84, a retired Army colonel who taught business law at Benjamin Franklin University from 1958 until he retired in 1971, died of cancer Sept. 17 at his home in Bethany Beach, Del.

Col. Goebel was born in Cincinnati. He graduated from Ohio State University and earned a law degree at the University of Cincinnati. He practiced law until he was called to active duty as a National Guard officer in World War II.

During the war he served in the Pacific. He later served in Trieste, Italy, and then at various posts in this country. He was at Fort Sam Houston, Tex., when he retired in 1957. He then moved to the Washington area. He moved to Bethany Beach after retiring from Benjamin Franklin University.

Col. Goebel was a member of the Army Navy Country Club.

Survivors include his wife, Amy Downing Goebel of Bethany Beach; one daughter, Happy Wallace of Princeton, N.J.; one sister, Frances Ashbrook of Lexington, Ky., and three grandchildren.


93, a retired recreation center director with the D.C. Department of Recreation, where she had worked for 50 years, died Sept. 16 at Holy Cross Hospital. She had Alzheimer's disease.

Mrs. Sisney, who lived in Washington, was born in Seneca, S.C. She graduated from Benedict College in South Carolina.

In 1913 she moved to the Washington area and joined the Department of Recreation. Over the years, she had worked at recreation centers in every sector of the city. She was director of the Capper Recreation Center in Southeast Washington when she retired in 1963.

In later years, she organized recreational activities for senior citizens at the Garfield Terrace Center and New York Avenue Presbyterian Church.

Mrs. Sisney was skilled in handicrafts and operated a marionette theater for children during the 1930s.

During the 1940s, she organized The Children's Theater at the Anacostia Recreation Center, where children learned drama, dance, and popular and symphonic music.

She was honored by the D.C. Department of Recreation in 1978 for her years of outstanding service.

Her first husband, Waymon Gassaway, died in 1917. Her second husband, Louis Sisney, died in 1948.

Survivors include one daughter by her first marriage, Dorothy Gassaway, and one sister, Felicia Allen Taylor, both of Washington.


61, a native Washingtonian and a New York investment banker and commodities trader, died Sept. 13 at the home of a daughter in New York City. He had cancer.

Mr. Loving grew up in Washington and graduated from Georgetown University and Georgetown University law school. In the late 1940s and early 1950s, he worked for the Internal Revenue Service and the tax division of the Justice Department in Washington and New York.

Later he worked as a tax lawyer in Oklahoma City and an investment banker in New York, where he founded an institutional research firm. Since 1974 he had lived in Aspen, Colo., while conducting a business in commodities trading and investing in real estate and California vineyards.

His marriages to the former Betty Magee and Virginia Pope ended in divorce.

Survivors include three children by his first wife, Jennifer and Candice Loving, both of New York City, and Graham Loving III of Washington; his mother, Helen Mosteller of Washington, and one brother, Franklin Loving of Palm Beach, Fla.


95, a lifelong resident of the Washington area and a member of the Episcopal Church of the Redeemer in Bethesda, died of pneumonia and heart ailments Sept. 16 at the Rockville Nursing Home.

Mrs. Brauning, who lived in Bethesda, was born in Washington and as a young woman worked briefly as a sales clerk at the Woodward & Lothrop department store.

Her husband, William H. Brauning, died in 1963.

Survivors include two daughters, Pearl Malstrom of Bethesda and Mae Guill of Arlington; six grandchildren, and eight great-grandchildren.


53, a founder and the vice president of S&S Media Inc., a laboratory supply firm, died of cancer Sept. 16 at the Washington Home. She lived in Damascus.

Mrs. Swales was born in Little Rock, Ark. She grew up in the Washington area and graduated from the old Armstrong Technical High School. In 1982, she and her husband, Joseph C. Swales, founded S&S Media, which produces various laboratory materials used in cancer and AIDS (acquired immune deficiency syndrome) research.

In addition to her husband, of Damascus, survivors include three daughters, Debra Swales of Gaithersburg, Harriett Swales of Alexandria and Noreen Swales of Damascus; a son, Sean Swales of Gaithersburg, and her mother, Hattie Durreth of Washington.


63, a lifelong resident of the Washington area, died of cancer Sept. 17 at Calvert Memorial Hospital in Prince Frederick, Md.

Mrs. Chasson was born in Churchton in Anne Arundel County and she lived there when she died.

Her marriages to Milford Cochran and Daniel Ayres ended in divorce and she resumed use of her maiden name.

Survivors include one daughter by her first marriage, Shirely Matula of Norfolk, one son, Vincent Ford of LaPlata; six grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren.


77, a retired information officer at the General Accounting Office and a former newspaperman, died Sept. 8 at his home in Edgartown, Mass., after a heart attack.

Mr. Sawyer, who moved to Edgartown from Arlington in 1980, was born in Bangor, Maine. He graduated from the University of New Hampshire. During World War II, he was a Navy officer and served in London and the Pacific.

He began his newspaper career on the Christian Science Monitor in Boston in the 1930s. He transferred to Washington in 1951, and four years later went to work for the old Atomic Energy Commission. He later worked for the Export-Import Bank, the Commerce Department and the World Bank.

In 1966, he was appointed the first information officer of the GAO. He held that post until retiring in 1980.

Mr. Sawyer was a member of the First Church of Christ, Scientist in Washington.

His marriages to Frances Sawyer and Jean Phraener Sawyer ended in divorce.

Survivors include three children by his first marriage, Jonathan Sawyer of Boston, Jennifer Stix of Edgartown and Jessica Sawyer of Rockville, and five grandchildren.


91, a Washington area resident since 1975 and the retired owner of a fuel and building supply firm in Columbus, Ohio, died of congestive heart failure Sept. 11 at the Hebrew Home of Greater Washington.

Mrs. Feldman was born in the Ukraine and came to this country in 1905. In the late 1940s, she and her husband, Philip Feldman, started a fuel and building supply business in Columbus. Mr. Feldman died in 1954, and Mrs. Feldman retired in 1964. She lived in California before moving here.

She was a member of Hadassah and Washington Hebrew Congregation.

Survivors include two daughters, Thelma Fatt of New York City and Devera Lurie of Beverly Hills, Calif.; two sons, Julian Feldman of Bethesda and Bruce Feldman of Toledo, Ohio; 11 grandchildren, and 10 great-grandchildren.


71, the former owner and operator of the Georgia Avenue Car Wash in Washington, died of cardiac arrest Sept. 17 at a hospital in Boca Raton, Fla.

Mr. Wallach was born in New York City and moved to Silver Spring shortly before World War II. During the war he served in the Army in Europe and North Africa.

After the war he returned to Silver Spring and opened the car wash. He retired in 1979, and moved to Delray Beach, Fla., six years ago.

Survivors include his wife, Henrietta Puris Wallach of Delray Beach; one daughter, Ellen Lois Hodges of Boynton Beach, Fla.; one brother, Keve Wallach of Lanham, and two sisters, Thelma Sperber of Wayne, N.J., and Sylvia Lovinger of Delray Beach.


76, a former librarian who also had done volunteer work in the Washington area, died of heart ailments Sept. 18 at Washington Hospital Center.

Mrs. Ecker, who lived in Chevy Chase, was born in Charlottesville. She worked as a librarian at the University of Virginia for 11 years before World War II. During the war she lived in New London, Conn., and New Orleans, then moved to the Washington area in 1946.

From 1956 to 1960, she was a librarian at the Potomac School in McLean.

Mrs. Ecker was an associate board member of Planned Parenthood of Metropolitan Washington, and a member of the Sulgrave Club and the Washington Committee of the Washington Cathedral Association, the volunteer guild of the Washington Cathedral.

Survivors include her husband, Dr. Henry D. Ecker of Chevy Chase; one daughter, Charlotte E. Hepner of St. Louis; two sons, G.T. Dunlop Ecker of Bethesda and Lewis C. Ecker II of Washington; one brother, Walter Mehring of Covesville, Va., and four grandchildren.


63, a retired production manager of The Baltimore Sun newspaper and a past president of the Columbia Typographical Union, died Sept. 17 at his home in Palm Coast, Fla., after a heart attack.

Mr. Hines, who moved from Crofton to Florida last December, was born in Washington and graduated from Western High School. During World War II, he served in the Navy in Europe.

After the war, he went to work as a printer with the McArdle Printing Co. From 1967 to 1969, he was president of the Columbia Typographical Union. He joined The Sun in about 1970, and retired in 1986.

He was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars.

Survivors include his wife, Marjorie Hines of Palm Coast; one son, Charles F. Hines II of Gatlinburg, Tenn., and two brothers, Franklin L. Hines of Centreville, Va., and Harold L. Hines of Haymarket, Va.