J. Kenneth Trail Retired contractor

A Mass of Christian burial for J. Kenneth Trail, a retired Salisbury businessman, will be offered at 2 p.m. tomorrow at St. Francis de Sales Roman Catholic Church on Riverside Drive in Salisbury.

Mr. Trail, 70, died yesterday at his home in Salisbury after a long bout with heart disease.


He retired in 1982 as a sheet metal contractor, a career that had spanned 50 years, first in the Cockeysville area and then in Salisbury, where he moved in the early 1970s.

Born in Baltimore, Mr. Trail served in the Marine Corps in Okinawa during World War II, where he was injured and received a Purple Heart.


He had a passion for playing golf, and Mr. Trail's family has arranged for his remains to be cremated and the ashes spread over part of his favorite course at the Elks Lodge off Northpark Drive in Salisbury.

Mr. Trail is survived by his wife, the former Mary Virginia Sanford; three daughters, Donna Marie Clark of Pittsville, and Stephanie Fahey Turner and Kerry Lee Jordan, both of Gaithersburg; and two sons, J. Kenneth Trail Jr. of Fallston and Michael Dean Trail of Salisbury.

Also surviving are a sister, Mary Louise Kain of Tampa, Fla.; three brothers, L. LeRoy Trail, Fahey Trail and Carroll Trail, all of Baltimore; six grandchildren; and four great grandchildren.

The family suggests that memorial contributions to the Coastal Hospice, P.O. Box 1733, Salisbury, Md. 21801.