Saturday, November 20, 2010;
USAID tuberculosis specialist
Susan Bacheller, 52, who led a team of USAID employees working to combat tuberculosis around the world, was found dead at her home in Falls Church on Oct. 20. The cause was complications of hypertension, according to an autopsy.
Ms. Bacheller was a registered nurse who served in the Peace Corps in Yemen and Honduras before joining the U.S. Agency for International Development in the mid-1990s. She was a senior infectious diseases adviser for the agency's Bureau for Latin America and the Caribbean before becoming the tuberculosis team leader in 2003.
She received the agency's Meritorious Honor Award in 2006 in recognition of her work, which took her to dozens of countries as she developed and helped to execute the government's global tuberculosis strategy.
Susan Bacheller was born and raised in Grand Rapids, Mich., where she survived a tornado that destroyed her childhood home.
After high school, she received a nursing diploma at Grand Rapids' Mercy Central School of Nursing and began working at a local hospital. While working full time, she attended Grand Valley State University in Michigan, from which she graduated with a degree in political science in 1989.
She went on to receive a master's degree in international development from American University and then put her training to use as a health-care specialist in the Peace Corps.
She enjoyed bicycling and playing the piano.
Survivors include a brother, Tom Bacheller of Huntley, Ill.; and three sisters, Sharon Smith of Franklin, Tenn., Barbara Daly of Sterling and Julie Bulerski of Comstock Park, Mich.
- Emma BrownMary B. Furr
Mary B. Furr, 83, who for 15 years was manager of the Papery, a Middleburg stationery store, died Nov. 10 at her home in Middleburg of congestive heart failure.
Mrs. Furr managed the store from from 1978 to 1993. In the 1950s, she was a secretary at the Bureau of Engraving and a medical librarian at the old D.C. General Hospital.
Mary Elizabeth Brown, a native Washingtonian, was a 1945 graduate of Eastern High School. She received an associate's degree in 1947 from what is now Strayer University.
She helped found a Cub Scout den in Arlington County in 1966 and was a member of Emmanuel Episcopal Church in Middleburg, where she helped organize rummage sales and other activities.
Her husband of 32 years, Gordon Furr, died in 1986.
Survivors include two children, Gary Furr of Warrenton and Linda Furr of Middleburg; and two granddaughters,
- Lauren WisemanDorothy M. Newman
Dorothy M. Newman, 91, a Washington real estate agent who specialized in selling properties to foreign governments for embassies and chanceries in the nation's capital, died Oct. 7 at her home in the District. She had cancer.
Mrs. Newman worked as a real estate agent from the late 1960s until the early 2000s. In 1973, she sold the old Windsor Park Hotel on Wisconsin Avenue near the Naval Observatory to the Chinese government. After eight months of negotiations, the 400-room hotel and complex was sold for $5.5 million. In all, she sold Washington properties to more than 30 countries.
Dorothy Claire Mahon was born in Montreal and moved to Washington in the early 1940s to work at the Canadian Embassy.
She was a resident of the Kalorama neighborhood in the District and was a member of a neighborhood's citizens association.
Her husband of 27 years, Ralph Martin Newman, died in 1971. A son, Blair Graham Newman, died in 1990.
Survivors include a son, Ross Newman of Washington.
- T. Rees ShapiroMichael P. Broderick
Michael P. Broderick, 53, a trial lawyer who started a second career as a running coach in the late 1990s, died Nov. 5 at Georgetown University Hospital. He had lung cancer.
Mr. Broderick, who had worked for the Gaithersburg law firm of Donovan and Broderick since 1986, helped train runners and running coaches across the country. He also ran ultra-marathons including the Western States Endurance Run in June, which he finished in 26 hours and 53 minutes.
Michael Patrick Broderick, a native of Detroit, moved to Washington as a boy. He was a 1974 graduate of St. Anselm's Abbey School, a private boys' school in Washington. He received a bachelor's degree in history from the University of Virginia in 1978 and a law degree from Catholic University in 1986.
After law school, he was a law clerk for Judge Irma Raker, who now sits on the Maryland Court of Appeals in Rockville.
He was a member of the Virginia Happy Trails Running Club and the Montgomery County Road Runners.
He had been a Gaithersburg resident.
Survivors include his wife of 28 years, Jill Fried Broderick of Gaithersburg; his father and stepmother, James and Anne Broderick of Silver Spring; and a sister.
- Lauren Wiseman