Dorothy L. Vaill, speech pathologist
Dorothy L. Vaill, 93, the director of speech and hearing services for the D.C. public school system from the early 1950s until she retired in the early 1970s, died March 3 at Arden Courts, an assisted-living facility in Annandale. She had Alzheimer's disease.
Ms. Vaill joined the Navy Waves during World War II and served as a chief petty officer until 1951. She moved to the Washington region in 1944 and lived in Arlington.
She was born Dorothy Louise Vaill in Fall River, Mass. She was a 1938 graduate of what is now known as Bryant University in Smithfield, R.I., and received a master's degree from George Washington University in 1959.
From the mid-1950s until 1980, she taught English as a second language to immigrants in the Washington region.
She was a member of Cathedral of St. Thomas More, a Catholic church in Arlington.
She had no immediate survivors.
- Lauren Wiseman