Virginia Lee Riley, 64, a judge on the D.C. Superior Court for the last five years, died of cancer Jan. 16 at the Washington Home Hospice.

Judge Riley was a specialist in probate matters for most of her legal career, and at the time of her death she was the deputy presiding judge of the probate division at Superior Court.

She was a lifelong resident of Washington and a graduate of Wilson High School and the old National University junior college. She received her law degree from what is now George Washington University law school, where she also received a master's degree in law.

From 1951 until 1962, she was an associate with the Washington law firm of Smith, Ristig and Smith. In 1962 she joined the firm of Pierson, Ball and Dowd. She became a partner in that firm in 1973.

Judge Riley was a member of the Judicial Conference of the D.C. Courts and the probate/fiduciary rules advisory committee of Superior Court. She also was a trustee and former chair of the clients' security fund of the D.C. Bar. She was chair of the probate and trust division of the American College of Probate Counsel.

She had taught courses and given lectures on legal issues at colleges and churches in the Washington area.

There are no immediate survivors.


59, president of the Association of Bank Holding Companies and a former counsel to the Senate Banking Committee, died of cancer Jan. 18 at his home in Washington.

Mr. Rogers joined the association in 1958 as its executive director, later becoming president. During his years with the organization its membership grew from 11 members to 125 banking organizations and it came to represent about 75 percent of the country's domestic banking assets.

Mr. Rogers had served as chairman of the Wolf Trap Associates and was a member of the Wolf Trap Foundation Board. He also was a member of the Capitol Hill and National Press clubs, and had served as chancellor of the Exchequer Club in 1962.

Mr. Rogers was a native of East Steubenville, W.Va. He was a graduate of Miami University in Ohio and received a law degree from Ohio State University. He moved here in 1953 when he became an assistant counsel with the Senate Banking Committee. He served as committee counsel from 1955 until joining the Association of Bank Holding Companies.

Survivors include his wife, Helen, of Washington, whom he married in 1960.