Nelson Robert Blemly, 64, a retired Army colonel and former chief of radiology at Walter Reed Army Medical Center who became a partner and staff radiologist at the Washington Clinic, died of an aneurysm Oct. 14 at Suburban Hospital in Bethesda.
Col. Blemly, who lived in Potomac, was born in Wolcott, N.Y. He graduated from the University of Rochester and received a degree in medicine from the University of Buffalo. He earned a master's degree in public health at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill.
During World War II, he served in the Navy. He completed his education after the war, and in 1949 joined the Army Medical Corps. He served in Korea during the war there.
From 1954 to 1957, he was stationed at Tripler Army Hospital in Honolulu. He was chief of radiology at Valley Forge Army Hospital in Pennsylvania during the late 1950s.
Col. Blemly was transferred to the Washington area in 1962, and conducted research in radiology at Fort Detrick, Md., and at Walter Reed Army Medical Center, where he became chief of radiology. He retired from that post in 1970.
Shortly after retiring, he became a partner and the staff radiologist with the Washington Clinic, where he remained until his death.
He was a member of the Kent Island Yacht Club.
Survivors include his wife, Phyllis Blemly of Potomac; one daughter, Yvonne D. Crumlish of Chester, Md.; three sons, Michael, of Severn, Md., Craig, of Annapolis, and Christian, of Potomac; his mother, Adeline Luther Blemly of Fulton, N.Y.; one sister, Stella Crug of Rochester, N.Y., and four grandsons.
WAYNE KENDRICK, 92, the founder and senior partner of Wayne Kendrick & Co., a Washington accounting firm, died of a stroke Oct. 12 at a nursing home in Lynchburg, Va., where he had lived for the last month.
Mr. Kendrick, who lived in Gainesville, Va., before moving to Lynchburg a month ago, was born in Monroe County, Ind. He moved to the Washington area in 1916. He served in the Army in Europe during World War I.
A graduate of Southeastern University with a degree in accounting, he worked for the accounting firm of R.G. Rankin & Co. before founding his own certified public accounting firm about 1929. He remained active in the business until his death.
During the 1940s, Mr. Kendrick owned several race horses that he raced at Washington area tracks. He was a former member of the Horsemen's Benevolent and Protective Association.
Mr. Kendrick was a past president of the D.C. Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the D.C. Board of Accountancy, and was a member of the Association of Practicing Certified Public Accountants. He also was a member of the Rotary Club, the University Club and the Blue Ridge Rod and Gun Club.
His marriage to Frances Peters ended in divorce. Survivors include a daughter, Eileen Kendrick Thompson of Alexandria; a son, Wayne Kendrick Jr. of Lynchburg, and four grandsons.
RABBI HERMAN SCHWARTZ, 71, a former president of the Rabbinical Conference of America who served Beth Torah Congregation in Hyattsville from 1956 to 1961, and other Conservative Jewish congregations in Maryland, Virginia and New Jersey, died of pneumonia Oct. 14 at Holy Cross Hospital.
Rabbi Schwartz, who lived in Silver Spring, was born in New York City and graduated from St. John's University there. He earned a master's degree in Hebrew education at New York University and received his rabbinical training at Yavne Hebrew Theological Seminary in Brooklyn.
He served Conservative Jewish Congregations in Essex County, N.J., before going to Beth Torah in Hyattsville in 1956. From 1961 to 1975, he was at Beth Israel Congregation in Salisbury, Md. He served Beth Israel Congregation in Roanoke, from 1975 until retiring in 1983.
Upon his retirement he moved to Silver Spring.
He was a former secretary of the Washington Board of Rabbis, a Rotarian, and a member of Samuel Gompers-Benjamin Franklin Masonic Lodge in Washington.
Survivors include his wife of 47 years, Freyda H. Schwartz of Silver Spring; two daughters, Joy S. Volkman of Lone Pine, Calif., and Judy S. Proctorstein of Bowie; one son, Jeremy I. Schwartz of Potomac; one sister, Eleanor Sternfield of Richmond; two brothers, Phillip Schwartz of Randolph, N.J., and Arnold M. Schwartz of Poughkeepsie, N.Y., and six grandchildren.
MAE JACQUES COX, 90, a former secretary with the U.S. Coast and Geodetic Survey and other government agencies, died Oct. 3 at Fernwood Nursing Home in Bethesda of complications after a stroke.
Mrs. Cox, who lived in Bethesda, was born in Morrisonville, N.Y., and graduated from New York State Teachers College at Plattsburgh, N.Y. She lived here in the early 1920s and worked for the Veterans Administration, then taught at rural schools in Upstate New York.
In the late 1920s, Mrs. Cox returned to this area. She taught at the Washington School for Secretaries and worked as a secretary at the Interstate Commerce Commission and the Coast and Geodetic Survey before she retired in 1943.
She was a former president of the University Women's Club of Washington and a member of the Republican Women's Club of Montgomery County.
Her husband, Fabian C. Cox, died in 1978.
There are no immediate survivors.
SELMA MIRIAM KARPPI, 89, a Washington area resident since 1972 and a member of the Friendship Club, a senior citizens organization in Annandale, died of cancer Oct. 15 at the home of her son in Annandale.
Mrs. Karppi, who lived in Annandale, was born in Atlantic Mine, Mich. She graduated from Northern State Normal College in Michigan and had taught in Michigan public schools.
Her husband, Charles Emil Karppi, died in 1950. In addition to her son, William J. Karppi, survivors include three grandsons.
EDWARD ALBERT WALLISH, 44, a systems analyst with Vitro Laboratories in Silver Spring, died Oct. 15 of complications resulting from multiple sclerosis at his home in Bowie.
Mr. Wallish was born in Shamokin, Pa., and graduated from Bloomsburg State College in Pennsylvania. He taught school in New Jersey for two years before moving to the Washington area in 1966.
Before joining Vitro Laboratories 10 years ago, he had worked for Computer Sciences Corp. in Arlington and MRI data processing in Washington.
Mr. Wallish was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Bowie and the Knights of Columbus.
Survivors include his wife, Patricia Ann Wallish, two sons, Edward J. and Christopher, and one daughter, Jennifer Ann, all of Bowie; his mother, Mary Wallish, and one sister, Joan Mrowka, both of Shamokin. One daughter, Lisa Marie Wallish, died in 1975.
HERBERT R. FAGAN, 75, a retired Army master sergeant who later became machine-shop supervisor at the Postal Supply Center in Washington, died of cancer and respiratory failure Oct. 15 at Arlington Hospital.
Mr. Fagan, who lived in Springfield, was born in Buffalo, and enlisted in the Army in 1928. His military assignments included postings in Panama, Fort Sill, Okla., Fort Niagara, N.Y., and Austria. He was assigned to the Pentagon when he retired in 1956, and his duties there included inspection of classified documents.
Upon retirement from the Army, Mr. Fagan went to work for the Postal Supply Center. He retired again in 1977.
Survivors include his wife, Eleanor M. Fagan of Springfield; two sons, Patrick J. Fagan of Buffalo and Michael T. Fagan of Burke; a daughter, Marjory E. Begley of Potomac, and six grandchildren. A daughter, Barbara A. Spoerl, died in June.