An obituary about Dorothy H. Stackhouse, a retired State Department personnel officer, June 7 incorrectly listed her place of residence. She lived in Washington. (Published 6/7/90)
Capitol Hill Aide
Tswen-Ling Tsui, 81, a retired legislative aide to Sen. Hiram Fong (R-Hawaii) and a former Chinese Nationalist diplomat in Washington, died of cardiac arrest June 2 at the Washington Hospital Center.
Over the years Mr. Tsui was active in many Chinese cultural and service organizations. He was executive secretary of the Sino-American Cultural Society, the founding president of the D.C. chapter of the Chinese American Citizens Alliance, a consultant to the Coordination Council of North American Affairs and an adviser to the Chinese Consolidated Benevolent Association.
Mr. Tsui, a resident of Washington, was born in Ningbo, China. He graduated from the University of Shanghai in 1928 and went into the Chinese diplomatic service. He also received a master's degree in international relations at George Washington University.
He was assigned to the League of Nations in Geneva before being posted to Washington in 1933.
He remained in this city for the rest of his life. He was with the Chinese Embassy until 1959, rising to the rank of minister. He served as a delegate to numerous international bodies, including the World Health Organization, the United Nations and the Red Cross.
When he left diplomacy, he established the General Business Investment Corp., which provided capital for emerging growth companies.
In 1971, Mr. Tsui joined Fong's staff in the Senate. He remained there until 1977, when he retired.
Survivors include his wife, Pauline Tsui of Washington; two children, Lynnette Lee and Garrick Tsui, both of Rockville, and four grandchildren.
DAVID D. GAILLARD II
David duBose Gaillard II, 65, an independent investment manager in Washington since 1954, died June 3 at North Arundel Hospital in Glen Burnie after a car accident earlier that day near Gibson Island, Md.
A spokesman for the Anne Arundel County Police said that Mr. Gaillard was traveling on Mountain Road when his car left the road and hit a telephone pole and a tree.
Mr. Gaillard was a lifelong resident of Washington. He graduated from St. Albans School and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He received a master's degree in business administration from Harvard University. During World War II, he served as an Army lieutenant in the Pacific.
He was a member of the Chevy Chase Club, the St. Andrew's Society, the Gibson Island Club and the Potomac River Jazz Club. He was a world-class racer of star boats at the Chesapeake Bay Yacht Racing Association.
His son, David D. Gaillard III, died in 1950.
Survivors include his wife of 43 years, Barbara Stanton Gaillard of Washington; four children, David D. Gaillard IV of Hardwick, Vt., Peter F. Gaillard of Potomac, Annie Gaillard of East Hardwick, Vt., and Helen Gaillard-Wheelock of Chattanooga, Tenn.; his mother, Mona B. Gaillard of Washington; a sister, Monica G. Peck of Chevy Chase; and four grandchildren.
SIDNEY S. RUBENSTEIN
Air Force Colonel
Sidney S. Rubenstein, 85, a retired Air Force colonel who was an intelligence officer in the China-Burma-India theater, North Africa and Europe in World War II, died of heart and kidney ailments June 2 at Union Memorial Hospital in Baltimore.
Col. Rubenstein, a former resident of Chevy Chase, was born in Baltimore. He received a law degree at the University of Baltimore. About 1935, he was appointed a special agent in the FBI, and he served in field offices in Baltimore, New York and Washington.
A member of the Maryland National Guard, he was called to active duty in the Army Air Corps in World War II. After the war he worked briefly for the U.S. War Crimes Commission and a New York Law firm.
In the late 1940s, he returned to active duty in the Air Force. He served in Washington and at NATO headquarters in Paris until he retired in 1962. His military decorations included the Bronze Star and three awards of the Legion of Merit.
For the next 12 years, Col. Rubenstein was a government sales representative with the Mosler safe company. He lived in Chevy Chase until about 1980, when he moved to the Keswick nursing home in Baltimore.
Col. Rubenstein was a member of the Society of Former Special Agents of the FBI and the American Society for Industrial Security.
His wife, Fanny Rubenstein, died in 1978.
Survivors include his daughter, Mary Devon McCluskie of Arlington; and two brothers, Dr. Maurice Rubenstein of Towson and Albert Rubenstein of Falls Church.
DOROTHY H. STACKHOUSE
State Department Personnel Officer
Dorothy H. Stackhouse, 91, a retired personnel officer in the State Department's office of administration and a veteran of both world wars, died of pneumonia June 2 at Sibley Memorial Hospital.
Mrs. Stackhouse, who lived in Alexandria, was a native of Laurel. During World War I, she served as a Navy yeomanette. In the 1930s, she worked at the National Chamber of Commerce and the Veterans Administration.
During World War II, she served in the Women's Army Corps in India and Ceylon. After the war, she went to the State Department where she was a personnel officer until she retired in 1961.
Mrs. Stackhouse was a member of All Souls Memorial Episcopal Church in Washington, the Descendants of '76 chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution and American Legion Post No. 68 in Washington.
Her marriage to Will Stackhouse ended in divorce.
Survivors include a daughter, Dorothy S. Collins of Alexandria; and two grandchildren.
HOWARD LEWIS DOMINGUS
Howard Lewis Domingus, 74, a retired assistant director of the Interstate Commerce Commission's bureau of accounts, died of a heart attack June 3 at his home in Silver Spring.
Mr. Domingus was a native of Dothan, Ala. He came to Washington in 1936 as a messenger with the ICC. He graduated from Southeastern University in Washington. During World War II, he served in the Navy in the Atlantic.
In the late 1940s, he was transferred by the ICC to Ohio. He was a regional auditor there before leaving in 1951 to work at a motor company in Toledo.
He returned to the Washington area and the ICC in 1957 as assistant director of the bureau of accounts. He retired in 1971.
Survivors include his wife, Naomi Domingus of Silver Spring; three children, Charles L. Domingus of Columbus, Ohio, Pattie D. Sewell of Dover, Del., and Betty D. Sanger of Silver Spring; seven grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
JAMES E. DAVIDSON
Coast Guard Captain
James E. Davidson, 91, who served in the Coast Guard for 18 years before retiring from active duty as a captain in 1960, died of cardiac arrest June 2 at the Crofton (Md.) Convalescent Center, where he had lived since 1985.
He spent the bulk of his Coast Guard career here in personnel and administrative assignments. He retired from a command post at Coast Guard headquarters here.
Capt. Davidson, who lived in Washington before moving to Crofton, was a native of Easton, Md., and a 1934 graduate of Columbus University here. He came to Washington in 1919 as a civilian auditor with the War Department. He then spent seven years as a Treasury Department investigator before joining the Commerce Department in 1928. He was an administrative assistant in its marine inspection and navigation bureau until joining the Coast Guard.
He was a member of the Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers and the Manor Country Club.
His wife, the former Marie Ferry, died in 1986. He leaves no immediate survivors.
HENRY D. CUBBAGE
Henry David Cubbage, 70, an electrical engineer with the Naval Research Laboratory for 30 years before retiring in 1975 as head of its communications systems branch, died of cardiac arrest June 1 at Southern Maryland Hospital. He lived in Fort Washington.
During his years at the laboratory, he worked on projects involving submarine communications and weather research.
Mr. Cubbage was a native of Washington and a 1941 graduate of St. John's College in Annapolis. He joined the laboratory in 1945 after serving on active Navy duty in the Pacific during World War II.
He was a member of St. Columba Catholic Church in Oxon Hill.
His wife, the former Rosemary Jane Gallahan, died in 1988. Survivors include five sons, Richard Blalock Cubbage of Annapolis, John Lee Cubbage of Bel Air, Md., Gilbert Gallahan Cubbage of Naples, Fla., Bruce Meredith Cubbage of Hagerstown and Christopher Henry Cubbage of Arlington; and eight grandchildren.
FRANCES LIEBERMANN SMITH
Frances Liebermann Smith, 93, a retired civilian supervisor at the Department of the Air Force, died of cardiac arrest May 30 at her home in St. Petersburg, Fla.
Mrs. Smith, who had lived in Florida since 1979, was born in Washington. She graduated from Central High School.
In 1916, she became a clerk typist in the War Department. In the late 1940s, she transferred to the Department of the Air Force. She was a supervisor in the finance section at Bolling Air Force Base when she retired in 1955.
Her marriage to Charles R. Botsford ended in divorce.
Survivors include her husband of 50 years, Daniel Nelson Smith of St. Petersburg; two children from her first marriage, Charles R. Bostford Jr. of Washington and Mildred Botsford Davis of Olathe, Kan.; a child from her second marriage, Katherine Parks Smith of St. Petersburg; nine grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.
BARBARA FORBES HALL
Barbara Forbes Hall, 84, a retired interior decorator who was a member of the Irish Georgian Society, the National Trust for Historic Preservation and the Georgetown Citizens Association, died of cancer May 31 at her home in Washington.
Mrs. Hall was born in Boston. She started her decorating business in Baltimore and continued it when she moved here in the early 1960s. She retired about 1970.
Her marriage to Arthur H. Hall Jr. ended in divorce.
Survivors include three children, Arthur H. Hall of Winchester, Mass., Leslie H. Baldwin of Washington and Barbara F. Reese of Woods Hole, Mass.; and four grandchildren.