DR. ROBERT EARLL McCONNELL JR.,
66, a physician who had a general medical practice in Middleburg, Va., from the early 1950s until he retired in June for health reasons, died of cancer July 29 at a neighbor's home in Middleburg where he was convalescing.
A native of Stamford, Conn., Dr. McConnell grew up at "Green Pastures," a property built by his father in Middleburg. He attended St. Albans School in Washington and Lawrenceville School in Lawrenceville, N.J. During World War II, he was a pilot in the Navy.
After the war, he graduated from the University of Virginia, and subsequently earned his medical degree there. He then established his practice in Middleburg.
Dr. McConnell was a member of the Orange County Hunt and played polo.
His marriages to the former Beverly Bryant and Evelyn Horkin ended in divorce.
Survivors include his wife, the former Carmen Elizabeth Buck, of Middleburg; three children by his first wife, Caryll Ann Bilbao of Tendoy, Idaho, Robert E. McConnell III of Arlington, and Jennifer Arndt of Boulder, Colo.; his mother, Mrs. Robert E. McConnell of Hobe Sound, Fla.; one brother, Richard McConnell of New York City; three sisters, Mildred Good of Rock Island, Ill., Betty Coyle of New York City, and Caryll Pott of Vermont, and one granddaughter.
R. SHERRARD ELLIOT JR.,
85, a retired banker who had been chairman of the investment committee of the Little Theater of Alexandria and a director of the Northern Virginia Fine Arts Association, died of respiratory ailments July 30 at his home in Alexandria.
He was named senior citizen of the year for 1987 by the Alexandria chapter of the American Association of Retired Persons.
Mr. Elliot was born in New York City. He graduated from Princeton University and became a banker in New York. In 1960, he moved to Alexandria as executive vice president of the International Bank of Washington and the Financial General Corp. He retired in the early 1970s, but remained as a consultant.
He was a director of the Alexandria National Bank and the Clarendon Bank and Trust Co.
Mr. Elliot was an elder and trustee of the Old Presbyterian Meeting House in Alexandria and a member of the Princeton clubs of New York and Washington, the Metropolitan Club and the Belle Haven Country Club.
Survivors include his wife, Jean Elliot of Alexandria, who is the poet laureate of Virginia.
STEPHEN RIDGELY FEGAN,
39, a trust officer at Riggs National Bank in Washington, died July 30 at the Washington Hospital Center of complications resulting from a congenital heart defect.
Mr. Fegan, a resident of Davidsonville, Md., was a fifth-generation Washingtonian.
He graduated from Montgomery County's Walt Whitman High School and Drew University and earned a law degree at Villanova University.
He practiced law in Prince Frederick and later was a partner in the Washington law firm of Spencer, Whalen and Graham. In 1983, he joined Citizens Bank and Trust Co. as a trust officer. He moved to Riggs National Bank earlier this year.
Survivors include his wife, Kathleen, and two children, Timothy and Jessica, all of Davidsonville; his parents, Mr. and Mrs. David A. Fegan of Bethesda, and one brother, David Coyle Fegan of Falls Church.
GERALDINE (GIGI) INGRAM,
67, an accounting assistant with the Agency for International Development and a member of the Hexagon Club, a community theater group, died of cancer July 19 at her home in Washington.
Miss Ingram was born in Kentucky. She moved to the Washington area in 1942 and went to work for the War Department. She was employed by the Department of the Army during the early 1950s and transferred to the Department of Health, Education and Welfare in the late 1950s.
She joined AID in 1962 and became an assistant in the office of financial management, where she worked until her death.
For the last 20 years, she participated in the annual musical productions of the Hexagon Club as a player, dancer, singer, seamstress, set builder and producer.
Miss Ingram also was a member of the Silver Spring Stage, the British Embassy Players and the Foundry Players.
She leaves no immediate survivors.
DOROTHY DAY BUTLER,
71, a former administrative assistant and financial officer of the Alexandria Community Y, died July 31 at Alexandria Hospital after a stroke.
Mrs. Butler, a resident of Alexandria, was born in Kansas City, Mo., and grew up in Chicago. She attended Northwestern University.
She was the wife of retired Navy Capt. Ovid M. Butler and accompanied him to posts in San Diego, Honolulu, Newport, R.I., Key West, New London, Conn., and Washington, before settling here as a permanent resident in 1963.
She then joined the staff of what then was the Alexandria YWCA. She retired in 1976. She served on the board of the Y from 1977 until 1983.
In addition to her husband, of Alexandria, Mrs. Butler is survived by one son, Robert M. Butler of Morehead City, N.C.; three daughters, Mary Thomasch of Denver, Barbara Davis of Lake Forest, Ill., and Sally Runion of Lake Ridge, Va., and nine grandchildren.
WILLIAM H. GALTEN,
73, a former owner of the old Schnitzelbank Restaurant in Wheaton who later drove a bus for the Montgomery County public schools, died of a heart attack July 29 at his summer home in Lewes, Del. He lived in Silver Spring.
Mr. Galten was born in Baltimore. During World War II, he served in the Army in Europe. He worked as a salesman before joining the Woodner Hotel in the early 1950s as the dining room manager.
From 1962 to 1975, he owned the Schnitzelbank Restaurant. He worked for the Montgomery County public school system for the next 10 years and retired in 1985.
Mr. Galten was a member of the American Legion, the Veterans of Foreign Wars, the Arminius Club and the St. Luke Lutheran Church in Silver Spring.
Survivors include his wife, Gertrude P. Galten of Silver Spring; two daughters, Ruth E. Galten of Washington and Joan A. McGrath of Silver Spring; one son, William H. Jr., of Berlin, Md.; one brother, Edward J., of Lake Shawnee, N.J.; one sister, Edna C. Hayunga of Paramus, N.J., and four grandchildren.