Notable deaths in the Washington area

May 6

Obituaries of residents of the District, Maryland and Northern Virginia.

Jeanne Loeb, statistician, homemaker

Jeanne Loeb, 94, a statistician with the old Department of Health, Education and Welfare who left the agency in the late 1950s to raise her family, died April 10 at her home in Silver Spring. The cause was arteriosclerotic heart disease, said her daughter, Ellen Loeb.

Mrs. Loeb was born Jeanne Unger in the Bronx. At HEW, she was a statistician in the Office of Vital Statistics.

John W. Young, parking lot manager

John W. Young, 65, a retired parking lot attendant and manager with PMI Parking, died April 25 at his home in the District. The cause was a heart ailment, said a half-brother, Dorian Young.

Mr. Young was a native and lifelong resident of Washington. He retired last year from PMI after more than 20 years with the company. He was an unofficial counselor to people with addictions.

Marina A. Goodenough, entrepreneur

Marina A. Goodenough, 88, the owner and operator of Washington-based travel and investment businesses for more than 30 years, died April 19 at her home in Coronado, Calif. The cause was arteriosclerotic heart disease, said a daughter, Merry Goodenough.

Mrs. Goodenough was born Marina Strelby in New York City, the daughter of Russian immigrants. She was an administrative assistant at the law firm of Covington & Burling before starting World Travel in 1976. In 1988, she started another business, which she managed simultaneously, American Consortium for Central Russian Development, specializing in entrepreneurial and business investments in Russia. She retired in 2007 and moved to California from Arlington.

James A. Clarkson III, SEC executive

James A. Clarkson III, 72, a Securities and Exchange Commission lawyer who retired as director of regional office operations in the enforcement division, died April 23 at a hospital in Baltimore. He died of a heart ailment, said a daughter-in-law, Kimberly Clarkson.

Mr. Clarkson, a resident of Kensington, Md., was born in Brooklyn Heights, N.Y. He retired in 2010 after 41 years with the SEC. Earlier he had been an SEC staff lawyer and legal counsel to two SEC commissioners.

— From staff reports

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