Robert Paul de Sibour, 22, an assistant accountant with Residential Management Services Inc. in Gaithersburg and a 1983 graduate of Rockville High School where he was a noted athlete, died Nov. 27 at Suburban Hospital as a result of injuries he received in a motorcycle accident earlier that day.
A spokesman for the Montgomery County police said the accident occurred at Bel Pre Road and Melinda Lane in Rockville. Mr. de Sibour was eastbound on Bel Pre Road when he struck a parked truck and lost control of his cycle, police said.
Mr. de Sibour, who lived in Rockville, was born in Silver Spring. He joined Residential Management Services this year. At Rockville High, he was captain of the soccer team, earned All-Metropolitan and All-State honors, and was a member of the school's 1981 state championship team.
He attended Gettysburg College on a soccer scholarship, where he again was team captain, and attained all-conference and all-region honors. He graduated from Gettysburg in 1987 with a bachelor's degree in economics.
Survivors include his parents, Joan and Henri de Sibour Jr. of Rockville; two brothers, Guy de Sibour of Olney, and Greg de Sibour of Germantown; two sisters, Carol de Sibour of Washington, and Diane de Sibour of Los Angeles; his grandmother, Marquerite Dugan of Bethesda, and his great-grandmother, Margaret Tisinger of Washington.
JAMES W. CECIL,
80, a retired executive with ADT Security Systems who was active in volunteer work in Prince George's County, died of a heart ailment Nov. 28 at Sibley Memorial Hospital. He lived in Hyattsville.
He worked for ADT, a national company that sells and installs security systems and alarms, for 44 years before retiring in 1972. He had been manager of the Washington office and an assistant regional manager.
Mr. Cecil, who moved here in the mid-1920s, was a native of St. Mary's County. He served in the Army in the 1920s.
He had been active in the Prince George's County Retired Seniors Volunteer Program (RSVP). He was the recipient of an award from the Maryland governor's office for his volunteer work in the areas of parole and probation.
Mr. Cecil was a member of St. Mark's Catholic Church in Hyattsville, and a past president of the church's 55-and-over club. He also was a past president of the Lewisdale Citizens Association in Hyattsville.
Survivors include his wife, Lorraine, of Hyattsville; a son, William Robert Cecil of Sperryville, Va.; a daughter, Marybeth Gaine of Leesburg; two brothers, Francis D., of Baltimore, and Arthur F., of Florence, S.C., and a grandchild.
GARY G. LENSBOWER,
47, an Alexandria resident who was both a Defense Department computer programer and a magician, died Nov. 26 at Mount Vernon Hospital. He had diabetes.
Mr. Lensbower was born deaf in Chambersburg, Pa. He graduated from the Pennsylvania School for the Deaf, where he was president, in 1960. He was manager of the U.S. basketball team at the Olympics for the deaf in Helsinki in 1961.
He moved here in the mid-1960s, and spent a year with the Census Bureau before joining the Defense Department 21 years ago. He also had performed magic tricks here and abroad, becoming known as the "American Silent Magician" in nine nations.
Mr. Lensbower was a member of the Alexandria Potomac Lions Club, the Northern Virginia Association of the Deaf, and the International Brotherhood of Magicians. He had attended Columbia Baptist Church in Falls Church.
Survivors include his wife, the former Jill Goodlatte, and a son, Gilbert G., both of Alexandria; his mother, Isabelle Cramer Lensbower of Chambersburg, and a sister, Brenda J. Whittemore of Charlotte, N.C.
O. VAUGHAN GRIFFING,
55, a former Falls Church service station manager and the founder of a gospel singing group, died of cancer Nov. 26 at Fair Oaks Hospital in Fairfax.
Mr. Griffing, who lived in Centreville, was born in Monroe, La. He served in the Army in Korea during the war there. He moved to the Washington area in 1956.
He went to work for the Hillwood Amoco Service Station in Falls Church and was the manager during the 1960s and the 1970s. He had been a mechanic at the Centreville Mobile Service Station since 1985.
Mr. Griffing was the founder of the Blue Grass Revelations, which sang gospel music throughout Northern Virignia. He also was a member of Fellowship Chapel Church of God in Centreville.
His marriage to the former Ida Mae McIlee ended in divorce.
Survivors include his wife, Doris Griffing of Centreville; four children by his first marriage, Linda Lawrence of Falls Church, Donna Fary of Norfolk, Diana Steliga of Springfield, and Virgil Griffing of Sterling Park, Va.; three stepchildren, Debbie Johnson of Fairfax, and Drianne Griffing and Steven Johnson, both of Centreville; two sisters, Juanita Zbel of Falls Church, and Murble Traxler of Centerville, Ark., and six grandchildren.
65, a social worker with the D.C. Institute of Mental Hygiene and a former teacher with the Kingsbury Day School in Washington, died of cancer Nov. 28 at Sibley Memorial Hospital.
Mrs. Behr, who lived in Chevy Chase, was born in Cincinnati. She graduated from Sarah Lawrence College in New York and received a master's degree in social work from Catholic University. She also had studied for a graduate degree in fine arts at American University.
She moved to the Washington area in 1951 and spent the next two decades raising her family. During the 1970s, she taught children with learning disabilities at the Kingsbury School, a private institution. For the last three years, she worked for the Institute of Mental Hygiene.
Mrs. Behr was a painter and had exhibited her work in the Washington and Cincinnati areas. She also was active in the Adventure Theater, a children's community theater in Montgomery County.
Survivors include her husband, Walter Behr of Chevy Chase; one son, William Behr of New York City; three daughters, Edith Behr of West Orange, N.J., Sarah Moaba of Millburn, N.J., and Margaret Behr of Chevy Chase; two sisters, Edna Lichtig of Kingston, Pa., and Alice Weston of Cincinnati, and three grandchildren.
GRACE N. LINGRELL,
80, a painter and former government worker who had lived in Beltsville since 1939, died of cancer Nov. 27 at the Greater Laurel Beltsvillle Hospital in Laurel.
Mrs. Lingrell, who was a native of Missouri, moved here about 1935. She then worked at the Bureau of Engraving and Printing, where she was a printer's assistant, into the 1940s.
She was a past president of the Beltsville Women's Club and had been a member of the Beltsville Garden Club and the Beltsville Methodist Church. She had been active in several scouting groups. An oil painter, she had exhibited locally and had belonged to the Beltsville Art Group.
Survivors include her husband, Alton L., of Beltsville; two sons, David A., of Damascus, Md., and Donald J., of Orinda, Calif.; two daughters, Roberta J. Green of Owings, Md., and Elizabeth Woerner of Portland, Ore.; 10 grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren.
CLARENCE C. KIDWELL,
87, who spent 47 years with Pepco before retiring in 1965 as meter-reading department manager, died Nov. 26 at the Carriage Hill nursing home in Silver Spring.
Mr. Kidwell was born in Washington, Va., and grew up in this area. He was a resident of Silver Spring.
His wife of 66 years, Mary Louise Kidwell, died in October. His survivors include a son, Richard L., of Silver Spring; a sister, Clara K. Smith of Elk Ridge, Md.; seven grandchildren, and five great-grandchildren.