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He was a 1950 economic geography and Latin American studies graduate of the University of Miami. In 1953, he received a master's degree in Latin American studies from the University of Florida.

After retiring from the Foreign Service, he was a lead consultant on social and humanitarian affairs to a Kissinger commission report on Central America and was executive officer for management at the Organization of American States.

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From 1980 to 1989, he was executive vice president and chief operating officer of the Pan American Development Foundation, a nonprofit organization formed to stimulate private sector development in Latin America and the Caribbean.

He held several teaching assignments focusing on Latin-American studies, including at George Washington University, the University of Maryland's Baltimore campus and the Foreign Service Institute.

A longtime Bethesda resident, he moved to Baltimore about 1990 and then to Chapel Hill about 2000.

He was a former president of the International Rotary Club and a vice president for the Washington-based American Chamber of Commerce of Cuba in the United States.

His wife of 39 years, Katherine M. Kearns-Marasciulo, died in 1994.

Survivors include a daughter, Maddy Marasciulo-Rice of Chapel Hill; three brothers; a sister; and two granddaughters.

James S. Carpenter Psychotherapist

James Scott Carpenter, 55, who did psychotherapy work for the Foundation School of Prince George's County and Maryland Family Resource Inc., both in Landover, died March 6 at his father's house in Kelso, Wash., after a heart attack.

Mr. Carpenter, a Rockville resident, was visiting his ailing father, who died a few days later.

He was a native of Longview, Wash., and a graduate of Evergreen State College in Olympia, Wash. He received a master's degree in social work from the University of Texas at Austin and a master's degree in public administration from Harvard University.

He served in the Peace Corps in Malaysia in the 1970s and had a one-year Fulbright fellowship in Sri Lanka, during which he worked in a psychiatric hospital.

He later worked in Bangkok, helping Americans adjust to cultural differences. He settled in the Washington area about five years ago and did cross-cultural training work for Berlitz.

He was active in recreational guitar circles in the area.

Survivors include his wife, Watana Carpenter of Rockville; and a sister.

Ronald David Cipolla USDA Lawyer

Ronald David Cipolla, 68, a lawyer in the Agriculture Department's regulatory division, died of pancreatic cancer March 6 at Casey House in Rockville. He was a Rockville resident.

Mr. Cipolla was born in New Kensington, Pa. He received a bachelor's degree from Bucknell University in 1957 and a law degree from New York University in 1963.

He moved to the Washington area in 1963 to begin work with the USDA. He retired in the mid-1990s.

Survivors include his wife of 46 years, Ruth Elizabeth Cipolla of Rockville; four children, Jeanne Van Scyoc of Dania Beach, Fla., Susan Cipolla of Rockville, William Cipolla of Myersville and Nancy Lee of Germantown; and 12 grandchildren.

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