Notable deaths in the Washington area

April 4

Obituaries of residents from the District, Maryland and Northern Virginia

Alex Naimon, public health lawyer

Alex Naimon, 88, a federal public health lawyer who retired in 1986 from what became the Department of Veterans Affairs and was a past chairman of the Federal Bar Association’s committee on law and poverty, died March 1 at a hospital in Rockville. The cause was a heart attack, said a son, David Naimon.

Mr. Naimon, a Silver Spring resident, was born in the Bronx, N.Y., began his federal career in 1951 with the Office of Price Stabilization and became one of the highest-ranking civilian lawyers in the office of the Army’s surgeon general. He also worked for the Health Resources Administration of the old Department of Health, Education and Welfare, and the Veterans Administration, where he specialized in legislative and legal issues involving law and medicine.

Pamela A. Johnson, mentor to teens

Pamela A. Johnson, 60, the chief visionary officer and board chairperson of Crittenton Services of Greater Washington, died March 9 at her home in Washington. The cause was neurosarcoidosis, an auto-immune disorder, said Pamela R. Jones, the president and chief executive of Crittenton Services, a support, pregnancy prevention, and counseling agency for teenagers.

Mrs. Johnson, a native Washingtonian, spent the past seven years as a Crittenton executive. Earlier, she was a senior child welfare program specialist at the federal Department of Health and Human Services and national program officer for independent living at the U.S. Children’s Bureau.

Lambert L. Anderson, FBI special agent

Lambert L. Anderson, 92, an FBI special agent for 26 years who retired in 1977 as unit chief of what is now the Chinese counterintelligence program, died March 2 at a hospital in Falls Church. He suffered a traumatic brain injury received in a fall at his home in Springfield, said a daughter, Kim Berlin.

Mr. Anderson was born in Jamestown, N.Y., and played French horn in the Washington Redskins marching band before joining the FBI. After his retirement, he worked as a part-time security clearance investigator for Greenbelt-based MSM Security Services from 1985 to 2004. He was inducted in 2009 into the Jocks Reunion Hall of Fame, a group for local athletes, and was past Washington chapter president of the Society of Former Special Agents of the FBI.

— From staff reports