Joseph F. Schreiber, a sports enthusiast who once owned a sporting goods store, died Feb. 19 at the Summit Nursing Home after a long illness. He was 84.
Mr. Schreiber, a resident of Catonsville, was an avid sportsman and enjoyed fishing, golf and tennis. A kayaking and sailing enthusiast, he and a friend -- Gil Klingel, author of "The Bay" -- explored the bay, often in boats they had built themselves.
Mr. Schreiber organized amateur and professional tennis tournaments at Clifton Park, bringing tennis stars to Baltimore in the late 1930s and 40s. He was past president of the Baltimore Sportsman's Club.
Mr. Schreiber established Schreiber and Jones Sporting Goods on Saratoga Street in 1935. He moved the business to Baltimore National Pike in 1956 and remained there until retiring and selling the business in 1976.
Mr. Schreiber is survived by his wife of 43 years, the former Evelyn Mae Kestler; two daughters, Judy Schreiber of Catonsville and Elizabeth Requard of Baldwin; two sons, Joseph F. Schreiber Jr. of Tucson, Ariz., and Frank R. Schreiber of Hinsdale, Ill.; four grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
The family suggested memorial contributions to Immanuel United Church of Christ, 1905 Edmondson Ave., Baltimore 21228.
Services were held Feb. 21.