Charles W. Lundmark

Army Sergeant

Charles W. Lundmark, 72, a retired Army sergeant and graphic arts instructor who had competed on U.S. and Swedish Olympic teams, died Aug. 23 at Inova Mount Vernon Hospital after a heart attack.

Mr. Lundmark, who lived in Alexandria, was born in Chicago and grew up in Sweden. He graduated from the Stockholm Technical Institute. In 1952, he was a member of the Swedish Olympic canoeing and kayaking team.

In 1953, he returned to the United States and joined the U.S. Army, serving in France, Germany, Fort Bragg, N.C., and Fort Belvoir. He settled in the Washington area 30 years ago.

He was a member of the U.S. Olympic canoeing and kayaking team in 1960 and coach of the U.S. Olympic canoeing and kayaking team in 1972.

In 1973, he retired from the Army, then for 15 years was a graphic arts instructor at the Defense Mapping School.

He was an honorary life member of the Washington Canoe Club.

Survivors include his wife, Elly M. Lundmark of Alexandria; two sons, Michael C. Lundmark of Waldorf and Marcus K. Lundmark of Alexandria; a sister; and two grandchildren.

Charles Ernest Blount


Charles Ernest Blount, 74, an upholsterer who had served as a D.C. firefighter and a Prince George's County police officer, died of renal failure Aug. 23 at Corsica Hills Nursing Center in Centreville, Md.

Mr. Blount was born in Washington and graduated in 1943 from Bladensburg High School. During World War II, he served in the Navy and participated in combat operations in the Pacific. He was aboard the aircraft carrier USS Ommaney Bay when the ship was sunk near the Philippines after being struck by a Japanese kamikaze.

After the war, he became an upholsterer and a D.C. firefighter. Later he was a Prince George's police officer. He left the force in 1965 and in 1968 moved to Florida, where he was an upholsterer. Later he lived in Cape Charles, Va.

Two years ago he relocated to Rhodesdale, Md.

He was a member of the American Legion and the Moose lodge, and he did deep-sea fishing.

Survivors include his wife of 52 years, Helen L. Blount of Rhodesdale; two sons, David D. Blount of Hobe Sound, Fla., and Alan W. Blount of Rhodesdale; a brother, Judson W. Blount of Las Vegas; and a sister, Eileen Kinney of Gainesville, Fla.

Januario Samortin Sevilla

Presidential Cook

Januario Samortin Sevilla, 92, a retired Navy chief petty officer who in the late 1930s worked as a White House cook, died Aug. 23 at his home in Washington after a heart attack.

Mr. Sevilla, who was born in the Philippines, served 31 years in the Navy, beginning in 1929. He worked in the White House for President Franklin D. Roosevelt and aboard Harry S. Truman's presidential yacht, the USS Williamsburg.

He spent most of his military career as a cook and barber. During World War II, he served in the China Sea. He retired from the Navy in 1960 while serving at the Pentagon as a nutritionist. He then worked about 14 years as a barber at the Washington Navy Yard.

He was a member of the American Legion, Veterans of Foreign Wars and the Fleet Reserve Association.

His first wife, Caridad Aponte Sevilla, died in 1979.

Survivors include his wife of 19 years, Leona Puyot of Washington; three sons, Eduardo Sevilla of Rockville, Mario Sevilla of Miami and Al Sevilla of Arlington; a stepson, Benjamin Puyot of Germantown; 14 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

Dorothy Hartt Cronheim

Information Specialist

Dorothy Hartt Cronheim, 73, a lecturer and information specialist in diabetes who retired in 1991 from Walter Reed Army Medical Center, died of complications of the disease Aug. 22 at Suburban Hospital. She lived in Bethesda.

Dr. Cronheim was a native of East Orange, N.J., and a graduate of Douglass College. She received a doctorate in political science from Ohio State University.

She was a housing code inspector for the Newark housing department early in her career and was later a safety inspector for the Energy Department in Washington.

She was treasurer of the Federation of Organizations for Professional Women, a member of Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church in Bethesda and a volunteer for the American Diabetes Association.

Survivors include a brother.