Henry G. Ebert Jr., construction firm owner, dies

Henry G. Ebert Jr., former owner of a Baltimore construction and interior design firm, died Saturday of leukemia at Gilchrist Hospice Care in Towson.

The former Homeland and Ruxton resident was 77.

Henry Gerard Ebert Jr. was born in Baltimore and raised in Highlandtown. He was the son of Henry G. Ebert Sr., owner of Fame Construction Co., and Anna Virginia Vardy, a homemaker.

After graduating in 1958 from Calvert Hall College High school, Mr. Ebert attended Mount St. Mary’s College in Emmitsburg.

He established Ebert & Associates, a construction and interior design firm, in the late 1960s, and operated the business until the 1990s, when he closed it.

Mr. Ebert served two terms on the national board of the American Society of Interior Designers and had been president of the Maryland chapter of the American Society of Interior Designers. He had also been an active member of the Homeland Association.

He served as a docent at the Evergreen Museum & Library, which once was the home of Baltimore’s Garrett family, including John W. Garrett, who had been president of the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad.

Mr. Ebert had lived in Federal Hill since 2008. He was an accomplished Chesapeake Bay sailor and enjoyed sailing aboard the Intrigue, his 30-foot sailboat. He also had participated in several Annapolis and Newport, R.I., races, family members said.

Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Lorraine Park Cemetery, 5608 Dogwood Road, Woodlawn.

Mr. Ebert is survived by two sons, Henry Gerard Ebert III of St. Michaels and David Jennings Ebert of Sparks; a daughter, Karen Dugan Blair of Stevenson; and four grandchildren. A marriage to Genevieve O’Donnell ended in divorce.

--Frederick N. Rasmussen

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