Rev. Everett DeVelde Sr.,
Presbyterian pastor, dies
Services for the Rev. Everett C. DeVelde Sr., retired pastor of First Orthodox Presbyterian Church in Baltimore, will be held at 11 a.m. today at New Covenant Presbyterian Church in Abingdon.
Mr. DeVelde, who was 85 and lived in Fallston, died Tuesday of pneumonia at Greater Baltimore Medical Center.
He served the Baltimore church for more than 16 years and retired in 1981. Earlier, he was pastor of the Covenant Orthodox Presbyterian Church in Vineland, N.J., for 24 years.
He was ordained as a Presbyterian minister in 1930. He served a church in New Park, Pa., before joining the Orthodox Presbyterian Church when it was formed in 1936 and becoming pastor of Trinity Orthodox Presbyterian Church in Cincinnati.
He was a former moderator of the general assembly of the Orthodox Presbyterian Church and was active on many committees of the church.
While in Vineland, he had a daily radio program and a weekly broadcast in Newport, Vt. When he first came to Baltimore, he had a Saturday program on WRBS-FM.
He was a founder of the Boardwalk Chapel in Wildwood Crest, N.J., and helped start the Quarry- ville Bible Conference in Pennsylvania.
The Chicago native was a graduate of Wheaton College and attended the Princeton Theological Seminary before graduating in the first class of the Westminster Theological Seminary in the Philadelphia area.
Mr. DeVelde was on the board of the Belair-Edison Improvement Association.
His first wife, the former Rebecca Lewis, died in 1976.
He is survived by his wife, the former Mary-Louisa B. Yoder; three sons, the Rev. Everett C. DeVelde Jr. of Grove City, Pa., John Daniel DeVelde of Plano, Texas, and Ronald G. DeVelde of Cranford, N.J.; a sister, Ruth Edna Hess of Wheaton; 12 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.
The family suggested memorial contributions to the Diaconal Committee of the Orthodox Presbyterian Church, 9161 Vine St., Thornton, Colo., or to the organ fund of New Covenant Presbyterian Church.
Karen Anne Smith
Clinical researcher, nurse
A memorial service for Karen Anne White Smith, a nurse who was born in Baltimore and grew up in this area and in Easton, will be held at 2 p.m. today at Towson Presbyterian Church, Chesapeake and Highland avenues.
Mrs. Smith, who was 27, died Aug. 16 at a hospital in Middletown, Conn., the day after the birth of her daughter, Kirsten Alyssa Smith.
Since 1989, Mrs. Smith had lived in Old Saybrook, Conn., and had been a clinical research associate and compliance auditor at Bristol-Myers Squibb Co. in Wallingford, Conn.
The former Karen Anne White was a graduate of Loch Raven High School. She received a nursing degree in 1985 from the University of Delaware.
From 1985 to 1987, she worked in the cardiac intensive care unit at Baltimore's Good Samaritan Hospital. Later she was in the obstetrics department of a hospital in Pensacola, Fla.
She and her husband, Navy Lt. Robert F. Smith Jr., moved to Connecticut from Florida.
Mrs. Smith was a member of the pulpit committee of the Congregational Church in Old Saybrook.
Earlier, at Towson Presbyterian Church, she was a member of the youth choir and worked in the nursery school.
In addition to her husband and daughter, her survivors include her parents, June N. White and Peter B. White, both of Glen Arm; and a brother, Navy Lt. P. Scott White of Charleston, S.C.
Alice J. Suchanek
A memorial service for Alice J. Suchanek, a former officworker, will be held at 4 p.m. tomorrow at the Perry Hall United Methodist Church, 9513 Belair Road.
Mrs. Suchanek, who was 65 and lived in Perry Hall, died Aug. 8 at the Francis Scott Key Medical Center after a long illness.
In the 1950s and 1960s, she did clerical work first at the Martin Marietta Corp., then at the Commercial Credit Co.
The former Alice Jett was a native of Baltimore who was educated in the public schools.
She is survived by a son, William Suchanek of Oklahoma; five sisters, Dorothy Cole of Perry Hall, Ruth Fuchs of Arbutus, and Florence Kolb, Carrie Ball and Marian Guari
no of Baltimore; and two brothers, Clifford Kidd of Baltimore and Lee J. Jett of Colonial Heights, Va.
Samuel von Gunten
Foreman; church elder
Samuel W. von Gunten, retired general foreman of the sheet metal shop at the Coast Guard Yard in Curtis Bay, died Aug. 11 at a hospital in Lebanon, Pa., after a heart attack. He was 78.
Mr. von Gunten moved from Owings Mills to Cornwall, Pa., three years ago. He had retired in 1970 after working at the yard for 34 years. Earlier, he was a foreman on the farm then operated by City Hospitals, now the Francis Scott Key Medical Center.
He was born in Marshallville, Ohio, and moved to Owings Mills as a child with his family.
He was a member of St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church in Lebanon. He had served as an elder, trustee, deacon and Sunday school superintendent at Mount Paran Presbyterian Church in Randallstown.