Anthony M. Madden, 81, a retired insurance sales agent and a 50-year resident of Greenbelt, died of congestive heart failure June 7 at Doctors' Hospital of Prince George's County.
Mr. Madden was born in Cleveland and moved to the Washington area in 1932. He worked for the Agriculture Department for six years before joining what then was the Farm Bureau Insurance Co. in 1938. The company became Nationwide Insurance Co. in the 1950s. Mr. Madden specialized in automobile and homeowners' insurance, and he was Nationwide's "Man of the Year" five times for sales volume. He retired in 1971.
He became one of the original residents of the new town of Greenbelt in 1937, and he helped organize the Greenbelt cooperative supermarket. He was also instrumental in the petition drive for the construction of Greenridge Senior Citizens House.
Mr. Madden was a mountain climber and a member of the Potomac Appalachian Trails Club. He was a member of the St. Vincent dePaul Society, the Holy Name Society and was a retreat captain and a founding member of St. Hugh's Catholic Church in Greenbelt.
Survivors include his wife of 51 years, Catherine Madden of Greenbelt; four daughters, Mary M. Doman of Dallas, Kathleen J. Dunleavy of Ridgewood, N.J., Therese Stringfellow and Patricia A. Molden, both of Greenbelt; two sons, Martin G. Madden of Clarksville, Md., and Michael G. Madden of Greenbelt; one sister, Catherine Dwyer of Cleveland, and 16 grandchildren.
88, who had owned and operated general merchandise stores in Prince George's County for nearly 30 years before retiring in 1962, died June 8 at Holy Cross Hospital. He had a heart ailment.
Mr. Shapiro, who lived in Silver Spring, was born in Russia. He came to this country in 1903 and grew up in New Jersey. He moved here in 1933.
Mr. Shapiro had owned and operated the old Maryland Park Market, the old Glenn Dale General Store and a store in Capitol Heights.
He was a founding member of the Nevey Shalom Jewish Congregation of Belair in Bowie, and was twice named its man of the year. He also had been active in area B'nai B'rith organizations. He was a founding member of the Gateway Lions Club and past president of the Seat Pleasant Lions Club.
Mr. Shapiro had been Prince George's County treasurer for the Senate campaigns of former senator Joseph Tydings (D), and had worked in the congressional campaigns of former representative Lawrence Hogan (R) and Rep. Steny Hoyer (D).
He had earned gold medals in the Maryland Senior Olympics.
His wife of 50 years, Ethel, died in 1984. Survivors include three sons, Ira, of Potomac, Ronald, of Chevy Chase, and Charles, of Minneapolis; two brothers, Nathan and David, and a sister, Eva Kaplan, all of Silver Spring, and eight grandchildren.
WALTER WHITNEY BARNETT,
48, deputy chief of the appellate section of the civil rights division of the Department of Justice, died June 5 at Washington Hospital Center of complications after heart bypass surgery.
Mr. Barnett, a resident of Washington, was born in New York and graduated from Amherst College and Harvard Law School. He served in the Army during the 1960s and moved to Washington and joined the Department of Justice in 1967.
In 1984, he won the Justice Department's John Marshall Award for his work on appeals.
Mr. Barnett was a member of the board of trustees of Capitol Hill Day School.
Survivors include his wife Betsy Fletcher Barnett, one son, Jordan Barnett, and two daughters, Whitney and Barbara Barnett, all of Washington; his parents, Francis and Marie Barnett, and one brother, Trip Barnett, all of Glastonbury, Conn.
THOMAS Q. DONALDSON IV,
66, a retired Army colonel who grew up in Washington and graduated from the old Western High School, died of cardiac arrest June 5 at a hospital in Chambersburg, Pa. He lived in Alexandria before moving to Walnut Bottom, Pa., where he had resided since the mid-1970s.
Col. Donaldson, the son, grandson and great-grandson of career Army officers, was born in what is now Cologne, Germany. He was a graduate of the U.S. Military Academy at West Point and the Army War College. He served in the 8th Armored Division in Europe during World War II and commanded a squadron of armored cavalry in the Korean War.
He held staff assignments in Europe and with the Joint Chiefs of Staff. He was serving on the Army General Staff when he retired in 1973. His decorations included three awards of the Legion of Merit, the Bronze Star Medal and the Army Commendation Medal.
Survivors include his wife, Mara C. Donaldson of Walnut Bottom; one son, Navy Lt. Cmdr. Thomas Q. Donaldson V of Hampton, Va.; three daughters, Dr. Mara E. Donaldson of Easton, Pa., Janice D. Morgan and Susan D. Moeslein, both of Newport News, Va.; his mother, Elizabeth R. Donaldson of Washington; one brother, retired Army Brig. Gen. John W. Donaldson of Paris, and five grandchildren.
MERRITT L. SMITH,
83, who worked for the American Automobile Association here for 40 years before retiring in 1968 as an assistant secretary of the organization, died June 7 at his home in Washington. He had Parkinson's disease.
Mr. Smith was born in New Jersey and moved here at an early age. He was a graduate of the old Business High School and earned law degrees at what is now the George Washington University law school.
He had been an elder of the Chevy Chase Presbyterian Church. He had served on the board and was a past president of the Central Union Mission. Mr. Smith had been a member of the honorary board of Allied Youth International, and was a member of the International Society of Christian Endeavor.
His first wife, Thelma Smith, died in 1947. His second wife, Helen D. Smith, died in 1967.
Survivors include his wife, Mae L., of Washington; two daughters by his first marriage, Joanne Vaughan of Hyattsville, and Beverly Covington of Laurel; a sister, Louise S. King of Alexandria; six grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren.
WEYMER LEE CHANEL,
60, a retired Northern Virginia real estate salesman, appraiser and investor, died of cancer June 8 at Fairfax Hospital.
Mr. Chanel, a resident of McLean, was born in Washington and attended Georgetown University. He served in the Army Air Forces during World War II and in Japan after the war.
After leaving the service, he went into the real estate business in Northern Virginia, working both independently and as a broker's agent. He worked for McDiarmid Realty in Vienna during the 1960s, and was an independent appraiser and investor before his retirement in 1980.
His marriage to the former Patricia Joynt ended in divorce.
Survivors include two daughters, Linda Boyle of Columbia and Stephanie Rockford of New York City; one son, John Chanel of Great Falls, and three grandchildren.
VINCENT DENNIS WALSH SR.,
67, a retired government accountant and administrator who was a past president of the Montgomery County chapter of the National Association of Retired Federal Employees, died of a heart ailment June 7 at the Washington Hospital Center.
Mr. Walsh, who lived in Silver Spring, was born in Pittsburgh. he was a graduate of the old Fenn College in Cleveland. In 1951, he moved here and began his government career with the General Accounting Office. He later transferred to what is now the National Transportation Safety Board, from which he retired in 1980 as a regional administrator.
He was a past president of the Montgomery County chapter of the Society for the Preservation and Encouragement of Barbershop Quartet Singing in America. Mr. Walsh was a member of St. Patrick's Catholic Church in Olney.
Survivors include his wife, Dorothy Ann, of Silver Spring; a son, Vincent Jr., of Washington; five daughters, Lynda Spelta of Bowie, Carol O'Connell of Olney, Ann Daymude of Gaithersburg, Mary Mann of Washington, and Lisa Walsh of Silver Spring, and nine grandchildren.