Flora B. Brylawski, 102, a lifelong resident of the Washington area and a former singer who had performed at the Washington Hebrew Congregation and at various churches, died of congestive heart failure Dec. 24 at Anne Arundel General Hospital in Annapolis.

Mrs. Brylawski was born in Washington. As a young woman she sang in theatrical productions at the National and Columbia theaters and she also sang on the radio.

She was a soloist at the Washington Hebrew Congregation, the National Presbyterian Church, the First Congregational Church, All Souls Unitarian Church, St. Paul's Lutheran Church and at others.

Her husband of 68 years, A. Julian Brylawski, died in 1977. After his death Mrs. Brylawski moved from her home in Washington to the family's summer residence in Annapolis.

Mrs. Brylawski was a member of the Washington Hebrew Congregation.

Survivors include three sons, Julian Brylawski Jr. of Bethesda, Henry Brylawski of Washington and Alan Brylawski of Hollywood, Md.; seven grandchildren, and eight great-grandchildren.


55, a former bookkeeper and waitress and a longtime resident of the Washington area, died of cancer Dec. 24 at her home in Silver Spring.

Mrs. Caruso was born in New York and grew up in Washington, where she graduated from Coolidge High School. From about 1965 to 1975 she was a bookkeeper for various companies in the construction industry.

More recently she was a waitress at Bish Thompson's restaurant and other places. Until her illness she was planning to open her own antique business.

Her marriages to Stanley Victor Becker and Herbert Banks ended in divorce.

Survivors include her husband, Salvador Caruso of Silver Spring; two children by her first marriage, Gordon Becker of Colton, Calif., and Sheila Gindes of Potomac; three stepchildren, Stephanie Dougherty of Silver Spring, Tony Caruso of Olney and Mark Banks of Takoma Park; one sister, Rose Lennet of Forest Hills, N.Y.; one brother, Nathaniel Letnick of Boynton Beach, Fla.; four grandchildren, and four stepgrandchildren.