Dr. Blair D. Jamarik, 49, a Loudoun County physician and the director of Graydon Manor, a psychiatric hospital for children, died of cancer Oct. 14 at her home in Round Hill, Va.
Dr. Jamarik was born in Richmond. She graduated from Bryn Mawr College in 1959 and earned a degree in medicine from the Medical College of Virginia in 1963. She moved to the Washington area about 1971 and joined the National Institutes of Health as a physician with the employe health service.
She later became a medical officer in psychiatry at the National Institute of Mental Health. She was an assistant clinical professor at the Georgetown University medical school before becoming the director of Graydon Manor in 1980. She remained in that position until her death. She also maintained a private practice in psychiatry from 1971 until her death.
From 1979 to 1981, Dr. Jamarik was the vice chief of staff at Loudoun Memorial Hospital.
She was a member of the Washington Psychiatric Society, the American Psychiatric Association and the Loudoun County Medical Society. She was a member of the Loudoun Hunt.
Survivors include her husband, Dr. George T. Jamarik, and three children, Geordie, Marissa and Megan, all of Round Hill; her father, retired Navy Capt. Edward F. Dissette of Clearwater, Fla., and one brother, James Leigh Dissette of Bandon, Ore.
ROBERT CHARLES MENKING,
66, a retired Army lieutenant colonel who became a communications official with the Drug Enforcement Administation and the Department of the Army, died of cancer Oct. 17 at Fair Oaks Hospital in Fairfax.
Col. Menking, a resident of Annandale, was born in Omaha and graduated from the University of Maryland. He began his military career in World War II and served in Europe.
After the war he returned to civilian life, but he was recalled to active duty during the Korean War. He subsequently served at military posts in Germany, Taiwan and Okinawa as well as in the United States. He was stationed in Washington when he retired from the service in 1968.
He then went to work as a communications officer in the Bureau of Narcotics and Dangerous Drugs in the Justice Department. He transferred to the Drug Enforcement Administration after it was formed in 1973. He later worked for the Army and he retired about 1980.
Col. Menking had lived in the Washington area since 1966. He was an amateur radio operator and a member of the Northern Virginia FM Association.
His wife, Edith Menking, died in 1979. Survivors include three children, Robert C. Menking Jr. of Little Rock, Ark., Rodger F. Menking of Reston and Barbara J. Scharmen of Washington; one brother, Roland A. Menking of Los Angeles, and one granddaughter.
HAZEL VIRIGNIA SCOVILLE,
80, a Washington area resident since the late 1930s and a former teacher in the Danville, Va., public schools, died of Alzheimer's disease Oct. 15 at a hospital in Fort Pierce, Fla.
Mrs. Scoville, who moved from Berwyn Heights to Florida in 1972, was born in Bassett, Va. She graduated from Radford State Teachers College in Virginia. She taught in the Danville public schools before moving to the Washington area about 1939.
She was a past president of the Parent-Teachers Association at Berwyn Heights Elementary School.
Survivors include her husband of 50 years, Alfred Scoville of Fort Pierce; four sons, Joseph and Thomas Scoville, both of Laurel, Stephen Scoville of Dayton, Md., and Franklin Scoville of Jarrettsville, Md.; two daughters, Linda Hensley Scoville of Westminster, Md., and Marianne Scoville Wagner of Bethesda, and nine grandchildren.
GEORGE C. MERRILL,
72, a former Washington restaurateur and a retired liquor salesman, died of a heart ailment Oct. 19 at the Washington Hospital Center.
Mr. Merrill, who lived in Chevy Chase, was born in Manchester, N.H. He attended Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
He moved to the Washington area in 1945 and operated the Casa Riva restaurant and Merrill's Pizza House during the 1940s and 1950s. Later, he was a liquor salesman at Rex Liquors in Washington. He retired about three years ago.
He was a past president of the Restaurant Beverage Association of D.C.
Mr. Merrill was a member of the choir and a founder of St. George's Greek Orthodox Church in Bethesda.
Survivors include his wife, Mary Merrill of Chevy Chase; two sons, James Merrill of Los Altos, Calif., and Dean Merrill of Potomac; one sister, Vaso George of Lowell, Mass., and three grandchildren.
PATRICIA G. LUTZ,
58, a library assistant in Montgomery County public schools who also had been an editor at Human Events magazine, died of cancer Oct. 19 at Sibley Memorial Hospital.
Mrs. Lutz, who lived in Potomac, was born in New York City. She attended the College of William and Mary. She had lived in the Washington area since 1947.
During the 1950s she worked at Human Events. She had worked in Montgomery County school libraries for the last 18 years, and she had been assigned at Julius West Junior High School, Lux Manor Elementary School and Wayside Elementary School.
Her husband, Lou Lutz, died in 1985.
Survivors include two sons, Rick and Tom Lutz, and her father, Bruce Green, all of Bethesda.
GEORGIA M. WILLARD,
75, a licensed practical nurse who worked in the Washington area for many years until retiring in the late 1970s, died of heart ailments Oct. 12 at the Washington Adventist Hospital.
Miss Willard, a resident of Silver Spring, was born in Morgantown, W.Va. She was licensed as a practical nurse and moved here in the late 1940s. Among the places she worked were Walter Reed Army Hospital and the Washington Adventist Hospital. She was a private duty nurse when she retired.
She was a member of the Sligo Seventh-day Adventist Church.
Survivors include two sisters, Dorothy Sych of Morgantown and Esther Willard of Takoma Park.
ADELE J. ROGERS,
55, a nurse who had worked at Washington area hospitals for the past 35 years, died of cardiopulmonary arrest Oct. 16 at Providence Hospital.
Mrs. Rogers, who lived in Washington, was born in Savannah, Ga., and moved to Washington when she was a child. She was a graduate of Washington Vocational High School and studied nursing at Federal City College.
Mrs. Rogers had been a nurse at the National Institutes of Health, D.C. General Hospital and most recently at St. Elizabeths Hospital.
She was a member of Rhema Christian Center and Northeast Holy Trinity Church in Washington.
Survivors include her husband, Jonnie Rogers of Washington; two sons, John E. Rogers and Dwayne Anthony Rogers, both of Washington; two daughters, Linda Rogers Rice of Washington and Patricia Ann Rogers of Monterey, Calif.; and one grandchild.
GERALDINE RILEY ARMEL BIRD,
90, a Washington area resident since 1946 and member of the PEO Sisterhood and the Kappa Alpha Theta Fraternity, died of a lung ailment Oct. 19 at her home in Silver Spring.
Mrs. Bird was born in Soldier, Kan. She graduated from Washburn College in Kansas.
She married Lyle O. Armel, a Navy officer who retired as a captain, and accompanied him on various military assignments. He died in 1948.
Her second husband, Clarence W. Bird, died in 1968.
Survivors include three children by her first marriage, Patricia W. Waugh of Topeka, Kan., Lyle O. Armel II of Arlington, and John R. Armel of Oakton; eight grandchildren, and six great-grandchildren.
MIRIAM JONES HENDERSON,
68, a retired elevator operator with the Office of the Architect of the Capitol, died Oct. 18 at a nursing home in Dallastown, Pa., of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, also known as Lou Gehrig's disease.
Mrs. Henderson, who moved from the Washington area to Shrewsbury, Pa., in 1983, was born in Spring Grove, Pa. She moved to Washington in 1963 and went to work at the U.S. Capitol as an elevator operator. She retired in 1983.
Her marriage to Melvin Jones ended in divorce.
Her second husband, Parker W. Henderson, died in 1977.
Survivors include two children by her first marriage, Monica Rowan and Daryl Jones, both of Whiteford, Pa.; one sister, Arlene Williams of Flourtown, Pa.; two grandchildren, and one great-grandchild.
CHARLES EDWARD NEUHAUSER,
55, a retired Central Intelligence Agency analyst who had been acting chief of the agency's China desk, died Oct. 17 at George Washington University Hospital after a heart attack.
Mr. Neuhauser, who lived in Washington, was born in New York City and graduated from Harvard University. He served in the Army in Korea from 1953 to 1955, then moved to Washington and joined the CIA.
During the 1970s, Mr. Neuhauser was on loan from the CIA to work with the National Security Council at the White House. He retired for medical reasons in 1982 and in retirement had been a consultant to the State Department.
He was a member of St. Paul's Episcopal Church in Washington.
Survivors include one brother, Paul Neuhauser of Iowa City.