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C. Walter England, 99, dairy technologist

C. Walter England, an expert in dairy technology, died Jan. 25 of congestive heart failure at Washington Adventist Hospital in Takoma Park. The Silver Spring resident was 99.

Known as Maryland's "Grand Old Man of Dairy Processing," he established C. W. England Laboratories, a commercial dairy and food laboratory in Beltsville and Frederick, in 1954. He retired in 1969.

Before then he was technical director of C. Y. Stevens Industries -- owner of High's convenience stores in Baltimore and Washington -- from 1944 to 1954 and supervisor of the dairy technology program at the University of Maryland, College Park from 1933 to 1944.

"He helped gain passage of the first dairy inspection law in Maryland," said T. Milton Nelson, agricultural editor at UM. "His guidance in the design and efficient operation of dairy plants and his creation of accepted dairy products standards have been recognized throughout the nation."

Born in Calvert in Cecil County, the World War I Army veteran earned a bachelor's degree in dairy processing at UM in 1923, and master's and doctoral degrees in 1931 and 1933 from Cornell University.

Since 1963, UM has awarded a scholarship in his name and, last year, established the annual C. Walter England Dairy Technology Lectureship.

He was married to Alma Lease for more than 50 years; she died in 1981.

Services were held Jan. 29.

He is survived by his wife of 16 years, the former Edna Swart; a daughter, Nancy E. Tysdal of Adelphi; two daughters; and four great-grandchildren.

Dr. William D. Boyd Sr., 76, physician, medical examiner

Dr. William Dunbar Boyd Sr., a retired physician, died Monday of cancer at home in Chaptico Manor in Chaptico. He was 76.

He opened a general medical practice in Leonardtown in 1948 and retired in 1984.

Dr. Boyd had served on the board of St. Mary's Hospital in Leonardtown and had been St. Mary's County medical examiner for 25 years.

The Washington native earned his medical degree from George Washington University Medical School in 1946 and was an intern at the old Providence Hospital in Washington.

He was a charter member of St. Mary's Historical Society and a member of the De La Brooke Fox Hounds, and enjoyed sailing his sloop, the Confido.

He was a communicant of Lady of the Wayside Roman Catholic Church in Chaptico.

A Mass of Christian burial will be offered at 11 a.m. today at St. Aloysius Roman Catholic Church, Washington Street, Leonardtown.

He is survived by his wife of 54 years, the former Lorraine A. Noonan; two sons, Dr. William D. Boyd II of Chaptico and Dr. James C. Boyd of Bushwood; two daughters, Mary E. Boyd of Mechanics-ville and Lorraine B. Brewer of Chaptico; nine grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

Charles E. Kearney Sr., 69, city police lieutenant

Charles E. Kearney Sr., a retired Baltimore police lieutenant, died Sunday of cancer at Beebe Hospital in Lewes, Del. He was 69.

Mr. Kearney, who had lived in the Ridgelaigh section of Baltimore County for 39 years, had been a resident of Keenwick, Del., since 1992.

He joined the Police Department in 1951 and was assigned to the homicide unit when he retired in 1979. He was head of security at Johns Hopkins Hospital until 1981 and employed in the internal security division at First National Bank of Maryland until 1991.

Born in Waverly, he attended Calvert Hall College and married June Evelyn Voight in 1950. She died last year.

A Mass of Christian burial will be offered at 10 a.m. tomorrow at St. John the Evangelist Roman Catholic Church, Long Green Pike, Hydes.

He is survived by a son, Charles E. Kearney Jr. of Bel Air; two daughters, Mary Karen Wright of Moorestown, N.J., and Kathleen Ann DeCarlo of Bel Air; three brothers, Francis Kearney of Parkton, William Kearney of Selbyville, Del., and Louis Kearney of Chicago; a sister, Virginia Doyle of Ridgelaigh; and six grandchildren.

Michael Kramer, 49, owned construction company

Michael B. Kramer, owner of a construction company, died Tuesday of undetermined causes at his Lutherville home. He was 49.

Since 1985, he had operated M. B. Kramer Interiors Inc. in Lutherville.

The Baltimore native earned an associate of arts degree from the former Community College of Baltimore in 1973. He then worked in the construction industry until he started his business.

Services are set for 11 a.m. today at Mays Chapel United Methodist Church, 11911 Jenifer Road.

He is survived by his wife, the former Honey Diaz, whom he married in 1992; his parents, Charles and Jeanne Kramer of Ocean City; and two sisters, Barbara J. Nock and Diane C. Kramer, both of Baltimore.

Ronald Adkins, 64, aerospace worker

Ronald Adkins, a retired aerospace worker, died Monday of an aneurysm at his Arnold home. He was 64.

As an employee of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, he helped build satellites at Goddard Space Flight Center for more than 30 years and retired in the early 1990s.

Services for the native of Whitesburg, Ky., were held yesterday.

He is survived by his wife, the former Mary Brannin, whom he married in 1958; a son, Michael Adkins of Annapolis; and three daughters, Anne Kay and Julie Myers, both of Pasadena, and Carla Connor of Annapolis.

Pub Date: 2/05/99

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