John Albert Hayward, 86, wholesale liquor salesman
John Albert Hayward, a retired wholesale liquor salesman for Churchill Distributors, died Nov. 21 of heart failure at Greater Baltimore Medical Center. The Lutherville resident was 86.
Mr. Hayward began working in 1945 as a salesman for wholesale distributor Churchill. His clients included such well-known Baltimore County establishments as Bernie Lee's Penn Hotel in Towson, Peerce's Plantation, Valley Inn and Pellington's Iron Horse. He retired in 1977.
Born and raised in Shelbina, Mo., he attended the University of Missouri.
After his father's death in the mid-1930s, he left college and moved to Baltimore to work for the newly established Social Security Administration.
During World War II, he was a naval aviator and taught flying at bases throughout the country. He attained the rank of lieutenant.
He was married in 1942 to Eleanor Berry, who died in 1977.
Mr. Hayward enjoyed gardening and travel.
Mr. Hayward was a communicant of Episcopal Church of the Holy Comforter, 130 W. Seminary Ave., Lutherville, where a memorial service will be held at 4 p.m. Dec. 15.
He is survived by a daughter, Mary Ellen Hayward of Lutherville; a granddaughter; and several nieces.