William Clinton May, 65, a former naval aviator and Blue Angel who served 23 years in the Navy before retiring as a commander, died of a heart ailment Feb. 22 at Malcolm Grow Medical Center at Andrews Air Force Base.
Cmdr. May, who lived in Fort Washington, was born in Sanford, Fla., and graduated from the University of Mississippi. During World War II, he was a dive bomber pilot assigned aboard the aircraft carrier Yorktown in the Pacific.
From 1946 to 1948, he served with the Blue Angels, the Navy's flight demonstration team.
He was one of the first Navy pilots to fly jet aircraft, and he served in the Caribbean and in California. Other assignments included duty with guided missile test programs and service as commander of an attack fighter squadron aboard the carrier Coral Sea.
In 1964, Cmdr. May moved to the Washington area. He was the Navy representative to the Federal Aviation Administration when he retired from the service after a heart attack in 1965.
From 1967 to 1971, he worked for Boeing Aircraft in the Apollo manned space flight program at Cape Kennedy, Fla., then returned to this area, where he worked with several defense contracting companies. He retired again in 1985.
His marriages to Joan May and Janice May ended in divorce.
Survivors include his wife, Margie H. May of Fort Washington; two children by his first marriage, Leslie Zepeda of Oak View, Calif., and Scott May of Lanham; two children by his second marriage, Michael May of San Diego and Tim May of Fairfax; one stepdaughter, Debbie Bean of Valdosta, Ga., and three grandchildren.
OTTO L. McDANIEL
Otto L. McDaniel, 93, a retired Army colonel who served in three wars, died Feb. 19 at his home in Alexandria of complications after a stroke.
Col. McDaniel was born in Missouri and graduated from the University of Missouri. He then joined the Army and served in the Mexican border campaign; in World War I; in England, France and Germany during World War II and in South Korea during the Korean war. His military decorations include the Legion of Merit with two Oak Leaf Clusters, the French Croix de Guerre with Palm, and the Belgian Cross of Honor.
After retiring from the Army, Col. McDaniel lived in San Antonio for 30 years before moving to this area in 1985.
Survivors include his wife, Dorothy R. McDaniel, and one son, retired Army Col. Robert L. McDaniel, both of Alexandria; one brother, W.A. McDaniel of Atlanta; six grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
JOHN MYRON GREEN
Real Estate Broker
John Myron Green, 69, an independent real estate broker in Alexandria who had worked in the business since the late 1940s, died Feb. 19 at the Shawnee Spring Nursing Home in Winchester, Va. He had a heart ailment.
Mr. Green, who lived in Alexandria, was born in Westmoreland, Kan. He moved to the Washington area in 1945 and worked for the Army Air Forces' Air Transport Command. He became a pilot with Trans World Airlines in 1947. Two years later, he began his career as a real estate broker.
He was a member of the Woodlawn Country Club.
Survivors include his wife, Mary Irene Green of Alexandria; two children, Sally Price of Reston and John Alden Green of New Orleans; one brother, Richard Green of Peoria, Ill.; one half-brother, Alden Green of Manhattan, Kan., and four grandchildren.
HENRIETTA GILLON SMITH
Former Vinson Hall Resident
Henrietta Gillon Smith, 97, the widow of a retired Navy captain, who had lived at Vinson Hall in McLean for 11 years before 1982 when she moved to Virginia Beach, died of heart ailments Feb. 20 at a nursing home in Virginia Beach.
Mrs. Smith was born in Jersey City and graduated from New Jersey Normal School. She was a schoolteacher in Bayonne, N.J., before her marriage in 1919 to Leon I. Smith. During his Navy career, she accompanied him to posts in China, Japan and the Philippines. He died in 1969.
Survivors include two sons, retired Navy Capt. Leon I. Smith of Alexandria and retired Air Force Col. Robert G. Smith of Virginia Beach; seven grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren.