FRONT ROYAL, Va. — Everett A. Bergmann Jr., of Bergmann’s Cleaning and Laundry, died peacefully Thursday surrounded by his family. He was 86.
Bergmann was born in Washington, D.C., Aug. 20, 1931. The son of Everett A. and Anna Mae Bergmann (both deceased), he graduated from Fishburne Military School and Benjamin Franklin University and served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War.
He was married to Carole Ruth Murtaugh (deceased) on Nov. 26, 1955. They raised their nine children in Falls Church, Va. and were a part of the St. James and Bishop O’Connell communities.
Bergmann spent his career working for the family business, Bergmann’s Cleaning and Laundry of the Washington, D.C. area, which just celebrated its 100 year anniversary in July 2017.
After his retirement, he enjoyed traveling and continued supporting and working in the family business. He loved the cleaning business but his family was his joy. He also enjoyed spending time at the Bergmann family place on the Rhodes River off the Chesapeake Bay.
Bergmann is survived by his children Christopher Bergmann, E. Peter Bergmann, Susan Lucas, William Bergmann, Patrick Bergmann, Jeanette Engel, Debbie Magnuson, Mary Beth Fischer, and Anna Thompson; 31 grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.
He is also survived by his brothers, Carl Kenzig Bergmann and Dennis P. Bergmann; and a host of cousins, nieces and nephews. His brother James R. Bergmann is deceased.
The Bergmann family will receive visitors from 6-8 p.m. Eastern on Thursday, December 14, at Maddox Funeral Home, 105 West Main Street, Front Royal.
Mass will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, December 15, at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Front Royal.
There will also be visitation from 9:45-10:45 a.m. at St. John before the Mass. Burial will follow in Prospect Hill Cemetery, Front Royal.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial donations be made to the Adler Center for Caring, 24419 Millstream Drive, Aldie, Va. 20105.