Ralph R. Fields, a retired educator who had been vice president of the old Baltimore International College, died Wednesday from influenza at the University of Maryland St. Joseph Medical Center.
The Lutherville resident was 79.
Ralph Rodney Fields who was the son of Ralph Raymond Fields, dean of the Teachers College at Columbia University, and Catherine Tinker Fields, a bookkeeper and real estate professional.
He was born in Palo Alto, Calif., and was raised in New York City and Tenafly, N.J., where he graduated from Tenafly High School.
A 1960 graduate of Cornell University, Mr. Fields served with an Army infantry unit from 1960 to 1962 at Fort Dix, N.J., and Fort...