On Sunday, April 12, 1981, at his residence, beloved husband of Ann Beiderlinden; father of the late Janet B. Severe; brother of Marie Libbey of Hot Springs, Ark. He also is survived by three grandchildren. Services will be held Thursday, April 16, at 1 p.m. at Old Chapel, Arlington National Cemetery. Interment Arlington National Cemetery. Major General William A. Beiderlinden, U.S.A. (Ret.) was a career officer whose 38 years of service included combat duty in both World Ward Wars and the Korean War. General Beiderlinden is remembered as the man who saved Heidelberg from destruction by personally persuading the defending German forces to withdraw. At the time he commanded the 44th Division artillery, deployed to bombard the city. But in the interest of saving the famous university and the many cultural treasures of the city, he chose first to try achieving a non-hostile withdrawal of the defending forces. The dramatic event was featured in the November, 1952 issue of "Readers Digest." dAfter the war he served in Japan as Assistant Chief of Staff, Far East Command, under General Douglas MacArthur, and as G-1 for the United Nation Command. Arrangements by MONEY & KING VIENNA FUNERAL HOME.