John F. Cushman, 65, a government lawyer who retired in 1975 after having served as the first executive director of the Administrative Conference of the United States, died Feb. 25 at a hospital in Huntington Station, N.Y., of complications resulting from influenza. He was visiting relatives when he was taken ill.
Mr. Cushman, who lived in Fairfax, was born in Minneapolis. He grew up in Ithaca, N.Y. During World War II he served in the Army in the Pacific.
He graduated from Cornell University and Cornell law school, and he came to Washington in 1949 to work as a law clerk to Judge Henry W. Edgerton of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit. Later he was clerk for a year to Supreme Court Justice Robert H. Jackson.
In 1951 Mr. Cushman joined the Justice Department in the Office of Alien Property. He held several other assignments at the Justice Department, including executive assistant to Attorney General William P. Rogers, and at the Interstate Commerce Commission before joining the Federal Communications Commission in 1961.
He served as administrative assistant to three FCC chairmen, then in 1968 became the executive director of the Administrative Conference of the United States, an organization established to develop recommendations for improvements in the way federal agencies administer their programs.
Survivors include his wife, Jane C. Cushman of Fairfax; one daughter, Joan Nadeau of Portland, Ore.; two sons, John F. Cushman Jr. of Fairfax and Robert H. Cushman of Portland; one brother, Robert F. Cushman of Huntington Station, N.Y., and five grandchildren.
CONSTANTINE R. JURGELA
VOA Section Chief
Constantine R. Jurgela, 83, who was chief of the Lithuanian section of the Voice of America here for 23 years before retiring in 1974, died Feb. 29 at Suburban Hospital after a stroke. He lived in Bethesda.
Dr. Jurgela, who moved here in 1951, was born in Elizabeth, N.J. He accompanied his parents to Lithuania in 1914. He fought in Lithuanian forces that south independence from the Soviet Union in 1919, then worked in the Lithuanian foreign ministry before returning to this country in 1924.
He received two degrees from the Brooklyn Law School and a doctorate in history at Fordham University. He was secretary at the Lithuanian consulate in New York City from 1929 to 1936, then practiced law in New York City. He was director of the Lithuanian American Information Center in New York City for seven years before joining VOA in 1951.
Dr. Jurgela had been an adviser on Lithuanian affairs to several political figures and was the author of scholarly works and magazine articles on Lithuania. He had served as president of the Baltic American Society and was a member of the Lithuanian Studies Institute of Washington and the Washington Council of of the Knights of Lithuania.
His wife, Elena, died in 1981. Survivors include one son, Algis, of Long Island, N.Y.; one daughter, Elena Jurgela of Bethesda; one brother, Peter, of Long Island, and two grandchildren.
JOSEPH AARON CAVANAUGH
Joseph Aaron Cavanaugh, 73, a retired chief of the manpower and research division of the Agency for International Development's Office of Population, died Feb. 29 at his home in Bethesda after a heart attack.
Dr. Cavanaugh was born in Centralia, Wash. He graduated from the Eastern Washington College of Education. He received master's and doctoral degrees in demography from the University of Washington at Seattle.
During World War II, he served in the Army in Europe. In the 1950s, he was a technical adviser in demography and health statistics to the Institute of InterAmerican Affairs in Lima, Peru.
Dr. Cavanaugh moved to the Washington area in 1962 and became chief of the manpower studies program at the National Institutes of Mental Health. He joined AID in 1965 and retired in 1969.
He later was a population consultant with various government and private agencies and had worked in Africa, Latin America and the Pacific. In 1975 and 1976 he was a senior adviser to the United Nations on family planning, evaluation and research.
Dr. Cavanaugh was the founder and president of the International Population Institute Inc. in Bethesda.
He was a fellow of the American Sociological Society and a member of the American Statistical Association, the Population Association of America and the InterAmerican Statistical Institute.
Survivors include his wife, Carol I. Cavanaugh of Bethesda; a daughter, Karen Cavanaugh of Arlington; and a brother, R.B. Cavanaugh of Winchester, Mass.
HELEN LOUCILLE WILLOUGHBY
Capitol Hill Realtor
Helen Loucille Willoughby, 84, an owner of the Willoughby real estate company on Capitol Hill since 1938, died of congestive heart failure Feb. 28 at Washington Adventist Hospital.
Mrs. Willoughby, a resident of Washington since 1921, was born in Louisa County, Va. She and her husband, Henry V. Willoughby, opened their real estate business in 1938. Mr. Willoughby died in 1965. Mrs. Willoughby continued to work until her death.
She was a member of the First Church of the Nazarene in Washington.
Survivors include two sons, Henry V. Willoughby Jr., of Washington and Lawrence F. Willoughby of Silver Spring; one sister, Annie Richardson of Upper Marlboro; three grandchildren, and seven great-grandchildren.
Volunteer in Reston
Rodelle Rosenzweig, 53, a secretary for the Mitre Corp. in McLean and volunteer worker in Reston, died Feb. 29 at a hospital in West Palm Beach, Fla., after a heart attack.
Mrs. Rosenzweig, who lived in Reston, was born in Philadelphia. She had lived in the Washington area since 1958.
She had been a secretary at Mitre for about the last five years, and before that had been a secretary at the Dilks Co. at Dulles International Airport.
Mrs. Rosenzweig had been president of the Reston Swim Association, and she was a volunteer worker in Fairfax County schools and with the Boy Scouts.
Survivors include her husband, Sam Rosenzweig, and twin sons, Barry A. and Rick A. Rosenzweig, all of Reston, and her mother, Ida Rosenthal, of Lantana, Fla. A son, Harris Todd Rosenzweig, died in 1985.
ROBERT J. (CHIP) MILLER
ABC Radio News Writer
Robert J. (Chip) Miller, 39, a writer for ABC Radio news in Washington since 1977, died of heart ailments and asthma Feb. 29 at his home in Gaithersburg.
Mr. Miller was born in Bladensburg. He attended the University of Maryland and while a student there he was an intern at WMAL AM Radio in Washington. Before joining ABC he was news director of WLVA Radio in Lynchburg, Va.
Survivors include his wife, Joyce Miller, and two children, Jesse and Julie Ann Miller, all of Gaithersburg.