Robert R. Statham, 58, a retired Washington tax lawyer who was a former taxation department manager of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, died Nov. 8 at the Greater Laurel Beltsville Hospital.

A spokesman for the Maryland Medical Examiner said Mr. Statham died as a result of injuries he had received in an accidental fall at his home earlier that day. Mr. Statham had supranuclear palsy, a neurologic disorder.

He moved to the Washington area in 1967, and spent the next 11 years with the chamber. He retired in 1978 when he began a private practice of tax law. He retired in 1986.

He had chaired the Greater Washington Board of Trade's taxation policy committee and had served on its legislative bureau steering committee. He had served as president of the old Washington Civic Opera.

Mr. Statham was a graduate of Evansville University in his native Evansville, Ind. He received a law degree from Indiana University. He served in the Army Air Services, then the Air Force from 1946 to 1948. Before moving to this area, he had worked for chambers of commerce in Indiana and became director of the Indiana Chamber of Commerce's taxation department.

Survivors include his wife, Jeanne, of Laurel; two daughters, Kimberly Warther of Centreville, Va., and Elizabeth Gribbons of Worcester, Mass.; his parents, Ewell and Agnes Statham, and a brother, William, all of Evansville, and two grandchildren.


60, a Foreign Service officer who was consul general in Manila, died of an embolism Nov. 13 at a hospital in Manila.

Mr. McAninch was born in Texas and graduated from Assumption University in Ontario. He served in the Army during World War II, then joined the Foreign Service in 1947.

He had been consul general in Bogata, Santo Domingo and Seoul before he was posted to Manila. He also had served in Rome, Kingston, Jamaica, and Montreal. He was a recipient of the President's Award for Meritorious Service.

Survivors include his wife, Luzmarina McAninch of Mexico City; two daughters, Renata Polanco of San Antonio, and Katherine McAninch of Mexico City and Manila, and one son, Michael McAninch of California.


69, a retired director of career planning and placement at Georgetown University Law Center, died of cancer Nov. 16 at her home in Hollywood, Fla.

Mrs. Tucci was was born in Pottsville, Pa., and attended what is now Pennsylvania State University. She moved to the Washington area in the early 1950s, and worked at Georgetown for 23 years before she retired in 1976. She then moved to Florida.

Mrs. Tucci was a member of Annunciation Catholic Church in Washington.

Her marriage to Frank J. Tucci ended in divorce and her second husband, Sam Rubin, died in 1983.

Survivors include two sons by her first marriage, Frank H. Tucci of Washington and Harry J. Tucci of Spring City, Pa., and three grandchildren.


68, a retired Federal Aviation Administration official who had lived in the Washington area 25 years before moving to Morgantown, W.Va., where he had lived since 1983, died of cancer Nov. 14 at a hospital in Morgantown.

He spent 25 years with the FAA until retiring in 1983 as projects development branch chief in the Flight Standards Service.

Mr. Jamison was a native of Canton, Ohio, and a graduate of Waynesburg College in Pennsylvania. He was a pilot with the Army Air Forces in Latin America during World War II. After that, he was a private flying instructor in Pennsylvania and West Virginia until moving here and joining the FAA in 1958.

Survivors include his wife, Christine, and a son, Frank M. III, both of Morgantown; a daughter, Jennifer Bryant of Norfolk, and three grandchildren.


84, a retired editor of documents at the State Department, died of intestinal ailments Nov. 15 at her home in Washington.

Miss Edens was born in Georgia and graduated from Georgia State College for Women. Before moving here in the 1940s, she worked for an insurance company and taught school in Georgia. She joined the State Department soon after her arrival in Washington, and she retired in 1968.

Survivors include a brother, John Meredith Edens of Atlanta, and a sister, Margaret Atherton of Washington.