Charles L. Woodfield, 82, businessman


May 13, 1991

Charles L. Woodfield, a retired partner in a family seafood and ice distribution company, died of heart failure Saturday at the Anne Arundel Medical Center. He was 82.

Services for Mr. Woodfield, a lifelong resident of Galesville, will be held at 11 a.m. tomorrow at the Galesville United Methodist Church.

He retired about 18 years ago as a partner in the Woodfield Fish & Oyster Co. in Galesville -- a business founded in 1917 by Mr. Woodfield's father and uncle, and now run by his nephews and their families. The company distributes seafood and manufactures and stocks ice for self-service vending machines.

The water was not only a source of Mr. Woodfield's business, but also the focus of his recreational pursuits for many years as an owner of cabin cruisers and a life member of the Annapolis Yacht Club.

He also enjoyed sailing as a crew member with the West River Sailing Club.

Mr. Woodfield was a charter and life member and past president of the South Anne Arundel County Lions Club. He took a major role in its twice-yearly sales of citrus fruit to raise money for its charitable programs.

He also was a life member of the Annapolis Elks lodge, a life member and past president of the West River Improvement Association in Galesville, and a former director of the Augusta Savings and Loan Association.

Surviving are his wife of 61 years, the former Nellie M. Moreland; a daughter, Barbara J. Broton of Carlsbad, Calif.; two brothers, William R. Woodfield Sr. and Herman A. Woodfield Jr., both of Galesville; three sisters, Mary W. Moreland of Lothian, Mildred W. Moreland of Galesville and Ruby W. Chapman of Lexington Park.

The family suggested donations to the Galesville United Methodist Church, of which Mr. Woodfield was a member.

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