Guy Calligan Jr.Plumber, tavern ownerGuy Calligan Jr.,...


Guy Calligan Jr.

Plumber, tavern owner

Guy Calligan Jr., a retired master plumber and former tavern owner, died Thursday of congestive heart failure at North Arundel Hospital. The Glen Burnie resident was 77.

In 1960, Mr. Calligan started Calligan Plumbing and Heating. The next year, he and the former Elsie Mullfinger were married. She died in 1988.

In 1975, the couple bought the Branch Inn on Point Pleasant Road, which they operated for 12 years.

Mr. Calligan was a longtime member of Plumbers Local 48.

Services will be at 10 a.m. tomorrow at Kirkley-Ruddick Funeral Home, 421 Crain Highway in Glen Burnie.

Survivors include two sons, David Calligan and Guy Calligan III, both of Glen Burnie; a stepson, William Sprinkle of Glenwood; two brothers, Gene Calligan and Richard Calligan, both of Essex; seven grandchildren; and a great-grandson.

William M. Toadvine

Longtime lawyer

William M. Toadvine, who had been a lawyer in Baltimore for 44 years, died of a heart attack Tuesday at Sinai Hospital.

Mr. Toadvine, 70, who maintained a general law practice at an office on West Baltimore Street. His wife, the former Maurice Butler, died July 22.

Mr. Toadvine often represented churches and community groups without charge.

Gregory L. Lewis, a lawyer who has an office in the same building, said, "I regarded him as my mentor. He was a tremendous help to me in my practice." He said Mr. Toadvine sometimes jokingly chided him for wasting time by going to lunch.

Speaking of Mr. Toadvine's own work habits, he said, "The law being a jealous mistress, he came to work six days a week."

Mr. Toadvine was a member of Monumental City Bar Association, the Maryland State Bar Association and the National Bar Association.

The West Baltimore resident was also a member of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, the Urban League and Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity.

Born in Salisbury, he was a graduate of Salisbury High School and served in the Army in the Pacific during World War II.

He was a graduate of Morgan State University and, in 1950, of the University of Maryland Law School.

Survivors include a sister, Ruth C. Teagle; a niece, Regina Toadvine Moore; a grandniece; and a grandnephew. All are of Baltimore.

Services for Mr. Toadvine will be at noon tomorrow at the Nutter Funeral Home, 2501 Gwynns Falls Parkway.

Larry A. Newkirk Sr.

Marine Corps sergeant

Larry Allen Newkirk Sr., a retired Marine Corps sergeant who managed a warehouse store in Harford County, died Saturday at Fallston General Hospital after a heart attack. The Fallston resident was 57.

Mr. Newkirk retired from the Marine Corps in 1979, after 26 years, with the rank of master gunnery sergeant. He served in Japan in the late 1950s, in Vietnam from 1969 to 1970, and on Okinawa in 1975.

A native of Pendleton, Ind., Mr. Newkirk had managed the Stack and Store Warehouse in Fallston since moving there in 1988 with his wife, the former Joyce Cecilia Punte.

A chef in the Marine Corps, he helped make the cake for a White House ceremony honoring the Marine Corps in 1975.

A memorial service is set for 8 p.m. tomorrow at Ruck Towson Funeral Home, 1050 York Road. He will be buried Friday in Hamilton, Ohio, with military honors.

Besides his wife, survivors include two sons, Larry A. Newkirk Jr. of Lebanon, Ohio, and James J. Newkirk of St. Louis; a daughter, Terry Lee Ellen Newkirk of Edgewood; three brothers, Louis Newkirk, Walter Newkirk and Gail Newkirk, all of Hamilton, Ohio; three sisters, Mildred Wheat of Terre Haute, Ind., Geraldine Kelley of Hamilton and Ella Mae Carson of New Jersey; and two grandchildren.

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