VIOLA RICHARDSON KIDWELL,

70, a receptionist at the National Guard Association until she retired in 1986 with 26 years of service, died of cancer July 19 at her home in Oxon Hill.

Mr. Kidwell was born in Mechanicsville, Md. She moved to Washington in 1937 and graduated from Temple business college.

From 1938 to 1947 she worked at the Government Printing Office. From 1947 to 1959 she worked for the Kiplinger publishing company. She then joined the National Guard Association. In the early 1980s she also was a part-time registration clerk at the Washington Hospital Center.

Mrs. Kidwell was a member of the St. Colomba Catholic Church in Oxon Hill.

Survivors include her husband, Paul Warren Kidwell of Oxon Hill, and one sister, Marjorie R. Jenkins of Indian Head.

CARL W. McGINLEY,

57, who had owned and operated an industrial tool sharpening business in the Washington area since the early 1950s, died July 19 at Doctors' Hospital of Prince George's County after a heart attack.

For the last seven years Mr. McGinley had operated the Forestville-based Central Sharpening Co. Inc. Before that he was a co-owner of R & M Saw & Tool Co. in Washington.

A resident of Huntingtown, Md., he was born in Knoxville, Tenn. He had lived in the Washington area since 1949.

He was a member of the International Saw & Knife Association and the Prince George's Chamber of Commerce.

Survivors include his wife, Arleen McGinley of Huntingtown; two brothers, Eugene McGinley of Fairless Hills, Pa., and David McGinley of Knoxville, and two sisters, Frances Yow and Mary Ammons, both of Knoxville.

FRED J. SCHAEFER,

71, a retired commercial and industrial film maker who was active in Republican Party affairs, died of heart ailments July 19 at his home in Middleburg.

Mr. Schaefer was born in New York City and raised in North Plainfield, N.J. He attended New York University. During World War II, he served in the Army and was stationed at Walter Reed Army Medical Center, where he made films on medical topics.

After the war, he worked for a film laboratory in Washington until 1948, when he returned to North Plainfield. He was an independent film maker until 1984, when he retired and moved to Middleburg.

In the late 1940s, Mr. Schaefer was president of the D.C. chapter of the Young Republicans. He later was a New Jersey delegate to various GOP national conventions and was a volunteer in election campaigns. He also supported the party in Virginia.

Mr. Schaefer was a member of Trinity Episcopal Church in Upperville, Va.

Survivors include his wife, Jean S. Schaefer of Middleburg; one son, Peter F. Schaefer of Bluemont, Va., and Washington; one sister, Anne Neale of Lake Forest, Ill.; one brother, Neal Schaefer of Ormond Beach, Fla., and one grandson.

WENDELL McMINN AUGUST JR.,

73, a retired computer specialist with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, died of cancer July 20 at his home in Bethesda.

Mr. August was born in Brockway, Pa., and raised in Grove City, Pa. He graduated from Washington and Lee University and the Harvard Business School. During World War II, he served in the Navy and was a supply and pay officer aboard a destroyer escort in the Atlantic.

Before moving to the Washington area in 1967, he was a business consultant in New York and New England.

In the Washington area, he worked for NOAA until he retired in 1975. Since then, he had lived in Marco Island, Fla., and Bethesda.

Mr. August was a member of Bethesda United Methodist Church, the Masons and Rotary International.

His marriage to Ruth August ended in divorce.

Survivors include his wife, June Norris August of Bethesda and Marco Island; two sons by his first marriage, Wendell M. August III of Bel Air, Md., and David August of Spofford, N.H.; four stepchildren, James L. Norris Jr. of Lanham, June Norris Carter of Highland, Md., Jon William Norris of Kensington and Frederick Hock of Columbia, and 12 grandchildren.

SAMUEL H. CRESS,

72, a retired specialist in the spectroscopic analysis of metals with the Naval Research Laboratory, died July 14 at the Washington Hospital Center of injuries suffered in an auto accident June 26 near his home in Port Tobacco.

A spokesman for the Charles County Sheriff's office said an automobile driven by Mr. Cress went off the road on Rte. 6, ran into a ditch and struck a culvert.

Mr. Cress was born in Phillips, Wis. He graduated from the University of Wisconsin at Stevens Point.

He moved to the Washington area in 1940 and joined the staff at the U.S. Geological Survey. After seven years there he transferred to the Naval Research Laboratory, where he worked until he retired in 1974.

He was a Boy Scout leader and was a member of the LaPlata United Methodist Church.

Survivors include his wife, Betty McConnell Cress of Port Tobacco; one son, John A. Cress of Hagerstown, Md.; one brother, Paul Cress of Hamilton, Mont., and one sister, Betty Cress of Merill, Wis.

JOHN F. KINNANE,

65, a professor of psychology at Catholic University and the director of the school's graduate training program in counseling psychology, died of cancer July 17 at his home in Silver Spring.

Dr. Kinnane was born in Dublin. During World War II, he served in the British 8th Army and saw action in North Africa, Sicily, Italy and Austria. He graduated from the University of Liverpool and also studied at the Sorbonne.

In 1950, he came to this country and settled in New York City. He received a doctorate from Columbia University.

In 1958, he moved to Washington and joined the faculty at Catholic.

Dr. Kinnane was a diplomate in counseling psychology of the American Board of Examiners in Professional Psychology. He was the author of two textbooks on vocational development and numerous papers on professional matters. In 1969, he received a certificate of commendation from the Department of Health, Education and Welfare for research he conducted in his field.

Survivors include his wife, Jano Kinnane of Silver Spring; three children, Gillian Donaldson of Manassas and Dermot and Adrian Kinnane, both of Washington; three sisters, Mary and Lorraine Kinnane, both of Boston, and Kathleen Moore of Ellsworth, Maine, and three grandchildren.

DICRAN A. BERBERIAN,

46, a former official of ACTION who had been active in Armenian cultural and political organizations and who also was an artist, died of cancer July 13 at St. Peter's Hospice in Albany, N.Y.

Mr. Berberian, a resident of Easton, Md., was born in Beirut. He came to this country in 1945 and settled in Albany. He was a graduate of the San Francisco Art Institute and Columbia University, and received a master's degree from Union Theological Seminary. He also studied at the Episcopal Theological Seminary.

From 1974 to 1976, he was assistant director of the Armenian General Benevolent Union of America in New York. He then moved to the Washington area and settled in Alexandria. From 1976 to 1977, he was assistant director of the Armenian Assembly.

For the next two years, Mr. Berberian was a full-time artist. From 1979 to 1981, he was an official of ACTION, the federal agency that coordinates domestic volunteer programs. Since then, he had painted in Alexandria and in Easton.

Survivors include his parents, Dr. and Mrs. Dicran Berberian of Albany; one sister, Dr. Cynthia Hale of Katmandu, Nepal, and one brother, Raffi Berberian of Boston.