Bernard E. Ibex, 76, city firefighterBernard E....


Bernard E. Ibex, 76, city firefighter

Bernard E. Ibex, a former city firefighter who founded the Baltimore City Retired Fire Officers & Firefighters Association, died of a cerebral hemorrhage Friday at Sinai Hospital. He was 76.

Mr. Ibex, who lived in Lutherville, joined the Baltimore Fire Department in 1942 and retired in 1965. He then became a safety inspector for the Maryland Occupational Safety and Health Board of the state Department of Labor and Industry and retired in 1982.

In 1968, he founded the Baltimore City Retired Fire Officers & Firefighters Association and served as its president until 1974.

The Westminster native joined the Marines when he was 15, serving from 1936 to 1940 as a member of the Yangtze River Patrol in China. In 1945, he enlisted in the Navy and served for eight months aboard a fire boat in Okinawa until World War II ended.

He was a member of veterans groups, including the Yangtze River Patrol Association, China Marines, South China Patrol and the 2nd Battalion of the 4th Marines.

He also was a member of Alkali Caravan No. 16 of Alhambra, Knights of Columbus Notre Dame Council, a fourth-degree knight of the Charles Carroll of Carrollton Assembly and a past president of St. Katherine's Assembly No. 8.

He was a communicant of Immaculate Conception Roman Catholic Church, Baltimore and Ware avenues in Towson, where a Mass of Christian burial will be offered at 10 a.m. today.

He is survived by his wife of 57 years, the former Anna R. Mettee; four daughters, Barbara Doetlaff of Severna Park, Sandra Schaninger of St. Charles, Mo., and Bunny Gorsuch and Ann Ibex, both of Towson; and 10 grandchildren.

Memorial service June 24 for Morgan Cooper Walker

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Pub Date: 6/10/97

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