H. Branch Warfield, a social worker who was the former assistant to the director of the state Social Services Administration, died Tuesday from heart failure at Gilchrist Center Towson. The Hunt Valley resident was 94.
Henry Branch Warfield, the son of Lee Owings Warfield, a dairy farmer, and his wife, Eleanor Branch Warfield, was born and raised at Solopha, the family farm near Sykesville.
Mr. Warfield, who was known as Branch, was a 1941 graduate of Sykesville High School and began his college studies at Washington College, which were interrupted by World War II.
In 1943, he joined the V-12 program to be trained as a naval officer, and a year later was commissioned...