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Obituaries

John F. Ryan ITT lobbyist

John F. Ryan, 84, who retired in 1987 as head of the Washington office for the conglomerate International Telephone and Telegraph, died Dec. 16 at his home in McLean. He had lung cancer.

Mr. Ryan did sales work for the computing company IBM and the chemical company DuPont before joining ITT in 1960. He became ITT's director of corporate relations in 1972 and began to oversee the Washington office in 1981.

John Franklin Ryan was a native of Huntington, W.Va., where he was a 1948 graduate of Marshall University. He was a Navy veteran of World War II.

He was a past president of the Business-Government Relations Council, an organization of Washington representatives of major U.S. corporations. His memberships included the Public Affairs Council, the Federal City Council and Burning Tree Club in Bethesda.

His wife, Renee Bourn Ryan, whom he married in 1948, died in 2000.

Survivors include three daughters, Carolyn Sharp of Columbus, Ohio, Linda Barnes of Centreville, Va., and Elizabeth Homan of Sterling; and four grandchildren.

-- Adam Bernstein

Leonor E. 'Lee' Sullivan CIA Secretary, Translator

Leonor E. "Lee" Sullivan, 70, a retired secretary and translator with the Central Intelligence Agency, died Dec. 29 of colon cancer at Inova Cameron Glen Care Center in Reston. She was a Reston resident.


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