A Mass of Christian burial for Herbert P. van der Berg, a retired vice president of a real estate company, will be offered at 10 a.m. today at St. Paul's Roman Catholic Church, 3755 St. Paul St., Ellicott City.
Mr. van der Berg, who was 70, died Saturday after a long illness at his home on Maple Avenue in Catonsville.
He retired more than five years ago as vice president of Charles A. Skirven Inc. and as manager of its Howard and Carroll county offices.
He had been president of the Howard County Board of Realtors and a member of the Home Builders Association. He taught courses in real estate at the Catonsville and Dundalk community colleges.
Before entering the real estate business about 30 years ago, he was a baker and had operated the Tasty Pastry Shop in Irvington since the end of World War II. He sold the shop when he became more active in real estate.
Born in Betzdorf, Germany, he came to Baltimore at age 9 with his family. He graduated in 1939 from Mount St. Joseph High School, where he was a member of the football team and the swimming team.
Mr. van der Berg served in the U.S. Army during World War II and while stationed in Germany, he met Christl Hilger and married her in 1947.
President of the Edelweiss Club and a former cantor at St. Mark Roman Catholic Church in Catonsville, he was fond of woodworking.
In addition to his wife, his survivors include two daughters, Monika McCormick of Middletown and Karin Radhe of Columbia; two brothers, Bruno van der Berg of Orange City, Fla., and Ottmar van der Berg of Austin, Texas; and five grandchildren.