Durwood L. Boeglen, 86, a developer who owned or held shares in building supply companies in the Washington area from the 1940s until retiring in the 1990s, died of an aneurysm Jan. 14 at Suburban Hospital in Bethesda.
He had lived in the Washington area since the 1920s and in Bethesda since the late 1940s.
Mr. Boeglen was born in Mobile, Ala., and was raised in Washington.
He was a 1934 graduate of McKinley Technical High School and attended Southeastern University.
He founded Cushwa Brick and Building Supply Co. in Washington in 1947 and served as its president until 1977.
In 1963, he helped found Maryland Dry Wall Co. in Rockville. He finished his career with the firm's sister company, P&P Contractors Inc., in 1998.
From 1978 to 1990, he was chairman of the board of Lorien Homes in Rockville.
In the 1980s, he was on the board of directors of Suburban Trust, which became Sovran Bank of Maryland.
He was a founder of the Masonry Institute of Washington, president of the National Association of Distributors of Structural Clay Products and a director of the Home Builders Association of Metropolitan Washington.
In 1969, he was president of Congressional Country Club.
Mr. Boeglen also was a member of Columbia Country Club, the Terrapin Club, the Kiwanis, the Almas Shrine Temple and the University Club. He was a trustee of the Boys Club of Washington and had been president of the Merit Shop Foundation.
He also was a member of Bethesda United Methodist Church.
Survivors include his wife of 61 years, Margaret Boeglen of Bethesda; two daughters, Katharine Chapin of Potomac and Bonnie Bass of Garrett Park; a son, Jay Boeglen of Augusta, Ga.; five grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.