Dr. Norman Berger
Havre de Grace doctor
A memorial service for Dr. Norman Berger, a family physician in Havre de Grace for more than 30 years, will be held at 10 a.m. today at the Harford Jewish Center in Havre de Grace.
Dr. Berger, who was 59 and lived in Havre de Grace, died of cancer early yesterday at the Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in Philadelphia.
He had begun practicing in Havre de Grace on a part-time basis while a Navy doctor stationed at the Bainbridge Naval Training Center.
Born in Philadelphia, he was a graduate of Temple University and the Jefferson Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University.
He served an internship at Philadelphia General Hospital before serving from 1958 until 1961 in the Navy's Medical Corps.
A fellow of the Maryland Academy of Family Physicians, he also belonged to the Harford County Medical Society, the Medical and Chirurgical Faculty of Maryland, and the American Medical Association.
He is survived by his wife, the former Joan Tash; a son, Dr. Alan Berger of Boston; two daughters, Jacqueline and Jenifer Berger, both of Havre de Grace; and two brothers, Leonard and Richard Berger, both of Philadelphia.
The family suggested that contributions could be made to the Cancer Memorial Fund for Research at Thomas Jefferson University, Curtis Building, 1015 Chestnut St., Philadelphia.
Cotillon band leader
Services for Howard Lanin, whose orchestra played at the Bachelors Cotillon for more than 50 years, will be held at 2:30 p.m. today at the Oliver H. Bair Co. in Philadelphia.
Mr. Lanin, who was 93, died Friday of pneumonia at a hospital in Philadelphia.
A native of Philadelphia, he quit high school in 1912 to start a musical career. A drummer and cornet player, he formed his first band in 1914. He retired as a band leader in 1986. Mr. Lanin was a pioneer in playing for radio broadcast. His bands played at social events along the East Coast, especially in Florida. He also started a company to produce entertainment for businesses that is now operated by a son.
He played every year for 53 years at the Bachelors Cotillon, starting in the 1920s.
His wife, the former Clayre Feinstein, died in 1983.
He is survived by two sons, Myron "Mike" Lanin of New York and Jay Lanin of Albuquerque, N.M.; two daughters, Betty Ann Beckman of Margate, N.J., and Suzanne Lande of Woodbridge, N.J.; two brothers, Lester Lanin of New York, also an orchestra leader, and William Lanin of Bal Harbour, Fla.; and nine grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.
Retired NSA employee
Services for Kenneth Lester Williston Jr., a retired National Security Agency employee, will be held at 3 p.m. today at the Brevard-Davidson River Presbyterian Church in Brevard, N.C.
Mr. Williston, who was 55, died Sunday of cancer at his home in Pisgah Forest, N.C.
He retired in November after working for the government agency at Fort Meade and later in North Carolina. He moved from Silver Spring to North Carolina more than four years ago.
A native of Providence, R.I., and a graduate of the University of Rhode Island, he served in the Army in the early 1960s.
He is survived by his wife, the former Margot Benton; two sons, John Carl Williston of Silver Spring and Brooks Kenneth Williston of Germantown; a stepdaughter, Virginia Diane Breeden of Silver Spring; two stepsons, Murray R. Summers Jr. of Woodbine and Kendrick Benton Summers of Raleigh, N.C.; and three grandchildren.
Theodore H. Miller
Retired city employee
Services for Theodore Harold Miller, a retired chauffeur and foreman in the Baltimore Public Works Department, will be at 10 a.m. today at the Lilly & Zeiler funeral home, 700 S. Conkling St.
Mr. Miller, who lived in Essex, died of a heart attack Saturday at Franklin Square Hospital Center. He was 65.
A native of Baltimore, Mr. Miller attended public schools. He later served with the U.S. Army in France during World War II.
After being discharged from the Army, Mr. Miller returned to Baltimore and began work for the Public Works Department. He retired last year after more than 40 years of service.
He was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars and the American Legion.
Mr. Miller is survived by two sisters, Elenore Rogers of Millersville and Lillian Wilhide of Arbutus; a brother, Charles Miller of Baltimore; and a longtime friend, Amelia Hume of Rosedale.