Harry Mudrick, 66, who owned and operated liquor stores in Washington for more than 30 years, died Monday at a hospital in Hollywood, Fla., of complications following a stroke.
A longtime resident of Bethesda, Mr. Mudrick was on vacation in Hollywood, where he maintained a second home.
He was born in Lodz, Poland, and came to Washington with his family in 1920.
He established Mudrick's Liquor Store in the early 1940s. In 1968, he sold the business to a brother and went to work for the House of Wines wholesalers.
In the mid-1970s, he opened a second store, the Spirit Shoppe II, which he subsequently sold when he retired in 1976.
Mr. Mudrick was an amateur golfer and helped found Norbeck Country Club in Montgomery County.
He was a 32nd degree Mason and a past master of the Cornerstone Masonic Lodge. He was also active in the Lions Club and had served as an officer of the Retail Liquor Dealers Association.
His first wife, Bernice, died in 1971.
He is survived by his wife, Irene, of the home in Bethesda; two daughters, Judy Colbert, of Bowie, and Phyllis Cohen, of Rockville; two sisters, Fanny Becker, of Rockville, and Ethel Yumas, of Hallandale, Fla.; two brothers, Benjamin, and Max, both of Silver Spring, and five grandchildren.