A Mass of Christian burial for J. B. Steele Jr., vice president of the Fallsway Spring and Equipment Co., will be offered at 11 a.m. tomorrow at St. Pius X Roman Catholic Church, 6428 York Road.
Mr. Steele, who was 44 and lived on Dumbarton Road in Rodgers Forge, died Thursday at Church Hospital after a heart attack at work.
He operated the family-owned truck body and equipment company and had been instrumental in designing the scooping equipment on the trash skimming boats used in the Inner Harbor.
He was a member of the Truck Body and Equipment Association and the National Truck Equipment Association.
Born in Baltimore, he was a graduate of the Charlotte Hall Military Academy and attended the Baltimore Junior College, now the New Community College of Baltimore, and the Eastern College of Commerce and Law, now part of the University of Baltimore. He also served in the U.S. Army in the early 1960s.
A supporter of political and charitable groups, he was an enthusiastic hunter, especially of waterfowl.
He is survived by his wife, the former Deborah A. Crise; a son, John B. Steele III of Rodgers Forge; his father and stepmother, Jack B. Steele Sr. and Mary Delores Steele of Towson; and a stepsister, Patricia Romefelt of Cockeysville.
The family suggested memorial contributions to the American Heart Association.