Erwin William Bucklin, 83, a retired director of the Montgomery County Department of Inspection and Licenses, died of cancer June 7 at his home in Rockville.

Mr. Bucklin was born in Hancock, Minn. He attended the University of Minnesota. He moved to the Washington area in 1932 and went to work for the Treasury Department.

In the mid-1930s, he transferred to the Federal Housing Administration as an agent cashier. About 1946, he joined the Office of the Housing Expediter, a post-World War II agency.

In 1950, Mr. Bucklin left federal service and became a building inspector in Montgomery County, and he eventually became director of the Department of Inspection and Licenses. He retired in 1971.

He soon went to work for the Landow Co., a Bethesda development firm. He retired from there in 1988.

Survivors include his wife of 51 years, Dorothy Baker Bucklin of Rockville; four children, William Bond Bucklin of Rose Haven, Md., Jon Carlton Bucklin of Frederick, Md., Robert Page Bucklin of Rockville and Carol Ann Bucklin of Ijamsville, Md.; a sister, Lenore Rowe of Fargo, N.D., four grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.



John Ludgate Laskey, 78, a Washington lawyer for 37 years until he moved to Naples, Fla., in 1973, died of a stroke June 5 at a nursing home in Raleigh, N.C.

Mr. Laskey, who had lived in North Carolina since 1988, was born in Washington. He was a graduate of Central High School, the University of Michigan and Georgetown University law school, where he also received a master's degree in law.

He was an assistant U.S. attorney in Washington until the late 1930s, when he joined his father's law practice. The firm of Laskey & Laskey was dissolved in 1960 and the younger Laskey became a founding partner of Jackson Gray & Laskey.

He established a private practice in Naples, Fla., when he moved there, and he retired in 1986.

Mr. Laskey was a member of the Barristers, the Lawyers Club of Washington and the Chevy Chase Club.

His first wife, Barbara Willson Laskey, died in 1958.

Survivors include his wife, Anne Clarkson Laskey of Naples; four children from his first marriage, John Willson Laskey of Raleigh, Robert Prentiss Laskey of Burke, Paula Snyder of West Berlin, and Edith Virginia Laskey of Phoenix; two stepchildren, Anne Clarkson O'Brien of Olney and Thomas Clarkson O'Brien of Greenfield, Mass.; 10 grandchildren, and five great-grandchildren.


Claims Examiner

Frances J. Ehlers, 81, a retired insurance claims examiner with the Social Security Administration who also was a pilot, a horsewoman and a birdwatcher, died of heart ailments June 6 at her home in Clarksville, Md.

Miss Ehlers was born in Washington. She graduated from Central High School and attended Strayer Business College. She received a law degree from Southeastern University.

In the early 1940s, she went to work for the Veterans Administration. She later transferred to the Labor Department. She was with the Social Security Administration about 10 years before retiring in 1969.

Miss Ehlers was a member of the Ninety-Nines, a women pilots' organization; the Howard County Bird Club; the American Bar Association and the Women's Bar Association of the District of Columbia. She was a volunteer with the North American Blue Bird Society.

She leaves no immediate survivors.


Navy Department Official

Herbert T. Wildman, 79, a retired personnel specialist with the Navy Department and an area native, died of emphysema May 16 at his home in St. James City, Fla.

Mr. Wildman was born in Hyattsville and grew up in Washington. He graduated from McKinley Technical High School and the George Washington University law school.

He worked at the Carnegie Foundation before going to the Navy Department at the end of World War II. He transferred to California in the late 1960s. He retired in the early 1970s and moved to Florida.

Survivors include his wife of 52 years, Mildred Wildman of St. James City; two children, James Wildman of Haymarket, Va., and Sonja Koutsoutis of Baltimore; a brother, Robert Wildman of Bethesda; two sisters, Elise Hammer of Bethesda and Rose Ketz of Washington and two grandchildren.



William Thomas Hines, 64, a retired systems accountant with the U.S. Benefits Guaranty Corp., a government agency that guarantees pension funds, died of congestive heart failure June 1 at his home in Washington. He had suffered a heart attack in January.

Mr. Hines was a lifelong Washington resident and a graduate of Dunbar High School. He graduated from American University with a bachelor's degree in business administration and from George Washington University with a bachelor's degree in accounting.

During World War II, he served in the Army.

He began his federal career in the late 1940s when he went to work for the Department of the Navy. He transferred to the Department of Labor in the mid-1960s and to the U.S. Benefits Guaranty Corp. in the mid-1970s. Since his retirement in 1980, he had worked as a tax consultant.

His marriage to Roslyn Bailey Hines ended in divorce.

His second wife, Bettye S. Hines, died in 1988.

Survivors include a child from his first marriage, Varnetta Graydon of Washington; two children from his second marriage, Gary S. Hines of Washington and Caryn L. Hines of Silver Spring; two sisters, Marjorie Hines Burke and Sallie Hines Archie, both of Washington and two grandchildren.


Veterinary Assistant

Amy Beth Maher, 28, a veterinary assistant who worked at several clinics in Northern Virginia, died of leukemia June 4 at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore.

Mrs. Maher, a resident of Sterling, was born in Washington. She grew up in Piscataway, Md., and Vienna, where she graduated from James Madison High School in 1978. She received an associate degree in business administration at Northern Virginia Community College.

A horsewoman and animal lover, she was an assistant at the Feline Veterinary Hospital in Falls Church until the end of December 1988, when she was found to have leukemia.

Survivors include her husband, Dan Maher of Sterling; her father, Harry Buckingham Sr. of Ocean City, Md.; a sister, Pamela Buckingham of Seattle, and nine brothers, Harry Buckingham of Seattle, Jeff Buckingham of Rodeo, Calif., Francis Buckingham of Santa Fe Springs, Calif., Peter Buckingham of Clinton, Joseph Buckingham of Accokeek, Md., Terry Buckingham of Burke, Thomas Buckingham of Alexandria, Steven Buckingham of Wyncote, Pa., and Andrew Buckingham of Bryans Road, Md.



Helen V. Dolan, 85, a partner in the Washington law firm of Schmiedigen & Dolan and a former director of the lawyer referral service of the Bar Association of the District of Columbia, died of cancer May 23 at the home of a sister in Indialantic, Fla.

Miss Dolan, who was visiting her family when she died, was a lifelong resident of Washington. She graduated from the old Columbus Law School, which is now part of Catholic University, and was admitted to the D.C. Bar in 1935. She also graduated from the American Institute of Banking.

From 1940 to 1943, she worked in the Office of the General Counsel of the Federal Reserve Board. She then had a private law practice until 1956, when she became director of the D.C. Bar's referral service. She continued that work until 1978, when she became a partner of Schmiedigen and Dolan.

Miss Dolan was a member of the Bar of the U.S. Supreme Court, the Women's Bar Association of the District of Columbia, the National Women's Lawyers Association and the American Bar Association.

Survivors include two sisters, Mary D. Regan and Catherine Albertson, both of Indialantic.


Manpower Specialist

Charles Henry Jones, 65, a retired supervisory manpower development specialist with the D.C. Department of Employment Services, died of heart ailments June 6 at his home in Washington.

Mr. Jones, a fifth-generation Washingtonian, graduated from Armstrong Technical High School. He served in the Army in Europe in World War II.

After the war he worked briefly for the Library of Congress and the Armed Forces Medical Library. He then transferred to the Department of Labor and later to the D.C. Department of Employment Services. He retired in 1983.

Survivors include his wife, Marilyn Fletcher Jones of Washington; two children, Barbara J. Atwood of Boston, and Charles Henry Jones V of Washington and a sister, Gloria Coleman of Houston.