July 13, 2013
Hope N. Efron
economist

Hope N. Efron, who worked as an economist at the Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics from 1939 to 1942, died June 16 at Sibley Memorial Hospital. She was 94.

The cause of death was congestive heart disease and pneumonia, said her son Marc Efron.

Hope Bachrach Newman was born in New York and was a 1939 economics graduate of Hunter College in New York.

She was featured in the 2005 documentary “Government Girls of World War II,” a locally produced film featuring stories from women who flocked to Washington in the 1940s to assist with the World War II effort.

She received special commendations for her volunteer work with the American Councils for International Education and Youth for Understanding, both international student-exchange programs. She also volunteered at Georgetown Day School and was a member of Temple Sinai, both in Washington.

Her husband of 55 years, Samuel Efron, died in 1997.

Survivors include two children, Marc Efron of Chevy Chase and Eric Efron of Helotes, Tex.; and twin grandsons.

— Megan McDonough

Evelyn F. Casey
federal employee,
real estate agent

Evelyn F. Casey, who did administrative work for the federal government and accompanied her husband on military assignments before becoming a Washington area real estate agent, died June 20 at Howard County General Hospital. She was 86.

The cause was chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, said her son Patrick Casey. Mrs. Casey was an Elkridge resident.

Mrs. Casey worked in the records department of the Walter Reed military hospital in the late 1940s and did administrative work at the National Institutes of Health in the late 1960s. She worked for the Food and Drug Administration before joining the Colquitt-Carruthers real estate agency in 1976. She retired in 1988.

During her husband’s Air Force career, she accompanied him on postings around the country, in France and in Alaska before it became a state.

Evelyn Louise Flynn was born in Medford, Mass., and moved to Washington as a child. She graduated from Coolidge High School in 1943 and from the old Wilson Teachers College shortly thereafter.

During World War II, she volunteered at Walter Reed in the typing pool.

She volunteered with Meals on Wheels and belonged to the bridge clubs at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Rockville and the Leisure World retirement community in Silver Spring. She also belonged to the Catholic Daughters of the Americas.

Her husband of 42 years, retired Air Force Maj. John J. Casey, died in 1989. Survivors include six children, Patrick Casey and Sean “Chris” Casey, both of Ellicott City, Maureen Dunn and Dennis Casey, both of Columbia, Michael Casey of Rockville and Kevin Casey of Elkridge; a brother, Richard Flynn of Columbia; a sister, Jane McDaniel of Lake Mary, Fla.; 20 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

— Emily Langer

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