Eva Huhn-Hawkins, 76, wedding planner Eva Huhn-Hawkins...

February 27, 2002

Eva Huhn-Hawkins, 76, wedding planner

Eva Huhn-Hawkins, an Eastern Baltimore County Democratic precinct leader and retired wedding planner, died Monday of a stroke at Franklin Square Hospital Center. She was 76 and lived in Rosedale.

She retired about 15 years ago as a wedding planner for Martin's North Point Caterers, where she had worked for 20 years.

In the 1950s and 1960s, she belonged to Cloverleaf Women's Democratic Club, where she held offices and worked the polls in the Eastwood area.

Born in LaFollette, Tenn., Eva Mae Murray moved to Baltimore in 1942.

In 1945, she married William A. Huhn, a merchant marine officer who died in 1969. In 1982, she married Thomas W. Hawkins, a retired Bendix technician who survives her.

A Mass of Christian burial will be offered at 10:30 a.m. Friday at St. Clement Mary Hofbauer Roman Catholic Church, 1220 Chesaco Ave. in Rosedale, where she was a member.

She also is survived by a son, William M. Huhn of Timonium; two stepsons, Thomas W. Hawkins Jr. and James Francis Hawkins, and three stepdaughters, Mary Catherine Starkey, Elizabeth Ann Morgan and Janet Marie Lester, all of Edgewood; and eight grandchildren.

George Jacob London, 87, founder of accounting firm

George Jacob London, a retired accountant, business investor and classical musician, died of a heart attack Friday at Sinai Hospital. The Pikesville resident was 87.

A founder of the accounting firm London, Selenkow, Carton and Wolfe in downtown Baltimore, he retired in 1994 after 60 years of work in the financial community.

In the 1950s, he was an officer of Charles Antell Inc. a Mount Street beauty-preparations company that marketed lanolin-rich hand and facial creams. He also was also an officer of Gulf American Land Co., a Florida-based real estate developer.

"He was a multifaceted individual," said his son, Dr. Robert S. London of Denver. "He made contributions to his community and the arts, his faith and his family."

Born and raised in Baltimore, Mr. London was a 1932 graduate of City College. He received his certification in accounting in 1941 and studied accounting at the University of Baltimore.

Mr. London also had a long career in local music. As a young man he took violin lessons at the Peabody Conservatory of Music. He played violin in the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra from 1941 to 1945 and for more than 35 years in the Gettysburg Symphony Orchestra in Pennsylvania.

In 1992, Mr. London received a Thousand Points of Light medal and a letter from the White House.

He was a member of Beth Jacob Synagogue.

Services were held Sunday.

Mr. London's wife of 56 years, the former Adele Selenkow, died in 1995.

Besides his son, he is survived by his wife of five years, the former Helen Collison; a daughter, Joan London of Baltimore; a brother, Alvin London of Pikesville; a sister, Frieda Amdur of Pikesville; six grandchildren; and two great-granddaughters.

Julia W. Bergland, 93, homemaker, volunteer

Julia W. Bergland, a homemaker and volunteer, died of heart failure Friday at Roland Park Place retirement community, where she had lived since 1990. She was 93 and a former longtime resident of Guilford and Roland Park.

Born Julia Whitridge in Baltimore, she was raised in Guilford and attended Bryn Mawr School. She also attended Masters School in Dobbs Ferry, N.Y. She made her debut at the Bachelors Cotillon in 1927 and two years later married John McFarland Bergland Jr. He died in 1978.

Mrs. Bergland volunteered at and was a member of the board of the old Woman's Hospital of Maryland in Bolton Hill for many years.

She was an active member of the Colonial Dames of America and a descendant of Martha Custis Washington, the nation's first first lady.

She was a communicant of Old St. Paul's Episcopal Church.

Services are private.

Survivors include a son, Dr. John McFarland Bergland III of Houston; four grandchildren; and a great-granddaughter.

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