Miller Grieve White, 92, a retired Army major general who was a personnel specialist during most of his military career, died of a heart ailment Oct. 26 at Goodwin House in Alexandria.
Gen. White was president of the Army's personnel board when he retired in 1955. During World War II he was assistant chief of staff for personnel, and in that capacity guided the Army's expansion from a force of 3.5 million to more than 8 million. He also planned the first exchange of seriously ill and wounded prisoners of war between the Allies and Germany.
Gen. White, a native of Macon, Ga., enlisted in the Army during World War I and served in a machine gun battalion. He was wounded in France and received a Purple Heart.
After the war he returned to Macon where he served on the city police force and later received a commission in the Georgia National Guard. He attended the Army's Command and General Staff College at Fort Leavenworth, Kan. In 1937, he was called to active duty and assigned to the War Department in Washington as a personnel officer.
During the final months of World War II, Gen. White served in Italy, and he served in Germany after the war. He returned to this area in 1948 and lived in Alexandria after his retirement from the Army.
He was a former member of the vestry at St. Paul's Episcopal Church in Alexandria and more recently had been a member of Grace Episcopal Church there.
His first wife, Allie Jeff Doster White, died in 1968, and his second wife, Margaret Keyser Smith White, died in 1979.
Survivors include three children of his first marriage, Dorothy W. Bakke of Alexandria, Robin W. Marlow of Golden, Colo., and retired Air Force Col. Miller G. White Jr. of San Antonio; one stepdaughter, Patsy Ticer of Alexandria; 11 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.
TIMOTHY F. DONOHUE, 84, a retired Navy rear admiral who commanded a mine sweeper squadron in the Pacific in World War II and a troop transport at the Inchon landing in the Korean war, died in Annapolis Oct. 24 of cardiac arrest.
Adm. Donohue, who lived in Arlington, was stricken while attending his 60th class reunion at the U.S. Naval Academy and the Navy-Pittsburgh football game.
A native of Lawrence, Mass., he graduated from the Naval Academy in 1927. He studied at the Navy Postgraduate School and received a master's degree in mechanical engineering from the University of California at Berkeley.
In the years prior to World War II, Adm. Donohue's assignments included duty aboard the battleship Utah and various destroyers. He also attended the submarine school at New London, Conn., and served on submarines in the Atlantic fleet.
During the war, he commanded a mine sweeping squadron in the Ryukyu Islands and the Yellow Sea. He later was stationed in Japan. He was at sea again during the Korean War and took part in the amphibious operation at Inchon that turned the tide of battle in the early months of that conflict.
Adm. Donohue was the intelligence officer of the Third Naval District in New York when he retired from the Navy in 1953. His military decorations included two awards of the Legion of Merit and two of the Bronze Star, all with the "combat V" device.
He later worked for a Ford automobile dealership in Brooklyn, N.Y., and engaged in the real estate business in Boston. He moved to Arlington in 1952.
Adm. Donohue attended Catholic services at the Fort Myer Chapel. He was a member of the Japan American Society, the Naval Academy Alumni Association and the Ancient and Honorable Artillery Company of Massachusetts.
His marriage to the former Alice Rayne ended in divorce.
Survivors include his wife, Alice Chmiel Donohue of Arlington; one stepdaughter, Alice Bassoff of Arlington, and two brothers, Charles Donohue of Lawrence and retired Army Lt. Col. Joseph Donohue of Orange, Va.
THE REV. WILLIAM H. SCHWEDER, 78, a Jesuit priest who taught mathematics and logic at Georgetown University for 32 years, died of heart ailments Oct. 25 at St. Joseph's University infirmary in Philadelphia.
Father Schweder was born in Trenton, N.J. He studied briefly at St. Joseph's University before entering the Jesuit novitiate in Wernersville, Pa. Later he graduated from Maryland's Woodstock College, where he also earned licentiates in philosophy and theology. He received a master's degree in mathematics from Georgetown.
He was ordained at Woodstock in 1940.
In 1942, Father Schweder joined the Georgetown faculty. He retired in 1974 and for the next four years he taught mathematics at Georgetown Visitation Preparatory School.
From 1962 until 1983 he was chaplain of Georgetown's Washington Alumni Club, and earlier he had served as chaplain of the nursing school at Georgetown. During the late 1960s and early 1970s, Father Schweder also was chaplain of the Washington Redskins and Philadelphia Eagles football teams.
He lived in the Jesuit Community at Georgetown until early 1986, when he was admitted to the St. Joseph's infirmary.
Survivors include one sister, Ruth Kelliher of Trenton.
DEBEBE HURISSIE, 53, a former Ethiopian national police colonel and ambassador who lived in Hyattsville after seeking political asylum here, died Oct. 18 at Leland Memorial Hospital after a heart attack.
Col. Debebe had lived in Hyattsville since 1981 when he was granted political asylum in the United States. He had served for the previous four years as Ethiopian ambassador to the West African nations of Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea, but he had had a falling out with the Ethiopian government.
Since then he had been studying computer programming at the University of Maryland and was working on a doctoral degree in law there.
A native of Shoa, Ethiopia, Col. Debebe studied police science and law at the police college in Addis Ababa. He had a law diploma from University College there and he had also studied at the International Police Academy in Washington. He had master's degrees in comparative law and in law and criminology from George Washington University.
He served in the Ethiopian national police force, and later as a provincial governor in Ethiopia before he was named ambassador in 1978.
Survivors include his wife, Alemitu Ibssa, and two daughters, Zwed Debebe and Gelaye Debebe, all of Hyattsville.
SHERMAN F. EULER, 77, a retired State Department Foreign Service officer who had done administrative work at U.S. embassies in Turkey and Japan and who was active in the Presbyterian Church, died Oct. 27 at the Veterans Administration Medical Center in Martinsburg, W.Va. He had Alzheimer's disease.
Mr. Euler, a resident of Falls Church, was born in Crawfordsville, Ind. He attended Illinois Wesleyan College and Wabash College. During World War II, he served in the Army in Europe.
After the war, he joined the Veterans Administration in St. Louis. He transferred to Washington in 1950 and joined the State Department about two years later. He retired in 1964 and recieved the Superior Honor Award.
He was recalled to State from retirement on several occasions. His last assignment was working in the Vietnamese refugee program in the mid-1970s.
Mr. Euler was a ruling elder of the Munson Hill Presbyterian Church in Falls Church and the Fairlington Presbyterian Church in Alexandria. He was an officer of the Men's Council of the Falls Church Presbyterian Church and a director of the Child Development Center in Falls Church. He was a member of the Falls Church Rotary Club and the Falls Church Garden Club.
Survivors include his wife, Lucille M. Euler of Falls Church.
AMOS GARY JONES, 72, a retired diplomatic courier with the State Department's Foreign Service, died Oct. 24 at Arlington Hospital after a heart attack.
Mr. Jones, who lived in Arlington, was born in Newville, Ala. He grew up in Orange, N.J. During World War II he served in the Army in the South Pacific.
He moved to the Washington area after the war and joined the State Department. During his career he had been chief of diplomatic pouch operations in Paris and Manila. He also served in Germany and Thailand.
He retired in 1976.
Mr. Jones was a former president of the U.S. Diplomatic Courier Organization and a member of the American Legion.
His marriage to Adele Jones ended in divorce.
There are no immediate survivors.
BONNIE J. BRADY, 62, a volunteer coordinator for Reach to Recovery, a support group for women who have had breast cancer, died of cancer Oct. 26 at Walter Reed Army Hospital.
Mrs. Brady, who lived in Arlington, was born in Boise, Idaho. She attended Boise Junior College and the University of Chicago before moving to Washington in 1948 to work in the election campaign of President Truman.
She worked for the Displaced Persons Commission in Salzburg, Austria, from 1949 to 1952, then accompanied her husband, John J. Brady Jr., on Army assignments before moving to the Washington area as a permanent resident in 1961.
For about the last six years, Mrs. Brady had done volunteer work for the Northern Virginia Cancer Society.
In addition to her husband, of Arlington, Mrs. Brady is survived by one son, John J. Brady III of Woodbridge.