Services for Jay R. Pfeiffer, an avid golfer and retired businessman, will be held at 11 a.m. tomorrow at Lochearn Presbyterian Church, 3800 Patterson Ave.
Mr. Pfeiffer, 69, an Eldersburg resident, died Saturday as he and a group of friends were playing golf at the Turf Valley Country Club.
Mr. Pfeiffer loved to golf, playing 18 holes every Saturday with the same group for close to 30 years.
Born in Baltimore, he graduated in 1939 from Friends School, where he was an All-Maryland lacrosse goalie. He served in the U.S. Navy as a pilot during World War II and saw action in the South Pacific.
After returning from the war, he took over as the fourth-generation owner of J.P. Pfeiffer and Son Inc. The commercial refrigeration and butcher supply business was located on Paca Street in West Baltimore and later moved to Woodlawn. Mr. Pfeiffer sold the business in 1981.
He was a charter member and past president of the Lions Club of Baltimore and past treasurer of the Towson Shrine. He also belonged to the Scottish Rite Temple of Free Masonry and the Mount Moriah masonic lodge.
He served as a deacon, trustee and elder of Lochearn Presbyterian Church and sang in the choir.
He is survived by his wife, Ruth Pfeiffer; two sons, J. Randall Pfeiffer of Sparks and Douglas B. Pfeiffer of Greenspring Valley; a daughter, Wendy Rurka of Greenspring Valley; a sister, Jean Reitz of Sarasota, Fla.; and two grandchildren.