Floyd E. Warriner, 93, owned several businessesFloyd E...

October 26, 1997

Floyd E. Warriner, 93, owned several businesses

Floyd E. Warriner, a longtime Baltimore resident who formerly owned two grocery stores, a cleaning business and a catering company, died Wednesday of lung failure while living in Orlando, Fla. He was 93.

A native of Richmond, Va., Mr. Warriner came to Baltimore in 1926 and opened two grocery stores in West Baltimore. At the same time, he opened a commercial cleaning business -- Oriole xTC General Cleaning -- near Mount Royal and North avenues.

He later co-founded Warr-Bach catering company, which was awarded the first food service contract at the Social Security complex in Woodlawn.

The grocery stores closed in the mid-1940s, the cleaning business in about 1982 and the catering company in the late 1970s.

In 1920, Mr. Warriner married Doris M. Dykeman, who died in the mid-1940s. He moved to Florida in 1982.

A memorial service is planned for 7 p.m. today at Mitchell-Wiedefeld Funeral Home, 6500 York Road.

Survivors include a daughter, Doris E. Malone of Annapolis; six grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and six great-great-grandchildren.

Henry A. Santoni, a pharmacist who operated a drugstore in the Parkside section of Baltimore for many years, died Oct. 17 of lung cancer at Good Samaritan Hospital. The Hamilton resident was 70.

Mr. Santoni retired in 1992 from the Eastern Avenue Revco store, where he had worked for 13 years.

Born and raised in Highlandtown, Mr. Santoni was a 1945 graduate of Patterson High School. After two years in the Army, he began working at his brother-in-law's pharmacy.

Mr. Santoni graduated from the University of Maryland School of Pharmacy in 1951 and bought Sheldon's Pharmacy on Belair Road in 1955. He was known for his efficient operation of every aspect of the pharmacy, including its old-fashioned soda fountain. He sold the store in 1979.

He was a member of the Knights of Columbus, Cardinal Gibbons Council and a communicant and usher at St. Anthony of Padua Roman Catholic Church, where a Mass was offered for him Monday.

He is survived by his wife of 45 years, the former Helen Greensfelder; two sons, Bruce Santoni of Westminster and Doug Santoni of Miami Beach, Fla.; a daughter, Jane Santoni Smith of Towson; a brother, David Santoni of Salisbury; two sisters, Virginia Trenor and Nella Santoni, both of Baltimore; and three grandchildren.

Kirsten Beth Akehurst, 24, occupational therapist

Kirsten Beth Akehurst, a Harford County native and an occupational therapist, died Tuesday of asthma. She was 24 and lived in Lynchburg, Va.

Born in Bel Air, Miss Akehurst graduated from Bel Air High School in 1990 and from Elizabethtown College in Elizabethtown, Pa., in 1994.

She was an accomplished musician. She studied the piano at the Peabody Conservatory of Music for several years and played flute, oboe, guitar and violin.

Miss Akehurst settled in Lynchburg after graduating from college.

Services will be at 3 p.m. today at Union Chapel United Methodist Church on Old Joppa Road in Joppa.

She is survived by her parents, Lauren David Akehurst and Dorothy Eder Akehurst; and a sister, Colleen Beth Akehurst, all of Bel Air.

Dr. Marvin Goldstein, a retired Northwest Baltimore internist who practiced medicine for more than 40 years, died Tuesday of vasculitis of the brain at Pikesville Nursing Home. He was 76.

The longtime Pikesville resident had maintained a practice in Howard Park for 14 years, then on Park Heights Avenue until his retirement. He was on the staff of Sinai Hospital and Northwest Medical Center.

Born in Philadelphia, he grew up in Baltimore and was a 1937 graduate of City College. He earned a bachelor's degree from the Johns Hopkins University in 1941 and a medical degree from the University of Maryland in 1944. He served in the Pacific in the Army Medical Corps from 1945 to 1946.

He was a member of Oheb Shalom Synagogue.

Services are planned for 10 a.m. today at Sol Levinson & Bros., 8900 Reisterstown Road, Pikesville.

He is survived by his wife of 52 years, the former Elaine Rose Colson; a son, Jonas Goldstein of Columbia; two daughters, Dr. Barbara Goldstein of Canton, Mass., and Dr. Eileen Abels of Silver Spring; a brother, Edward Goldstein of Mount Washington; and six grandchildren.

Charles Earle Smith Jr., a retired Baltimore insurance executive, died of cancer Oct. 11 at Pickersgill retirement home in Towson. He was 85.

He sold insurance from 1940 until his retirement in 1985, working the last 15 years for Tongue, Brooks and Co.

A native of Vallejo, Calif., he graduated from Severn School and earned a bachelor's degree in 1932 and a law degree in 1936, both from the University of Virginia.

Until he moved to Pickersgill in the 1980s, he lived in a home he had built near St. Paul's School in Brooklandville. The home was featured in House & Garden magazine in the 1960s.

He was a longtime communicant and usher at Episcopal Church the Redeemer in Baltimore, where a memorial service was held Oct. 15.

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