John W. Barnaby, 89, Baltimore doctorDr. John...

John W. Barnaby, 89, Baltimore doctor

Dr. John W. Barnaby, who retired in 1984 as a general practitioner who had been a general surgeon, died Wednesday of pneumonia at Roland Park Place.


Dr. Barnaby, 89, had moved from Guilford to Roland Park Place 11 years ago when he retired after 50 years of practice.

He had been active on many committees at Maryland General Hospital and had practiced at Church Home and Hospital, as well as at the Wesley Home.


A native of Cecil County, he was a 1924 graduate of the George Biddle High School in Cecilton. He graduated from the Johns Hopkins University in 1928 and from its medical school in 1933.

He was an intern and surgical resident at Maryland General Hospital and served in the Army Medical Corps reaching the rank of captain during World War II.

Dr. Barnaby had been a member of the Grace Baptist Church and more recently of the Northside Baptist Church.

A memorial service was held yesterday.

He is survived by his wife, the former Esther Cole; three nieces, Thelma Cole Kirks of Rodgers Forge, Gerry Cole of Timonium and Penny Cole of Sparks; two nephews, Charles M. Cole of St. Louis and Paul Cole of Florida.

Robert L. Kirchenbauer, 68, who managed a downtown office of Hertz Rent-a-Car after World War II before leaving in 1961, died Wednesday of cancer and heart failure at a hospital in Beech Grove, Ind., where he was a sales representative for National Car Rental.

Services were held yesterday in Indianapolis.

He is survived by his wife, the former Judith E. Stone; four sons, Robert F. Kirchenbauer of Baltimore, Russell F. Kirchenbauer of Westminster, Howard E. Kirchenbauer of Indianapolis and Forrest C. Kirchenbauer of Milford, Ohio; three daughters, Linda L. Colpitt and Lisa A. Littleton, both of Indianapolis, and Laurel S. Burtner of Greenwood; two sisters, Frances Ziegler of Baltimore and Dorothy Coffman of Hampstead; and 17 grandchildren.


William E. Dix, 65, who retired in 1992 after working 36 years at Bethlehem Steel Corp.'s open hearth furnaces at Sparrows Point, died Monday of complications of diabetes at St. Joseph Hospital.

Mr. Dix, a native of Virginia's Eastern Shore, was raised in Baltimore. He lived in the city's Howard Park section for many years and was active in its community association. He was an Army infantryman during the Korean War, winning a Bronze Star for valor.

A Mass of Christian burial was offered Friday.

Survivors include a daughter, Barbara Murrys of Woodlawn; his mother, Jennie Dix of Baltimore; four sisters, Ernestine Bailey of Onancock, Va., Arlene E. Wilder of Ellicott City, and Michele Dix and Doreen Prilliman, both of Baltimore; a brother, Anthony Dix of Baltimore; and two grandsons. His marriage to the former Dorothy Chew ended in divorce.