Friday, February 6, 2009

Julie DiLorenzo Church Member

Julie DiLorenzo, 85, an Army wife and former member of St. Agnes Catholic Church in Arlington County, died Jan. 30 at the nursing home of the Vinson Hall military retirement community in McLean. She had congestive heart failure.

Mrs. DiLorenzo's husband, Col. Anthony DiLorenzo, an internist, commanded the Pentagon's health clinic for 25 years. After his death in 1990, the Pentagon named the clinic in his honor.

In 2002, Mrs. DiLorenzo moved from Arlington to Vinson Hall and volunteered in its gift shop and set up Mass at the Vinson Hall chapel.

Julianna Nurczyk -- she later changed the spelling to Norczyk -- was a native of New Britain, Conn., and a graduate of Lennox Hill Hospital's nursing school in New York City. She was a registered nurse in New London, Conn., before her marriage in 1950.

Her hobbies included gardening and playing bridge.

Survivors include four sons, Anthony W. DiLorenzo of Gainesville, Va., retired Air Force Maj. Peter V. DiLorenzo of Bonaire, Ga., Dr. Paul E. DiLorenzo of McLean and Michael F. DiLorenzo of DeLand, Fla.; a brother; and nine grandchildren.

-- Adam Bernstein

Richard F. Draper Congressional Liaison

Richard F. Draper, 94, a retired congressional liaison with the U.S. Civil Service Commission, died Jan. 21 of pancreatic cancer at Renaissance Gardens, a nursing facility of the Riderwood retirement community in Silver Spring. He was a Silver Spring resident.

Mr. Draper was born in Indianapolis and grew up in Washington, where he graduated from McKinley Technical High School in 1933. He served in the Maryland State National Guard in 1939-40.

He worked briefly as a claims processor for the Office of Veterans Affairs before joining the Civil Service Commission as a rating examiner in 1942. He was working as chief of the commission's liaison office with the House of Representatives at the time of his retirement in 1972.

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