Richard W. Warfield Sr., a former Maryland Shipbuilding & Drydock Co. manager who sailed with the merchant marine during World War II, died Tuesday of complications from dementia at Future Care Canton Harbor.
He was 91.
The son of William H. Warfield Sr., a Washington Navy Yard electrician, and Catherine M. Warfield, a homemaker, Richard William Warfield Sr. was born at home on Lancaster Street in Fells Point.
After graduating in 1942 from Polytechnic Institute, he entered the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy at Kings Point, N.Y., from which he graduated in 1944 at the top of his class, said a son, Richard W. Warfield Jr. of Glen Burnie.
Mr. Warfield sailed...