Warfield Services Held Saturday

August 1, 1935

Many Attend Rites of man Who Was Outstanding Leader here

Funeral services for the Hon. Wade H. D. Warfield, former State Senator from Carroll County and for more than twenty-five years the first citizen of Sykesville, were held on Saturday morning at 9:45 o’clock. Many attended the final rites and out of respect to the man who for many years was the town’s civic and industrial leader, a number of business places closed their doors.

The services were conducted by the Rev. father William Neligan, pastor of St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, and were held from the home of Mrs. James O. Ridgely, daughter of the deceased, and from the church, where a solemn Requiem Mass was said. Members of the Woodstock College choir sang.

Father Neligan paid a deserved and eloquent tribute to Mr. Warfield as a faithful public servant, an enterprising business man and a useful and loyal citizen of the community, who always held fast to high ideals and delighted in service of helpfulness and love to his neighbors. He briefly  sketched the record of his successful life here and drew praiseworthy lessons from it. There were also comforting references for the family.

The body was laid to rest in the family plot at Springfield cemetery. The pallbearers were Dr. Hosea W. McAdoo, C. Lowndes Bennett, Herbert and Joseph Oliver of Baltimore, William mason Jones and Louis P. Shultz. A large number of floral tributes bespoke the love and esteem of a grieved community.

Mr. Warfield, in his seventieth year, died at 9:20 p. m. on Wednesday last. He had been ill for several weeks following a stroke suffered on June 17th.

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