William B. Buchanan, 82, a senior partner in the Bethesda-based accounting firm of Councilor Buchanan & Mitchell who was active in church and volunteer groups, died of pneumonia Jan. 3 at Sibley Memorial Hospital. He lived in Washington.

He helped found what became Councilor Buchanan & Mitchell in 1945 and he was a senior partner at the time of his death. In the 1930s, he taught accounting at Georgetown and Catholic universities and the old Strayer Business College.

For the past 45 years, Mr. Buchanan had been a parishoner at the Shrine of the Most Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church in Washington where he was a teacher in the Confraternity for Christian Doctrine. He also had coached Catholic Youth Organization basketball and baseball.

He was a past board chairman of both the Columbia Lighthouse for the Blind and of Gonzaga College High School.

Mr. Buchanan was born in Alexandria and grew up in Georgetown. He graduated from Gonzaga and Georgetown University.

In the late 1920s and early 1930s, he was an amateur tennis champion, holding the D.C. Public Parks and Middle Atlantic doubles titles. He was a founding member of the Edgemoor Tennis Club in Bethesda.

Survivors include his wife of 53 years, Catherine E. Buchanan of Washington; six sons, Henry M. Buchanan of Kensington, Dr. James M. Buchanan of Darnestown, Md., John E. Buchanan of Easton, Dr. Brian D. Buchanan of Bedford, Va., Thomas M. Buchanan of Alexandria, and Patrick J. Buchanan of McLean, a journalist and a former assistant to President Reagan; two daughters, Kathleen Connolly of Fairfax and Angela M. (Bay) Buchanan-Jackson of Irvine, Calif., a former Treasurer of the United States; one brother, Henry M. Buchanan of New Jersey, and 24 grandchildren.


77, a retired construction management engineer with the Army Security Agency, died of emphysema Jan. 3 at Northern Virginia Doctors Hospital.

Mr. Franklin was born in St. Louis and grew up in Nashville. He received an engineering degree at Vanderbilt University.

From 1942 until 1954 he was on active duty with the Army Corps of Engineers. In 1954 he became a civilian employe of what then was the Army Security Agency. He retired in 1971. He had lived in Arlington since 1952.

Survivors include his wife, Pauline Franklin of Arlington; one son, Henry W. Franklin Jr. of Vienna; one daughter, Jane Markham of Woodbury, N.J., and seven grandchildren.


87, a longtime resident of the Washington area who was active in garden clubs, died at her home in Silver Spring Jan. 2 after a heart attack.

She was a member of the Takoma Horticulture Club and a member and master judge of both the Potomac Chrysanthemum Society and the Potomac Rose Society.

Mrs. Davis was born in Philadelphia and moved here in 1903. She earned a nursing degree at the Washington Adventist Hospital.

Her husband, George E. Davis, died in 1970. Survivors include one son, the Rev. Robert N. Davis of Cazenovia, N.Y.; one sister, Ruth Daggett of Cooksville, Md.; five grandchildren, and six great-grandchildren.


61, a retired executive secretary with the Marriott Corp., died of cancer Jan. 4 at her home in Gaithersburg.

Mrs. Allen was born in Fall River, Mass., and attended Immaculata College and George Washington University. She first lived in Washington during the 1940s. While working for the Marine Corps in that period she was part of the group that formed the original "Toys for Tots" Christmas campaign.

In 1972, Mrs. Allen returned to the Washington area from Pass Christian, Miss. She worked for Marriott from about 1980 to 1986.

She was a former president of the Seneca Valley High School Booster Club and she was a timekeeper and scorer in the Montgomery County Swim League.

Survivors include her husband, Richard A. Allen of Gaithersburg; three sons, James Allen of San Diego, Paul Allen of Gaithersburg and Robert Allen of Des Moines, Iowa; one daughter, Elizabeth Allen of Port St. Lucie, Fla., and one granddaughter.


87, a partner in the Jaffe New York Decorating Co., a family interior decorating business founded in Washington about 1900, died of cancer Dec. 31 at George Washington University Hospital. He lived in Washington.

Mr. Jaffe was born in New York City and moved here at an early age. He was a graduate of Roosevelt High School and attended Union College in New York state. In the early 1920s he joined the Jaffe company, which now has its headquarters in Rockville. He was a partner in the company at the time of his death.

He was chairman of the house committee of Woodmont Country Club for 25 years. He also was a 32nd degree Mason and a member of the Washington Hebrew Congregation. He had served on the D.C. Real Estate Condemnation Board.

Survivors include his wife of 61 years, Doris Jaffe of Washington; one daughter, Miriam Hennessy of La Jolla, Calif.; one brother, Harry Jaffe, and one sister, Rebecca Goldwater, both of Washington; three grandchildren, and five great-grandchildren.


82, a retired Air Force colonel who later was an electronics engineer for several federal agencies, died Jan. 3 at his home in Washington after a heart attack.

Col. Stanat retired from the Air Force in 1960 after a 20-year military career. He was an electronics and communications specialist for most of that period. His assignments included duty in the Pacific during World War II and service in the Berlin Airlift during the Soviet blockade of 1948.

He served on the joint communications-electronics committee of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. He was director of communications and electronics at Hancock Field in Syracuse, N.Y., when he retired from the Air Force.

On his retirement, Col. Stanat returned to Washington and worked as an electronics engineer with the Federal Communications Commission and the Defense Department. He retired for a second time in 1971.

A native of Clear Lake, Wis., Col. Stanat grew up in New York and Connecticut and he graduated from Cornell University. Before his military service he had been an electrical engineer in Ridgway, Pa., and a high school teacher in Binghamton, N.Y.

He first moved to the Washington area in 1951.

Survivors include his wife, Toini Stanat of Washington; two sons, Christopher Stanat of Manlius, N.Y., and Jon Stanat of Westfield, N.J., and seven grandchildren.