Carl O. McIntire, 77, who headed family hardware and real estate businesses until he retired in 1981, and who was a former senior warden of Christ Episcopal Church in Kensington, died of cancer Aug. 4 at Garrett County Memorial Hospital in Oakland, Md.

Mr. McIntire, a resident of Rossmoor Leisure World in Silver Spring, was staying at his summer residence at Deep Creek Lake, Md.

A native of Thomas, W.Va., he grew up in Oakland. He moved to the Washington area in 1935.

He graduated from the University of Maryland and served in the Navy in the Pacific during World War II. He lived in Kensington before moving to Rossmoor Leisure World.

As a young man he joined the McIntire Hardware Co., which had been founded by his father. At one time the firm operated 22 hardware stores in the Washington area. He also headed McIntire Properties, a real estate company.

Mr. McIntire was a life member of the Congressional Country Club.

Survivors include his wife of 50 years, Helen McIntire of Silver Spring; two children, Madalyn Hoffeditz and Carl O. McIntire II, both of Rockville; two sisters, Sue Dawson of Bethesda and Mary Lynn Warfield of Wheaton, and six grandchildren.


81, retired first violinist with the National Symphony Orchestra, died of cardiac arrest Aug. 9 at Arlington Hospital.

Mr. Martay, a resident of Arlington, was born in Hungary and moved to Chicago when he was 8. He studied at the Chicago Conservatory of Music and later at Liszt Academy in Budapest.

During World War II he served in the Army in the South Pacific.

Before joining the National Symphony, Mr. Martay played with the Pittsburgh Symphony and the Kansas City Philharmonic Orchestra.

He had been with the National Symphony 16 years when he retired in 1976.

His wife, Margaret Martay, died earlier this year.

Survivors include two sons, Michael Martay of Victoria, British Columbia, and Adrian Martay of San Francisco; one daughter, Julianna Martay of Victoria, British Columbia, and one grandchild.


89, an automobile dealer in the Washington area for more than 25 years before closing his business in 1953 and moving to Florida a year later, died of arteriosclerosis Aug. 9 at a hospital in Waynesboro, Pa.

A resident of Palm Beach, Fla., he was vacationing at his summer home in Sabillasville, Md., when he was stricken.

Mr. Rocca was a native of Washington and served in the Army in World War I. He was a graduate of the old Business High School and attended George Washington University.

From 1921 to 1927, he owned a Ford dealership, Triangle Motors, in Washington. He then barnstormed and flew passengers in Ford tri-motor airplanes before opening a Dodge-Plymouth dealership at 4301 Connecticut Ave. NW. The dealership became one of the area's largest.

Mr. Rocca became well known to residents through numerous radio and television commercials for his business. He wrote the scripts and appeared in television commercials as early as 1948.

He was a member of Annunciation Catholic Church in Washington.

Survivors include his wife, the former Leonora Worley of Palm Beach; one son, Leo J. Rocca Jr. of Frederick; one daughter, Leonora Bernhisel of Bethesda; one sister, Vivian Rocca of Washington, and seven grandchildren.