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August 13, 1993

Maury H. McMains

Athlete, coach, reporter

Maury H. McMains, an All-Maryland quarterback for Western Maryland College and a sports reporter for The Sun in the late 1920s and early 1930s, died Tuesday of heart failure at the Freedom Village Retirement Center in Bradenton, Fla.

Mr. McMains, who was 90, moved to Florida in 1968 after his retirement from Drexel University in Philadelphia, where he worked after leaving The Sun. At Drexel, Mr. McMains was a football coach, director of athletics and head of the department of physical education.

He had also worked part time on the staff of the Philadelphia Inquirer.

Born in Des Moines, Iowa, Mr. McMains served in the Marine Corps, and was quarterback on the All-Marine football team before starting at Western Maryland.

A resident of Bradenton for nine years, he earlier lived in Sarasota, Fla., where he was a member of the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks and served as president of the Kensington Park Improvement Association.

A memorial service for Mr. McMains was to be conducted at 2:30 p.m. today in the auditorium of Freedom Village Retirement Center.

He is survived by his wife, the former Eve Clark; and several nieces and nephews.


John F. Greifzu

Homicide detective

John F. Greifzu, who retired in 1980 as a homicide detective in the Baltimore City Police Department, died Monday of heart disease at a hospital in Shell Lake, Wis.

Mr. Greifzu, 68, moved to Minong, Wis., after his retirement.

The 20-year veteran was a patrolman in the Southeastern District for about 12 years before becoming a detective.

He was a founder and the first commodore of the Key Yacht Club.

The Baltimore native was a graduate of Southern High School and served in the Army Air Forces during World War II. He was a member of the Jephthah Lodge of the Masons, the Scottish Rite and Boumi Temple.

Services are set for 11 a.m. tomorrow at the Bruzdzinski Funeral Home, 1407 Eastern Ave., Essex.

He is survived by his wife, the former Doris Jean Boehmke; two daughters, Sharon Jacobs of Denver and Jonette Greifzu of Minong; five sons, Ted Greifzu of Baltimore, Wayne Greifzu of Essex, George Greifzu of Taneytown, John Greifzu of Hawthorne, Wis., and Dan Greifzu of Eau Claire, Wis.; and seven grandchildren.

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