Allen Warfield Jr.Test pilotAllen Jack Warfield Jr., a...

July 12, 1995

Allen Warfield Jr.

Test pilot

Allen Jack Warfield Jr., a retired test pilot, died July 2 of cancer at his Wyman Park residence. He was 76.

Known as "Baltimore Jack" as chief of the Air Force flight operations and acceptance division at the old Glenn L. Martin plant in Middle River, Mr. Warfield was responsible for accepting or rejecting every warplane that rolled off the assembly line.

Mr. Warfield worked as a test pilot from 1948 until his retirement in 1963 as a lieutenant colonel. Among the planes he tested were the B57B Night Intruder, once the nation's fastest jet bomber, and the Flying Wing. Two critical tests were stalling and restarting a plane's engine in flight, and speed dives from 15,000 feet to 2,000 feet.

"He wasn't afraid of new airplanes and loved telling stories about them," said his wife of 53 years, the former Elizabeth Hoen.

Mr. Warfield had wanted to fly since he was a boy, earning his pilot's license before World War II. During that war, he flew B-26 bombers in the Pacific.

A Mount Washington native, he was a 1937 graduate of City College, where he ran the quarter-mile in 51 seconds and quarterbacked the football team to the state championship. He earned a bachelor's degree from the University of Maryland.

On trips to Ocean City, he liked helping in a boardwalk bicycle shop and hanging out with young people. He also enjoyed driving his restored 1955 Thunderbird.

A memorial Mass was to be offered at 10:30 a.m. today at St. Mary of the Assumption Roman Catholic Church, 5500 York Road, Govans.

Other survivors include a son, Joseph Warfield of Ocean City; a daughter, Dr. Mary Warfield of Washington; and three grandsons.

Memorial donations may be made to Jesuit Missions, 740 N. Calvert St., Baltimore 21202.

Kenneth L. Mink, a specialist in Oriental rugs who had been associated with department stores in Baltimore, Washington and Philadelphia, died Saturday of cancer at his home near Earleville in Cecil County. He was 75.

Mr. Mink, who also had homes in Newtown Square, Pa., and Clearwater Beach, Fla., retired in 1985 as the owner of Oriental rug businesses in Woodward & Lothrop and John Wanamaker outlets that he had established in 1973. He had begun working for Woodward & Lothrop in 1966 after working in Baltimore for Stewart & Co. from 1959 to 1965 and briefly for Hochschild Kohn.

A native of the Philadelphia area, he attended the University of Delaware and was an Army officer during World War II. He received a Purple Heart for a wound he suffered in the Battle of the Bulge.

His father and grandfather also had worked at Wanamaker's iPhiladelphia, where he started.

Services for Mr. Mink were set for 11 a.m. today at the Aldan,

Pa., Union Church.

He is survived by his wife of 51 years, the former Grace Newlin; three sons, David Mink of St. Davids, Pa., Kenneth Mink Jr. of Alexandria, Va., and Frederick Mink of Newark, Del.; a sister, Dorothy Carson of Aldan; a brother, Frederick Mink of Indianapolis; and six grandchildren.

Sheridan P. Gorman

Owned shipping firm

Sheridan P. Gorman, retired owner of a shipping company, died Sunday at Johns Hopkins Hospital of congestive heart failure. He was 87 and lived in North Baltimore.

He started Trade Routes in 1970 and operated it for about 10 years before retiring.

Born in Chicago, he was educated at DePauw University, and in 1933 joined the federal Public Works Administration in Virginia. He held several jobs in the federal government until 1949, when he left the Executive Office of the Budget in the Truman White House to serve for 10 years as treasurer of American President Lines in San Francisco.

He then returned to government, working for the State Department until he started his own business.

He was a member of the Baltimore Country Club, SS. Philip and James Roman Catholic Church on Charles Street, and the Olympic Club in San Francisco.

A Mass of Christian burial for Mr. Gorman is to be offered at 9 a.m. today at Our Lady of the Angels Chapel, 711 Maiden Choice Lane, at Charlestown Retirement Community in Catonsville.

His first wife, the former Jane Hickman, died in 1950.

He is survived by his wife, the former Genevieve Becker; three daughters, Susan Fil of Portola Valley, Calif., Margaret Hazel of Nashville, Tenn., and Marie Newsome of Los Altos Hills, Calif.; two sons, Robert Gorman of Atherton, Calif., and Paul Gorman of San Francisco; 14 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.

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Albert A. Evry

Electrical engineer

Albert A. Evry, a retired electrical engineer for the Army Test and Evaluation Command at Aberdeen Proving Ground, died yesterday of heart and kidney failure at a Reston, Va., hospital. He was 81 and had lived in Sterling, Va., for the past six years.

He retired as an Army civilian employee at Aberdeen in 1974, ending a career that had begun in 1942.

The Philadelphia native was a graduate of Drexel University. He was a former master of the Welcome Lodge of the Masons in Philadelphia and a member of the Scottish Rite.

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