John Breckenridge Warfield, a retired naval officer whose career spanned World War II to Vietnam, died Friday of cancer at the home of a sister in Herndon, Va. He was 74 and lived in Middletown.
Commander Warfield was raised in Woodbine and graduated from Lisbon High School in 1938. He enlisted in the Navy in 1939 and retired in 1969. From 1970 until 1984, he was an ammunition consultant to the Naval Ordnance Systems Command.
After retiring from the Navy, he operated a 27-acre farm in Middletown, raising beef cattle and keeping bees.
Services will be held at 12:45 p.m. today at the Fort Meyer Chapel, with burial at Arlington (Va.) National Cemetery with full military honors.
He is survived by his wife of 51 years, the former A. Maxine Eborn; four brothers, E. Donald Warfield and David R. Warfield, both of Woodbine, Richard T. Warfield of Easton and Bernard D. Warfield Jr. of Orlando, Fla.; four sisters, Marie Grace Warmenhoven of Herndon, Mary O. Amrhein of Baltimore, Barbara Ann Feaga of Ellicott City and Josephine C. Johnson of Gainesville, Fla.; and many nieces and nephews.
Jonathan M. Garvin, 36, operations manager
Jonathan M. Garvin, a native of Baltimore and an operations manager at the Roadway Express terminal in Carlisle, Pa., died Saturday at York Memorial Hospital after being injured in an automobile accident near his home in Stewartstown, Pa. He was 36.
He was a graduate of the Mergenthaler Vocational-Technical High School and Morgan State University. He was a member of the Omega Phi Omega fraternity.
Services will be held at noon today at New Psalmist Baptist Church, Franklin and Cathedral streets.
He is survived by his wife, the former Barbara Ann Bailey; a daughter, Nicole Fairley of Baltimore; his mother, Luster Rene Garvin; and two sisters, Lizette Garvin and Leslie Garvin, all of Baltimore. James Wells Black, who operated an appliance store in Cecil County, died Friday of heart failure at Union Hospital in Elkton. He was 91.
Known as Bill, he founded Black's Appliance Store in 1946 on Main Street in Cecilton and retired in 1973 when he sold the business.
The lifelong resident of Cecilton was a self-taught musician who played trombone and drums. For 27 years, he directed and sang in the choir at Zion United Methodist Church, where he was a trustee.
He was a charter member and past president of the Cecilton Lions Club and a former Cecilton town commissioner.
A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. today at Zion United Methodist Church on West Main Street in Cecilton.
He is survived by his wife of 66 years, the former Bertha Skrivan; a daughter, Terry Chekon of Sacramento, Calif.; and a grandson.
Bernard Kairys, 86, manufacturing executive
Bernard Kairys, retired vice president and general manager of Comfy Manufacturing Co., a Baltimore slipcover firm, died Tuesday at his home in Philadelphia after a heart attack. He was 86.
The Baltimore native and City College graduate had moved from Northwest Baltimore to Philadelphia in 1992.
He was a founder of the Beth El Congregation in Baltimore County, a fund-raiser for agencies of the Associated Jewish Community Federation, and he helped his wife start the Baltimore Chapter of the American Parkinson's Association.
Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. today at the Beth El Memorial Park, 9700 Liberty Road in Randallstown.
He is survived by his wife, the former Julia Lovett; two sons, David Kairys of Philadelphia and Lewis Kairys of Los Angeles; and five grandchildren.
Dr. Marshall Kader, 79, was dentist in Baltimore
Dr. Marshall Kader, who had been a dentist in Baltimore and in Centreville, died Sept. 17 at a nursing home in Ozark, Ala., of Alzheimer's disease. He was 79 and had moved to Geneva County, Ala., in 1987.
Dr. Kader, a native of Baltimore and graduate of City College, attended St. John's College in Annapolis before graduating in 1939 from the University of Maryland dental school.
During World War II, he served in the Army Dental Corps in this country and in London where he married an Army nurse, Carolyn Chancey. Mrs. Kader died in 1992.
After the war, Dr. Kader taught for a year at Baylor University dental school before opening a practice in Baltimore. In 1958, he began a part-time practice in Centreville and a year later made it full-time. But he kept a part-time practice in Baltimore until he retired in 1981.
Services were private. He is survived by a son, Michael Kader of Orlando, Fla.; a daughter, Marsha Kader-Klotzer of Hurlock; a sister, Cyrile Grant of Baltimore; and three granddaughters.
Sydney D. Peverley Jr., 66, farmer from Bel Air
Sydney D. Peverley Jr., who owned and managed farms in Maryland and Delaware for over 40 years, died Tuesday of cancer at his home in Bel Air. He was 66.
The Bel Air native raised beef and grain and operated Howard's Forest Farm in Harford County, Brickhouse Farm in Cecil County and Middlesex Farm in Delaware.