Winston William (Bill) Marsh, 78, a retired executive vice president of the National Tire Dealers and Retreaders Association, died Feb. 10 at North Arundel Hospital in Glen Burnie, Md. He had heart ailments.
Mr. Marsh, a resident of Crofton, Md., was the chief operating officer of the NTDRA from 1949 until he retired in 1977. He later was named an honorary president of the organization and in 1985 he became a charter member of the Tire Industry Hall of Fame.
Mr. Marsh also was a former president of the American Society of Association Executives.
A native of Dayton, Ohio, he graduated from Wittenberg University in Springfield, Ohio. He earned a master's degree in business administration at George Washington University and he received an honroary doctor of laws degree from Findlay College in Findlay, Ohio. During World War II he served in the Navy in the Pacific.
Mr. Marsh began his career in the tire industry as a salesman with the Firestone Tire & Rubber Co. in Dayton. He later was an independent tire distributor in Dayton.
In retirement, he did consulting work for the National Federation of Parents for Drug Free Youth.
Mr. Marsh was a Mason and a member of Rotary International and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, where he was chairman of the associations committee.
Survivors include his wife, Eleanor Marsh of Crofton; two children, W.W. (Bill) Marsh Jr. of Potomac and Julia Gundersdorff of Baltimore; one sister, Carolyn Thurman of Vandalia, Ohio, and five grandchildren.
CLARENCE G. CONTEE SR.
Clarence G. Contee Sr., 58, a retired professor of Afro-American history at Howard University, died Feb. 9 at the Washington Adventist Hospital after a heart attack. He lived in Wheaton.
Dr. Contee was born in Baltimore. He graduated from Morgan State University and earned a master's degree in American history at Howard University. He received a doctorate in American history and African studies from American University.
He served in the Army in Europe from 1953 to 1955. During the late 1950s, he taught in the Baltimore school system and was a professor of history at Prairie View College in Texas and at Morgan State. He also had lectured on American African history at American University.
Dr. Contee was a visiting professor at Columbia University before moving to the Washington area in 1971 and joining the history department at Howard. He retired for health reasons in 1976.
During 1967, Dr. Contee studied on a Fulbright scholarship in Senegal, Ghana, Kenya and Ethiopia. He studied in Great Britain on a Ford Foundation scholarship in 1972.
Dr. Contee was a consultant with the Educational Testing Service in Princeton, N.J., the Howard University Press and the Armed Forces Institute in Madison, Wis.
His articles appeared in the Journal of Negro History, Ebony Magazine and the African Historical Studies Journal. He contributed 16 essays to "The Dictionary of American Negro History."
He was a member of Phi Alpha Theta, the national history honor society, the African Studies Association, the NAACP and the Association for the Study of Negro Life and History.
Survivors include his wife, Carmen Boston Contee, and two children, Cheryl and Clarence Contee Jr., all of Wheaton; two sisters, Myrtle Fox of Raleigh, N.C., and Margaret Ogle of Baltimore, and two brothers, William Contee Jr. and Howard Contee Sr., both of Baltimore.
CARL ASHFORD DERRYBERRY
Carl Ashford Derryberry, 78, a founder of the old Springfield Bank who had operated various businesses in the Springfield area since 1953, died of cardiac arrest Feb. 8 at Walter Reed Army Medical Center. He lived in Springfield.
Mr. Derryberry was born in Winthrop, Ark. He attended Oklahoma A&M University. He was a member of the Oklahoma Highway Patrol during the 1930s and served in the Army in Europe with a military police unit during World War II.
After a brief period as a civilian, he was recalled to active duty and served in Korea during the war there. He earned the rank of lieutenant colonel.
Mr. Derryberry moved to the Washington area in 1953 and opened the Red Horse Service Station, the first of several gas stations he operated over the years.
He founded the Springfield Truck Co. and was a founder in 1956 of the Springfield Bank, which later became part of the Sovran banking system. He also was a partner in the Springfield Investment Partnership, which he helped to organize four years ago.
He had been active with Little League, boys' club and community theater organizations in Springfield.
Mr. Derryberry was a Mason and a member of the Kiwanis Club and the Springfield Chamber of Commerce.
Survivors include his wife of 40 years, Josephine Leary Derryberry of Springfield; two daughters, Carol Derryberry of Arlington and MaryJo Forbes of Dale City; and three grandsons.
ROBERT H. LEEPER
Robert H. Leeper, 63, a retired official of the United States Information Agency, died Feb. 10 at Fairfax Hospital of heart ailments and complications from diabetes.
Mr. Leeper joined USIA as an information officer in 1955 and retired in 1983. In addition to assignments in Washington, he served in Taiwan, Iran, Malaysia and Hong Kong. Before moving to this area and joining USIA he was a reporter and editor at the Gazette and Daily newspaper in York, Pa.
A resident of Annandale, Mr. Leeper was born in Youngwood, Pa. He graduated from Pennsylvania State University. During World War II he served in the U.S. Army in Europe and was awarded a Bronze Star.
Survivors include his wife, Ethel M. Leeper of Annandale; two daughters, Elizabeth Leeper of Durham, N.C., and Margrethe Leeper of Alexandria; one son, Eric Leeper of Arlington, and his mother, Mary E. Leeper of Youngwood, Pa.
CURTIS J. BLAKELY SR.
Library of Congress Aide
Curtis J. Blakely Sr., 74, a retired assistant supervisor with the mail receipt and delivery section of the Library of Congress, died of cancer Feb. 6 at George Washington University Hospital. He lived in Washington.
Mr. Blakely was born in Deetsville, Ala. He moved to the Washington area in 1936. He was a clerk for the State Department from 1942 to 1950, when he joined the Library of Congress as a messenger. He became an assistant supervisor in 1968 and retired in 1974.
He received the Library of Congress' Meritorious Service Award in 1965.
Mr. Blakely was a member of the Prince Hall Masonic Lodge and a past chairman of its cornerstone dedication committee. He also was a member of Nineteenth Street Baptist Church.
Survivors include his wife of 50 years, Bernice M. Blakely of Washington; two sons, Curtis J. Blakely Jr. of Panama City and Sidney Blakely of Washington; two daughters, Jacqueline Wright and D.A. Blakely, both of Washington; a sister, Dorothy Williams of Birmingham; 10 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.
EVE K. WEINROD
Eve K. Weinrod, 82, a retired legal secretary with the Internal Revenue Service, died of cardiac arrest Feb. 9 at Holy Cross Hospital. She lived in Silver Spring.
Mrs. Weinrod was born in Pittsburgh. She lived in New York City before moving to the Washington area in 1939 and joining what became the Internal Revenue Service. She retired in 1969.
She was a member of Hadassah and the Beth Shalom Congregation and its Sisterhood.
Her husband, William C. Weinrod, died in 1969. Survivors include one son, Bruce Weinrod of Washington; one brother, Paul Kulick of Savannah, Ga.; and two sisters, Dorothy Hornstein of Pittsburgh and Anne Kulick of Silver Spring.
Statistician at AID
Juliet Phillips, 78, a retired statistician with the Agency for International Development, died of cardiac arrest Feb. 8 at Georgetown University Hospital. She lived in Washington.
Miss Phillips was born in Pittsburgh. She graduated from the Connecticut College for Women and moved to the Washington area in 1917. She worked for the Work Projects Administration during the 1930s.
She joined the State Department as a secretary during World War II and became a statistician in the 1950s. She joined AID when it was formed in 1961 and was a statistician with the agency's Middle East desk when she retired about 1969.
She was a member of St. Alban's Episcopal Church and was a volunteer with the church's Opportunity Shop and with the Washington Cathedral.
Survivors include one sister, Elizabeth P. Nalle of Washington.
LOUISE KILGOUR NICHOLS
Louise Kilgour Nichols, 99, a member of St. Peter's Episcopal Church in Purcellville, died of heart ailments Feb. 10 at her home in Purcellville.
Mrs. Nichols was born in Fort Simcoe, Wash., and moved to this area around 1900. She studied voice at the Washington College of Music.
She was a member of the Home Interest Club and the United Daughters of the Confederacy.
Her husband of 59 years, Joseph Van Deventer Nichols, died in 1971.
Survivors include two daughters, Elizabeth Corrado and Isabelle McLaughlin, both of Alexandria; seven grandchildren, and 14 great-grandchildren.