Albert C. Fields, food service manager, dies

Former educator went into food service at Calvert Hall High School

July 07, 2011|By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun | Baltimore Sun reporter

Albert Carl Fields, a former educator who later became food service manager at Calvert Hall College High School, died Saturday of complications from Parkinson's disease at St. Joseph Medical Center.

The longtime Timonium resident was 76.

Mr. Fields was born at home on Hillen Street and later moved to Woodbourne Avenue. He was a 1953 graduate of Calvert Hall and earned a bachelor's degree in 1959 from Loyola College.

From 1957 to 1977, when he changed careers, Mr. Fields taught English and drama at his old high school. He was manager of the school's food service department until he left in 1992.

Mr. Fields was manager of food service at the Monsignor O'Dwyer Retreat House in Sparks from 1992 until 1999, when he retired.

He also owned and operated a catering business.

"He was Baltimore's original 'Cake Boss,'" said his wife of 43 years, the former Mary Mountcastle. "He was well known for his graduation, wedding and birthday cakes."

Mr. Fields also enjoyed participating in amateur theater productions; he appeared in musicals and dramas at the Spotlighters and Cockpit in the Court Theatre at the Community College of Baltimore County in Essex.

He was also an animal rights activist, his wife said.

Mr. Fields was an active communicant, Eucharistic minister and choir member of St. Joseph Roman Catholic Church, 100 Church Lane, Cockeysville, where a Mass of Christian burial will be offered at 10 a.m. Friday.

Also surviving are a daughter, Susan Coulson of Carney; two brothers, Andrew Fields and Joseph Fields, both of Lutherville; a sister, Marie Farrell of Homeland; and five grandchildren.

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