Bennie F. Bakowski, 62, a night production manager with the Government Printing Office who retired in 1986 with 26 years of service, died Dec. 7 at his home in Arlington after a heart attack.
Mr. Bakowski was born in Schenectady, N.Y. During World War II, he served in the Navy in the Pacific. He worked as a printer in the Albany, N.Y., area during the 1950s. He moved to the Washington area in 1959 and became a pressman with the GPO in 1960.
He was a member of the Graphics Communications International Union, the Arlington Northwest Lions Club, the Knights of Columbus, and the Polish National Alliance. He also was a member of St. Anne's Catholic Church in Arlington.
Survivors include his wife, Arline Bakowski, and one daughter, Christine Gatewood, both of Arlington; two brothers, Henry and Chester Bakowski, and two sisters, Leona Baltazar and Jean Thomas, all of Schenectady; and one grandson.
VERDA LOUISE CARLSON,
88, a longtime Washington area resident and the widow of E.J. Carlson, the founder and president of the old Prudential Building and Loan Association, died of pneumonia Dec. 8 at Alexandria Hospital.
Mrs. Carlson, who lived in Arlington, was born in Martin, Tenn. She moved to the Washington area in 1927.
Her husband died in 1958. Survivors include one daughter, Margaret Ann Aitcheson of Arlington, and three granddaughters.
INGLIS P. DIVVER,
49, director of the travel department at Leisure World of Maryland in Silver Spring, died Dec. 5 at the Washington Hospital Center. She had diabetes.
Mrs. Divver, a resident of Olney, was born in Washington, where she graduated from Holy Trinity High School and the Strayer Business College. She had worked in the travel department of what is now Leisure World of Maryland since 1974.
Her marriage to Joseph R. Divver ended in divorce.
Survivors include one son, J. Richard Divver Jr. of Hyannis Port, Mass.; one daughter, Barbara Lynn Divver of Savannah, Ga.; one brother, James M. Phelan of Chevy Chase, and one granddaughter.