George Evering Sr., 88

Lawyer, Army veteran

November 16, 2006

George C. Evering Sr., a retired lawyer and World War II veteran, died in his sleep Nov. 9 at the Manor Care Dulaney nursing home in Towson. The Baldwin resident was 88.

Mr. Evering was born in Baltimore and raised on Remmell Avenue in Hamilton. He was a 1936 graduate of City College and earned his undergraduate degree from the University of Maryland, College Park.

After earning his law degree in 1943 from the University of Maryland School of Law, he enlisted in the Army.

He was an ambulance driver with Gen. George S. Patton's 3rd Army and fought at the Battle of the Bulge. He attained the rank of lieutenant.

"His war experience left him with an abiding distaste for bloodshed, violence, and the use of force and firearms," said his son, George C. Evering Jr. of Bel Air.

Mr. Evering practiced law with Markoff & Associates and subsequently was a partner in Evering, Fair, Vidali & Wagner, whose offices were in the now-demolished Tower Building. He retired in 1985.

A longtime Northwood resident, he had lived in Baldwin since 1979. He enjoyed powerboating and owned two cabin cruisers. He was a member of the Maryland Yacht Club and Sue Island Power Squadron, where he taught navigation classes.

"He quit smoking cigars and pipes the day he retired and began bicycling regularly," his son said.

Mr. Evering was a member of the Baltimore Bicycle Club and, weather permitting, took daily 30-mile rides through Baltimore and Harford counties. Other interests included botany and identifying wildflowers.

Services were Saturday.

Also surviving are his wife of 56 years, the former Mary P. Lee; a daughter, Wendy Baker of Fallston; two sisters, Mildred Reinsfelder of Essex and Estelle Jendrek of Bedford, Ind.; and a granddaughter. Sons Michael Evering and Douglas Evering died in 1988 and 1994, respectively.

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