Retired GM inspector
Bernard Burley, a retired inspector at the General Motors Corp. plant in East Baltimore who held several posts in the United Auto Workers union, died Tuesday at Good Samaritan Hospital of complications of kidney disease. He was 66 and lived in Overlea.
He retired in 1987 as an inspector after working at the plant for 31 years. He was treasurer of Local 239 at the plant from 1979 until 1990 and earlier had been a trustee of that local and of a predecessor, Local 678.
He also was the union's pension representative at the plant from 1968 until 1987. He edited newsletters for both locals and for the Maryland State Council of the union's Community Action Program, which he continued until his death.
The Baltimore native was a 1946 graduate of Douglass High School where he was a wrestler, boxer and guard on the football team. He was a 1950 graduate of Morgan State University, where he was a member of the 1949 football team that won the championship of what is now the Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association.
He played football on service teams while in the Army during the Korean War. He also played on the Harlem Bears, a local semiprofessional team.
He was a member of the Morgan M Club and of St. John's African Methodist Episcopal Church, 810 N. Carrollton Ave., Baltimore, where services are scheduled for 12:30 p.m. today.
He is survived by his wife, the former Delores Mason; two daughters, Denise Johnson and Lisa Parker; a son, Dwight B. Burley; and three grandchildren. All are of Baltimore.
James S. Crist Jr.
Retired BGE employee
James S. Crist Jr., who retired in 1985 because of a medical disability after 20 years with the Baltimore Gas and Electric Co., died Saturday of cancer at St. Agnes Hospital. The Arnold resident was 51.
Born and reared in Arnold, he was a graduate of Severna Park High School.
He served in the Army and was a member of American Legion Post 175.
His marriage ended in divorce.
Services were scheduled for 2 p.m. today at Barranco and Sons Funeral Home, Ritchie Highway at Robinson Road, Severna Park.
He is survived by two sons, Kevin Lee Crist and James S. Crist III, both of Arnold; a daughter, Jennie Doran of Arnold; four brothers, Nelson Crist of Arnold, Steven Crist of Summerfield, Fla., Donald Crist of Edgewater and Richard Crist of Orlando, Fla.; his parents, James and Ruth Crist of Summerfield, Fla.; and his fiancee, Phyllis Koubik of Arnold.
John H. Funkey
Glass company chairman
John H. Funkey, retired chairman of the board of the Carr-Lowrey Glass Co., died Sunday of cancer and its complications at the Dulaney Towson Health Care Center. He was 83 and lived in Lutherville.
He retired in 1976 from the Westport glass bottle manufacturing company, which he joined in 1932 as assistant to the general manager.
The native of Hancock, Mich., was educated in Cleveland public schools.
He was active in community affairs and was a member of several civic groups. From 1975 to 1983, he headed the board of trustees of South Baltimore General Hospital, now Harbor Hospital Center.
A memorial Mass was to be offered at 11 a.m. today at the Roman Catholic Church of the Immaculate Conception, Baltimore at Ware avenues, Towson.
He is survived by his wife, the former Margaret Michel; a daughter, Anne Funkey Barnett of Annapolis; and four grandchildren.
Herbert Stokes, a retired machinist, died Dec. 31 of emphysema at Church Home Hospital. He was 91.
Born and reared in Blackstone, Va., he came to Baltimore as a young man and went to work in 1923 for the Domino Sugar Corp. on Key Highway. He retired from there in 1967.
His wife, the former Lila Alexander, whom he married in 1942, died in 1970.
Services were set for 11 a.m. today at the Betts Funeral Home, 1129 N. Caroline St., Baltimore, with interment in Mount Calvary Cemetery.
He is survived by a godson, J. Edward Wiggins of Baltimore, and a niece.
Constance C. Williams Maybin, an insurance agent, died Monday of heart failure at the University of Maryland Medical Center. She was 35 and lived on Arunah Avenue in Baltimore.
The Baltimore native was a 1978 graduate of Roland Park Country School and earned her bachelor's degree in 1982 from Rutgers University, where she was an honors student and captain of the women's lacrosse team.
She and her husband, Michael Maybin, whom she married in 1988, were active in several youth recreation leagues.
She was a member of the First United Church of Jesus Christ, 5150 Baltimore National Pike, Baltimore, where services were set for 7 p.m. today.
In addition to her husband, she is survived by a son, Aaron Michael, and a daughter, Constance Shavonne; two brothers, Derick and Quentin Williams, both of Baltimore; a sister, Cassandra Lewis of San Angelos, Texas; and her mother, Vandelia Parker of Baltimore.
Memorial donations may be made to a trust fund established by State Farm Insurance for the benefit of her children, c/o NationsBank, Security-Woodlawn Branch, 6400 Security Blvd., Baltimore 21207.
Grace Ellen Lindsay
Severn School teacher
Grace Ellen Lindsay, a retired teacher at the Severn School, died Dec. 29 of respiratory failure at the Anne Arundel Medical Center. She was 77 and lived in Arnold.
A memorial service was set for 4 p.m. today at the Barranco and Sons Funeral Home, Ritchie Highway and Robinson Road, Severna Park.
Her husband, G. Parker Lindsay, who also taught at Severn, died in 1969. She is survived by a daughter, Leslie Blythe Lindsay of Arnold; a son, Gorton Parker Lindsay Jr. of Annapolis; and three grandsons.
Memorial donations may be made to the G. Parker Lindsay Scholarship Fund at the Severn School.
Robert J. Green
Retired sales engineer
Robert J. Green, a retired sales engineer for the Koppers Co., died Tuesday of cancer at Greater Baltimore Medical Center. He was 82 and lived in Riderwood.
The Baltimore native was a graduate of Calvert Hall College and earned a mechanical engineering degree at the Catholic University of America.
He was president-elect of the Koppers Retirees Association and a member of the Towson Lodge of the Elks.
He had been head usher for 10 years at the Roman Catholic Church of the Immaculate Conception, Baltimore at Ware avenues in Towson, where a Mass of Christian burial was to be offered at 1 p.m. today.
He is survived by his wife, the former Valerie Stuart; two daughters, Valerie Spangler of Timonium and Katherine Tucker of Lutherville; two sons, Robert J. Green III of Bel Air and Michael Green of Thurmont; a sister, Laurie M. Green of Rodgers Forge; and 10 grandchildren.
Daniel H. Freeman, a retired Navy commander and retired marketing manager for the Raytheon Co., died Monday of congestive heart failure at the Anne Arundel Medical Center in Annapolis. The Annapolis resident was 73.
Services were set for 10 a.m. today in the Naval Academy Chapel. He is survived by his wife of 53 years, the former Mary Virginia Fiske; a son, Daniel H. Freeman Jr. of Galveston, Texas; a daughter, Lindsay E. Freeman of Annapolis; and two granddaughters.