George A. Cunney, 67, a retired Army Department engineer who had been a life member and director of the Capital Yacht Club, died Dec. 4 at Northern Virginia Doctors Hospital after a stroke. He lived in Falls Church.
Mr. Cunney, who moved here in 1940, was a native of Philadelphia. He attended George Washington University and became a licensed professional engineer. A civil engineer by training, he had operated his own business until joining the old Federal Civil Defense Agency in the early 1950s. In the later part of the decade, he transferred to the Army Department, where he was a construction management engineer and environmental management engineer until retiring in 1980.
He was a member of the Engineers Club of Washington and the Washington Canoe Club.
Survivors include his wife Catherine, of Falls Church; two stepsons, Paul Ugis of Arlington, and John Ugis of Falls Church; two stepdaughters, Cathy McQuone of Tallahassee, Fla., and Teresa Upton of Warren, Ohio; three brothers, retired Navy Capt. Edward G., of Falls Church, Bill, of Desert Hot Springs, Calif., and Eugene G., of Siesta Key, Fla.; a sister, Nancy Stevens of Rangeley, Maine, and nine stepgrandchildren.
OLGA D. CRANDELL,
56, who taught piano in her home for the past 20 years and who was active in Northern Virginia civic and volunteer groups, died of cancer Dec. 4 at Fairfax Hospital. She lived in Arlington.
In 1985 and 1986, Mrs. Crandell was chairman of the Arlington section of the National Symphony's women's committee. She also had served as program chairman of the Rock Springs Garden Club in Arlington.
She grew, cured and arranged her own flowers. She was a plant consultant to the Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. Her hobbies included cooking and bird-watching. She was a member of the National Audubon Society and the National Wildlife Federation.
Mrs. Crandell, who moved here in 1964, was a native of Yuma, Ariz.
Survivors include her husband, Harry, of Arlington; two sons, Mark, of Centreville, and Matthew, of Dale City; two daughters, Denise Woody of Lynchburg, and Elise Crandell of Alexandria; three brothers, Herbert Connor of Yuma, and Adalbert and William Connor, both of San Diego; two sisters, Alice Neighbor of Oakland, Calif., and Grace Davis of San Diego, and four grandchildren.
HENRY R. (TOOTIE) BURCH,
66, who had worked at Columbia Country Club for the past 49 years, died Dec. 5 at his home in Bethesda. He had a heart ailment.
Mr. Burch was a native of Chevy Chase and a lifelong area resident. He joined Columbia as a caddy, later becoming an assistant golf professional. At the time of his death he was a matchmaker. He was coholder of the Columbia golf course record of 62. He was a life member of the Professional Golfers Association.
Survivors include his wife Norma, of Bethesda; a stepdaughter, Glenda McKinney of Alexandria; two brothers, Francis, of Gustine, Calif., and Norman, of Bethesda; two sisters, Teresa Torrance of Colonial Beach, Calif., and Catherine Schekels of Waldorf, and a stepgrandchild.
MARY ABBIE WALKER,
92, a retired government employe who was active in church groups, died Dec. 4 at Arlington Hospital after a stroke. She lived in Arlington.
She was a member of St. John's Catholic Church in McLean where she had been a member of the senior citizens club and the women's council.
Miss Walker, who moved here and joined the federal government in 1918, was a native of Stevens Point, Wis. She spent 36 years with the government before retiring in 1954 as a print estimator with the Department of Health Education and Welfare. Other agencies she worked for included the Interior Department and the Office of Education.
Survivors include a sister, Eleanore Petersen of Arlington.