John Walter Broadway, a retired Baltimore firefighter, died Thursday of congestive heart failure at Good Samaritan Hospital. The Northeast Baltimore resident was 60.
Born in Ansonville, N.C., he moved to Baltimore as a child. He was a 1962 graduate of Dunbar High School and a member of its wrestling and football teams. After service in the Army, he earned a degree in physical education and played football at Morgan State University.
He worked at the old Harry T. Campbell Co. blacktop plant in White Marsh and the Sparrows Point plant of Bethlehem Steel Corp. before joining the Fire Department in the mid-1960s. He was stationed for many years in Hampden and retired three years ago.
Mr. Broadway was a sports fan and enjoyed attending Ravens football games.
Services will be held at 11 a.m. tomorrow at the Church of the Redeemed of the Lord, 4321 Old York Road.
Survivors include a daughter, Jonelle Broadway; a stepdaughter, Kelly Hounshell; a nephew he raised as a son, Darrin O'Neal; three sisters, Alberta Burrus, Mildred Keith and Anita O'Neal, all of Baltimore; and four grandchildren. His 1969 marriage to the former Lorraine Hill ended in divorce.