Carl Rogge Hilgenberg, 87, glass company executiveCarl...


Carl Rogge Hilgenberg, 87, glass company executive

Carl Rogge Hilgenberg, a retired Carr-Lowery Glass Co. executive, died Thursday of Parkinson's disease at Broadmead retirement community in Cockeysville. He was 87.

Mr. Hilgenberg retired in 1965 as vice president and director of the South Baltimore company which his grandfather, Charles Hilgenberg, a German immigrant, established in 1889.

After graduating from the Gilman School in 1925 and attending Princeton University, he studied glassmaking under Dr. Fritz Eckert of Oberbayern, Germany, an international authority on glassmaking. He joined the family business in the early 1930s.

He was an opera lover and had an extensive record collection.

As vestryman and member of the music committee at St. David's Episcopal Church, he selected and oversaw the installation in 1966 of the Casavant Freres German Baroque organ, regarded as one of the finest classical instruments in Maryland.

The former Roland Park resident, who was born and raised in Guilford, was a member of the Maryland and Elkridge clubs.

Services will be held at 11 a.m. today at St. David's Episcopal Church, 4700 Roland Ave.

He is survived by his wife of 62 years, the former Elizabeth Rianhard; two sons, John C. Hilgenberg of Baltimore and Carl G. Hilgenberg of Franconia, N.H.; a daughter, Elizabeth Heminway of Pistoia, Italy; a brother, Charles Edward Hilgenberg of Easton; three grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

Elizabeth C. Spurgin, 79, homemaker, gardener

Elizabeth Cummings Spurgin, a homemaker and gardener known for her prize-winning zinnias, died Sunday of heart failure at Carroll County General Hospital. She was 79 and lived at the Carroll Lutheran Village in Westminster.

The former Elizabeth Cummings, who had been a Towson resident for 40 years, was born and raised in Tully, N.Y. After high school, she came to Lutherville to attend the Maryland College for Women, graduating in 1937. The next year, she married William H. Spurgin Jr., who died in 1985.

She was a 40-year member of Towson Presbyterian Church and a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Westminster and the Towson Garden and Women's clubs.

Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. today at Ruck Towson Funeral Home, 1050 York Road.

She is survived by a son, William H. Spurgin III of Lutherville; a daughter, Jane S. Shipley of Finksburg; a sister, Barbara Olcott of Hobe Sound, Fla.; three grandchildren; and a great-grandchild.

Clelia B. Delafield, 92, cancer center board member

Clelia B. Delafield, who served on the board of overseers of the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York, died Tuesday at Union Memorial Hospital of a circulatory illness.

She was 92 and lived at Roland Park Place.

The former Clelia Benjamin was a New York native who moved to Baltimore from Sarasota, Fla., in 1984.

She married Edward C. Delafield in 1927. He died in 1976.

A memorial Mass for Mrs. Delafield will be offered at 10 a.m. today at St. Thomas Aquinas Roman Catholic Church, 1008 W. 37th St.

She is survived by two daughters, Clelia D. Carey of the Lake Roland area and Cynthia Delafield of Rodgers Forge; a son, Walter B. Delafield of New York City; two sisters, Mary B. Henderson of Hunter, N.Y., and Yolanda B. Jaeckel of Sarasota; seven grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

Marvin T. Burkindine, 63, Medic, car salesman

Marvin T. Burkindine, a Baltimore Fire Department medic, fTC died Sunday of smoke inhalation after a fire destroyed his Glen Burnie apartment. He was 63.

Mr. Burkindine, who was raised in East Baltimore and attended city schools, served in the Army until he joined the Fire Department in 1958.

He retired in 1965 and sold cars for a number of years at Al Packer Ford.

Services were to be held at 10 a.m. today at the Raymond C. Fink Funeral Home, 426 Crain Highway, Glen Burnie.

Mr. Burkindine is survived by two sons, Lawrence D. Burkindine of Glen Burnie and Mitchell C. Burkindine of Pasadena; a daughter, Lauren Burk of Carney; five brothers, James Burkindine of Bowley's Quarters, George Burkindine of Glen Burnie, Townsend Burkindine of Middle River, Charles Burkindine Dundalk and Vernon Burkindine of Salisbury; three sisters, Margaret Moog of Hamilton, Maude Leonard of Baltimore and Roberta Joe Murphy of Seaford, Del.; and six grandchildren.

Evie R. McCloud, 57, teacher, counselor

Evie R. McCloud, a counselor and teacher in Baltimore County public schools for nearly 30 years, died Monday of heart and liver failure at Northwest Hospital Center. She was 57 and lived in Randallstown.

She was born Evie R. Morris in Carthage, Miss., and graduated from Winston-Salem State University in North Carolina. She held a master's degree from Northwestern University.

She was a member of the Delta Sigma Theta sorority and a deacon, trustee and youth group leader at Lochearn Presbyterian Church, 3800 Patterson Ave., where services are scheduled for 11:30 a.m. today.

She is survived by her husband, Charles J. McCloud Sr.; a son, Charles J. McCloud Jr. of Guam; her mother, Violet Morris of Jackson, Miss.; two sisters, Nora Hughes of Park Forest, Ill., and Bennye Hayes of Flint, Mich.; and four brothers, Jimmie Morris of Oxford, N.C., Bonnie Morris of Jackson, Calvin Morris of Chicago and Louis Morris of Terry, Miss.

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