Byron S. Roudabush, 80, the founder and retired president of Byron Motion Pictures, Inc., died March 2 at George Washington University after a heart attack. He lived in Washington.

Mr. Roudabush started his firm in 1938. The company produced military training films during World War II.

After the war, his business expanded to include television commercials, industrial movies, documentaries and animated cartoons. In later years, his firm also owned film laboratories in several other East Coast cities. He closed his business in 1986 and retired.

Mr. Roudabush was credited with a number of technical innovations, including the "Color Correct" printing process, the ultrasonic film cleaner for producing spotless prints, and a method of printing dissolves and fades now widely used in the motion picture industry.

He was the founding president of the Association of Cinema Laboratories and wrote the organization's first handbook. He also was the author of "Byron on Film," a reference work and college textbook.

Mr. Roudabush was born in Minersville, Pa. He attended Lehigh University in Pennsylvania and graduated from the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in New York. He appeared as an actor in productions throughout the country under his stage name, Byron Sankey, before moving to the Washington area in 1938.

He was a member of the boards of the Washington Ballet, the National Symphony Orchestra, the Washington Opera Society and the Metropolitan Police Boys Club.

He also was a private aircraft pilot, an amateur radio operator, a member of the Sportscar Club of America, and a Mason.

His marriage to Murial Roudabush ended in divorce. His second wife, Marian Hunter Roudabush, died in 1976.

Survivors include his wife, LaVera Dueitt Roudabush of Washington; one daughter by his first marriage, Rheta Smith of Philadelphia; two sons by his second marriage, Robert Byron Roudabush of Arlington and Eric Hunter Roudabush of Gaithersburg; one brother, Robert Roudabush of Rochester, N.Y., and two grandsons.


Postal Employee

William Norman Hall Jr., 24, an employee of the U.S. Postal Service at the Merrifield regional center and a 1981 graduate of Thomas Edison High School in Alexandria, died of stab wounds March 1 in the 3400 block of S. Glebe Road in Alexandria.

Alexandria police said Tyrone Bell, 21, of Alexandria, was arrested and charged with murder in the incident.

Mr. Hall, a native of Valdosta, Ga., had lived in Alexandria since infancy. At Thomas Edison High he played on the varsity football, basketball and baseball teams.

Before joining the Postal Service in 1986 he worked for the Foster Construction Co. His hobbies included bowling and pickup basketball.

Mr. Hall's survivors include his mother and stepfather, Gwendolyn and Fred Pearson of Alexandria; his father, William Norman Hall Sr. of Atlanta; two brothers, Scott and Stevie Hall, both of Tampa, Fla., and three sisters, Debbie and Melanie Hall, both of Alexandria, and Jerri-Ruth Vela of Springfield.


Kennedy Center Aide

Richard P. Kiley, 47, a production associate with the Kennedy Center, where he had worked since 1981, died March 1 at George Washington University Hospital of complications of acquired immune deficiency syndrome. He lived in Washington.

Mr. Kiley was born in Clinton, Mass. He graduated from Clark University in Massachusetts. He later taught in the public schools of Connecticut. He went to work at New York City College about 1966 and became director of counseling and student services.

In 1981 he moved to the Washington area and joined the staff of the Kennedy Center.

Survivors include two sisters, Alice Bergquist of Newton, Mass., and Janet Aronson of Woodbury, Vt.


Architect and Planner

Martin M. Mintz, 55, the director of technical services at the National Association of Home Builders and a former president of the Beth El Hebrew Congregation in Alexandria, died of cancer March 3 at Arlington Hospital.

A resident of Falls Church, Mr. Mintz was born in New York City. An architect by profession, he graduated from Pratt Institute and received a master's degree in planning at the University of Virginia. He served in the Army Corps of Engineers before moving to the Washington area in 1958.

He established an architectural practice in Falls Church. Over the years he did a number of projects for local governments in the area, including educational facilities for the mentally and physically handicapped.

In 1981 he joined the staff of the National Association of Home Builders, where he coordinated efforts in the area of national building codes and standards. He also was the NAHB representative on the American Lumber Standards Committee.

Mr. Mintz was a member of the American Institute of Architects and the Council of Educational Facility Planners. He was a former president of the Springfield Lions Club, the Baileys Crossroads Little League and the Baileys Crossroads Elementary School PTA.

Survivors include his wife, Barbara Mintz of Falls Church; three sons, Jeffrey Mintz of Atlanta, Harold Mintz of Alexandria, and Lee Mintz of Gainesville, Fla.; one sister, Arlene Dictor of Hollywood, Fla., and one granddaughter.


DAR and Church Member

Muriel Wilson Somerville, 87, a former Alexandria resident who was a member of St. Paul's Episcopal Church there and of the Daughters of the American Revolution and several other patriotic societies, died March 1 at the Westminster-Canterbury nursing facility in Lynchburg of complications after a stroke.

Mrs. Somerville was born in Spartanburg, S.C., and moved to the Washington area during the mid-1930s.

She organized the Virginia branch of the Sons and Daughters of the Pilgrims and was a former president of the Virginia chapter of the National Society of Daughters of 1812. She was a member of the Kate Waller Barrett chapter of the DAR, the Jamestown chapter of the National Society of Colonial Dames and the Parish Guild at St. Paul's Church.

In the early 1980s, Mrs. Somerville moved to Lynchburg.

Her husband, James Green Somerville, died in 1982.

There are no immediate survivors.


GAO Claims Examiner

Eugene W. Kennedy, 73, a retired claims examiner with the General Accounting Office, died of a pulmonary embolism Feb. 28 at the Greater Laurel-Beltsville Hospital. He lived in Laurel.

Mr. Kennedy was born in Philipsburg, Kan. He moved to the Washington area in 1941 and joined the federal service. He went to work for the GAO in 1946 and retired in 1976.

He was a member of First Trinity Lutheran Church in Washington.

Survivors include his wife of 49 years, Olga Kennedy of Laurel; two sons, Bruce Kennedy of Naples, Fla., and Wayne Kennedy of Lanham; six grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren.