Stanley J. Sarnoff, 73, founding director of a heart research laboratory at the National Heart Institute who later started Survival Technology, a health care company, died of heart ailments May 23 at University Hospital in Salt Lake City.

A resident of Bethesda, Dr. Sarnoff was in Salt Lake City for medical treatment.

Dr. Sarnoff helped set up the Laboratory for Cardiovascular Physiology at the National Heart Institute, which is part of the National Institutes of Health, in 1954, and he directed it for 10 years. The laboratory conducted research on the heart and the circulatory system and had a research fellowship program.

In 1964, Dr. Sarnoff resigned and started Survival Technology to make and market an automatic syringe he designed that allows patients to give themselves injections. The syringes can be loaded with a given dosage and carried by a user until it is needed.

Different ones were produced for heart patients and patients with various allergies. But the core of the business for many years was a contract to supply the Army with syringes with an antidote for nerve gas. The company's other products included monitoring equipment for heart patients.

Dr. Sarnoff, who held more than 40 patents, was president of Survival Technology from its founding until 1989 and chairman and chief executive officer until his death.

A native of Brooklyn, N.Y., Dr. Sarnoff graduated from Princeton University. He received his medical degree from Johns Hopkins University and trained as a surgeon.

He was a research fellow and associate professor of physiology at the Harvard School of Public Health before joining NIH.

In 1980, he founded the Stanley J. Sarnoff Endowment for Cardiovascular Science Inc. to provide research fellowships for medical students.

Dr. Sarnoff published more than 200 papers in professional journals. He was a member of the American Medical Association, the American College of Cardiology, of which he was a vice president, and the American Physiology Association, which conferred on him its Wiggers Award. Other honors included a Distinguished Service Award from the Princeton Alumni Association.

Survivors include his wife, Lili-Charlotte Sarnoff of Bethesda; two children, Daniela Bargezi of Basel, Switzerland, and Robert L. Sarnoff of Woodstock, Vt.; two sisters, Dorothy Raymond and Elaine Lillian Sarnoff, both of New York City; and a grandchild.


Army Colonel

Robert A. Satterfield, 67, a retired Army colonel who had been a resident of McLean since 1973, died May 16 at Fairfax Hospital after a heart attack.

Col. Satterfield was a native of Denton, Md. He entered the Army in 1941 and spent his career with the Military Police. He was a graduate of the Army Command and General Staff College.

He served in Europe during World War II and in Korea during the war there.

His other assignments included duty as assistant provost marshal at the United States Military Academy at West Point, N.Y., and as chief of intelligence and security at the Strategic Communications Command at the Pentagon. His last assignment was as a branch chief with the Army Military Police at the Pentagon.

He retired from active duty in 1973. His military decorations included the Legion of Merit, the Bronze Star, and the Army Commendation Medal.

In 1978, Col. Satterfield was recalled to active duty and served on the Army Discharge Review Board. Since the mid-1970s, he had been a volunteer with the Officers Retiree Council at Fort Myer.

Survivors include his wife, Bette J. Satterfield of McLean; three children, Robert A. Satterfield Jr. and John Reid Satterfield, both of Reston, and Patrick R. Satterfield of St. Louis; two brothers, Burton Satterfield of Harrington, Del., and Paul Satterfield of Ridgely, Md.; a sister, Barbara Bennington, also of Ridgely; and seven grandchildren.



Maureen McCormack, 40, a Washington bartender for the last 20 years who worked at the Hamburger Hamlet on M Street NW until she retired last July, died May 23 at the Washington Home. She had AIDS.

Miss McCormack's struggle with her illness was described in an article in Washingtonian magazine in December, 1989.

A native of Boston, Miss McCormack moved to the Washington area in 1954. She attended Robert E. Lee High School in Springfield. She lived in Washington at the time of her death.

Places she worked before joining the staff at Hamburger Hamlet in 1985 included the Hawk and Dove on Capitol Hill, where she worked about 10 years.

Her marriage to John F. Eruen ended in divorce.

Survivors include a daughter, Kelly McCormack of Chicago; her father and stepmother, Richard E. and Caroline T. McCormack of Mount Vernon; her mother, Mavis A. McCormack of Washington; two sisters, Jan E. Evered and Lisa McCormack, both of Washington; a half sister, Carol M. McCormack of Mount Vernon; five brothers, David J. McCormack of Alexandria, Richard E. McCormack of New Orleans, Robert H. and Patrick S. McCormack, both of Richmond, and William J. McCormack of Falls Church; and a half brother, Daniel P. McCormack of Mount Vernon.


Monument Dealer

Johnnie Travers Dent, 77, a retired partner in Apperson & Dent, a tombstone and monument firm in Alexandria, died of congestive heart failure May 22 at Alexandria Hospital.

Mr. Dent was a lifelong resident of Alexandria. As a young man he joined his father in caring for the Bethel Cemetery in Alexandria. In 1947, he helped start the firm that bears his name, and he retired in 1983.

His wife, Sevella Nalls Dent, whom he married in 1947, died in 1983.

Survivors include a daughter, Sevella Mary Dent of Alexandria; three sisters, Estelle Greenwood and Catherine Dent, both of Alexandria, and Pearl Marks of Philippi, W.Va.; and a brother, Cleveland Dent of Spring Hill, Fla.


Methodist Official

Robert Preston Whitlock, 55, a former Easton District superintendent for the United Methodist Church, died May 22 at his home in Easton, Md., the Associated Press reported. He had AIDS.

Mr. Whitlock had served as Easton District superintendent of the United Methodist Peninsula Conference from July 1987 until he took disability leave in November.

Ordained as an elder in 1959, Mr. Whitlock served in almost every district conference in Delaware and on the Maryland Eastern Shore, including Wesley United Methodist Church in Dover, Del.; Chesapeake City; Fruitland; St. Stephen's Church in Delmar, Del.; and St. Paul's Church in Wilmington, Del.

He also served on a variety of church and church-related boards and councils.

Survivors include his wife, Mary Ellen Whitlock of Easton; two childen, Karl Whitlock of Atlanta and Kimberly Book of Dover; his mother, Lula Whitlock of Newark, Del.; a sister, Phyllis Bailey of Middletown, Del.; and three grandchildren.


VOA Editor

Shaukat Kamal, 53, a senior editor at the Voice of America's service in Urdu, the national language of Pakistan, died of cancer May 23 at Arlington Hospital.

Mr. Kamal, a resident of Alexandria, was born in Delhi, India. He graduated from the National College in Karachi, Pakistan.

He worked for the Associated Press in Karachi until 1974, when he came to this country and joined the VOA in Washington.

He was named a senior editor in 1982. Except for a period in 1983 and 1984 when he worked for Media TransAsia {Thailand} Ltd. in Bangkok, he remained with the VOA until his death.

Mr. Kamal also was a commentator on Channel 56's regular Friday program on Pakistan.

His marriage to Meher Kamal ended in divorce.

Survivors include his wife, Nosheen Kamal of Alexandria; a son by his first marriage, Amir Kamal of New York City; and his parents, a sister, and five brothers, all of Pakistan.



Abraham Miller, 77, an optometrist with the Sterling Optical Co. from about 1960 until he retired in 1985, died of cancer May 23 at the Washington Adventist Hospital in Takoma Park.

Dr. Miller, a resident of Silver Spring, was born in Baltimore. He graduated from the University of Maryland school of pharmacy and the Northern Illinois College of Optometry. During World War II, he served in the Army.

A resident of the Washington area since 1933, Dr. Miller began his career as a pharmacist.

He studied optometry after the war and worked for various optometry firms before joining Sterling Optical.

He was a member of the Shaare Tefila Congregation and the 29th Division Association.

Survivors include his wife, Eva L. Miller of Silver Spring; a son, Joel I. Miller of Burke; three brothers, Paul, Herbert and Elliott Miller, all of Baltimore; and two grandchildren.



Victor W. Maerki, 64, a journalist who worked as an aide on Capitol Hill for 17 years until he moved to Vermont in 1989, died of cancer May 23 at his home in Burlington, Vt.

Mr. Maerki was a native of New York. He graduated from the University of Connecticut. During World War II, he served in the Army Air Forces in Europe.

He worked in Vermont at the Burlington Free Press and later as a television news managing editor before coming to Washington in 1970 as a reporter for the "Newsroom" television program on WETA.

He was managing editor when the show was discontinued in 1972. He then joined the staff of Sen. Robert T. Stafford (R-Vt.).

When Stafford retired in 1989, Mr. Maerki returned to the Burlington Free Press as a columnist.

Survivors include his wife, Chris Maerki of Burlington, and two children, Susan Maerki of San Francisco and Leslie Maerki of Leverett, Mass.


Lighting Equipment Buyer

Donald C. Clark, 51, a buyer of lighting equipment for the Reed Electric Co., died May 22 at his home in Washington. He had a heart attack.

Mr. Clark was born in Hamilton, Ohio. He attended Miami University in Oxford, Ohio.

He was in the lighting equipment business in Indiana and Florida before moving to the Washington area in 1980. He was president of Lighting Limited in Silver Spring until 1988, when he joined Reed Electric.

Survivors include a sister, Nancy Hzzlet of Hamilton, and a brother, Jack Clark of California.