Charles L. Gooding Jr., 54, a retired Navy captain who later became a lawyer and a defense technology consultant, died Sept. 27 at his home in Springfield after a heart attack.
Capt. Gooding graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy in 1955 and spent most of his naval career in the submarine service. He served at posts in Key West, Fla., and New London, Conn., and from 1969 to 1971 he was commander of the Polaris submarine George C. Marshall.
He moved to the Washington area in 1971 and subsequently was assigned at the Strategic Systems Projects Office in Arlington in positions associated with Polaris, Poseidon and Trident weapons systems.
After retiring from the Navy in 1977, Capt. Gooding received a law degree from George Mason University and became a patent lawyer in Alexandria associated with the firm of Tyler, Bartl, Burke and Albert. He also worked for B-K Dynamics of Rockville as a consultant in submarine technology at the Naval Ship Research and Development Center in Annapolis.
Capt. Gooding was born in Chicago and attended Michigan State University before entering the Naval Academy.
He was active in BNO International, a service and charitable organization.
His marriage to the former Marian Harland Robie ended in divorce.
Survivors include his wife, Sharron, of Springfield; five children by his first marriage, Susan E. Gooding and Charles L. Gooding III, both of Atlanta, Lucille H. Gooding of Burlington, Vt., Margery R. Gooding of New Haven, Conn., and Nancy H. Gooding of Boston; two stepchildren, Sigrid Hanzel Lewis of New London, Conn., and Heidi Hanzel of Springfield, and one grandchild.
RICHARD GLENN HAWTHORNE SR.,
72, retired chief of the loans and currencies division in the Treasury Department's Bureau of Public Debt, died of Alzheimer's disease Sept. 27 at the Hospice of Northern Virginia.
Mr. Hawthorne also was a member of the board of zoning appeals in Herndon and a former treasurer and Sunday school superintendent at St. Timothy's Episcopal Church there. He lived in Herndon.
He was born in Gordon, Ga. He came to Washington and joined the Treasury Department in 1933. He was a graduate of George Washington University, and he retired from the Treasury Department in 1973.
Mr. Hawthorne was a former president of the Northern Virginia chapter of the National Association of Retired Federal Employees.
Survivors include his wife, Jane H. Hawthorne of Herndon; two daughters, Anne Hudson of Annapolis and Allyn Trautman of Chevy Chase; one son, Richard Glenn Hawthorne Jr. of Alexandria, and seven grandchildren.
BETTY V. ANDERSON,
84, a registered nurse who was active in church and service organizations, died of heart ailments Sept. 28 at her home in Chevy Chase.
Mrs. Anderson was born in Mount Airy, N.C. She moved to Washington in 1922 as a student at the old Garfield Memorial Hospital School of Nursing. She graduated as a registered nurse, and as a young woman she was a private duty nurse.
She was a past noble grand of the Dorcus Rebecca Lodge, a life member of the Joppa Chapter of the Order of the Eastern Star, and a member of the Lutheran Church of the Reformation in Washington. She also had been a Red Cross volunteer and a member of various parent-teacher associations.
Her husband, Arthur D. Anderson Sr., died in 1970. Survivors include three sons, Arthur D. Anderson Jr. and John H. Anderson, both of Rockville, and Wilbert L. Anderson of Chevy Chase; one sister, Mary Frances Key of Madison, N.C.; five grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren.
WILSON MOORE WOOD,
83, a former general contractor in Northern Virginia who became an official of the Federal Housing Administration, died of cancer and a stroke Sept. 27 at Fairfax Hospital.
Mr. Wood, who lived in Annandale, was a native of West Virginia. He served in the Navy during the 1920s and moved to this area in 1936. For the next 20 years, he was a contractor and home builder. From 1956 to 1966, he worked for the FHA where he became a chief appraiser. He then worked as an appraiser until retiring in the late 1970s.
He was a member of the American Institute of Real Estate Appraisers and the Society of Residential Appraisers.
A 32nd degree Scottish Rite Mason, Mr. Wood was a charter member of Kena Temple of the Shrine. He had been a scoutmaster with the Boy Scouts in Annandale and a flotilla commander in the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary. He was a member of the Annandale United Methodist Church.
His first wife, the former Margaret LaFollette, died in 1953.
Survivors include his wife, Lynn D. Wood of Annandale; two children by his first marriage, Thomas M. Wood of Richmond and Suzanne Jeranson of Annandale; one brother, John C. Wood of Roanoke, Va.; 10 grandchildren, and seven great-grandchildren.
GAYLORD P. HAAS,
80, a retired communications engineer with the Army and a former president of the Notre Dame Club of Washington, died of heart ailments Sept. 21 at his home in Falls Church.
Mr. Haas was born in Cleveland. He graduated from the University of Notre Dame and began his government career working for the Army at what is now Wright-Patterson Air Force Base in Dayton, Ohio.
In 1946 he transferred to Washington and was assigned to the Signal Office of the Military District of Washington. He retired in 1971.
Mr. Haas was a member of the Knights of Columbus and St. Philip's Catholic Church.
Survivors include his wife of 54 years, Alma M. Haas of Falls Church; four children, Gaylord P. Haas Jr. of Stamford, Conn., Germaine Bartkowski of Burke, Va., Gwendolyn M. Tierney of Anderson, Ind., and Geoffrey Haas of Lake Orion, Mich.; one sister, Carol Lewicke of Gibsonia, Pa., and 11 grandchildren.
BRUCE S. PROCTOR,
65, a retired Alexandria policeman, died Sept. 28 at Mount Vernon Hospital after a heart attack.
Mr. Proctor, who lived in Alexandria, was born in Madison, Va., and he moved to this area when he was 17. He served in the Navy in the Pacific during World War II, and he was aboard the battleship California when it was heavily damaged in the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor on Dec. 7, 1941.
He retired in 1977 after having been a policeman in Alexandria for 28 years.
Mr. Proctor was a former grand knight of the Mount Vernon Council of the Knights of Columbus and a member of the Pearl Harbor Survivors Association.
Survivors include his wife of 44 years, Mary A. Proctor of Alexandria; three daughters, Mary P. Dasher of Farmville, Va., Martha J. Nalley of La Plata, Md., and Marguerite E. Messina of Alexandria; one son, Bruce S. Proctor Jr. of Alexandria; two sisters, Estelle Long of Alexandria and Reta Clore of Madison, and three grandchildren.
GEORGE WILLIAM MILSTEAD,
83, a retired Washington Gas Light employe who was a member of St. Luke's United Methodist Church in Washington, died of an embolism Sept. 26 at the Winchester Medical Center in Winchester, Va.
He was a transportation and production supervisor at the gas company, and he retired in 1970 with 32 years of service.
Mr. Milstead, who lived in Washington, was a native of Great Falls, Va. He was a charter member of the Blue Flame Masonic Club of Washington and a member of George C. Whiting Masonic Lodge No. 22 of Washington.
His wife, the former Aleen Cornwell, died in 1985. Survivors include one son, George Benjamin Milstead of Arlington; one daughter, Jane M. Gottschalk of Fort Valley, Va.; two sisters, Ivey M. Quackenbush of McLean and Alpha M. Poole of Torrance, Calif.; one brother, Andrew Milstead of Boyce, Va., and one grandchild.
DOUGLAS W. KJELLSON,
90, a custodial engineer with the D.C. public schools for 28 years before retiring in 1967, died of cancer Sept. 25 at Sibley Memorial Hospital. He lived in Bethesda.
Mr. Kjellson, who was a native of Sweden, came to this country in 1926. He lived in New York before moving here and joining the D.C. schools in 1939.
He was a 32nd degree Mason.
His marriage to Magda Kjellson ended in divorce.
Survivors include one son, Douglas I. Kjellson of Alexandria; one daughter, Marie K. Harding of Chevy Chase; four grandchildren, and one great-grandchild.