Charles E. McCaffrayCompany executiveCharles Edmund McCaffray, retired...


Charles E. McCaffray

Company executive

Charles Edmund McCaffray, retired president of the McCaffray Co., a Baltimore heating, ventilation and air-conditioning business, died of bone cancer yesterday at his home in the Charlestown Retirement Community in Catonsville. He was 86.

Mr. McCaffray grew up in Mount Washington. He attended Calvert Hall College High School and received his bachelor's degree in engineering from the Johns Hopkins University in 1929.

The registered professional engineer was a member of the Hopkins Club and the Engineering Society of Baltimore. He was a life member of the American Society of Heating, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE).

An avid horseman in his youth, Mr. McCaffray had taught riding in New York. He was a member of Baltimore's Paint and Powder Club, where he met his wife of 54 years, the former Martha Carr.

A Mass of Christian burial will be offered at 10 a.m. tomorrow at the Cathedral of Mary Our Queen, 5200 N. Charles St., where Mr. McCaffray had been an usher for many years.

His survivors, in addition to his wife, include a son, Charles Edmund McCaffray Jr. of Baltimore; four daughters, Martha Dodd of Clearwater, Fla., Susan van den Toorn of Washington, D.C., and Melinda Rose, Margaret Zemarel and Virginia Nichols, all of Baltimore; a sister, Mrs. Helen Braun, and a brother, Edmund McCaffray, also of Baltimore.

The family suggested memorial contributions to St. Agnes Homecare and Hospice Program, St. Agnes Hospital, 900 S. Caton Ave., Baltimore 21229.

Joshua D. Warfield IV

Beth Steel supervisor

Joshua Dorsey Warfield IV, a retired supervisor and roll department engineer for the Bethlehem Steel Corp., died of liver and renal failure Friday at Franklin Square Hospital. He was 53.

A 1958 graduate of Baltimore Polytechnic Institute, Mr. Warfield started at the Bethlehem Steel plant at Sparrows Point as an apprentice the same year, eventually working his way up to the position of supervisor. He retired in 1989.

The lifelong Baltimore resident was a member of Calvary Lutheran Church of Hamilton.

He was a member of Sincerity Lodge No. 181 A.F.& A.M., and a past president of the Baltimore Chapter of Sons of the American Revolution.

His hobbies included making brass belt buckles and awards for clubs, athletic organizations and political groups. He also enjoyed target shooting.

Services were to be held at 11 a.m. today at Ruck's Funeral Home, 5305 Harford Road.

Mr. Warfield is survived by his wife, Catherine; his mother, Katherine Warfield of Baltimore; three sons, Joshua Warfield V of Belcamp and Donald Warfield and Neal Rookstool, both of Baltimore; three daughters, Katherine Funkhauser of Stephens City, Va., and Tammy Wolfer and Cheryl Rookstool, both of Baltimore; and eight grandchildren.

William C. Bowen

FBI fingerprint expert

William C. Bowen, a retired fingerprint expert for the FBI, died March 23 at Franklin Square Hospital after a stroke.

The 77-year-old Mount Airy, N.C., native had lived in Washington for many years, then in Arnold before moving to Perry Hall about three years ago.

He retired in 1971 after working at FBI headquarters since 1938. Earlier, he worked briefly in Washington for the Internal Revenue Service. While based in Washington throughout his career, he was an expert witness in criminal trials and taught at police academies in many parts of the country.

Mr. Bowen had been a member of the FBI Disaster Squad, which identifies victims.

Private services were planned.

He is survived by his wife of 49 years, the former Edna Raye Coston; two daughters, Lynn Hickey of Fairfax, Va., and Jan Ingles of Perry Hall; and five grandchildren.

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