James Montfort Jr. Retired sales manager


Services for James B. Montfort Jr., retired district sales manager for Wyeth Laboratories, will be held at noon tomorrow at All Saints Episcopal Church in the St. Mary's County community of Oakley.

Mr. Montfort, who was 56 and lived on Jarrettsville Pike in Monkton, died Monday of heart failure at the Greater Baltimore Medical Center.

He retired a year ago because of ill health as manager of the pharmaceutical company's Baltimore district, which includes most of Maryland.

Born in Washington and reared in Chevy Chase, Mr. Montfort was a page in the House of Representatives and a 1952 graduate of the school for pages.

He attended the University of the South and the University of Maryland and served in the Marine Corps in the mid-1950s.

Before starting to work for Wyeth in Baltimore more than 30 years ago, he had worked in the House of Representatives' post office and as a page for the National Broadcasting Co. in Washington.

His survivors include his wife of 36 years, the former Barbara F. Carruthers; a daughter, Virginia Rae Nelson of Houston; two sons, James Brown Montfort III of Lutherville and John Thomas Carruthers Montfort of Monkton; and four grandchildren.

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