Arden Alvin Fields, a retired Baltimore Gas and Electric construction crew chief, died Monday of congestive heart failure at Anne Arundel Medical Center. The Stevensville resident was 79.
Born in Baltimore and raised on South Carey Street, he attended Southern High School. He served in the Army Air Forces during World War II in England.
He was a BGE senior mechanic who built substations until his retirement in 1979. He worked for the utility for 35 years.
He enjoyed crabbing and made fruitcakes and crab soup.
He was a member of the Grasonville Moose Lodge, the American Legion and the Veterans of Foreign Wars. He had been the Scoutmaster of Boy Scout Troop 188 in Brooklyn Park, where he lived for many years.
A Mass of Christian burial was offered Friday at St. Christopher Roman Catholic Church, Stevensville.
Survivors include his wife of 54 years, the former Mary Rose Fields; two sons, Arden A. Fields III of Severna Park and Joseph Fields of Stewartstown, Pa.; three daughters, Ann Williams of Queenstown, Peggy Soriono of Abingdon and Rose Ferrin of Columbia; a sister, Margaret Rider of Baltimore; and nine grandchildren.