Evangelia de Hitta Natividad, 62, Morgan State...

November 08, 1998

Evangelia de Hitta Natividad, 62, Morgan State professor

Evangelia de Hitta Natividad, a professor of Spanish at Morgan State University, died Thursday of a stroke at Good Samaritan Hospital. The Northeast Baltimore resident was 62.

Ms. de Hitta Natividad had been a member of the faculty since 1970 and earlier had taught for a year in city public schools.

From 1963 to 1969, she taught Spanish at the University of Santo Thomas in the Philippines.

Raised in the Philippines and a 1958 graduate of the University of the Philippines, she also studied at the University of Maryland and had been a resident of Baltimore since 1969.

Services were held Friday.

She is survived by a daughter, Asuncion Natividad Sumedi of Catonsville; two brothers, Achilles de Hitta Natividad and Ermin de Hitta Natividad, and two sisters, Emerlina N. Rudolfo and Merlyn N. Powel, all of the Philippines; three grandchildren; and her companion, Jim Voss.

Joan Van Egmond, 69, paralegal, businesswoman

Joan Van Egmond, a retired real estate paralegal and businesswoman, died of cancer Friday at her home in Columbia. She was 69.

Born and raised in Chicago, the former Joan Glasser graduated from the University of Chicago in 1949 with a degree in English and became a tutor in its Great Books program.

In 1950, she married Robert Powell and moved with him to Sarasota, Fla., where she was a housewife and mother of two. They later settled in Ocala, where she owned a bath shop and was a licensed real estate agent and legal assistant in a title firm.

The couple divorced in 1976, and Mrs. Powell moved to Maryland in 1987. She was a volunteer in the business office of the Kennedy Center in Washington and later became a paralegal with a real estate title firm.

After retiring in 1993, she was a volunteer English language tutor with the Foreign-born Information and Referral Network of Howard County. She also was an avid watercolor painter.

Survivors include her husband of seven years, Peter Van Egmond, a professor of English at the University of Maryland, RTC College Park; a son, James Powell of St. Charles, Ill.; a daughter, Kathleen Powell of Aurora, Ill.; and a granddaughter.

Plans for a memorial service are incomplete.

Pub Date: 11/08/98

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