Bruce Lloyd Reinhart, 57, a professor of mathematics at the University of Maryland, where he had taught since 1959, died of cancer July 19 at his home in University Park.
He was the author of the 1983 book, "Differential Geometry of Foliations," and was a 1963 recipient of a Washington Academy of Sciences' scientific achievement award for "his contributions to the topology of differential manifolds."
Dr. Reinhart was instrumental in the discovery of a new class of mathematical spaces, and in 1962 he solved a classic problem in mathematics involving curves in two-dimensional spaces.
He had been a visiting professor at the Max Planck Institute in Bonn and at Peking University. He also had lectured in Britain, France and Italy. He had been both a Fulbright and a NATO fellow.
Dr. Reinhart was a native of Reading, Pa., and a graduate of Lehigh University. He received a master's degree and a doctorate in mathematics at Princeton University. He taught at Princeton and at the University of Chicago before joining the University of Maryland faculty as an assistant professor. He had been a full professor since 1965.
He was a member of the Silver Spring Unitarian Universalist Church and had served as president of Legicuum, a church group that lobbies the Maryland legislature. He also was a past president of the University Park PTA and the University of Maryland chapter of Phi Beta Kappa.
Survivors include his wife, Virginia Reinhart of University Park; three children, Davis Bruce and Hugh Steven Reinhart, both of University Park, and Gail Diane Reinhart of Arlington; his mother, Ruth Reinhart of Wyomissing, Pa.; two brothers, Jerome, of Pittsburgh, and Peter, of Wyomissing, and one sister, Cynthia Jiminez of King of Prussia, Pa.
ROBERT W. COBLE JR.
TV Repair Shop Owner
Robert W. Coble Jr., 68, the owner for the past 40 years of Coble TV Service, a television repair business, died of congestive heart failure July 18 at Fairfax Hospital. He lived in Springfield.
Mr. Coble, who was born in Winston-Salem, N.C., moved to this area in the mid-1940s. Through the years, his business had offices in Falls Church and Washington. Coble TV is now in Arlington.
He was a member of the Fairfax Elks Lodge.
His marriage to Jeannine Coble ended in divorce.
Survivors include his wife, Leona, of Springfield; two children by his first marriage, Robert III, of Lothian, Md., and Linda Huffman of Glen Burnie, Md.; two stepsons, Robert Gray of Arlington and David Gray of Lorton; two stepdaughters, Donna Shelton and Patricia Gray, both of Springfield; his mother, Laura Smith of Winter Haven, Fla., and five grandchildren.
LEOPOLDINA R. SCHOFIELD
Leopoldina R. Schofield, 76, a piano teacher and a member of the Mision San Juan Episcopal Church in Washington, died of cancer July 17 at her home in Washington.
Mrs. Schofield was born in Cuba. She lived and taught music in Oriente Province, Cuba, until 1961, when she moved to Miami. She taught in Miami until moving here in 1987 after the death of her husband, Walton H. Schofield.
Survivors include three children, John, Walton and Virginia Schofield, all of Washington.
MUKUNDRAI J. PAREKH
High's Store Manager
Mukundrai J. Parekh, 45, the manager of the High's Dairy Store in Greenbelt, died July 16 at his home in Beltsville after a heart attack.
Mr. Parekh was born in Madras, India. He was sales manager for an auto dealer in India before moving to the Washington area about 12 years ago.
He had worked for High's Dairy Stores since his arrival here, and he had previously been manager of several other stores in suburban Maryland.
Survivors include his wife, Neelam M. Parekh, and two sons, Rupen and Verandra Parekh, all of Beltsville.
DOROTHY E. BARRETT
Dorothy E. Barrett, 86, a retired administrative assistant at the Veterans Administration, died of heart ailments July 17 at the Sacred Heart Home in Hyattsville.
Miss Barrett, a lifelong resident of Washington, was a graduate of the Business High School. In 1918, she began working for what then was the Bureau of Veterans Affairs. She retired from the Veterans Administration in 1971 as an administrative assistant in the office of the director of the compensation, pension and education service.
In the 1930s and 1940s, Miss Barrett was active in St. Martin's Catholic Church on North Capitol Street and in several Catholic organizations, including the Curley Club, of which she was president.
In 1947, a 14-year-old nephew, John Raymond Barrett, came to live with her, and they had shared a house in Washington since then.
There are no immediate survivors.
FRANK E. BASIL
Frank E. Basil, 75, an engineering consultant here for the past 10 years who was the board chairman and chief executive officer of Frank E. Basil Inc., died July 17 in Sardinia after a heart attack. A Washington resident, he was stricken while on vacation.
Mr. Basil was a native of Atlanta and an Army veteran of World War II. After receiving a degree in civil engineering at the Georgia Institute of Technology in 1934, he spent two years with the Georgia Highway Department.
He then became an engineer with the Army Corps of Engineers, working for them in Europe and North Africa, until retiring from the government in the mid-1950s. He then worked in the Middle East for an engineering consulting firm before starting his own business in Athens in 1958. He worked there until moving here and starting his Washington business.
He was a member of the Society of American Military Engineers.
Survivors include his wife, Sophie Chotas Basil of Washington; two daughters, Ileana C. Basil of Washington and Karen Basil Mavrides of Athens; four brothers, and three grandchildren.
MARGARET CULLEN HILLY
Silver Spring Resident
Margaret Cullen Hilly, 67, a resident of the Washington area since 1954, died of liver ailments July 18 at Montgomery General Hospital in Olney.
Mrs. Hilly, a resident of Silver Spring, was born in New York City.
Her husband, Arthur Hilly, died in 1987.
Survivors include three sons, Arthur J. Hilly of Jupiter, Fla., John Hilly of Gaithersburg, and James Hilly of Detroit; one daughter, Margaret Hilly of Silver Spring; one brother, John Cullen of New York City; one sister, Mary Hennessey of Palo Alto, Calif., and two grandchildren.