William A. Keenan, 78, a retired management analyst with the Agency for International Development who also worked for several other government agencies, died of cardiac arrest June 2 at Fairfax Hospital. He lived in Springfield.
Mr. Keenan was born in Chicago. He attended Northwestern University and graduated from American University. During World War II, he served in the Army in Europe. After the war, he worked for the Agriculture Department in Dallas. He transferred to the Washington area in 1949.
Two years later, he returned to Dallas to work for the old Office of Rent Stabilization. He later was employed by the Interior Department in Montana and had several jobs in the office equipment and business supply field.
Mr. Keenan returned to the Washington area in 1961 and joined the Internal Revenue Service as a management analyst. He went to work for AID about 1967 and retired in 1969.
For the next six years, he sold real estate and was a salesman for the Hechinger Co.
Mr. Keenan was a member of St. Michael's Catholic Church in Annandale, where he had been a member of the Parish Advisory Council and a past president of the local chapter of the Blue Army of Our Lady of Fatima.
He was a past exalted ruler of the Arlington-Fairfax Lodge of the Benevolent and Protective Order of the Elks and a member of the American Legion.
Survivors include his wife, Suzanne Marie Keenan of Springfield; one sister, Muriel A. Killion of Horton, Kan., and one brother, Harry A. Keenan of Lake Zurich, Ill.
ROBERT LESLIE BALL,
62, a former art director with the Market Tire Co., died May 29 at his home in Silver Spring after a heart attack.
Mr. Ball was born in Waltham, Mass. During World War II, he served in the Army in the Pacific. He worked for several advertising agencies in New York City before moving to the Washington area in 1964 and joining the advertising firm of Henry J. Kaufman & Associates.
He worked for Market Tire from about 1973 to 1986. Recently, he had collected and sold vintage automobile ads from old magazines.
His marriages to Annelise Ball and Julie Ball ended in divorce.
Survivors include his wife, Anne Ball of Silver Spring; two children by his first marriage, Linda G. Mitchell of Philadelphia and Jeffery Ball of Salisbury, Md.; one son by his second marriage, Matthew Ball of Arlington; two stepdaughters, Laura and Cynthia Odendahl, both of Silver Spring; one brother, Armand Ball of Kelseyville, Calif., and one grandson.
MILDRED ELIZABETH (MOOZIE) SWANN,
82, a retired supervisor at the Washington Credit Bureau, died of cancer June 4 at Sibley Memorial Hospital.
Miss Swann, a resident of Silver Spring, was born in Charlotte Hall, Md.
She joined the Credit Bureau as a young woman and spent her entire working life there before she retired in 1970.
She was a member of Grace Episcopal Church in Silver Spring and had done volunteer work at its Pennyworth Thrift Shop. She was also a member of the Credit Bureau Women's Breakfast Club.
Survivors include two sisters, Helen Ruth Swann of Silver Spring and Florence Catherine Pope of Annapolis.
67, a retired official of the Agency for International Development, died of cancer June 4 at his home in Potomac.
Mr. Abrahams was born in Brooklyn, N.Y. He graduated from Harvard University.
He worked for the old Office of Price Administration in Washington from 1941 to 1947, then moved to Wilton, Conn., where he was president of Leader Inc., a grocery store chain based in Norwalk.
In 1968 Mr. Abrahams returned to the Washington area and joined AID. He retired last year as director of the Surveillance and Technical Support Division in the Office of Acquisitions and Assistance Management.
Since then he had been a consultant for John Snow Inc., a government contractor that worked for AID.
Survivors include his wife, Edna Abrahams of Potomac; three sons, Edward Abrahams of Potomac, Mark Abrahams of Tacoma, Wash., and Daniel Abrahams of Annandale; one daughter, Robin Abrahams of Seattle; one brother, Richard Abbott of Santa Barbara, Calif., and three grandchildren.
LEITA ADAMS ZOERNER,
62, a former clerk with American National Bank who moved to Longwood, Fla., nine years ago, died of cancer June 2 at a hospital in Longwood.
Mrs. Zoerner was born in Boston and grew up in Washington. She worked for American National Bank from 1962 until about 1975. She moved to Florida in 1976.
Survivors include her husband, Paul A. Zoerner Sr., and one daughter, Dawn Lucchitti, both of Longwood; one son, Paul A. Zoerner Jr. of Jacksonville, Fla.; one sister, Brenda Arbuthnot of Silver Spring; one brother, Richard V.W. Adams of Alexandria, and four grandchildren.
PAUL J. REYNOLDS,
57, a research scientist for the Agricultural Research Service in Beltsville for the past 27 years, died June 5 at Holy Cross Hospital after a stroke. He lived in Kensington.
Dr. Reynolds, who moved here in 1955, was a native of Indiana. He served in the Army during the Korean War. He earned bachelor's and master's degrees in Agriculture at Purdue University and his doctorate in agriculture at Cornell University.
Survivors include his wife, Mildred M., of Kensington.
J. PETER McCORMICK,
39, an area resident since 1970 who had served as a director of the National Kidney Foundation, died June 6 at Georgetown University Hospital. He had cancer and a kidney ailment.
He had been president of the Roger McCormick Foundation and vice president of the Chauncey and Marion Deering McCormick Foundation, and had served on the boards of both family organizations.
Mr. McCormick, who lived in Alexandria, was born in Jackson, Tenn. He attended Illinois Wesleyan University.
Survivors include his wife, Maria del Carmen Garcia-Diaz del Castillo McCormick of Alexandria, and a sister, Charlotte McCormick Collins of Washington.
RAYMOND ANTHONY NORDEN,
69, a former New York airline executive who had farmed near Warrenton since 1961, died June 4 at the Veterans Administration Hospital in Martinsburg, W.Va. He had Alzheimer's disease.
Mr. Norden, who lived in Warrenton, was a native of New York City and attended the City College of New York. After serving with the Army Air Forces during World War II, he cofounded and served as president of the old Seaboard and Western freight airline. After selling it, he moved to Warrenton and raised Angus cattle.
Survivors include his wife, the former Jane Montfort, and two sons, Christopher and David, all of Warrenton; two daughters, Judy Guthrie of Dallas and Susan Edwards of Middleburg, and a grandchild.
74, a retired owner and senior partner of the Estate Book Sales bookshop in Washington, died June 4 of cardiac arrest at Sibley Memorial Hospital. He lived in Bethesda.
Mr. Wilcox was born in Omaha and graduated from the University of Nebraska. He moved to the Washington area in the early 1940s and established Estate Book Sales in 1948. He retired in 1985.
Mr. Wilcox and his wife, Dorothy Webb Wilcox, wrote "Bruce Moore," a biography of the sculptor and painter published in 1975. He received the Graphic Arts Award for the book from Printing Industries of America.
Mrs. Wilcox died in 1970.
Survivors include one daughter, India Mattia of Gaithersburg; two stepchildren, Karen Cosner of Warrenton, and Dr. James Ahlgren of McLean, and five grandchildren.
LOUIS J. AZZARANO,
76, a retired manager of the barber shop at Marine Corps headquarters in Arlington, died of pneumonia June 5 at Mount Vernon Hospital in Alexandria. He lived in Alexandria.
Mr. Azzarano was born in Philadelphia. He moved to the Washington area in the early 1940s. He managed the barber shop at the old Willard Hotel before becoming manager of the shop at Marine Corps headquarters in 1952. He retired in 1978.
He had been a volunteer at Groveton Elementary School in Alexandria, where he tutored non-English-speaking students in English and mathematics. He also was a member of St. Louis Catholic Church in Alexandria.
Survivors include his wife, Flora, of Alexandria; one son, Richard, of Woodbridge; one sister, Mary Shevillo of Atlantic City, N.J., and three grandchildren.
BELLE T. PICKETT,
94, a longtime Washington area resident who was active in community and women's organizations, died June 5 at her home in Spring Hill, Fla., of injuries she received in a fall at her residence May 18.
Mrs. Pickett, who moved to Florida in 1978, was born in Gratz, Ky. She graduated from Asbury College in Kentucky and moved to the Washington area in 1917.
She was a member of the General Federation of Women's Clubs, the Entrenous Club, the Excelsior Literary Club, the Women's Christian Temperance Union and the Salvation Army Auxiliary.
Her husband, Ludo C. Pickett, died in 1966. Survivors include four daughters, Margaret Carpenter of Silver Spring, Frances Clark of Spring Hill, Dorothy Poarch of Stamford, Conn., and Mary Bagby of Annandale; one son, Fred L. Pickett of Springfield; seven grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren.