Frank J. Macklin, 81, a retired assistant secretary of Transportation for policy plans and international affairs, died of cardiac arrest Feb. 14 at his home in Alexandria.

Mr. Macklin began his career in transportation in 1931 as a traffic agent for Continental Airlines in Ohio. He moved to Washington in 1936 to work for Eastern Airlines. From 1945 to 1962, he was an official of the Air Transport Association, where he became director of the military bureau.

In 1962, he joined the Commerce Department. He transferred to the Department of Transportation in 1967, and was assistant secretary for policy plans and international affairs when he retired in 1977.

Mr. Macklin was a member of the National Press Club, the Touchdown Club and the Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church in Alexandria.

His wife, Louse Dilger Macklin, died in 1985.

Survivors include two children, Helen Johnson of Derwood, Md., and Virginia Cholewicki of Arlington; one sister, Mary Wenstrup of Cincinnati, and seven grandchildren.


Real Estate Executive

Daniel Frederick Johnstone, 42, a Northern Virginia real estate executive and a Navy veteran of the Vietnam war, died Feb. 14 at Bethesda Naval Hospital of amyloidosis, a metabolic disorder.

Mr. Johnstone, a resident of Alexandria, was born in Montgomery, Ala. He lived in Arlington as a child and graduated from Florida State University.

He served in the Navy from 1967 to 1972. His service included assignment to a diving and salvage team responsible for clearing navigation obstructions from harbors and rivers throughout South Vietnam.

He was awarded a Navy Commendation Medal with Combat "V."

He remained in the Naval Reserve after leaving active duty and was a commander at the time of his death.

Since 1972, Mr. Johnstone had lived in the Washington area. He was vice president of ABC Hotel Liquidators Inc. here until 1985, when he became vice president of the Thomas C. Johnstone Co. Inc., his brother's real estate firm.

Survivors include his mother, Jeanne Johnstone of Perry, Fla.; two brothers, Thomas C. Johnstone of Middleburg and William M. Johnstone of Sanford, N.C., and two grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Daniel C. Roach of Perry.


Dentist, Church Worker

Dr. James Taylor McCarl, 59, a Greenbelt dentist who with his brother and two nephews worked in the family practice of McCarl, McCarl, McCarl and McCarl, died of cancer Feb. 16 at his home in Columbia.

Dr. McCarl was also active in church work. During the 1960s, he helped organize the building of Greenbelt Baptist Church. In the 1970s, he was instrumental in the building of a wing for the Bethel Baptist Church in Ellicott City, and in the 1980s he was a founder of the Lamplighter Christian Church in Columbia.

A native of Baltimore, Dr. McCarl grew up in Greenbelt. He graduated from Greenbelt High School, attended the University of Maryland, and then served in the occupation Army in Japan after World War II.

Later he graduated from Bob Jones University in South Carolina and received a degree in dentistry at the University of Maryland. He joined his father, Dr. James W. McCarl, and his brother in the family dental practice during the mid-1950s.

Dr. McCarl was president of the Columbia chapter of the Full Gospel Businessmen's Fellowship, a lay speaker at area churches and a volunteer counselor to prisoners and drug addicts.

Survivors include his wife of 38 years, Bette McCarl of Columbia; two daughters, Rebecca Rogers of Frostburg, Md., and Joy Burton of Ellicott City; three sons, Philip McCarl of Woodbine, Md., the Rev. Paul McCarl of Columbia and David McCarl of Glen Burnie; one sister, Mary Jean Bonham of Adelphi; one brother, Dr. Clayton S. McCarl Sr. of College Park, and six grandchildren.


Washington Post Printer

Herman H. Shufeld, 79, a retired printer with The Washington Post, died of cancer Feb. 14 at a nursing home in Boynton Beach, Fla.

Mr. Shufeld was born in Brooklyn, N.Y. He moved to the Washington area in 1930 and became a printer at The Post.

During World War II he served in the Army. He retired from The Post in 1972.

A former resident of Silver Spring, he moved to Boynton Beach upon his retirement.

Mr. Shufeld was a member of the Cornerstone Masonic Lodge in Silver Spring.

Survivors include his wife, Rose T. Shufeld of Boynton Beach; one daughter, Frances L. Rothfeld of Rockville; one brother, Harry Shufeld of Hallandale, Fla.; one sister, Lillian Kuritsky of Mission Viejo, Calif., and four grandchildren.


Smithsonian Volunteer

Lois C. Rehder, 76, a former volunteer at the Smithsonian Institution and a member of Foundry United Methodist Church in Washington, died of cancer Feb. 15 at her home in Bethesda.

Mrs. Rehder was born in New York City and moved to Washington when she was an infant. She graduated from Western High School and George Washington University where she received a master's degree in zoology.

She was a docent at the Smithsonian Institution's Museum of Natural History for 11 years and a member of the Springfield Garden Club in Bethesda.

Survivors include her husband, Harald A. Rehder of Bethesda; one daughter, Anne F. Van Beek of Amsterdam; one son, Alfred L. Rehder of Darnestown; one brother, Luis F. Corea of Arlington, and three grandchildren.


Accountant and Navy Veteran

David M. (Buck) Buchanan, 70, a self-employed accountant who retired eight years ago, died of cancer Feb. 10 at a hospital in Norfolk.

Mr. Buchanan was born in Washington and graduated from Eastern High School and Strayer Business College.

During World War II he served in the Navy in the Pacific.

He was a charter member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars in Morningside and a member of the American Legion in Clinton.

Mr. Buchanan, a former resident of Clinton, moved to Virginia Beach upon retirement.

Survivors include his wife, Lena Mae Buchanan of Virginia Beach; one sister, Marie Gonzales of Arlington, and two brothers, Charles C. Buchanan of Upper Marlboro and George F. Buchanan of Suitland.


Member of Jewish Groups

Tillie Norwood Falk, 75, a lifelong resident of the Washington area who was active in Jewish groups, died of cardiac arrest Feb. 15 at the Potomac Valley nursing home in Rockville. She lived in Rockville.

Mrs. Falk was a past president of the Argo chapter of the B'nai B'rith in Washington and in the 1930s she was president of the Jewish Consumptive Relief Society. She was a member of Adas Israel Congregation and its sisterhood, Hadassah and the Order of the Eastern Star.

Mrs. Falk, a native of Washington, graduated from Central High School. She was a government secretary during World War II. From 1956 until retiring in 1971, she was a medical secretary at Walter Reed Army Medical Center and then the National Institutes of Health.

Her first husband, Dr. Samuel Fishman, died in 1956. Her second husband, Emanuel Falk, died in 1966.

Her survivors include two children by her first marriage, Linda Yitzchak of Potomac and Robert Fishman of Hartford, Conn.; one brother, Milton Norwood of Baltimore; one sister, Ethel Dubit of Miami Beach, Fla., and five grandchildren.


D.C. Lawyer

Sol M. Alpher, 77, a retired Washington lawyer, died of congestive heart failure Feb. 15 at Sibley Memorial Hospital.

Mr. Alpher, who lived in Bethesda, was born in Washington. He graduated from Central High School, George Washington University and GWU law school.

During World War II he served in the Army in the Pacific.

He had an independent law practice for 55 years before he retired last year.

He was commander of Post No. 58 of the Jewish War Veterans in Washington and a representative of the Jewish Welfare Board to the United Service Organization.

Survivors include his wife, Judith F. Alpher of Bethesda; one son, David B. Alpher of Rockport, Mass., and two brothers, Dr. Isadore Alpher of Bethesda and Robert Alpher of Silver Spring.


Smithsonian Employee

Helen Jones Hutchinson, 76, who was a secretary and administrative assistant at the Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History for 10 years before retiring in 1979, died Feb. 13 at her home in Arlington. She had osteoperosis and emphysema.

Mrs. Hutchinson was born in Lousiana and attended the University of Texas. She accompanied her husband, Owen Read Hutchinson, now a retired Foreign Service officer, on assignments in Latin America, Spain and the Philippines. She had maintained a home in the Washington area since 1950.

She was a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution.

In addition to her husband, of Arlington, survivors include two sons, Hunter Owen Hutchinson of Herndon and Cullen Read Hutchinson of New Cumberland, Pa., and three grandchildren.


Member of Church Groups

Ruth F. Schlosser, 82, a resident of the Washington area since 1931 who was active in church groups, died Feb. 14 at her home at Leisure World in Silver Spring after a heart attack.

Mrs. Schlosser was a native of Farmville, Va. She was a member of the Sodality at St. John's Catholic Church in Silver Spring and the Catholic Daughters of Leisure World. She attended the Rossmoor Inter-Faith Chapel.

Her husband, Joseph, died in 1966. Survivors include five sons, Joseph Jerome Jr., of Grasonville, Md., Courtney D., of Barre, Mass., and Harold L., Paul E. and Lorenzo A., all of Silver Spring; five daughters, Gloria Sellers of Washington, Doris Main of Perryville, Va., Ann Field of Gulfport, Miss., and Nancy Donaldson and Shirley McCarthy, both of Bethesda; one brother, Frank Derrenbacker of Dillwyn, Va.; two sisters, Nannie Waltz of Merrillville, Ind., and Katie Dunevant of Dillwyn; 25 grandchildren, and 10 great-grandchildren.


Hospital Radiology Manager

Jack Norman Sineath, 42, the manager of radiological services at Holy Cross Hospital in Silver Spring since 1983 and an employee of Georgetown University Hospital for eight years before that, died of cancer Feb. 10 at the home of his mother, Bessie Crissman, in Sanford, N.C.

Mr. Sineath was a native of Sanford and a graduate of the University of North Carolina, where he received his training as a radiology technician. After serving in the Army, he settled in the Washington area in 1975.

At Georgetown, he became chief technologist in the hospital's radiology department before going to Holy Cross.

In addition to his mother, survivors include two brothers, David and Cecil Sineath, and four sisters, Shirley Watson, Barbara Fogleman, Bettie Carpenter and Patty Schoolcraft, all of North Carolina.


Statistician at HEW

Louise Mayo Ellis, 83, a retired statistician in the Office of Education at the Department of Health, Education and Welfare, died of cardiac arrest Feb. 13 at the Presbyterian Home in Washington.

Miss Ellis was born in Morrilton, Ark., and graduated from Arkansas College.

She came to the Washington area during the 1930s as an aide to Sen. John Miller (D-Ark.).

She spent most of her government career as a statistician at the Office of Education before she retired in 1970. She also worked with the U.S. occupation forces in Japan after World War II and for the Labor Department.

She was a member of the Church of the Pilgrims Presbyterian Church in Washington.

There are no immediate survivors.


Travel Coordinator

Margaret Finegan Hindman Farrell, 74, a retired travel coordinator for the American Institute for Free Labor Development, died of cancer Feb. 16 at her home in Garrett Park, Md.

The institute is a quasi-government organization that conducts labor programs in Latin America. Mrs. Farrell joined it in 1959 and retired in 1979.

Mrs. Farrell, a native of Richmond, grew up in Washington. She graduated from Holy Cross Academy and attended Dumbarton College of the Holy Cross.

Her first husband, Dr. Thomas A.N. Hindman, died in 1959. Her second husband, James J. (Tubba) Farrell, died in 1965.

Survivors include five children by her first marriage, Thomas A.N. Hindman Jr. of Taos, N.M., Dr. Donald O. Hindman of Petersburg, W.Va., James Nicholas Hindman of Annapolis, Nancy H. Wolfe of Rehoboth Beach, Del., and Mary Jane H. Dorr of Garrett Park; two sisters, Helen T. Finegan of Charles Town, W.Va., and Ann F. Didden of Washington; one brother, Paul V. Finegan of Silver Spring, and two grandchildren.


Longtime Resident

Jean Marie Flavin, 64, a longtime resident of the Washington area, died of cancer Feb. 15 at Holy Cross Hospital.

Mrs. Flavin, who lived in Silver Spring, was born in Rochester, N.Y. She moved to Washington when she was an infant.

As a young woman she worked briefly as a telephone switchboard operator at the Washington Navy Yard.

Her husband, Paul Flavin, died in 1979.

There are no immediate survivors.


St. Michael's Communicant

Mary Virginia Stidd, 64, a former Annandale resident, died Feb. 15 at a hospital in Tampa, Fla., after a heart attack.

Mrs. Stidd was born in Wellsburg, W.Va., and moved to the Washington area in 1959.

She was a member of St. Michael's Catholic Church in Annandale.

She moved to Tampa in 1977.

Survivors include her husband, Cyril C. Stidd of Tampa; two children, Margaret Shomaker of Lynchburg, Va., and James Stidd of Alexandria; and one brother, two sisters and four grandchildren.


School Volunteer in Potomac

Marilyn Hamje Biggar, 46, who was active in school and church organizations in Montgomery County, died Feb. 16 of respiratory complications resulting from pneumonia and influenza at Sibley Memorial Hospital.

Mrs. Biggar, who lived in Potomac, was born in Rockville Centre, N.Y. She graduated from Green Mountain College in Vermont. She moved to the Washington area in 1967.

She had participated in parents' associations and fund-raising committees at Churchill High School, the Bullis School and Manor Montessori School in Potomac. She was a member of the worship committee of Potomac United Methodist Church and belonged to the Potomac Falls Homeowners Association.

Survivors include her husband, Robert Rush Biggar, and three children, Kristen Marilyn, Shawn Robert and Brent Reid Biggar, all of Potomac, and her parents, Milton and Dorothea Hamje, and one brother, Neil Hamje, all of Rockville Centre.


Communications Lawyer

William J. Dempsey, 81, a founding partner of the Washington law firm of Dempsey & Koplovitz and a former general counsel of the Federal Communications Commission, died of congestive heart failure Feb. 16 at Georgetown University Hospital.

Mr. Dempsey, who lived in Washington, was born in Brooklyn, N.Y. He graduated from Georgetown University, where he also received a master's degree in mathematics and a law degree.

He moved to the Washington area in 1933 and became a lawyer with the old Public Works Administration. He became assistant general counsel of the Federal Power Commission in 1937 and general counsel of the FCC in 1938.

In 1940, Mr. Dempsey and William C. Koplovitz founded their law firm, which specialized in communications law.

Mr. Dempsey was a member of the University Club, the Columbia Country Club, the Friendly Sons of St. Patrick and the Burning Tree Country Club. He also was a member of the Counsellors, a lawyers' organization, and the parish of the Shrine of the Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church.

His wife, the former Mildred C. Garrett, died in 1979. Survivors include two daughters, Mary Catherine Dempsey of Washington and Joanne Walsh of Bethesda; one sister, Muriel McNeill of Santa Fe, N.M., and six grandchildren.


VA Medical Official

Dr. Bertram L. Levy, 77, a retired Veterans Administration physician who served as deputy regional medical director in the VA's Washington office from 1966 until he retired in 1974, died Feb. 17 at his home in Chevy Chase of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, which is also known as Lou Gehrig's disease.

Dr. Levy was born on Staten Island, N.Y. He graduated from the City College of New York and New York University Medical School.

He became an Army physician shortly before World War II, and his entire medical career was in the Army or the Veterans Administration. Before moving to the Washington area in 1966, he had been chief of medicine at VA hospitals in Clarksburg, W.Va., and Little Rock, Ark.

Dr. Levy was a member of the American Medical Association and the Association of Military Surgeons.

His first wife, the former Katherine M. Glose, died in 1961. His second wife, the former Betty K. Lewis, died in 1975.

Survivors include his wife, Eleanor M. Whipple Levy of Chevy Chase; one daughter by his first marriage, Marguerite A. Jones of Atlanta; three stepchildren, Helen L. Fox of Houston, Roger K. Lewis of Washington and Dr. Brian J. Lewis of Mill Valley, Calif., and seven grandchildren.


Nursery School Owner

Geraldine D. Elliot, 85, a retired owner of a nursery school and a past president of the Washington chapter of the Pan Hellenic Council, an organization of sororities and fraternities, died of renal failure Feb. 16 at Washington Hospital Center.

Mrs. Elliot, a resident of Washington, was born in Norfolk. She graduated from Virginia State College and taught school in Norfolk before moving here in the late 1930s.

From the early 1940s until she retired for reasons of health in the early 1970s, she operated Elliot's Nursery.

Mrs. Elliot was a sponsor of the Alpha chapter of Zeta Phi Beta sorority at Howard University, and a former president of the Omega Wives. She was a member of Plymouth Congregational Church.

Her husband, Charles Elliot, died in 1982. There are no immediate survivors.