Joseph B. Tabackman, 82, owned produce businessJoseph B...

August 25, 1998

Joseph B. Tabackman, 82, owned produce business

Joseph B. Tabackman, who owned a wholesale produce company in Baltimore, died Aug. 20 of myelodisplasia, a spinal disorder, at Greenville (S.C.) Memorial Hospital. He was 82.

The Baltimore native graduated from City College in 1934 and went to work for his father at Baltimore Produce Co.

After serving in the Army Air Corps during World War II, he owned James S. Armiger Co., a wholesale produce business in Baltimore.

By the late 1950s, he moved to Greenville, where he owned a wholesale meat brokerage. He retired in 1988.

Services were held Sunday in Greenville.

He is survived by his wife, the former Irene Goodman, whom he married in 1943; three sisters, Goldie Levy and Sylvia Lurie, both of Baltimore, and Rose Hoffman of Washington; two daughters, Debra Gail Rotkow of Savannah, Ga., and Barbara Ann Leff of Atlanta; and four grandchildren.

Vivian C. McGreevy, 66, state housing employee

Vivian Cecelia McGreevy, a retired state housing employee, died Wednesday at the Civista Medical Center in La Plata of a stroke and heart attack. She was 66 and had lived in Arbutus for about 30 years before moving to Bryans Corner in Charles County about a year ago.

Born in Cumberland, the former Vivian Nies graduated from Ursuline Academy in 1951. She worked in retail before becoming a fiscal associate for the state Department of Housing and Community Development in 1987, helping consumers with their mortgage applications.

She retired in 1995.

Her husband of 24 years, Donald J. McGreevy, died in 1982.

A Mass of Christian burial was offered yesterday.

She is survived by two brothers, Donald Joseph Nies of Cheyenne, Wyo., and Paul Edwin Nies of Bossier City, La.; two sisters, Barbara Nies of Cumberland and Colleen Garrett of Woodsboro; five stepchildren, Alice Rita Exler of Altoona, Pa., Donald J. McGreevy Jr. and Marie A. VerValen, both of Pittsburgh, Kathy Pickett of Orlando, Fla., and Bonita J. Santos of Bryans Road; 15 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

Dr. Charles P. Barnett, 84, hospital pathology director

Dr. Charles Phelps Barnett, a pathologist, died of a heart attack in Maine while training for a swimming competition. He was 84 and lived in Easton, Pa., where services are scheduled today.

He retired last year as director of the Department of Pathology at Warren Hospital in Phillipsburg, N.J.

The Baltimore native graduated from the Johns Hopkins University in 1937 and received his medical degree from the University of Maryland School of Medicine in 1941.

After serving in the Army Medical Corps during World War II, he practiced medicine at University of Maryland Hospital until 1953, when he moved to Philadelphia.

He is survived by his wife of 48 years, the former Martha O'Brien; a son, Charles P. Barnett Jr. of Bethesda; four daughters, Sally Magill of Laguna Beach, Calif., Jennifer Hauber of Kittanning, Pa., Martha Arksey of St. Paul, Minn., and Susan Barnett of Greenbelt; and 13 grandchildren.

Pub Date: 8/25/98

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