Robert E. Philleo, 66, an engineer who specialized in concrete, died of cancer May 26 at his home in Annandale.
Mr. Philleo was born in Spokane, Wash., and graduated from the Carnegie Institute of Technology. He served in the Army in a combat engineer battalion in Europe during World War II.
In 1958, he moved to the Washington area from Chicago and joined the staff of the Army Corps of Engineers. He retired in 1983 as chief of the structures branch in the directorate of civil works in the office of the chief of engineers. During retirement he had done engineering consulting.
Mr. Philleo had been president of the American Concrete Institute, a member of the board of directors of the American Society for Testing and Materials, chairman of the concrete section of the Transportation Research Board and a leader of the project on concrete for the U.S.-U.S.S.R. Joint Committee on Cooperation in Housing and Other Construction.
He had written articles for concrete trade journals and given lectures at the University of Maryland, the University of Florida and the American Concrete Institute.
He was an elder at Knox Presbyterian Church in Falls Church. He was moderator of the National Capital Presbytery in 1982 and in 1983 was chairman of the Presbytery Council.
Survivors include his wife, Margaret Philleo of Annandale; four children, Diane VanDyke of Fairfax, Barbara Miller of Hoosick Falls, N.Y., Margaret Ricci of Nashville, Ind., and Paul Philleo of Sacramento, Calif.; a sister, Charlotte Nordin of Sun City, Ariz.; and five grandsons.
MARY PHILLIPS MURRAY
Builder and Developer
Mary Phillips Murray, 68, a partner with her husband in McLean Builders and Developers who had been a producer and scriptwriter for Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, died of cancer May 26 at Fairfax Hospital.
Mrs. Murray, who lived in McLean, was born in Titusville, Pa. She graduated from the University of Alabama where she had been a cheerleader. As a young woman she had been a professional cheerleader for the old New York Yankees football team.
She was a Red Cross recreational worker during World War II, then after the war acted in cheerleading roles in several motion pictures in Hollywood for Republic Studios. She also wrote movie scripts and produced two MGM films, "Maya," and "Kenner," in the late 1960s.
She had accompanied her husband, Stephen S. Murray, an Army officer who retired as a colonel, on assignments in Japan, Hawaii and Ethiopia and several locations in the continental United States.
They moved to the Washington area in 1972 and organized McLean Builders and Developers, which specializes in commercial development.
Mrs. Murray also maintained a residence in Los Angeles and had continued to work on film projects.
In addition to her husband, of McLean, Mrs. Murray is survived by a son, Ives Murray of Greeley, Colo.; and a sister, Janith Bond of Los Angeles.
MIRIAM FRANCES McGRATH McCLOUD
Miriam Frances McGrath McCloud, 69, a former librarian at Madison Elementary School in Falls Church who had been a scriptwriter for Navy training films, died of pneumonia May 27 at Doctors Hospital of Northern Virginia.
Mrs. McCloud was born in Washington. She graduated from Trinity High School here and from Marquette University in Milwaukee.
She began working for the Office of War Information in 1942 and later transferred to the Navy Department. She left federal service about 1950 and returned to work in 1968 as the librarian at Madison Elementary School. She retired from Madison in 1978.
Mrs. McCloud was a member of St. Anthony's Catholic Church in Falls Church.
Survivors include her husband, George J. McCloud of Falls Church; five children, Peter L. McCloud of Charlottesville, Mary K. McCloud of Atlanta, John Patrick McCloud of Fayetteville, Ark., Anne Boyle of Denver and Maureen Roberts of Lottsburg, Va.; two brothers, Hugh J. McGrath Jr. of Arlington and Charles McGrath of Vienna; and five grandchildren.