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Sunday, June 26, 2005

Lindburg V. "Randy" Randall, 77, a retired driver for Shenandoah's Pride Dairy, died of pneumonia June 23 at Winchester Medical Center. He was a resident of Front Royal, Va.

Mr. Randall was an Alexandria native and served in the Navy during World War II. After the war, he joined the dairy, where he worked for 40 years and retired about 1988.

He was a member of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Front Royal.

Survivors include his wife, Minnie Catherine Randall of Front Royal; three sons, Larry "Buddy" Randall of Maurertown, Va., Joseph Randall of Cocoa, Fla., and Mark Randall of Marshall; four daughters, Catherine Randall of Vienna, Maureen Diemer of Fairfax, Susan Jeffery of Front Royal and Christine Randall of Vienna; and nine grandchildren.

Sally GreenbaumHomemaker

Sally Greenbaum, 90, a homemaker, died June 17 at the Silver Spring home where she lived with her caregiver. She had dementia.

Mrs. Greenbaum, a member of the Adas Israel congregation in the District and the Order of the Eastern Star, was born in Kalish, Poland. She had been imprisoned in the Auschwitz concentration camp during World War II.

She immigrated to Israel after the war and lived in Haifa for almost 20 years. She came to the Washington area in the early 1960s to marry Abe Greenbaum, who died in 1992. They had lived in Silver Spring.

She leaves no immediate survivors.

Carl Franklin GodfreyLobbyist, Hill Aide

Carl Franklin "Frank" Godfrey, 51, a partner with the government relations firm The National Group and a top aide to the former Speaker of the House Thomas P. "Tip" O'Neill Jr., died of a heart attack June 23 at his home in Alexandria.

Mr. Godfrey worked for O'Neill for 10 years and as executive assistant was responsible for his legislative agenda in community development, education, energy and defense. He also was the liaison to the Massachusetts governor's office. Later, Mr. Godfrey was a member of the presidential steering committee of Sen. John F. Kerry (D-Mass.)

In 1984, Mr. Godfrey left Capitol Hill to join the government affairs consulting firm of Schlossberg-Cassidy and Associates, where he rose to the position of executive vice president. He joined The National Group in 2002.

Born in El Paso and raised in Texas and Virginia, Mr. Godfrey graduated from Virginia Tech. He earned a master's degree in government and business administration from George Washington University in 1980.

His colleague Vince Versage said that Mr. Godfrey had been a mentor to scores of young people since his earliest days on Capitol Hill. "He came out of the Tip O'Neill culture of kindness and gentleness and camaraderie. Even later, as a lobbyist, he was always grooming [interns] to take jobs all over Capitol Hill, and they did."

Rep. Jim McGovern (D-Mass.), who was a Hill staffer in the early 1980s with Mr. Godfrey, called him a decent, compassionate person who stood by his friends. "He was very much in the mold of Tip O'Neill in the sense that he believed government could be a positive thing. He could talk to anybody up here," McGovern said.

An enthusiastic boater and sailor, Mr. Godfrey always tried to live near a navigable coastline and had vacation homes in Tilghman Island, Md., and Naples, Fla.

His marriage to Diane Anello ended in divorce.

Survivors include his wife of 16 years, Colette Cooper Godfrey of Alexandria; and two children from his second marriage, Cooper Franklin Godfrey and Meredith Helen Capri Godfrey, both of Alexandria.

Juanita H. BlackLegislative Aide

Juanita H. Black, 75, a former Maryland legislative aide and past Democratic Central Committee member from Montgomery County, died at her home in Gaithersburg on June 9 from complications of Alzheimer's disease.

She worked as an aide to then-delegate Ida G. Ruben (D-Montgomery) in 1977 while earning a paralegal certificate from the University of Maryland. In 1982, Mrs. Black was elected to the Democratic Central Committee.

Mrs. Black had been active in the League of Women Voters through the 1960s, chairing the foreign policy committee that developed the league's recommendations for reestablishing U.S. diplomatic relations with China. She served as a Democratic precinct chairman in Silver Spring, chaired the District 20 Democratic Caucus and worked in many local and national campaigns.

Mrs. Black was born in Victoria, Va., in 1930 and worked her way through what is now James Madison University, receiving a degree in business administration in 1952. She moved that year to Washington and worked for three years as an accountant at the Pentagon. In 1956, she moved to Montgomery County, where she retired from her paid profession to care for her children and began a long career of volunteer political service.

Mrs. Black loved the outdoors, including hiking, camping and gardening, and was an early and ardent advocate for environmental preservation.

Survivors include her husband of 50 years, George M. Black of Gaithersburg; two children, Alan Black of Germantown and Carol Black of Malibu, Calif.; and five grandchildren.


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