Charles S. Garland Jr., a managing director of Alex. Brown & Sons Inc., died Saturday of cancer at his home on Devon Hill Road. He was 63.
Services for Mr. Garland were being held today at the Episcopal Church of the Redeemer, 5603 N. Charles St.
A member of the board of directors and executive committee of the brokerage firm, he had headed the Fixed Income Division, which handles bonds, since 1972. He joined the firm in 1954 and became a general partner 10 years later.
A member of the board of governors of the Securities Industry Association who chaired its mid-Atlantic group, he also served on the board of the Public Securities Association.
F. Barton Harvey, former chairman of the board and managing partner of the firm, said yesterday, "He was a leader among men. He was compassionate but forceful when the occasion arose. He was a man people enjoyed being with, not only for his intelligence and integrity but also for his keen sense of humor and good fellowship."
Born in New York City, he attended the Gilman School before his graduation in 1945 from the Hotchkiss School in Connecticut, and from Yale University in 1949.
A former president of the board of the Mount Washington Pediatric Hospital, Mr. Garland also served on the boards of the Garrison Forest School and the Chesapeake Bay Foundation, and as chairman of the transportation committee of the Greater Baltimore Committee.
Fond of sports, especially baseball, sailing and golf, he was a member of the United States Seniors Golf Association, the board of governors of the Elkridge Club, and an area golfing group, the Niblicks.
He is survived by his wife, the former Joan Cardwell; two daughters, Margaret Garland Whitman of Lawrenceville, N.J., and Elizabeth Garland Wilmerding of Glyndon; a son, Charles Stedman Garland III of New York City; his mother, Aurelia Stoner Garland of Baltimore; two sisters, Courtney Garland Iglehart and Aurelia Garland Bolton, both of Brooklandville, and two granddaughters.
The family suggested memorial donations to the Chesapeake Bay Foundation or the Baltimore Opera Company.