- The Washington Times - Friday, February 22, 2008

Beverly P. Heurich, 88, homemaker

Beverly P. Heurich, a homemaker and former wife of D.C. brewer Christian Heurich Jr., died Feb. 14 of pneumonia at Washington County Hospital in Hagerstown, Md. She was 88.

Mrs. Heurich was born in Caledonia, Minn., and raised in Rock Rapids, Iowa, where her father ran a hardware store. She briefly attended the University of Southern California before moving to New York City. She moved to the District in 1951 when she married Mr. Heurich. She lived in the Washington area for 56 years until moving to Boonsboro, Md., last year. She was a longtime summer resident of Essex, N.Y., on Lake Champlain.

Mrs. Heurich met her future husband while she was an executive assistant at the U. S. Brewers Foundation in New York, where Mr. Heurich was a board member. He ran the brewery that his father had founded in Washington in 1873, and was brewer of Heurich”s, Senate and Old Georgetown beers at a landmark brewery on land that is now the site of the Kennedy Center. Their marriage ended in divorce. Mr. Heurich died in 1979.

Though Mrs. Heurich never actually liked beer, she was a loyal supporter and always managed to drink the family brew in public, her family said. She enjoyed golf and deep-sea fishing, was a member of Ki-Wives of the D.C. chapter of Kiwanis, a life member of the Historical Society of Washington, D.C., and volunteered at Sibley Memorial Hospital. And she is remembered by her family for her love of Christmas and for the pride she took in her family. Her favorite color was pink, and one year she decorated one of the Christmas trees with all pink ornaments.

Mrs. Heurich is survived by a younger sister, Marjorie Kirby, of Beloit, Wis; two sons, Christian Heurich III of Smithsburg, Md., and Gary F. Heurich of Essex, N.Y.; and two grandsons.

Edward N. Delaney, 80, tax lawyer

Edward N. Delaney, a retired tax lawyer, died Feb. 11 at his home in Potomac. He was 80.

Mr. Delaney was born in Chicago and graduated from Loyola University Chicago Law School and the Graduate Law School of New York University.

Before moving to the District, where he established his law firm and practiced for almost 25 years, he served as a trial lawyer for the Internal Revenue Service, assigned to the New York region; in the law department and in executive positions with Investors Diversified Services in Minneapolis; and as senior vice president and general counsel of Waddell & Reed and United Investors Life Insurance in Kansas City, Mo.

While in private practice, Mr. Delaney served as vice chairman and then chairman of the Tax Section of the American Bar Association. He was also a long-standing member of the American Law Institute. He was admitted to practice in Illinois, Minnesota, Missouri and the District as well as the U.S. Supreme Court.

Mr. Delaney served on the executive committee of the Ambassadors Ball of the National Capital Chapter of the Multiple Sclerosis Society and as a member of the board of the International Federation of Multiple Sclerosis Societies in London.

Mr. Delaney served in the Marine Corps late in World War II and saw duty in the Western Pacific and North China.

Mr. Delaney is survived by his beloved wife of 57 years, Carole P. Delaney of Potomac; three daughters, Deborah A. Rogers of Gettysburg, Pa., Kathleen A. Langan of Potomac and Dorian A. Delaney of Bethesda; a son, Edward N. Delaney II of Silver Spring; a sister, Gwen Rydberg of Tinley Park, Ill.; nine grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

John H. Kelso II, 93, press attache

John H. Kelso II, a journalist for many years and later in life a federal employee, died Feb. 17 at Sunrise Assisted Living of Fairfax. He was 93.

Born in Haverhill, Mass., he entered journalism as a cub reporter for the Haverhill Gazette. He later joined the Associated Press.

Mr. Kelso left the AP to serve in World War II as a sergeant in the 4th Infantry Division in Western Europe. He earned three battle stars and the Combat Infantry Badge.

After the war, he went to work for the Boston Post as a feature writer. He traveled throughout the United States and Western Europe before being named the Post’s Washington correspondent.

When the Boston Post went out of business, he worked in the Washington bureau of Gannett news service. He next became the press attache at the American Embassy in Canberra, Australia, during the Kennedy administration. He was a writer and editor at the State Department, and later he served as a press officer in the public affairs branch of the old Department of Health, Education and Welfare.

Mr. Kelso”s wife, Louise Adams, died in 1991. Survivors include a son, Jack of West Palm Beach, Fla.; a daughter, Willa K. Untiedt of Vienna, Va.; two granddaughters and two great-grandchildren.