Raymond F. Brown, 93, a retired assistant chief counsel with the Internal Revenue Service, died of respiratory arrest Aug. 14 at the Washington Hospital Center. He lived in Washington.

Mr. Brown was born in Syracuse, N.Y. He graduated from Colgate University and received a law degree from Syracuse University. He served in the Army on the Mexican border in 1916. During World War I, he was a pilot in the Army Signal Corps.

He began a private law practice in Syracuse in 1919. He moved to the Washington area in 1927 and joined the IRS. He retired in 1963.

Mr. Brown received a special commendation from the Treasury Department for his testimony in the 1931 income tax evasion trial of Chicago gangster Al Capone, who was ultimately convicted. He also received Treasury's Albert Gallatin Award for distinguished service.

He was a member of the Lebannon Masonic Lodge.

His wife, Lorena I. Brown, died in 1984. Survivors include one sister, Alavene B. Clark of Atlanta.

BRUNO A. BARBIERI,74, who owned an architectural and construction consulting firm in Washington, died Aug. 14 at Suburban Hospital after a heart attack. He lived in Kensington.

Mr. Barbieri was born in Plainfield, Vt. He studied architecture at Middlebury College in Vermont. During World War II, he served in the Army in the Pacific.

He moved to the Washington area in 1946 and worked briefly as a civilian employe of the Army Corps of Engineers. He later became an architect with the old architectural firm of McGaughan and Johnson.

In 1971, Mr. Barbieri joined the old James T. Barnes Co., a mortgage banking firm, where he became vice president in charge of construction. He started his own business in 1978 and operated it until his death.

He had been a member of the Touchdown Club and was a member of Holy Cross Catholic Church in Garrett Park.

Survivors include his wife, Kathryn J. Barbieri of Kensington; two sons, Thomas J. Barbieri of Rockville, and Peter M. Barbieri of Olney; one brother, Italo Barbieri of Washington, and six grandchildren.

JOHN FEATHERMAN GRAHAM,77, a retired assistant comptroller with the National Bank of Washington, died Aug. 13 at the Washington Hospital Center. He had cancer.

Mr. Graham, who lived in Washington, was born in Allentown, Pa. He graduated from Muhlenberg College in Pennsylvania and later studied at the Sorbonne in Paris.

He worked for several banks in Fairmont, W.Va., before moving to the Washington area in 1967 and joining the National Bank of Washington. He retired in 1975.

Mr. Graham had been a volunteer with the Smithsonian Institution. He also was a poet and a member of St. Columba's Epsicopal Church in Washington.

Survivors include his wife, Dorothy Greenwald Graham of Washington, and one brother, Robert Graham of Chambersburg, Pa.

BARBARA L. MULCAHY,69, a retired administrative assistant with the Smithsonian magazine, died of cardiopulmonary arrest Aug. 9 at her home in Bowie.

Mrs. Mulcahy was born in Auburn, N.Y. She attended the University of Maryland. She moved to the Washington area in 1962 and became a special education teacher with the Jewish Foundation for Mentally Retarded Children in Washington. She worked for Smithsonian from 1977 until she retired in 1982.

Her husband, Paul R. Mulcahy, died in 1986. Survivors include four sons, F. Joseph Mulcahy of Silver Spring, Daniel J. Mulcahy of Tenafly, N.J., Paul G. Mulcahy of Bowie, and Timothy J. Mulcahy of Monrovia, Md., and seven grandchildren.

JOSEPH MANNING GERRETY,71, a retired policy officer with the U.S. Information Agency, died of a liver ailment Aug. 14 at his home in Washington.

Mr. Gerrety was born in Ashtabula, Ohio. He graduated from St. Bonaventure University in New York.

During World War II, he served in the Navy in the Pacific.

He moved to the Washington area in 1945 and joined the State Department, where he later worked on the staff of former Secretary of State Dean Acheson. He transferred to the USIA when it was formed in 1953 and worked in the Office of Policy Plans. He retired in 1974.

Survivors include his wife, Elizabeth Fitzpatrick Gerrety of Bethesda; five sons, Joseph Gerrety Jr. of Potomac, John F. Gerrety of Washington, and Donald E., James N., and Paul A. Gerrety, all of Bethesda; three daughters, Catherine Wald of Birmingham, and Mary Elizabeth Gerrety and Christina Marie Gerrety, both of Bethesda; two brothers, Hubert Gerrety of Ashtabula, and John Gerrety of Washington, one sister, Mary Davis of Ashtabula, and four grandchildren.

NOLA PEARL PEELER,98, a retired owner and operator of a home for the elderly and a member of the Third Street Church of God in Washington, died of cardiopulmonary arrest Aug. 3 at her home in Washington.

Mrs. Peeler was born in Charlotte, N.C. She moved to the Washington area in 1912. She later worked as a cleaning woman for the old U.S. Post Office Department. She began operating a boarding home for the elderly in about 1957. She retired in 1982.

Her husband, Thomas Peeler, died in 1965. Survivors include five sons, Odell, Thomas, William, Howard and Clarence Peeler, all of Washington; two daughters, Ida Mae Proctor of Washington, and Doris Hammond of Glenarden; 20 grandchildren, 45 great-grandchildren, and eight great-great-grandchildren.

STEPHEN ROBERT SOMERALL,35, who had been a military liaison on the staff of former Sen. Robert Taft Jr. (R-Ohio), died of septicemia Aug. 14 at George Washington University Hospital. He lived in Washington.

Mr. Somerall was born in Providence, R.I. He graduated from Stanford University. During the early 1970s, he worked for Pepsico as a public relations officer in Europe and South America.

He moved to the Washington area in 1975 and worked for Sen. Taft for one year before retiring for health reasons.

Mr. Somerall was a member of Christ Church in Georgetown.

Survivors include his mother, Dorothy Jane Somerall, and one sister, Candace Jane Sherber, both of McLean.