David Cameron Cuthell, 66, a Foreign Service officer for 28 years before retiring in 1975, who also was a heavily decorated Army combat veteran of World War II, died of emphysema Nov. 13 at his home in Washington.
Mr. Cuthell was a native of New York City. He was a graduate of Yale University, where he also received a master's degree in international relations. During World War II, he was a paratrooper and field artillery officer with the 11th Airborne Division in the Southwest Pacific Theater. He earned the Silver Star, the Bronze Star and two Purple Heart medals.
He joined the Foreign Service in 1947. He was director of the office of Southwest Pacific affairs from 1962 to 1966, and he worked for the executive office of the president and served as deputy chief of mission and charge d'affaires at our embassy in Turkey. He had been a political officer, and his foreign assignments had taken him to Europe, Australia and the Philippines.
Mr. Cuthell was an authority on Turkish history and language as well as Islamic law. He was a member of the American Foreign Service Association and the Diplomatic and Consular Officers Retired.
Survivors include his wife, Dawn Hagman Cuthell of Washington, and two sons, David C. Jr., of Hoboken, N.J., and Charles Erik Cuthell of Kingston, N.Y.
THOMAS WEBSTER BELL,
87, an automobile dealer in St. Mary's County since 1923 who was mayor of Leonardstown from 1948 to 1968, died Nov. 21 at St. Mary's Hospital in Leonardstown. He had a heart ailment.
He was elected to the Leonardstown Board of Commissioners in 1946, becoming mayor two years later. During the 1960s, he served on the St. Mary's Planning and Zoning Commission. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus, the Leonardstown Lions Club and several boating organizations.
Mr. Bell, who lived in Leonardstown, was a lifelong resident of St. Mary's County. He and his brother, Ernest, founded the Bell Motor Co., a Chevrolet dealership, in 1923. Since 1939, it has been in Leonardstown. The company also has owned Buick and Oldsmobile dealerships.
In addition to his brother, of Leonardstown, his survivors include his wife of 54 years, the former Mary Catherine Sterling, a daughter, Kathy Atlas, and three sons, Tommy, Frank, and state Del. Ernie Bell, all of Leonardstown; 19 grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren.
DONALD RAY ANDREWS,
65, a former Washington dance instructor and restaurant host, died of cancer Nov. 20 at the Washington Hospice. He lived in Washington.
Mr. Andrews was born in Thunder Bay, Ont., and was raised in the Forest Glen section of Silver Spring. He was an Arthur Murray dance instructor in the 1950s and early 1960s, then gave private lessons through the 1970s. He had been a host at Pouget's restaurant in Washington in the 1960s.
He was a member of the Logan Circle Citizens Association. An amateur painter, he belonged to the Arts Club of Washington.
Survivors include a longtime companion, Spiro Kolas of Washington, and a brother, Robert, of Annapolis.