Bernard Myers of Baltimore should have been included among...

March 30, 1995

Bernard Myers of Baltimore should have been included among the survivors in the obituary of his father, Bernard F. Myers, that appeared yesterday.

The Sun regrets the error.

Bernard F. Myers

Shop foreman, athlete

Bernard F. Myers, a retired machine shop foreman and a member of local baseball and soccer halls of fame, died Sunday at his Rosedale home of heart failure. He was 78.


Mr. Myers retired about 15 years ago after 40 years at Bethlehem Steel Corp.'s Sparrows Point plant.

He was named to the hall of fame of the Oldtimers Baseball Association of Maryland in 1987 and the Old Timers Soccer Association of Maryland in 1992.

The Baltimore native was a graduate of Polytechnic Institute, where he played baseball. He was an infielder in the 1930s and 1940s on teams in the Eastern Semi-Pro League, International Semi-Pro League, Baltimore Major League and Baltimore Catholic League.

In the last three leagues, teams he played for -- Carney Athletic Club, St. Elizabeth's Holy Name Society and Gardenville Athletic Club -- won championships.

At his induction into the baseball hall, he was described as a "scrappy .300 hitter and a golden glover," according to a son-in-law, George McCarter.

He played with or against many players who became successful the major leagues. He hit a home run off Ewell "The Whip" Blackwell, who gained fame with the Cincinnati Reds. He also became friendly with stars he did not play against and he fished with Ted Williams.

In the 1930s, he also played for championship soccer teams -- St. Elizabeth's Holy Name, Santa Maria and Bethlehem Steel.

His soccer career and a chance for a contract with the Washington Senators major-league baseball team both were ended by a broken leg, which gained him the nickname "Hops" for his running style.

A Mass of Christian burial was to be offered at 10 a.m. today at St. Clement Mary Hofbauer Roman Catholic Church, 1220 Chesaco Ave., Rosedale.

He is survived by his wife, the former Jovita Catherine Kaufmann; three daughters, Patricia Gullace and Joyce McCarter, both of Perry Hall, and Bernadette Wolf of Fallston; a son, Charles Myers of Fallston; a sister, Elaine Myers of Severna Park; a brother, Arnold Myers of Ocean City; and 12 grandchildren.

Mable Estella Galway, a retired office worker who belonged to the same Southwest Baltimore church for more than 80 years, died Monday of congestive heart failure at Mercy Medical Center. She was 94.

Mrs. Galway, who lived in Morrell Park in Southwest Baltimore, retired when she was 65 after 12 years as a bookkeeper for Allan U. Bevier Co., a tank manufacturer. Earlier she held many office jobs, and, during World War II, she was manager of Koppers Co. cafeteria.

She joined Sexton United Methodist Church at age 13 and remained a member until her death.

She was born Mable Estella Crook in Baltimore. She was educated in city schools and graduated from Strayer Business College.

In 1922, she married James Galway. He died in 1978.

Services were to be held at 10 a.m. today at Gary L. Kaufman Funeral Home, 5695 Main St., Elkridge.

Survivors include two sons, James W. Galway Jr. of Laurel and William G. Galway of Virginia Beach, Va.; a daughter, Mary Ellen Codd of Timonium; nine grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.

Marletta Fitzgerald Fry, a retired employee of Bendix Corp. and an active churchwoman, died Monday of heart failure at NTC North Arundel Hospital. She was 86.

Mrs. Fry retired as a cable splicer in 1965 after 20 years at the electronic firm's East Joppa Road plant.

She was deeply religious and was active for many years in the affairs of Rosedale Community Evangelical Congregational Church, where she taught Sunday school, visited the sick and was a board member.

The former Rosedale resident who lived for the past three years in Severna Park, did needlepoint and embroidery. She also painted still lifes and portraits and was an avid gardener.

She was born and reared in Lock Haven, Pa., where she was educated. In 1930, she married Kenneth C. Fry, a carpenter. They moved to Baltimore in 1941. Mr. Fry died in 1990.

Services for Mrs. Fry were to be held at noon today at Rosedale Community Evangelical Congregational Church, 7901 Redmore Road.

She is survived by a son, Edward C. Fry of Severna Park; a daughter, Janette Latchaw of Valparaiso, Ind.; three grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

Memorial donations may be made to the church.

Malcom Austin Simms Jr., 62, a Baltimore native who was president of MS Electronics, an electronics parts distributing business he started in 1974 in Gaithersburg, died Monday of leukemia at his home in Bayside Beach.

He was a graduate of Loyola High School and, in 1955, of the University of Maryland. After college, he served in the Navy. He later completed a professional management course at Harvard University and set up Washington-area distribution branches for two other electronics companies.

Services were to be held at 11 a.m. today at Robert A. Pumphrey Funeral Home in Rockville.

Baltimore Sun Articles
Please note the green-lined linked article text has been applied commercially without any involvement from our newsroom editors, reporters or any other editorial staff.