James S. Royer Jr., a retired Baltimore public school educator and passionate Orioles fan, died Monday at Lorien Mays Chapel of pneumonia. He was 90.
The son of the Rev. James S. Royer Sr., a United Methodist minister, and Helen Royer, a church organist, James Saylor Royer Jr. was born and raised in Wyomissing, Pa., near Reading.
After graduating in 1943 from Wyomissing High School, he was drafted into the Army and volunteered for the paratroopers. After completing jump school, he joined the 517th Parachute Combat Team and served in five major battles in Europe, including the invasion of southern France and the Battle of the Bulge.
After being discharged in 1945, he...