James R. Royston Tool and die maker


A memorial service for James R. Royston, a tool and die JTC maker, will be held at 4 p.m. today at the Ebenezer United Methodist Church in Fallston.

Mr. Royston, who was 45 and lived in St. Michaels, died Wednesday at the Memorial Hospital at Easton after a heart attack.

He worked nearly 20 years for the Black and Decker Manufacturing Co., the last two years at its Easton plant and earlier in Hampstead.

He had also worked for the M. S. Willetts Co. in Cockeysville.

A native of Bad Axe, Mich., who came to Maryland as a young man, he was a former member of the Maryland National Guard.

He is survived by his wife, the former Kimberly Hale; a foster son, Randy Aikens of St. Michaels; and his mother, Gertrude G. Royston of Forest Hill.

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