Charles H. Weston, 95, retired chief of the appellate section of the Justice Department's antitrust division, died of respiratory arrest Aug. 2 at his home in Washington.
Mr. Weston served in the Justice Department's antitrust division for more than 30 years, and was its chief for 18 years before his retirement in 1961.
He was born in Marion Station, Pa., and graduated from Harvard University and its law school. In 1918, Mr. Weston moved to Washington and joined the antitrust division, but resigned two years later in opposition to the Red-baiting policies of Woodrow Wilson's attorney general, A. Mitchell Palmer.
He practiced law in New York during the 1920s, then returned to Washington and rejoined the Justice Department in 1929.
In the early 1940s, he was successful in a challenge against the American Medical Association's plan to block physicians and hospitals from serving members of Washington's Group Health Association, one of the early prepaid group medical plans.
Mr. Weston also won a case against the Associated Press in 1942, by arguing successfully that the AP had acted illegally to monopolize the collection and distribution of news by allowing any AP member to block a nonmember from joining the organization.
During his career with the antitrust division, Mr. Weston wrote more than 100 briefs for argument before the Supreme Court, and appeared before the high court many times.
He was a member of The Hikers and the Cosmos Club.
His wife of more than 60 years, Virginia Ross Weston, died in 1983. Survivors include two daughters, Amy Weston Firfer of Bethesda, and Virginia Burns Slaughter of Tappahannock, Va.; one son, Charles H. Weston Jr. of Macomb, Ill.; one sister, Esther Weston King of Philadelphia; five grandchildren, and one great-grandchild.
SIDNEY M. KATZ,
65, a computer specialist with the Defense Intelligence Agency who also had been a systems analyst and a physical chemist, died of cancer Aug. 2 at George Washington University Hospital. He lived in Silver Spring.
He had been with the DIA since 1980. Before that, he had worked four years as a computer specialist with the FBI.
Dr. Katz was born in Baltimore and graduated from Johns Hopkins University. He served in the Navy during World War II and participated in the landings in Southern France and also served in the Pacific. After the war, he earned a master's degree and a doctorate in physical chemistry at Princeton University.
He managed a chemical research group and was a nuclear reactor physicist with E.I. du Pont in South Carolina from 1949 to 1963, and then spent a year as a visiting associate professor at the school of business administration at the University of South Carolina.
He came to the Washington area in 1965 to work for Sperry Support Systems on a contract to establish a data processing center at the Goddard Space Flight Center. From 1969 to 1975, Dr. Katz was manager of a computer system design and development group for Xerox Corp. here. In 1973 and 1974, he lectured on computer simulation and modeling at American University.
He was a graduate fellow of the Testing Research Institute.
Survivors include his wife, Shirley Cynthia Katz, and a son, James N. Katz, both of Silver Spring; two daughters, Linda Katz of Boston, and Rita Towsner of Cambridge, Mass.; one sister, Claire Bass of Miramar, Fla., and two grandchildren.
CARRIE MAXINE BYRD,
49, the founder and president of Creative Management Basics, a Washington consulting firm, died of cancer July 31 at Washington Hospital Center. She lived in Washington.
Dr. Byrd moved to the Washington area in 1960 and taught briefly at American University. She later taught in the Detroit public schools. In 1969 she went to work for the Newton, Mass., public school system, where she became coordinator of ethnic studies.
She was director of the Center for Exceptional Citizens at the Fuller Mental Health Center in Boston before moving back to the Washington area in 1979. For the next three years, she was executive vice president of Enterprises for New Directions, a Bethesda consulting firm. She founded Creative Management Basics in 1982, and was head of it until her death.
A native of North Little Rock, Ark., Dr. Byrd graduated from Howard University. She earned a master's degree and a doctorate in education at Harvard University.
She was a member of the National Business League of Montgomery County, the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, and Links, Inc.
Her marriage to Cameron Wells Byrd ended in divorce.
Survivors include three sons, Cameron Wells Byrd Jr. of Chicago, Brian Carlton Byrd of New York City, and Kahlil Julian Byrd of Washington; two brothers, Raymond Webb of Los Angeles and Melvin Webb of North Little Rock; three sisters, Mable Webb Terrell and Artis Webb Boykin, both of Chicago, and Mary Webb Hall of Little Rock, Ark.
MARK GLADNEY McGEE,
29, a 1975 graduate of Northwestern High School in Adelphi who had worked at the U.S. Postal Service's Riverdale branch since 1976, died Aug. 2 at St. Mary's Hospital in Leonardtown, Md., as a result of injuries he had suffered in a traffic accident earlier that day.
A spokesman for the St. Mary's sheriff's office said that Mr. McGee was driving on Rte. 5 in Loveville, Md., when he aparently lost control of his vehicle, which ran off the road, turned on its side, and struck a pole.
Mr. McGee, who lived in Riverdale, was born in Winston-Salem, N.C. He moved to this area at an early age and grew up in Prince George's County. He began his postal career as a letter carrier and worked with special delivery at the time of his death.
He was a member of the Riverdale Baptist Church and was active in its prayer group.
Survivors include his wife, Deborah, and a daughter, Devon, both of Riverdale; his parents, Henry and Kathleen McGee of Leonardtown, and three sisters, Diana Pessagno of Valley Lee, Md., Karen Scott of Richmond, and Donna Crable of Gaithersburg.
MARJORY A. BOLGER,
42, a travel agent with Vicki Doyle Inc. in Washington for about the last five years, died of cancer Aug. 3 at her home in McLean.
Mrs. Bolger was born in Fort Monmouth, N.J. She had been a travel agent in New Jersey before moving to the Washington area 11 years ago.
Survivors include her husband, Robert Bolger, and two children, Elaine and Brendan Bolger, of McLean, and her parents, Francis and Muriel Matson of Key West, Fla.
INIS ROUNSAVILLE (RONSY) WEISHAAR,
77, an early airline stewardess and retired private duty nurse, died of a brain tumor Aug. 3 at the Manor Care Nursing Center in Arlington.
Mrs. Weishaar, a resident of Falls Church, was born in Ovette, Miss. She trained as a nurse at King's Daughters' Hospital in Gulfport, Miss.
She was one of the first hostesses for Trans World Airlines, based in Kansas City, Mo., in 1935 and 1936. During the early years of World War II, she worked as a nurse with Douglas Aircraft Co. in California.
In 1944, Mrs. Weishaar moved to the Washington area. She was a nurse at Arlington Hospital in the late 1950s, and later worked as a private duty nurse before she retired in the late 1970s.
Her husband, Wayne McIntire Weishaar, died in 1956.
Survivors include one son, Sumner Wayne Weishaar of Falls Church, and four brothers, Cleve Rounsaville of Las Cruces, N.M., Fred Rounsaville of Biloxi, Miss., Joe Rounsaville of Rensselaer Falls, N.Y., and Verd Rounsaville of Gulfport.
JOSEPH H. REITZ,
90, a member of the Inter-Faith Chapel at Rossmoor Leisure World in Silver Spring who was a retired Republic Steel employe, died of pneumonia and a heart ailment Aug. 4 at Montgomery General Hospital. He lived in Silver Spring.
Mr. Reitz worked for 35 years with Republic Steel before retiring in 1962 as safety director of its coal and ore mine division. He moved here in 1979 from his native Pennsylvania, where he had belonged to Masonic organizations.
Survivors include his wife, Ethel, of Silver Spring; a son, Kent, of Windsor, Colo.; a daughter, Joanne Blackstock of Laurel; four grandchildren, and a great-grandchild.
SHIRLEY MAXINE PHELPS-CANNADY,
51, who had been a waitress in the dining room of the National Democratic Club since 1965, died of cancer July 31 at the Bethesda Naval Hospital. She lived in Washington.
Mrs. Cannady was born in North Carolina. She had lived in Forest, Va., before moving to the Washington area in 1952. She worked for several restaurants before joining the National Democratic Club dining room staff.
She was a member of Mount Airy Baptist Church in Washington.
Her marriage to Louis R. Phelps ended in divorce.
Survivors include her husband, William E. Cannady Jr. of Washington; two sons by her first marriage, Duvall W. Phelps and Louis R. Phelps Jr., both of Washington; one sister, Rubye Martin of Sacramento, Calif., and four grandchildren.
PHYLLIS E. STEWART,
92, a retired administrative aide with the Federal Reserve Board, died of a kidney ailment Aug. 3 at Sibley Memorial Hospital. She lived in Washington.
Mrs. Stewart was born in Cambridge, Mass., and moved to the Washington area in 1918. She joined the Federal Reserve Board a year later. She retired in 1950.
She had been a member of the Women's City Club and All Souls Episcopal Church in Washington.
Her husband, Frank Gregory Stewart, died in 1957. There are no immediate survivors.
HOWARD M. HOVERSON,
69, a retired sheet-metal worker who had lived in the Washington area for more than 50 years, died of cancer and kidney failure Aug. 3 at Northern Virginia Doctors Hospital. He lived in Alexandria.
Mr. Hoverson was born in Norfolk. During World War II, he served in the Navy in the Pacific. He moved to the Washington area in 1936 and worked for various companies as a sheet-metal worker until he retired in 1977.
He was a member of Sheet Metal Workers Local 100. Survivors include his wife, Edythe Hoverson of Alexandria.