John F. Muller, an addictions counselor who earlier had been co-owner of a wholesale seafood business, died Nov. 24 from
The son of a Methodist minister and a homemaker, John Frederick Muller was born and raised in Baltimore and graduated in 1951 from City College.
Mr. Muller enlisted in the Army, where he served as a military policeman during the
He was part owner of Whorton's Seafood, a wholesale seafood company, that was originally located in what is now the
The business relocated to Jessup, where it remained until closing in 1989.
Mr. Muller, who joined Alcoholics Anonymous in 1967, had "recently celebrated 45 years of sobriety," said a stepdaughter, Rachelle Cummins of Bethesda.
Mr. Muller's last job was working as an addictions counselor with court-ordered DWI cases, Ms. Cummins said.
He was an active member of Middle River Baptist Church where he taught a men's Sunday school class and had founded Celebrate Recovery.
Mr. Muller was a member of the Masons' Jeptha Lodge 222 in Essex, and played the tuba with the Boumi Temple and Baltimore Forest 45 of the Tall Cedars of Lebanon.
Mr. Muller was an avid reader of history and fiction.
A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Dec. 15 at Mountain Christian Church, 1824 Mountain Road in Joppa.