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August 07, 1996

Gerard V. Caldwell, 77, assistant state's attorney

Gerard V. Caldwell, a former Baltimore County assistant state's attorney, died Sunday of complications from a stroke at Franklin Woods Nursing Center. He was 77 and lived in Overlea.

He was appointed an assistant county prosecutor in 1957 and chief deputy in 1964. He resigned in 1966 and opened a private practice on Belair Road in Overlea.

The Overlea native graduated from Loyola High School in 1937 and Loyola College in 1941. He received his law degree from the University of Baltimore in 1949.

He served in the Army Air Corps from 1941 to 1946.

He was a member of Overlea-Perry Hall American Legion Post 130, the 14th District Democratic Club and the Overlea Lions Club.

He married Dorothy Gohlinghorst in 1942; she died in 1980.

A Mass of Christian burial will be offered at 9: 30 a.m. tomorrow at St. Michael's Roman Catholic Church, 10 Willow Ave., Overlea.

He is survived by a son, Gerald V. Caldwell Jr. of Fullerton; three daughters, Dianne Winchester and Dorothy Lopez, both of Carney, and Marietta Adamo of Hydes; two brothers, Melvin Caldwell of Florida and Kenneth Caldwell of Kent County; a sister, Vera Simmons of Daytona Beach, Fla.; and seven grandchildren.

Everett Gaddis Ross, a lifelong Baltimore resident and postal carrier for more than 30 years, died of heart failure Sunday at his Sandtown-Winchester home. He was 68.

He joined the U.S. Post Office in the early 1950s, delivering mail mainly in the Druid Heights community in West Baltimore. He retired in the mid-1980s.

Born in the Mount Winans neighborhood of South Baltimore, he graduated from Douglass High School in 1946 and worked as a clerk at the Hutzler's department store downtown until he joined the postal service.

He married Bettie Pigott immediately after high school; she died in 1979. In 1982, he married Dorothy Jones; she died in 1994.

Services will be held at 4: 30 p.m. tomorrow at Epworth United Methodist Church, St. Lukes Lane and Liberty Road in Lochearn.

Other survivors include a son, Everett J. Ross of Landover; a brother, Elliott P. Ross of Randallstown; and a granddaughter.

Benjamin F. Esley Jr., who was wounded during the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor and went on to raise a large family on the Eastern Shore, died Thursday at a Salisbury nursing home of complications from a stroke. He was 72.

The Baltimore native was an apprentice steel worker when he enlisted in the Army in 1941 at age 17 and was sent to Pearl Harbor.

Discharged from the military in 1947, he moved from Baltimore to Crisfield after marrying his Eastern Shore sweetheart, Mildred Howard, and became a waterman and carpenter. When she died in 1981, he moved to Princess Anne and married Eunice Williams in 1984, who survives him.

Services were held Sunday.

Other survivors include a daughter, Linda Sue Hopkins of Parksley; three sons, John C. Esley of Marion, Benjamin F. Esley III of Salisbury and Charles F. Esley of Crisfield; and four stepchildren, Linda Adkins of Marion, Janice Cantwell of Princess Anne, Carroll Williams of Mardela Springs and Harvey L. "Bud" Williams Jr. of Marion; 13 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

Kenneth Carmichael Jr., 18, enjoyed sports, wrote music

Services for Kenneth L. Carmichael Jr., who enjoyed sports and music, will be held at 11: 30 a.m. today at March Funeral Home East, 1101 E. North Ave. He was 18.

The East Baltimore native, who died of a gunshot wound Thursday at Johns Hopkins Hospital, enjoyed playing sports, especially basketball. He also liked listening to rap music, which he wrote and performed.

He is survived by his father, Kenneth L. Carmichael Sr.; his mother, Denise Crump; a brother, Dontae Dobie; and a sister, Kenora Carmichael. All are of Baltimore.

Pub Date: 8/07/96

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