Harold E. Snyder, 80, retired director of the International Affairs Seminars of Washington, died Jan. 18 at the Friends Nursing Home in Sandy Spring. He had Alzheimer's disease.
Dr. Snyder became director of the seminars, which are sponsored by the American Friends Service Committee, in 1952. He retired in 1972. As director of the seminars, he organized discussion groups and weekend conferences on international and cultural affairs for members of Congress and foreign diplomats. He also organized leadership conferences in Europe, Africa and Asia.
From 1966 to 1969, he was on a leave of absence in New Delhi as the Quaker international affairs representative to South Asia.
A resident of Sandy Spring, Dr. Snyder was born in Reading, Pa. He graduated from Swarthmore College and earned a doctorate in educational administration at Columbia University. He then taught school in Philadelphia and at Swarthmore and the University of Rochester before moving to the Washington area in 1938 to work for the American Council on Education.
After World War II, he became director of the council-affiliated Commission on International Education Reconstruction, which worked for the cultural rehabilitation of war devastated areas and displaced persons.
Dr. Snyder was author of a book, "When People Speak to People, An Action Guide to International Cultural Relations."
In retirement he had served on the boards of the United Nations Association, Friends World College and the American Friends Service Committee. He was a member of the Friends Meeting of Washington.
Survivors include his wife, Betty Snyder of Sandy Spring; two daughters, Anadel Lynton Snyder of Mexico City and Merida Harrington of Rockville; one sister, Ruth Plum of Princeton, N.J., and five grandchildren.
JOHN HENDRICK MOORE, 63, an Arlington dentist for more than 30 years, died Jan. 18 at Arlington Hospital after a heart attack.
Dr. Moore, who lived in Arlington, was born in Laurinburg, N.C. He served in the Navy during World War II, and then graduated from Shaw University. He received a master's degree in education at New York University and earned his dental degree at Meharry Medical College in Nashville.
He opened his dental practice in Arlington in 1957.
Dr. Moore had done youth and community volunteer work in Northern Virginia. He received a Martin Luther King Jr. Service Award from the Northern Virginia NAACP and certificates of appreciation from the Alexandria Police Department and the Arlington Sheriff's office.
He was a member of the American Dental Association, the Old Dominion Dental Society and Mount Olive Baptist Church in Arlington.
Survivors include his wife, Frances Wilson Moore of Arlington; one son, Victor A. Moore, an Army sergeant stationed in Germany; one daughter, Dr. Sondi S. Moore of Atlanta; and his mother, Marie Hendrick Moore of Laurinburg. SARA RUE FAIRCHILD, 77, an amateur artist and a retired Army officer's wife who accompanied her husband to military posts in this country and abroad, died of cancer Jan. 16 at Goodwin House East in Alexandria.
Mrs. Fairchild, a resident of Arlington, was born in Chestnut Hill, Pa. She attended Beaver College.
She accompanied her husband, Brig. Gen. John Cummings Fairchild, to Army posts in Europe, Asia and throughout the United States. Since his retirement in 1962, they had lived in the Washington area. He died in 1968.
Mrs. Fairchild painted and played golf. She was a member of Washington Golf and Country Club and St. Andrew's Episcopal Church in Arlington.
There are no immediate survivors.
ELIZABETH B. O'DONNELL,86, a Washington area resident since 1984 and a retired clerk with the Pennsylvania Railroad Co., died of respiratory arrest Jan. 13 at Holy Cross Hospital.
Mrs. O'Donnell was born in Altoona, Pa. She joined the Pennsylvania Railroad during the 1930s and retired in 1966.
She was a member of Holy Cross Catholic Church in Kensington.
Her husband, Edward M. O'Donnell, died in 1968. Survivors include two sons, Dr. Edward T. O'Donnell of Potomac and Dr. William D. O'Donnell of Kensington; one sister, Cecelia Endress of Altoona, and five grandchildren.
JOSEPH B. MUSUMECI, 67, the retired owner of a television sales and repair firm in Washington, died of cancer Jan. 18 at the Chevy Chase Nursing and Retirement Center. He lived in Washington.
Mr. Musumeci was born in Salmon Falls, N.H. He grew up in the Washington area. He graduated from McKinley Technical High School and American University. During World War II, he served in the Navy in the Pacific.
He worked for several other electronics firms before opening Friendship TV Sales and Repair in 1961. He retired in 1982.
Mr. Musumeci was a member of Phi Sigma Kappa, a national social fraternity, and Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church in Washington.
Survivors include his wife, Ann C. Musumeci of Washington; two sons, Joseph B. Musumeci Jr. of Silver Spring and James C. Musumeci of Washington, and one brother, Val Musumeci of Wheaton.
ELIZABETH D. EVANS, 89, a portrait painter and piano player, died of congestive heart failure Jan. 7 at the Potomac Valley Nursing Center in Rockville.
Mrs. Evans, who lived in Bethesda, was born in Marysville, Ohio. She received a certificate in art at Ohio University. She did further study in art at the Art Institute and at the Academy of Fine Arts in Chicago.
She had lived in the Washington area since 1934 and painted portraits at a studio in her home. During World War II, she played the piano at USO functions. Later she played at fashion shows and similar events.
Her first husband, Forest Kimball Montgomery, died in 1937. Her second husband, Frank Wesley S. Evans, died in 1979.
Survivors include two children by her first marriage, Forest D. Montgomery of Potomac and Betty Ann Kemp of Kilgore, Tex.; three grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren.
THEODORE PAUL METZLER SR., 64, an advisory systems analyst with the IBM Corp., died of respiratory arrest Jan. 15 at the Bethesda Naval Hospital. He lived in Fairfax.
Mr. Metzler was born in New Castle, Pa. He graduated from the University of Maryland and received a master's degree in economics from Northwestern University. He served in the Coast Guard during World War II and the Korean war, during which he was awarded the Purple Heart.
He worked for the General Electric Corp. in Arizona before joining IBM in Burlington, Vt., in 1967. He transferred to the Washington area in 1969 and was with IBM's Federal Systems Division in Manassas at the time of his death.
He was a member of the Capital PC Users Group, a computer club.
Survivors include his wife, Jeanette Metzler, three sons, Ralph J., Mark S., and Theodore P. Jr., all of Fairfax; six daughters, Mary Margaret Metzler of Arlington, Julie Lynn Metzler of Seabrook, Md., Michelle Marie Metzler of Gaithersburg, and Lori Jean Mooney, Christie Lee Metzler, and Pennie Ann DeGroot, all of Austin, Tex.; three sisters, Mary Gerlach, Ruth Carpenter and Frances Stewart, all of New Castle, and two grandchildren.
ELLEN HELTON YOUNG, 81, a resident of the Washington area since 1935 and a member of Westminster Presbyterian Church in Alexandria, died of cardiac arrest Jan. 16 at Arlington Hospital. She lived in Arlington.
Mrs. Young was born in Bloomington, Ind., and graduated from Indiana University.
She was a member of the Aurora Hills Woman's Club in Arlington and Pi Phi, a national sorority.
Her husband, Donald A. Young, died in 1976. Survivors include one son, Donald H. Young of Upper Montclair, N.J., and two grandchildren.
SAMUEL H. KOONIN, 90, the founder and owner of the old Art Craft Printing Co. on I Street NW, died Jan. 12 at the Hebrew Home of Greater Washington in Rockville after a stroke. He lived in Washington.
Mr. Koonin, who was born in Russia, came to the United States in 1910 and settled in Washington.
He owned and operated Art Craft Printing for more than 50 years before selling it about 1972. He was known for his efforts in employing those who had difficulty obtaining work. They included deaf-mute students, prison parolees and former patients of St. Elizabeths Hospital.
Mr. Koonin was a member of Hope Masonic Lodge in Washington.
Survivors include his wife of 54 years, Miriam Koonin of Washington; one son, Arnold Koonin of Potomac; one daughter, Diane Susan Thurer of Dix Hills, N.Y.; one brother, Jack Koonin of Kensington; one sister, Mary Goldstein of San Francisco, and five grandchildren.