Dr. Benjamin Weininger, 83, a former area psychoanalyst who helped found the Washington School of Psychiatry, died Sept. 10 at a hospital in Santa Barbara, Calif. He had cancer and a heart ailment.
Dr. Weininger came to this area in 1935 and spent the next six years on the staff of Chestnut Lodge in Rockville. He later taught at the Washington School of Psychiatry. He maintained a private psychoanalytic practice in Washington from 1937 until moving to California in 1952.
After that, he remained affiliated with the Washington School of Psychiatry as a member of its research faculty. In addition to practicing in California, he became a leader in movements seeking to use religion and eastern philosophies in psychoanalysis. In the 1960s, he helped pioneer "open door" clinics for youths with drug-related problems. Until shortly before his death, he worked with Vietnam War veterans at the Veterans Administration Center in Santa Barbara, where he lived.
He was a life member of both the American Psychiatric and American Psychoanalytic associations. He was author of several books, including "Sayings of the Five Cent Psychiatrist," and "Simple Guide for the Perplexed: Psychological First Aid."
Dr. Weininger was born in New York City. He received undergraduate and medical degrees from the University of Illinois. He served an advanced psychiatric residency at Baltimore's Shepherd Pratt Hospital and studied with Dr. Harry Stack Sullivan here.
Survivors include his wife, Janice, of Santa Barbara; two sons, Dr. Reuben Weininger of Berkeley, Calif., and David, of Los Angeles; two daughters, Rachael Weininger of Santa Barbara, and Dr. Jean Weininger of Berkeley; a stepson, D.C. Superior Court Judge Rufus King III of Washington, and a stepdaughter, Sherry King of Livingston, Calif.
DONALD E. MARTIN SR.
D.C. Police Captain
Donald E. Martin Sr., 62, a retired D.C. police captain who also was a former commissioner and vice mayor of District Heights, died of cancer Sept. 11 at the Washington Home. He lived in District Heights.
Mr. Martin served with the D.C. police from 1949 to 1975, retiring from the 1st District. He served two terms as a District Heights commissioner, from 1979 to 1985, and was vice mayor from 1984 to 1985.
He was legislative assistant to Maryland Del. Denny C. Donaldson (D-Prince George's) from 1979 until retiring in December 1986. At the time of his death, Mr. Martin was chairman of the "Friends to Re-elect Denny Donaldson" committee.
Mr. Martin, who moved here in 1938, was born in Middletown, Md. He served with the Army in Europe during World War II, then worked as a glass cutter before joining the D.C. police.
He was a member of Masonic Lodge No. 218 in Seat Pleasant. He also was a member of the Association of Retired Police of Washington.
Survivors include his wife of 44 years, Thelma, of Washington; a son, Donald E. Jr., of Waldorf; four daughters, Peggy Sprouse of Bryans Road, Md., Marilyn DiMarco of Laurel, and Susan Appleby and Linda Perry, both of District Heights; a brother, Fred, of Fredericksburg, Va.; a sister, Lena Nichols of Laurel, and five grandchildren.
DR. JAMES M. MOSER SR.
Dr. James M. Moser Sr., 101, a retired pediatrician who had treated children in this area for more than 60 years, died Sept. 9 at Fair Oaks Hospital after a heart attack. He lived in Fairfax.
Dr. Moser maintained a private practice in Washington for 50 years before retiring in 1960. He then did part-time work at "well baby" clinics in Northern Virginia before retiring a second time about 1972. He also had taught courses in the diseases of children at Georgetown University medical school.
He was a past chapter president of Phi Chi, a medical organization, and a coauthor of the book "Care of the New Born." He had served on the church council and had sung in the choir at King of Kings Lutheran Church in Fairfax.
Dr. Moser, who came to Washington about 1902, was born in Madison, Va. He was a 1910 graduate of the Georgetown medical school.
His first wife, Donna Oliver Moser, died in 1960.
Survivors include his wife, Rosannah E., of Fairfax; four children by his first marriage, Dr. James M. Jr., of Wheaton, and Donna Stone, Jean Crump and Ann Davis, all of Royal Oak, Md.; a stepson, Richard Lenaghan of Brandon, Manitoba; 19 grandchildren, and 17 great-grandchildren.
Patrick Komiske, 53, an electrical engineer with the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory, died of congestive heart failure Sept. 8 at his home in Silver Spring. He had lupus erythematosis, a vascular disease.
He had been with the laboratory, where he did communications work, for 25 years. He was a member of the Amateur Ham Radio Operators Club.
Mr. Komiske, who moved here about 1960, was a native of South Dakota. He was a graduate of the South Dakota School of Mines and Technology and received a master's degree in electrical engineering from George Washington University. He was an Army veteran.
Survivors include his wife, Josephine A., three sons, Michael P., Andrew J. and Patrick II, and two daughters, Laura C. and Cara A. Komiske, all of Silver Spring; his mother, Anastasia Komiske of Rapid City, S.D., and a sister, Joyce Reid of Alexandria.
MARY T.J. HUTTON
Mary Tudor Jones Hutton, 75, a retired practical nurse who served on the board of the Alexandria Women's Shelter and was a member of Trinity Episcopal Church in Arlington, died Sept. 9 at Walter Reed Army Medical Center after surgery for a heart ailment.
She had worked at Melwood Farm Treatment Center, a substance abuse treatment facility in Olney, from the mid-1970s until retiring in 1985.
Mrs. Hutton, who lived in Washington, was a native of New Haven, Conn. She had accompanied her husband, Col. Hamilton M. Hutton, to Army posts in this country and abroad before moving here in 1954. Col. Hutton died in 1962.
Survivors include a son, Richard M. Hutton of Oakton, and three daughters, Sarah H. Blanton of Bristol, Tenn., Melissa M. Hutton of Charlottesville, and Frances H. Karsner of Fairfax.
GRACE Q. CAMPBELL
AU French Teacher
Grace Quinlan Campbell, 66, who taught French at American University from 1969 to 1974 and from 1979 to 1985, died of cancer Sept. 9 at Sibley Memorial Hospital. She lived in Chevy Chase.
Mrs. Campbell, who moved here in 1955, was a native of Norwalk, Conn. She was a 1944 graduate of Barnard College, where she was elected to Phi Beta Kappa, and received a master's degree in French from American University.
She accompanied her husband to NATO posts in Paris, from 1958 to 1966, and Brussels, from 1974 to 1977. During those years, she studied at the University of Paris and tutored Americans in French.
Mrs. Campbell had done volunteer work for the Literacy Council of Montgomery County and was a member of Phi Kappa Phi, an honorary language organization.
Survivors include her husband, Kelly Campbell of Chevy Chase, whom she married in 1942; two sons, Kevin, of New Hope, Pa., and David, of Virginia Beach; two daughters, Ellen B. Dressel of Mount Holly Springs, Pa., and Janice McDermott of Somerville, Mass., and five grandchildren.