Albert Wilbur Woodfield Jr., former owner of a Rock Hall wholesale seafood company, died Wednesday at his daughter's Centreville home of complications from
He was 81.
The son of a wholesale seafood merchant and a homemaker, Mr. Woodfield was born and raised in Galesville and was a 1948 graduate of Southern High School in Lothian.
Mr. Woodfield was a partner in Woodfield Fish & Oyster Co. of Galesville, which had been established by his father.
In 1965, he left the business when he purchased Hubbard's Pier and Seafood Inc. in Rock Hall, which he owned and operated until selling the business in 1988.
"He was well known throughout Maryland and the East Coast as a successful seafood wholesaler," said his daughter, Kathy Lynn Woodfield Christopher of Centreville.
He had been a member of the
Mr. Woodfield enjoyed boating, hunting and fishing. He also was a baseball fan and liked spending several months each year in Maui, Hawaii.
He was a member of Galesville United Methodist Church, 4825 Church Lane, Galesville, where services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday.
In addition to his daughter, he is survived by his wife of 15 years, the former Catherine G. Hoffman; two sons, Albert W. Woodfield III of Galesville and Bruce M. Woodfield of Annapolis; a sister, Louise W. Morris of