Francis D. Courtney


C&p Marketer, 85

March 24, 1992|By These obituaries were provided by area funeral homes.

Retired marketing manager Francis D. Courtney Sr., 85, of Edgewater and Lakeland, Fla., died March 18 in Severna Park after a short illness.

No services are planned.

He was originally from Washington and went to work for the C & P Telephone Co. During his 43-year career, Mr. Courtney went from office boy to marketing manager.

He was a yachtsman on the Chesapeake Bay for over 70 years. Mr. Courtney was one of the founding members, and the first commodore, of the West River Yacht Club.

He was formerly vice commodore of the Corinthian Yacht Club and a former member of the Capital Yacht Club, both in Washington.

Mr. Courtney was oneof the early members of the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary and served asdistrict commodore of the Fifth Coast Guard District in 1950. He remained an active member of the auxiliary until his death.

During World War II, he served with distinction as a chief boatswain's mate inthe U.S. Coast Guard.

Active in civic affairs, he was the chairman of the Southern District of the Anne Arundel County Police Community Relations Council in 1970. He was also a member of the U.S. Power Squadron, Elks lodges in Annapolis and Lakeland, the American Legion and the Masons.

He was preceded in death by his wife, the former Anna E. Sturgis.

Survivors include his son Francis D. Courtney Jr.; his daughter-in-law, Lynn Courtney; and four grandchildren; Todd, Bianca, Adrienne and Heather Courtney, all of Severna Park.

Memorial contributions may be made to the YMCA of Anne Arundel County.

Arrangements were made by the Barranco and Sons Severna Park Funeral Home.



Services for businessman Daniel B. Wiggington Sr. of Glen Burnie took place March 19 at the Singleton Funeral Home.

Mr. Wiggington, 56, died March 17 of a stroke at North Arundel Hospital.

Originally from Baltimore, he attended City High School and was a member of the U.S. Naval Reserve.

For the last 16 years, he was the owner of Danco Services Ltd., a heating service and air conditioning repair business.

Mr. Wiggington was a member of the Marley Methodist Church, the Masonic Order No. 213, Arundel Chapter 80 of the Order of the Eastern Star, the TCL Annapolis Forrest No. 126, the Shriners, Euclid Council No. 14 and the Southern Seafarers Pleasure Club. He also served as a deputy sheriff for Anne Arundel County. Other interests included cooking.

Survivors include his wife of 34 years, the former Alberta A. Krichton; four sons, Daniel B. Wiggington Jr. of Pasadena; Scott A. Wiggington, Troy D. Wiggington and Craig S. Wiggington, all of Glen Burnie; a brother, Melvin Taylor of Baltimore County; three grandchildren; his parents-in-law, Virginia and Albert Krichton, and his brother-in-law, Leonard Krichton, all of Baltimore City.

Memorial donations may be made to the Marley United Methodist Church.



A Mass of Christian burial for retired U.S. Army Maj. William B. McGuireof Shady Side was offered Friday in Our Lady of Sorrows Roman Catholic Church, West River.

Major McGuire, 79, died March 17 of heart failure at Malcolm Grow Hospital at Andrews Air Force Base.

Originally from Chicago, he retired in 1975 after 20 years with the Department of Health, Education, and Welfare in Washington, as an administrative officer for the Social Rehabilitation Administration.

Major McGuire moved to Washington in 1934 and joined the 29th National Guard Division. He later transferred to the regular U.S. Army to become oneof the first members of the newly organized 82nd Airborne Division.

He served in North Africa, Sicily, Italy, Normandy, Holland, Belgium and the Battle of the Bulge, and later led a detachment of the newly formed 13th Airborne Division into Berlin.

Major McGuire was a member of the Our Lady of Sorrows congregation, the West River Sailing Club and the Avalon Shores Volunteer Fire Department.

He is survived by his wife, Rebekah Lightbourne McGuire; his daughter, Mary MacChaney; three children, Patrick McGuire and Kathleen P. Joyce, both of Annapolis, and Kevin L. McGuire of Shady Side; a sister, Margaret Berry of Arizona; five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

Memorial contributions may be made to the West River Sailing Club Junior Fleet, Galesville, 20765, or the Children's Program in care of the Capt. Salem Avery House Museum, East West Shady Side Road, Shady Side, 20764.

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