Bernard BurleyRetired GM inspectorBernard Burley, a...

January 06, 1995

Bernard Burley

Retired GM inspector

Bernard Burley, a retired inspector at the General Motors Corp. plant in East Baltimore who held several posts in the United Auto Workers union, died Tuesday at Good Samaritan Hospital of complications of kidney disease. He was 66 and lived in Overlea.

He retired in 1987 as an inspector after working at the plant for 31 years. He was treasurer of Local 239 at the plant from 1979 until 1990 and earlier had been a trustee of that local and of a predecessor, Local 678.

He also was the union's pension representative at the plant from 1968 until 1987. He edited newsletters for both locals and for the Maryland State Council of the union's Community Action Program, which he continued until his death.

The Baltimore native was a 1946 graduate of Douglass High School where he was a wrestler, boxer and guard on the football team. He was a 1950 graduate of Morgan State University, where he was a member of the 1949 football team that won the championship of what is now the Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association.

He played football on service teams while in the Army during the Korean War. He also played on the Harlem Bears, a local semiprofessional team.

He was a member of the Morgan M Club and of St. John's African Methodist Episcopal Church, 810 N. Carrollton Ave., Baltimore, where services are scheduled for 12:30 p.m. today.

He is survived by his wife, the former Delores Mason; two daughters, Denise Johnson and Lisa Parker; a son, Dwight B. Burley; and three grandchildren. All are of Baltimore.

James S. Crist Jr.

Retired BGE employee

James S. Crist Jr., who retired in 1985 because of a medical disability after 20 years with the Baltimore Gas and Electric Co., died Saturday of cancer at St. Agnes Hospital. The Arnold resident was 51.

Born and reared in Arnold, he was a graduate of Severna Park High School.

He served in the Army and was a member of American Legion Post 175.

His marriage ended in divorce.

Services were scheduled for 2 p.m. today at Barranco and Sons Funeral Home, Ritchie Highway at Robinson Road, Severna Park.

He is survived by two sons, Kevin Lee Crist and James S. Crist III, both of Arnold; a daughter, Jennie Doran of Arnold; four brothers, Nelson Crist of Arnold, Steven Crist of Summerfield, Fla., Donald Crist of Edgewater and Richard Crist of Orlando, Fla.; his parents, James and Ruth Crist of Summerfield, Fla.; and his fiancee, Phyllis Koubik of Arnold.

John H. Funkey

Glass company chairman

John H. Funkey, retired chairman of the board of the Carr-Lowrey Glass Co., died Sunday of cancer and its complications at the Dulaney Towson Health Care Center. He was 83 and lived in Lutherville.

He retired in 1976 from the Westport glass bottle manufacturing company, which he joined in 1932 as assistant to the general manager.

The native of Hancock, Mich., was educated in Cleveland public schools.

He was active in community affairs and was a member of several civic groups. From 1975 to 1983, he headed the board of trustees of South Baltimore General Hospital, now Harbor Hospital Center.

A memorial Mass was to be offered at 11 a.m. today at the Roman Catholic Church of the Immaculate Conception, Baltimore at Ware avenues, Towson.

He is survived by his wife, the former Margaret Michel; a daughter, Anne Funkey Barnett of Annapolis; and four grandchildren.

Herbert Stokes

Machinist

Herbert Stokes, a retired machinist, died Dec. 31 of emphysema at Church Home Hospital. He was 91.

Born and reared in Blackstone, Va., he came to Baltimore as a young man and went to work in 1923 for the Domino Sugar Corp. on Key Highway. He retired from there in 1967.

His wife, the former Lila Alexander, whom he married in 1942, died in 1970.

Services were set for 11 a.m. today at the Betts Funeral Home, 1129 N. Caroline St., Baltimore, with interment in Mount Calvary Cemetery.

He is survived by a godson, J. Edward Wiggins of Baltimore, and a niece.

Constance Maybin

Insurance agent

Constance C. Williams Maybin, an insurance agent, died Monday of heart failure at the University of Maryland Medical Center. She was 35 and lived on Arunah Avenue in Baltimore.

The Baltimore native was a 1978 graduate of Roland Park Country School and earned her bachelor's degree in 1982 from Rutgers University, where she was an honors student and captain of the women's lacrosse team.

She and her husband, Michael Maybin, whom she married in 1988, were active in several youth recreation leagues.

She was a member of the First United Church of Jesus Christ, 5150 Baltimore National Pike, Baltimore, where services were set for 7 p.m. today.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by a son, Aaron Michael, and a daughter, Constance Shavonne; two brothers, Derick and Quentin Williams, both of Baltimore; a sister, Cassandra Lewis of San Angelos, Texas; and her mother, Vandelia Parker of Baltimore.

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