J. Trapier Jervey Bethlehem Steel worker

October 06, 1990

Graveside services for J. Trapier Jervey Jr., retired director of operations for the Marine Division of the Bethlehem Steel Corp., will be held at 4:30 p.m. today in the churchyard of St. Philips Episcopal Church in Charleston, S.C.

Mr. Jervey, who was 68 and lived on Bellemore Road, died Thursday of heart failure at Union Memorial Hospital.

He came to Baltimore in 1962 when Bethlehem moved its Marine Division here from New York. He had started working for the company in 1948 and spent two years in Venezuela before being assigned to the New York office.

Born in Charleston, he was a graduate of the University of the South at Sewanee, Tenn., where as a sophomore he won the Southeastern Conference singles championship in tennis. He continued playing the sport until about a year ago.

After serving in the U.S. Army Signal Corps in Europe during World War II, he earned a master's degree in political science at the Georgetown University School of Foreign Service.

Interested in history and gardening, he was also a collector of flags, which he flew from a ship's mast erected at his home.

Mr. Jervey was a member of the St. Cecilia Society in Charleston and a subscriber of the Bachelors Cotillon in Baltimore.

He was survived by his wife, the former Marion Wright; a son, James Trapier Jervey III of Arlington, Va.; a daughter, Gabrielle Wright Jervey of New York; a sister, Mary H. Drayton of Charleston; a brother, Arthur Postell Jervey of Charleston; and four nieces and two nephews.

The family suggested memorial contributions to the Charleston Historical Society or the University of the South.

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