William M. Galvin, a bricklayer for Washington area construction companies, including George Hyman Construction, from 1978 to 1999, died Jan. 12 at a hospital in Beaumont, Tex. He was 55.

The cause was a heart attack, said his brother, Jack Galvin.

Mr. Galvin moved to Orange, Tex., after rheumatoid arthritis rendered him unable to work.

William Michael Galvin was born in Rockville, Md., and was a 1977 graduate of Richard Montgomery High School.

Survivors include a brother and four sisters.

— Samantha Raphelson