Richard C. Williams Retired Navy Admiral


Services for Richard Claggett Williams Jr., a retired U.S. Navy admiral, will be held at 3 p.m. tomorrow at St. Mark's Episcopal Church in Boonsboro.

Mr. Williams, a native of Baltimore, died Thursday at Emory Hospital in Atlanta, Ga., of injuries suffered in a fall at his home in Decatur, Ala. He was 80.

He attended the Calvert School and was a 1927 graduate of Gilman School. In 1932, he graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy.

Mr. Williams was stationed with his wife, the former Muriel Aileen Montgomery, at Pearl Harbor when it was bombed by the Japanese in 1941. She gave birth to their son, Richard Claggett Williams III, a month before the attack. The son, who lives in Norfolk, is now a captain in the Navy.

During World War II, Mr. Williams commanded four destroyers in the Pacific. He received the Distinguished Service Medal, Legion of Merit, Gold Star and Silver Star awards.

He was made an honorary commander of the British Empire for his command of several British ships during the Korean War.

After his discharge, he taught mathematics and engineering at Georgia Institute of Technology and Georgia State University.

His first wife died in 1969, and he married the former Josephine McCorkle in 1971.

In addition to his wife and son, he is survived by two daughters, Jane Glenn of Greenville, S.C., and Anne Sherman of Springfield, Va.; a brother, Thomas J. C. Williams of Virginia Beach, Va.; two sisters, Rosa Williams Miller and Priscilla E. Williams, both of Baltimore; four grandchildren; and a great-grandson.

The family suggests memorial contributions to the American Cancer Society.


Walter W. Stude Services for Walter William Stude, a former member of the U.S. Olympic men's field hockey team, will be held at 10:30 a.m. tomorrow at the First English Lutheran Church, Charles and 39th streets.

Mr. Stude, who was 78, died Friday of a heart attack.

He played for the United States at three Olympiads: London in Helsinki in 1952 and Melbourne in 1956. He was also a longtime member of the Mount Washington Lacrosse Club.

Mr. Stude was born in Kingston, Ontario, and moved to Maryland during his childhood. He grew up in Catonsville, and later lived in Roland Park. He was a graduate of Catonsville High School, and attended the University of Houston. He served in the Navy during World War II.

He is survived by his wife, the former Shirley Murray; two %J daughters, Carol S. Knapp of Ruxton and Mary V. Stude of Roland Park; a stepson, Patrick J. Gilmore of Atlanta; two brothers, Oscar H. Stude of Baltimore and Fritz R. Stude of Towson; and six grandchildren.

The family suggests memorial donations to the U.S. Olympic fund.

Albert R. Herwig

Retired engineer

A Mass of Christian Burial for Albert R. Herwig, a retired supervisor for the Army Chemical Research Development and Engineering Center at Edgewood Arsenal, will be offered at 9:15 a.m. tomorrow at St. Clement's Roman Catholic Church, 1210 Chesaco Ave., in Rosedale.

Mr. Herwig, a lifelong Rosedale resident, died Thursday of heart failure at Franklin Square Hospital. He was 67.

Born and reared in East Baltimore, he was a 1942 graduate of the Baltimore Polytechnic Institute, Advanced Course. He later attended the Johns Hopkins University's McCoy College, studying structural engineering and accounting.

During World War II, he served as a bombardier in a B-24 squadron and completed 38 bombing missions over Europe.

After the war, he went to work at the Edgewood center, and retired as an engineering supervisor in the late 1980s. During his 40-year career there, he received numerous commendations.

Mr. Herwig was a member of the American Legion.

He was married 48 years to the former Patricia Mullen.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by two daughters, Kathleen Warner of West Virginia, and Patricia Gibbon of western Pennsylvania; two sons, Brian Herwig and Allen Herwig, both of Rosedale; three brothers, Carl Herwig of Ruxton, Raymond Herwig of Rosedale, and John Herwig of Phoenix; and five grandchildren.

Copyright © 2019, The Baltimore Sun, a Baltimore Sun Media Group publication | Place an Ad