Dr. Hugh V. Perkins, 69, a professor emeritus of education at the University of Maryland, died Feb. 10 in Madras, India, after a stroke. He was vacationing in India when he was stricken.
Dr. Perkins, who lived in Adelphi, taught at Maryland for 35 years before retiring in 1983. In addition to teaching, he had served as deputy director and acting director of the university's Institute for Child Study. He also had conducted child study workshops across the country, lectured in West Germany and spent a year as a Fulbright professor in Pakistan.
He was the author of "Human Development and Learning," a textbook that was published in 1969.
He received the Maryland governor's citizenship award for outstanding service to the state.
Dr. Perkins, who moved here in 1948, was a native of Toledo. He served in the Army in the Mediterranean theater during World War II. He received two bachelor's degrees at Oberlin College, a master's degree in public affairs at the University of Maryland, a doctorate in education at New York University and another in child development at the University of Chicago.
He was a member of Riverdale Presbyterian Church in University Park, where he had been a deacon, an elder and a member of the choir and the Side Door Coffee House Players. He was a life member of the Terrapin Club and a member of the President's Club at Maryland.
Survivors include his wife, the former Cynthia Demaree, of Adelphi; three sons, David V. Perkins of Muncie, Ind., Kenneth A. Perkins of Pittsburgh, and Douglas D. Perkins of Lawrenceville, N.J.; two daughters, Frances A. Perkins of Boston and Elizabeth J. Follin of University Park; one brother, Thomas Perkins of Birmingham, Mich., and six grandchildren.
Retired Army Colonel
Seymour Kravitz, 65, a retired Army colonel who later became an official of Science Applications Inc. in McLean, died Feb. 10 of cardiac arrest at the Walter Reed Army Medical Center. He lived in Great Falls, Va.
Col. Kravitz was born in Brooklyn, N.Y. He graduated from the University of Missouri and received a master's degree in public law and Soviet government from Columbia University. He also attended the National War College.
During World War II, he served in the Army in Europe. He later served in Korea during the war there and was a division chief of staff in Germany. He was transferred to the Washington area in 1953 and served in the office of the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, the Office of the Secretary of Defense and the State Department. He retired in 1977 as senior Army planner in the office of the assistant deputy Chief of Staff for operations.
For the next 10 years, Col. Kravitz worked for Science Applications, where he was assistant manager of the training systems and analysis division.
His military decorations include the Silver Star, the Bronze Star, the Legion of Merit and the Purple Heart.
Survivors include his wife, Barbara Guenther Kravitz of Great Falls; one daughter, Patricia R. Downes of Herndon, and his mother, Yetta Kravitz of Los Angeles.
WILMA AHO JONES
Government Program Analyst
Wilma Aho Jones, 77, a retired program analyst with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, died of respiratory failure Feb. 11 at the Bethesda Retirement and Nursing Center. She lived in Bethesda.
Mrs. Jones was born in Eveleth, Minn. She graduated from the Duluth Business College in Minnesota. She moved to the Washington area in 1930 and joined the Fish and Wildlife Service in 1933. She retired in 1973.
She was a member of the Glen Mar Park Community Association in Bethesda and the Fish and Wildlife Retirees Organization, where she had been secretary.
Survivors include her husband of 47 years, John C. Jones of Bethesda, and two brothers, Robert M. Aho of East Meadow, N.Y., and Everett A. Aho of South Carolina.
Salesman and Musician
Charles DiBona, 73, a retired salesman with the old Heathkit Electronics Co. in Rockville and a former percussionist, died of cancer Feb. 12 at Doctors' Hospital in Lanham. He lived in Silver Spring.
Mr. DiBona was born in North Quincy, Mass. He served in the Army during World War II and worked as a musician in New York City after the war. He moved to the Washington area in the late 1940s and joined the Musicians Union.
During the years, he played dance and big band music with several groups including the Paul Dumier Trio at the Bolling Air Force Base Officers Club. He also played at local restaurants, weddings and bar mitzvahs.
During the 1950s and the 1960s, Mr. DiBona also was a salesman with Electronic Wholesalers in Washington. From 1970 until he retired in 1980, he was employed by Heathkit.
Survivors include his wife, Dorothy Elizabeth DiBona of Silver Spring; one daughter, Debbie Forespring of Fruitland, Md.; one sister, Anne Tocci of Waltham, Mass., and two brothers, Mario and Louis DiBona, both of Braintree, Mass.
ANNA CASTLE PAQUIN
Sibley Nursing Graduate
Anna Castle Paquin, 76, who lived in the Washington area for more than 45 years before moving to Calvert County in 1978, died of cardiac arrest Feb. 13 at a hospital in Baltimore. She lived in Huntingtown, Md.
Mrs. Paquin was a native of York, Pa., and a graduate of Sibley Memorial Hospital's nursing school.
Her first husband, Charles Earl Castle Sr., died in 1958. Her second husband, Dr. Jean Paquin, died in 1987. Her survivors include two children by her first marriage, Charles E. Jr., of Bethesda, and Noel Ann Oliff of Davidsonville, Md.; two stepchildren, Gerald Paquin of Boston, and Roberta Diehl of Alexandria; a sister, Charmaine Gladfelter, and three brothers, Jacob, Robert, and Rodney Joseph, all of York, and four grandchildren.
BERNARD JOSEPH FITZPATRICK
Commerce Department Lawyer
Bernard Joseph Fitzpatrick, 73, a federal government worker for 27 years before retiring in 1970 as an attorney-adviser with the Commerce Department, died of cancer Feb. 14 at Montgomery General Hospital. He lived in Silver Spring.
Mr. Fitzpatrick was a native of Washington and a Coast Guard veteran of World War II. He graduated from Gonzaga College High School in 1932 and from Catholic University law school in 1935. He also received a master's degree in patent law at that school.
He was a member of Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church in Silver Spring, the Touchdown Club, the Knights of Columbus and the Loyal Order of the Moose.
Survivors include his wife, Ruth M., of Silver Spring; two sons, Bernard J., of Seabrook, Md., and Terence, of Sykesville, Md.; a daughter, Maureen Arnold of Centreville, Va.; three sisters, Eileen Halstead of Hyattsville, and Margaret Haggerty and Rosemary Yates, both of Silver Spring, and a grandchild.
JOHN THOMAS O'CONNOR
Manager at Energy Department
John Thomas O'Connor, 68, an engineer by training who was a quality assurance manager with the Energy Department, died Feb. 13 at Washington Adventist Hospital. He had cancer.
Mr. O'Connor, who lived in Washington, was a native of Boston and a 1941 graduate of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He served with the Army in the European and Mediterranean theaters during World War II.
After the war, he worked for the Firestone company in Ohio and for Westinghouse, where he was an engineer in nuclear energy, in Pennsylvania and Idaho. He joined a predecessor organization of the Energy Department in Idaho in 1968 and transferred to Washington in 1973.
Survivors include his wife, Nicole, and two sons, John Patrick and Marc Solignac O'Connor, all of Washington; a brother, the Rev. William J. O'Connor, and three sisters, Catherine O'Connor, Frances O'Donnell, and Mary Kerrissey, all of Massachusetts, and three grandchildren.
ELKIN STEWART DEW
Elkin Stewart Dew, 69, a retired Marine colonel who was a pilot and squadron commander in two wars, died of cancer Feb. 11 at the Hospice of Northern Virginia.
Col. Dew, a resident of Fairfax, served in the Marine Corps from 1939 to 1965. For three years after his retirement, he was the base manager for Air America in Udorn, Thailand. He then worked for the Airline Pilots Association until retiring in 1981.
Col. Dew was born in Kosciusko, Miss. He graduated from the Texas College of Arts and Industry and received a commission in the Marine Corps. He completed his pilot's training in 1940.
During World War II he commanded a fighter squadron in the invasion of Okinawa in the Pacific and he also commanded a squadron during the Korean war. Other assignments over the years took him to Japan as well as to various duty stations in this country. He was executive officer of the fiscal division at Marine Corps headquarters in Washington when he retired.
Col. Dew's military decorations included the Distinguished Flying Cross and four Air Medals.
A resident of the Washington area since 1962, Col. Dew was a member of the Falls Church Episcopal Church and the Neighborhood Watch.
Survivors include his wife, Helen Margaret Dew of Fairfax; two children, Mary Amanda Dew of Oakmont, Pa., and Elkin Stewart Dew Jr. of Memphis, and two grandsons.
M. ELEANOR GOULD
Active in Trinity Baptist Church
M. Eleanor Gould, 88, an area resident since 1950 who was active in church groups, died of a pulmonary embolism Feb. 13 at Washington Adventist Hospital. She lived in West Hyattsville.
She and her husband, the Rev. Leslie E. Gould, moved here and founded Trinity Baptist Church in Lewisdale in 1950. Mr. Gould was the church's pastor until his death in January 1987. Over the years, Mrs. Gould had taught both children's and adult Bible classes, had played the church organ, and had sung in its choir. She also had done volunteer work with youth and community groups using the church.
The Goulds were married in 1918 and traveled the country on church missions. They served in churches in her native Pennsylvania, New York, and West Virginia before moving here.
Survivors include three sons, Hal, of Lewisdale, Kenneth A. Sr., of Silver Spring, and Raymond C., of Charleston, W.Va.; six grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren.
HOWARD T. MATHER
Corporate, Tax Attorney
Howard T. Mather, 83, a retired Washington lawyer who specialized in corporate and tax matters, died of a heart ailment Feb. 9 at his home in Washington.
Mr. Mather retired in 1981 after a 20-year independent law practice here. During that time he also had been general counsel and president of the W.D. Campbell Co., an office supply firm.
He was born in Bristol, Conn., and graduated from Yale University and Yale law school.
Before moving to this area shortly before World War II, Mr. Mather practiced law in Connecticut and was general counsel to a New York petroleum company.
During World War II, Mr. Mather was on the staff of the Petroleum Administration for War. After the war he was on the legal staff of the Bureau of Internal Revenue. He joined the law firm of Hamel, Park and Saunders before going into independent practice.
He was a 32nd degree Mason, a Shriner and a member of the Metropolitan Memorial United Methodist Church in Washington.
Survivors include his wife, Elizabeth Moser Mather of Washington, and one sister, Ruth Hetzler of New Britain, Conn.
CATHERINE M. BEHRENS
Secretary at Defense
Catherine M. Behrens, 97, a former secretary at the Defense Department, died of cardiac arrest Feb. 12 at a nursing home in Thomasville, Ga.
Mrs. Behrens was born in Evansville, Ind. She lived in East St. Louis, Ill., before moving to the Washington area in 1941.
She became a secretary at what was then the War Department shortly after moving here and retired in 1958.
For about 10 years before moving to Cairo, Ga., in 1978, Mrs. Behrens lived at Leisure World in Silver Spring. She was a member of St. Patrick's Catholic Church in Rockville.
Her husband, Edward G. Behrens, died in 1949, and a son, Leo Behrens, died in 1938.
Survivors include one son, Raymond W. Behrens of New Orleans; four daughters, Catherine L. McFadden of Israel, Marie E. Lynch of Branford, Conn., Dorothy A. Blaydes of Cairo, Ga., and Jeannette B. Litz of Kensington; 28 grandchildren, and 18 great-grandchildren.
ELWOOD C. (BUD) HINTZMAN
NSA Staff Officer
Elwood C. (Bud) Hintzman, 52, a staff officer of the National Security Agency, died Feb. 14 at Montgomery General Hospital after a heart attack.
Mr. Hintzman, who lived in Burtonsville, was born in Wabeno, Wis. During the 1950s he served in the Air Force, then graduated from the University of Wisconsin.
He moved to this area in 1962 and joined the NSA. He served in Japan and England in addition to Washington.
Survivors include his wife, Elizabeth B. Hintzman of Burtonsville; one son, Airman 1/C David C. Hintzman of Barksdale Air Force Base, La.; one daughter, Barbara A. Hintzman of Coventry, England, and two sisters who live in Wisconsin.