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John W. Broadway, 60, Baltimore City firefighter

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.

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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.

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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.


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