photographic processing using Photoshop.
Bill says he doesn't really have hobbies at this point, though he does serve as webmaster for his Princeton class website.
Lin Hardy missed being a St. Patrick's Day baby by one day, but she thinks that the "luck of the Irish" has been with her nevertheless. The eldest of seven children, Lin was born in Charleston, SC, but raised in Baltimore. She attended Roland Park Country School and graduated from the University of Delaware. She later received a master's degree in human resources from Widener University.
Living in Wilmington, DE, Lin worked first in real estate and then as assistant director of information services at Winterthur. She retired in 1999 but continued to do seasonal tax work until two years ago.
Married for 54 years, Lin and her husband, Bill, have three children: Bill and his wife Kelly, who have two children in college; Michael, who lives in Phoenix, AZ; and Margaret and her husband Guy, who live in Columbia with their daughter, a fifth grader.
Lin volunteered in schools and with the Junior League before moving back to Baltimore in 2005, where she volunteered at GBMC's Nearly New Sale. The family returned to Baltimore because two of their three children and five of her six brothers and sisters lived here. When she is not visiting with family, Lin enjoys working at her favorite hobby—knitting.