K. T. Everngam, retired judge, dies at...


K. T. Everngam, retired judge, dies at 79

Services for retired Judge K. Thomas Everngam of the Caroline County Circuit Court will be held at 11 a.m. tomorrow at St. Luke's United Methodist Church in Denton.

Judge Everngam, who was 79, died Wednesday of heart failure at his home in Denton.

He served as a judge of the 2nd Judicial Circuit in Denton from 1976 until he retired in 1982.

A member of the Maryland and American bar associations and the American Judicature Association, he was a former president of the Caroline County and Second Judicial Circuit bar associations. He was also a fellow of the Maryland and American bar foundations.

From 1938 until 1941, he worked as a lawyer in Washington for the Reconstruction Finance Corp. and then served in Baltimore as assistant U.S. attorney. From 1943 until 1946, he was a special assistant attorney general and also began to practice law in Denton.

Before becoming a judge, he had represented the Caroline County commissioners and the towns of Ridgely and Greensboro, and served on the board of the Caroline County Bank in Greensboro, which he also represented. He had also been legal officer for the Potomac River Fisheries Commission ,, and served as president of the Chesapeake Bay Seafood Industries Association.

Born in Hollywood, Calif., he moved to Denton as a child with his family and was a graduate of Caroline High School.

He attended Washington and Lee University and graduated in )) 1938 from the Washington College of Law, now part of American University. He also studied at the Catholic University law school.

A former president of the Denton Rotary Club and the Caroline Country Club, he was a member of St. Luke's United Methodist Church and also active at the Concord United Methodist Church in Federalsburg.

For more than 50 years, he was a member of the Temple Lodge of the Masons in Denton. He also belonged to the Scottish Rite and Boumi Temple.

He is survived by his wife, the former Katharine Reinhart; a son, K. Thomas Everngam Jr. of Easton; a daughter, Sarah E. Croll of Denton; eight grandchildren; and a great-granddaughter.

The family suggested memorial contributions to Concord United Methodist Church or to St. Luke's United Methodist Church.

A. Douglas Ford

Insurance agent

Services for A. Douglas Ford, founder of an insurance agency that specialized in insuring motorcycles, will be held at noon today at the Mitchell-Wiedefeld funeral establishment, 6500 York Road.

Mr. Ford, who was 84 and lived on Weatherbee Road in Towson, died Tuesday of heart failure at the Greater Baltimore Medical Center.

He retired two years ago as partner in the Cycle General Agency, which he started in 1968. He also had been general agent for the Balboa Insurance Co.

Earlier, he owned the Ford Finance Co. in Parkville and had worked for other finance companies.

Born in Baltimore and a graduate of City College, he played basketball, soccer for East Baltimore semiprofessional teams and baseball, once gaining a tryout with the minor league Orioles.

He first worked as a coach and sports official for the Playground Athletic League, a predecessor of the Baltimore Department of Recreation and Parks.

He is survived by his wife, the former Constance Warner; a son, Paul W. Ford of Timonium; a daughter, Jane Ford Walker of Derwood; seven grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

Lewin T. Milburn Sr.

Trinity Baptist deacon

Services for Deacon Lewin T. Milburn Sr., a clerk at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center at Fort Howard and chairman of the deacons at the Trinity Baptist Church, will be held at noon today at the church at 1601 Druid Hill Ave.

Deacon Milburn, who was 57, died Monday after an asthma attack at his home on Huntcliff Drive in Owings Mills.

A warehouse and supply clerk at the veterans hospital, he served in the U.S. Navy during the Korean War. A native of Baltimore, he was a graduate of Douglass High School.

At Trinity Baptist Church, he chaired the nominating committee of the church board, sang in the Male Chorus and Combined Choir, taught in the Vacation Bible School and was a member of the Trinitarian Missions Circle, the Progressive Men's Ministry, the Men's Bible Class and Baltimoreans United in Leadership Development.

He was named "Man of the Year" at the church in 1984.

Also, he took classes and attended workshops sponsored by the Progressive Baptist Convention of Maryland, the Progressive National Baptist Convention and the American Baptist Men of the American Baptist Churches of the South.

He liked to cook for friends and relatives and to watch game shows and old movies.

He is survived by his wife, the former Theresa Johnson Taylor; three sons, George Michael Milburn and Max Taylor, both of Baltimore, and Mark Taylor of Honolulu; a foster son, Wendell Clay of Baltimore; five daughters, Vera Coles, Florence Milburn, Coretta Milburn and Zena Daley, all of Baltimore, and Lydia Bethany Milburn of Owings Mills; his mother, Bertha B. Milburn McBride of Baltimore; five brothers, Horace E. Milburn Jr., James W. Milburn, George L. Milburn Sr., John L. Milburn and Stephen T. Milburn, all of Baltimore; five sisters, Mary L. Clay, Bertha M. Blackwell, Evelyn R. Robinson and Henrietta C. Coward, all of Baltimore, and Mabel L. Jackson of Beltsville; 14 grandchildren; and a great-grandson.

The family suggested memorial donations to Trinity Baptist Church.

G. W. van den Berg

Painter, swimmer

Genevieve Wilford van den Berg, who painted and as a youth had competed in swimming meets, died of respiratory failure Monday at the Anne Arundel Medical Center.

Mrs. van den Berg, who was 77 and an Annapolis resident, had set freestyle records in area Amateur Athletic Union meets between 1925 and 1934. She also tried out for the 1932 Olympic team.

The former Genevieve Wilford was born in Baltimore and graduated in 1930 from Annapolis High School.

She was a 1934 graduate of the Maryland Institute College of Art, where she studied oil painting.

In 1934, she also married M. Norris van den Berg, who is retired as general manager of an automobile supply company.

In addition to her husband, Mrs. van den Berg is survived by a son, Norris van den Berg of Santa Cruz, Calif.; a daughter, Marian van den Berg of Annapolis; two sisters, Dorothy Adams of Baltimore and Margaret Hoffman of St. Louis; and five grandchildren.

Services were private

.Arthur H. Cantela

Retired drummer

A Mass of Christian burial for Arthur H. Cantela, a retired professional drummer and civilian bus and truck driver on Army posts, will be offered at 9:30 a.m. today at St. Dominic's Roman Catholic Church, Harford Road and Gibbons Avenue.

Mr. Cantela, who was 76 and lived on Fairwood Avenue, died Monday at Good Samaritan Hospital after a heart attack.

He retired in 1976 from Fort Meade, but he also had worked at Aberdeen Proving Ground in nearly 30 years as a civilian employee of the U.S. Army.

He had served in the Army during World War II.

A native of Cleveland who came to Baltimore in 1932, he worked at the Sparrows Point plant of the Bethlehem Steel Corp. before he joined the Army.

Known as "Otts," he played the drums with several local bands until last year. During the 1950s and 1960s, he played regularly at the 2 O'Clock Club.

In the early 1950s, he also played with the Gene Krupa orchestra.

He is survived by his wife, the former Sadie M. Corso; two daughters, Lola A. Jones of Baltimore and Angelina Cantela of Kingsville; two sisters, Lucy Maio and Lola Oriente, both of Baltimore; and two grandsons

Jane G. Muller

Retired math teacher

A memorial service for Jane Guttmann Muller, a retired vTC mathematics teacher, will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Wilson United Methodist Church, 4507 Long Green Road.

Mrs. Muller, who was 62 and lived in Glen Arm, died of cancer June 8 at the Greater Baltimore Medical Center.

She retired about two years ago from the Perry Hall High School. In more than 20 years of service, she also taught at the Franklin High School and the Stemmers Run High School.

The former Jane Guttmann was a native of Baltimore and a graduate of Western Maryland College.

Her survivors include two sons, Carl Muller of Columbia and David Muller of Timonium; a daughter, Janet Muller of Timonium; and a friend, Robert Faby of Park- ville.

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