Miriam Siegel Rosenfeld, 66, a speech-language pathologist who had practiced in Rockville since 1984, died of pulmonary embolism Oct. 14 at Sibley Memorial Hospital.

She had been a medical technician with area physicians and the Veterans Administration Hospital in Washington from the late 1950s to 1967. She was a speech pathologist with the Prince George's County Public Schools from 1972 to 1984.

Mrs. Rosenfeld, who lived in Rockville, was born in Cincinnati and came here in the late 1950s. She was a graduate of the University of Maryland, where she also received a master's degree in speech therapy.

She was a member of the American Speech-Hearing-Language Association, the International Association of Oralfacial Myologists and Seroptimists International. She belonged to Congregation Har Shalom in Potomac.

Survivors include her husband, Harold A. Rosenfeld of Rockville; and a brother, Jerome Siegel of Toms River, N.J.


Teacher, Musician and Counselor

Karlian Meyer Alde, 71, a retired piano teacher, church organist, and counselor, died Oct. 20 in Baltimore at Johns Hopkins Hospital, where she was being treated for cancer.

Mrs. Alde, who lived in Rockville, was a native of Washington and a 1940 graduate of the old Western High School. She began giving piano recitals while in her teens. One of those performances was at a National Symphony youth concert. A graduate of Peabody Institute, she had studied the organ at Union Theological Seminary. She also had studied under Virgil Fox.

She taught piano out of her homes for more than 50 years before retiring recently due to ill health. She was an organist at New York Avenue Presbyterian Church in Washington from 1945 to 1947, and at Chevy Chase United Methodist Church from 1960 to 1989.

She also had been an organist and choir director at other area churches. During the 1980s, she received training in personal counseling at Halpine Baptist Church in Rockville, where she became a counselor.

Mrs. Alde was a member of the Piano Teachers Guild.

Survivors include her husband, Robert O. Alde, whom she married in 1948 and who lives in Rockville; three sons, Douglas, of Los Alamos, N.M., David, of Washington, and Stephen, of Dallas; her mother, Mary P. Meyer of Washington; three brothers, Charlton, of Landover, Kenneth, of Virginia Beach, and Calbot, of Alpharetta, Ga.; and a granddaughter.



John Ira Funk, 79, a retired jeweler and marina manager who had done custodial work for the Cheverly United Methodist Church since the early 1970s, died of cancer Oct. 20 at his home in Cheverly.

Mr. Funk, who came here in 1948, was a native of Lancaster, Pa. He was a graduate of Lebanon Valley College in Pennsylvania and the Shenandoah College and Conservatory of Music in Winchester.

A jeweler from the late 1930s until retiring in the early 1970s, he had worked for several area concerns, including Kay Jewelers and Memco. For about two years after retiring as a jeweler, he managed the Sappington Yacht Yard in Severna Park.

Mr. Funk was a 32nd degree Mason. His hobbies included music, painting and auto repair.

Survivors include his wife, Evelyn Dolores Funk of Cheverly; a daughter, Dolores Elaine Javaras of Fredericksburg, Va.; a brother, Richard, of Santa Maria, Calif.; two grandchildren; and a great-granddaughter.