Carlton G. Beall, 69, former postmaster of Washington, chief U.S. marshal for the District of Columbia and sheriff of Prince George's County, died of heart and kidney ailments July 20 at Georgetown University Hospital.
A supporter of the Republican Party all his life, Mr. Beall was an unsuccessful candidate for the GOP nomination for governor of Maryland in 1978, and made an unsuccessful bid for Prince George's County executive when that office was created in 1971. Since he retired from the Postal Service in 1976, he had been a real estate developer and investor in Prince George's County.
Born in Ritchie Station, Md., Mr. Beall was a member of a family that had lived in Prince George's County for nine generations. He grew up on a tobacco farm in the southern part of the county and graduated from Maryland Park High School.
He was a clerk with the Railway Express Agency before serving in the Navy during World War II. After the war, he operated a farm in Seat Pleasant and worked as an inspector for the Maryland Racing Commission.
His father died in 1947, and Mr. Beall replaced him on the Prince George's Republican Central Committee, which he later headed. In 1950, he ran for sheriff on a Republican slate that swept local offices for one of the few times in recent history.
When he took office in December of that year, Mr. Beall recalled in a 1978 interview, local gamblers sent him Christmas presents of turkey, candy and whiskey, some of which were delivered by the county police.
Mr. Beall and his one deputy took on the gamblers and made some arrests, and the following year the presents were discontinued. Later Mr. Beall testified before the crime investigating committee headed by Sen. Estes Kefauver (D-Tenn.) on the extent of gambling operations in Prince George's.
As a delegate to the 1952 Republican convention, Mr. Beall supported the nomination of Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower, who in 1954 appointed him chief U.S. marshal for the District of Columbia.
When he assumed that office, Mr. Beall inherited a backlog of more than 3,000 arrest warrants, some of them 18 to 20 years old. He cleared the backlog over a period of several months. "We identified the wanted persons, if they were living or dead . . . we just loaded every paddy wagon in town," he said.
In 1958, Eisenhower named Mr. Beall postmaster of Washington, a job he held until 1971, when the Post Office Department became the U.S. Postal Service. At that point he became manager of the Washington district of the Postal Service, responsible for the movement and handling of mail in Washington and parts of Maryland, Virginia and West Virginia.
He finished second in a seven-person race for the first county executive of Prince George's County in 1971, but was soundly defeated by former Maryland congressman and senator J. Glenn Beall, a distant relative, when he sought the Republican governor's nomination in 1978.
A resident of Forestville, Mr. Beall was a member of the Masonic lodge in Seat Pleasant, the Almas Temple of the Shrine and the John Paul Jones chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution.
Survivors include his wife of 47 years, Jean Traband Beall of Forestville; two sons, Carlton G. Beall Jr. of Upper Marlboro and Richard T. Beall of Brandywine; one brother, Robert L. Beall of Davidsonville, Md., and seven grandchildren.
87, who owned and operated restaurants in Washington and Mount Rainier for more than 30 years and later drove taxis, died of a heart ailment July 9 at Holy Cross Hospital.
Mr. Pantos, a resident of Langley Park, was born in Greece and came to the United States and the Washington area around 1920.
He worked as a waiter for about 10 years before he opened his first restaurant, the Ivy City Grill, in Northeast Washington. Later he operated a restaurant in Mount Rainier and another in Washington before he opened the Terminal Grill in Washington in 1954. He managed that business until 1960, when he retired. He then drove taxicabs until he retired again around 1976.
His wife, Stella Pantos, died in 1976.
Survivors include four sons, John Pantos of Olney, James Pantos of Clinton, Nick Pantos of Hyattsville and Angelo Pantos of Flemmington, N.J.; two daughters, Catherine Hoffman and Christine Ringold, both of Edgewater, Md.; one sister, Bessie Lambesis of Wilmington, N.C.; 13 grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren.
MARY V. WILSON,
85, a retired office manager of the American Association of University Professors and a resident of the Washington area since 1933, died of cancer July 20 at Sibley Memorial Hospital.
Mrs. Wilson, a resident of Bethesda, was born in Brooklyn, N.Y. She worked for the American Association of University Professors from about 1940 until she retired in 1970.
She was a member of the Catholic Church of the Little Flower.
Her husband, Stanley J. Wilson Sr., died in 1962.
Survivors include one son, Stanley J. Wilson Jr. of Potomac, and two grandchildren.