Joseph Daugherty Warfield

Dinah and Joseph Warfield

printed 08.02.2019

Ocean City

Joseph Daugherty Warfield, age 59, died June 15, 2019 at PRMC in Salisbury, Maryland.

Joe was born in Uccle, Belgium, and grew up in Roland Park, Maryland located in Baltimore.

He attended Mount Washington Country School For Boys, and Loyola Blakefield High School in Baltimore, and Salisbury State College (Salisbury, Maryland), earning a Bachelor of Science Degree in Geography.

Joe spent his summers at his family Boardwalk beach home, between Sixth and Seventh streets in Ocean City, Maryland.

He owned various Boardwalk novelty businesses over the years, a Boardwalk bicycle rental business of 20-plus years, and was also the captain of the Duckaneer Pirate Ship for the past 16 years, located at the Talbot Street Water Sports, in Ocean City.

He also spent several years working as a member of the Ocean City Beach Patrol, and enjoyed anything and everything to do with the water.

He was an avid world traveler, and he always met and made friends everywhere he went.

He is survived by his loving wife of 21 years, Dinah Ellen Wimbrow-Warfield; his wonderful and loving, sister, Dr. Mary Warfield; his nephews, Jack, Tim and Will Muse; and many other friends and extended family.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Jack Warfield, Jr. and Dorothy Elizabeth Hoen Warfield.

A Celebration of Joe’s Life will be held in the fall of 2019, date and time to be announced.

In lieu of flowers, donations made in his memory are welcome and appreciated, at the Ocean City Life-Saving Museum, 813 South Atlantic Avenue, P.O. Box 603, Ocean City, Maryland 21843.

My Loving Tribute To Joe Warfield:

Joe Warfield - Joseph Daugherty Warfield - was a wonderfully kind, caring and generous husband, a brother, a brother-in-law, uncle, cousin and friend, who never met a stranger. Everyone who crossed his path considered him to be their friend.

He was a person I can only describe as “Larger than Life,” always smiling, always laughing and always proclaiming that he had, “Never Had It So Good!, even if that might not have been the case at times.

Truth be known, we actually never had it so good when he was with us.

He was a very unique individual with a wonderful way of looking at life. He had many quips he would say, or his “Joe-isms,” as I liked to call them, and he is remembered by so many, for his funny, upbeat outlook on life.

He lived his life in a way that few could. He recognized that being a person of character mattered most, and that experiences in life were far more important than were possessions.

He worked every summer of his life in Ocean City Maryland, as a Boardwalk businessman, owning various novelty stores, and his bicycle rental business beneath his family Boardwalk home on Sixth Street.

His most recent endeavor in these past 16 years was as the captain of the Duckaneer Pirate Ship at the Talbot Street Water Sports Dock.

In the off season(s), Joe donated much of his time to charitable causes, and was a mentor to his friend, Kris.

Joe was a part of the local Ocean City fabric on the Boardwalk, and around town, and was known everywhere he went – a bit of a legend in Ocean City.

When he wasn’t working, he was an avid world traveler, either planning a trip, or taking a trip. When we traveled, he was definitely in his happy place and he was always my tour guide, and always captain.

He was a perfect example of the saying, “All that wander are not lost.”

Words simply cannot describe the spirit that was Joey Warfield.

He loved, he laughed, he was brilliant, he was incredibly funny, charming, insightful, always generous to a fault, and always optimistic.

He gave the best advice and genuinely had your back, and he took, most seriously, anyone who needed his help.

He will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved him.

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