James Walter Lister, 74, a retired Baltimore police officer, died Saturday of liver cancer at Franklin Square Hospital.
A mass of Christian burial will be offered at 9 a.m. tomorrow at St. Elizabeth's Roman Catholic Church, Baltimore Street and Lakewood Avenue.
Born in Baltimore, Mr. Lister attended the Maryland Institute and became a combat aerial photographer for the Army Air Force during World War II.
Assigned to the 8th Air Force unit, he was injured during a bombing raid on Wessel, Germany, March 24, 1945, when his plane was shot down.
He received a Purple Heart in May 1945.
In England, he met Anne O'Malley of County Mayo, Ireland. They were married in St. Patrick's Church in Fells Point in 1948.
Mr. Lister settled in Highlandtown with his family, living there for more than 50 years.
In 1952, he became a Baltimore police officer and patrolled the Fells Point area. He retired July 12, 1973, and went to work as a security supervisor for Church Hospital. He worked there from 1973 until 1980.
MA He was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, the American
Legion, the Disabled American Veterans, and the Auxiliary of eMERGE Inc., a company that provides housing and jobs for handicapped people.
Mr. Lister enjoyed goose hunting, camping and building model airplanes.
Besides his wife, survivors include a daughter, Eveline M. Lister of Baltimore; a son, James P. Lister of Catonsville, and two grandchildren.
The family suggested memorial contributions to the American Cancer Society or eMERGE Inc., 1708 Whitehead Road, Baltimore 21207.