An obituary yesterday about retired Army Col. William Harvey Roedy Sr., 71, contained errors in the listing of his survivors. It should have said that his second marriage, to the former Frances de Leeds, ended in divorce and that she was the mother of one of his daughters, Alison Lucille Roedy of Fairfax. It also should have included a stepdaughter, Mallory Frances Binder of Washington. An obituary yesterday of Carl R. Kohler,60, an architectural consultant to the National Gallery of Art, should have stated that from 1965 to 1977 he was an associated architect with the Washington firm of Chloethiel Woodard Smith and that the projects on which he worked included the renovation of the Pension Building. (Published 12/24/87)
Forrest Lee Carter, 57, a research scientist with the Naval Research Laboratory who was an authority in the field of molecular chemistry, died of cancer Dec. 20 at his home in Cabin John.
He was the recipient of a 1986 letter of appreciation from the White House for work in the new and growing discipline of molecular chemistry. He was researching the biological methods the brain uses to transmit and store information. The research would be used to apply those methods to computers.
Dr. Carter was a native of Indianapolis and a graduate of Harvard University. He earned a doctorate in organic chemistry at the California Institute of Technology. Before moving here and joining the Navy laboratory in 1964, he had been a research scientist with the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, Calif., and with Westinghouse research laboratories in Pennsylvania.
He had been a leader at three conferences on molecular chemistry. In the academic year 1975-76, he did research at the National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS) in Grenoble, France. He was a member of the American Chemical Society and the American Academy for the Advancement of Science. His hobbies included fencing and swimming.
Survivors include his wife, Dr. Cynthia Carter, and three sons, Aymar, Adrian, and Evert, all of Cabin John; his father, Carl Lee Carter of Indianapolis; two sisters, and four brothers.
81, retired director of the statistical laboratory at Catholic University and an authority on statistics and probability, died Dec. 21 at the Washington Home after several strokes.
Dr. Lukacs, who lived in Washington, was born in Szombathely, Hungary, and grew up in Vienna. He received a doctorate in mathematics at the University of Vienna. He was an actuary and statistician in Austria before he came to the United States in 1939.
Before moving to the Washington area in 1950 he taught at colleges in Kentucky, Illinois and Ohio and he was a statistician at the Naval Ordnance Test Station at Inyokern, Calif.
Before joining the staff at Catholic University in 1955, Dr. Lukacs was head of the statistics branch at the National Bureau of Standards. After retiring from Catholic University in 1972 he taught mathematics for three years at Bowling Green State University in Ohio, then returned to Washington.
Later he was a visiting professor at universities in France, Austria, Switzerland, England and Germany.
He was author of five books and more than 100 articles and had edited publications on probability, statistics and mathematics. He was a member of the Austrian Academy of Science.
Survivors include his wife, Elizabeth Lukacs of Washington.
EDWIN ALLEN DICKSON,
79, a retired vice president of the McArdle Printing Co. Inc., died Dec. 21 at the Pinnacle Care nursing home in Wilmington, N.C., after a heart attack.
Mr. Dickson went to work in the printing plant of U.S. News & World Report in Washington in 1927. When this was purchased by McArdle in the early 1950s he joined that company. He retired in 1977 and had lived in Wilmington since 1978.
A native of Hillsborough, N.C., Mr. Dickson moved to the Washington area in 1927. He was a former resident of Alexandria, Falls Church and Vienna. He was a founding member of the Westminster Presbyterian Church in Alexandria and had served as a deacon and elder.
Survivors include his wife, Helen S. Dickson of Wilmington; two children, James E. Dickson of Vienna and Patricia D. Allin of Hopewell, Va., and three grandchildren.
CARL R. KOHLER,
60, an architect in the Washington area since 1958 who had been a consultant to the National Gallery of Art, died of a liver ailment Dec. 15 at his home in Washington.
Mr. Kohler was born in Corry, Pa. He graduated from Pennsylvania State University and received a master's degree in architecture and city planning from the Cranbrook Academy of Art in Michigan.
During the 1950s, he worked in Chicago for the architectural firm of Skidmore, Owings & Merrill and helped designed the Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs.
He moved to the Washington area in 1958 and joined John J. White Associates. While at the White firm he participated in the design of the Northwest Orient Terminal at John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York.
From 1977 to 1982, he worked in the Washington office of Skidmore, Owings & Merrill as senior designer and technical coordinator of the Amtrak Northeast Corridor Improvement Project. He was a project designer with Wilkes, Faulkner, Jenkins & Bass from 1982 to 1986. For the last year, he had conducted a private practice in architecture.
He was a member of the American Institute of Architects, the Society of Architectural Historians, The Victorian Society and The Columbia Historical Society.
Survivors include his wife, Sue Kohler of Washington; one daughter, Lisa A. Kohler of New York City, and two sons, Peter C. Kohler of Washington and Eric H. Kohler of New York City.
MORRIS R. HAMILTON,
78, a retired Army lieutenant colonel who worked for the Defense Intelligence Agency, died of lung and kidney ailments Dec. 19 at Walter Reed Army Medical Center.
Col. Hamilton, a resident of New Carrollton, was born in Lake City, Iowa. He attended Iowa State College, the University of Iowa and the University of Maryland.
He was commissioned in the Army in 1941 and served in Europe in World War II. He later was stationed in Germany and Britain and at various posts in the United States.
He moved to the Washington area in 1957 when he retired from the service and went to work at the Defense Department as an intelligence official. He joined the DIA after it was established in 1961 and retired from it in 1975. For virtually all of his career at Defense, Col. Hamilton performed liaison work with the National Security Agency.
His military decorations include the Bronze Star.
Survivors include his wife, Elizabeth L. Hamilton of New Carrollton; two sons, Coast Guard Capt. Frederick M. Hamilton of Woods Hole, Mass., and Robert Lennon Hamilton of Berkeley, Calif.; six daughters, Elizabeth LaMacchia of Cincinnati, Sarah Jo Hamilton of Bellerose, N.Y., Margaret James of London, Tate Hamilton of Los Alamos, N.M., Courtenay Logan of Mitchellville, Md., and Dorothy Corona of New York City; two sisters, Dorothy Ellis of Sun City, Ariz., and Ellen Ainsworth of Cedar Rapids, Iowa; one brother, Eugene N. Hamilton of Red Oak, Iowa; 15 grandchildren, and two stepgrandchildren.
OLIVER H. ZOERNER,
71, an area banker for 43 years before retiring in 1978 as an assistant vice president of the American Security Bank, died Dec. 18 at Holy Cross Hospital. He had cancer.
He began his banking career with the old National Metropolitan Bank in Washington. He had served as head of American Security's Benning Branch and he retired as head of its branch at H and Eighth streets NE.
Mr. Zoerner, who lived in Wheaton, was born in Washington and grew up in Montgomery County. He was a 1935 graduate of Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School. He served with the Army Air Forces in the Pacific during World War II.
He was a past president of the Northeast Businessmen's Association.
Survivors include his wife of 47 years, the former Helen Jenssen, who lives in Wheaton; two sons, Ted H., of Poolesville, and Richard O., of Mount Airy, Md.; one brother, Paul A., of Longwood, Fla.; two sisters, Hazel Baughman of Gainesville, Fla., and Frances Fielding of Denver, and three grandchildren.
ELISABETH ROSE JAMESON,
74, owner and director of the Arlington Cotillion, a school of etiquette and ballroom dance, died of cancer Dec. 21 at her home in Falls Church.
Mrs. Jameson was born in Richmond and attended Hollins College. She moved to Northern Virginia in 1937. She had owned and directed the Arlington Cotillion for the last 20 years.
She was a member of the Northern Virginia Assistance League, St. Peter's Episcopal Church in Arlington and the Washington Golf and Country Club.
Her husband, James David Jameson, died in 1960.
Survivors include two daughters, Elizabeth J. Burroughs of Arlington and Alice F. Jameson of Falls Church; five grandchildren, and one great-granddaughter.
CHARLES H. HASKINS,
78, who worked for the Woodward & Lothrop department stores for 50 years before retiring in 1974 as a display department decorator, died of a liver ailment Dec. 19 at his home in Washington.
During his last 24 years with the company, he also served as pres- ident of the independent employes union.
Mr. Haskins was born in Washington and grew up in Mount Rainier. He began his career with the department store as an advertising copy runner.
He had been active in Democratic Party work and had been a delegate to several national conventions. He also had worked for a time as a stringer in Prince George's County for several area newspapers, including The Washington Post and the old Washington Evening Star. He was an air raid warden during World War II.
He leaves no immediate survivors.
JANET W. SPRINGER,
49, a secretary at the Department of Agriculture, died Dec. 20 in a traffic accident on Rte. 3 near Crofton.
Anne Arundel County Police said Mrs. Springer was pinned inside the car after the driver lost control of the vehicle and it overturned four times.
Mrs. Springer, a resident of Oxon Hill, was born in Uniontown, Pa. She came to the Washington area and joined the Agriculture Department as a secretary in 1957.
At the time of her death she was a travel specialist in the Foreign Agricultural Service.
Her marriage to Ronald R. Springer ended in divorce.
Survivors include one son, Ronald R. Springer II of Oxon Hill.
HAROLD L. (HAL) JENKINS,
78, a retired chief of current information with the Agriculture Department's Soil Conservation Service, died of congestive heart failure Dec. 20 at the Shady Grove nursing home in Rockville. He lived in Chevy Chase.
Mr. Jenkins began his career with the Soil Conservation Service in 1939 as an associate public information specialist in Dayton, Ohio. He later became head of a regional information office in Pennsylvania.
In 1954, he came to Washington after transferring to the Agricultural Research Service. The following year, he rejoined the SCS as head of current information in its information division. He held that post until retiring in 1969.
He later was a volunteer with the National Association of Conservation Districts. He also founded and edited a newsletter for the Association of Retired SCS Employees and he was the author of "A Valley Renewed," a 1976 book published by Kent State University Press about an Ohio valley.
Mr. Jenkins was born in Dickinson, N.D. He served in the Navy in World War II. He spent nine years as a reporter with newspapers in Ohio before joining the SCS.
His wife, Alice Jenkins, died in 1974. Survivors include one sister, Lucille Jenkins of Wheaton.
MARIE W. REID,
76, a retired registered nurse who had worked for the Columbia Hospital for Women and Holy Cross Hospital, died Dec. 21 at her home in Chevy Chase after a stroke. She had cancer.
She had worked at Columbia in the 1940s and at Holy Cross from 1963 to 1976.
Mrs. Reid was a native of Washington and a graduate of Central High School. She received her nurse's training at Holy Name Hospital in Teaneck, N.J.
She was a member of Holy Redeemer Catholic Church in Kensington. Her hobbies included painting and woodcarving.
Her husband, James F. Reid, died in 1961. Survivors include one son, Patrick H., of Annapolis; three daughters, Elizabeth A. Reid of Silver Spring, Nora Rita Facchiano of Hyattsville, and Mary Jane Fisher of Kensington; one sister, Elizabeth Waltrup of Baltimore, and six grandchildren.
FRANCIS J. TEBBS,
64, a retired safety engineer with the Washington Gas Light Co. who had served as a union official, died of coronary respiratory arrest Dec. 20 at the Greater Laurel Beltsville Hospital in Laurel.
Mr. Tebbs had been president of Local No. 63 of the International Union of Chemical Workers in the early 1960s. He spent 45 years with Washington Gas before retiring in October 1987.
In recent years, he was the liaison official between the gas company and local fire departments. In February 1987, he was given public service awards by the Prince George's County Council and that county's fire department.
Mr. Tebbs, who lived in Laurel, was a native of Washington and graduate of Eastern High School. He served with the Army during World War II. He was adjutant of American Legion Post No. 217 in College Park.
Survivors include his wife, Phoebe H., of Laurel; one son, Michael E., of Davidsonville, Md.; two daughters, Patricia A. Frey of Columbia and Therese F. Tebbs of Laurel, and two grandchildren.
WILLIAM HARVEY ROEDY SR.,
71, a retired Army colonel who was an administrator with the Army Corps of Engineers at Fort Belvoir, died of pneumonia Dec. 20 at his home in Satellite Beach, Fla.
Col. Roedy, a former resident of Arlington, maintained a home in the Washington area from 1948 until 1975, when he moved to Florida.
He was born in New York City. He graduated from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, N.Y., and was commissioned in the Corps of Engineers. He was at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, when the Japanese attacked on Dec. 7, 1941. Later in World War II he served in the Far East.
Col. Roedy also was a veteran of the Korean and Vietnam wars. Over the years he served at various posts in the United States and in addition he was stationed in Italy and Japan. He retired in 1969. He worked for the Corps of Engineers at Fort Belvoir in the early 1970s.
He was a member of the West Point Society, the Retired Officers Association and the John Lyons VFW Post in Arlington.
His marriage to Maxine Roedy ended in divorce.
Survivors include his wife, Faye N. Roedy of Satellite Beach; three children by his first marriage, William H. Roedy Jr. of Los Angeles, Allison Roedy of Fairfax, and Marguerite Behar of Hollywood, Fla.; two stepdaughters, Jennifer Rizzo of Springfield and Barbara Dugan of New York City, and one granddaughter.