An obituary about Charles P. Swindler Jr., a retired telephone company official, failed to include his age. He was 69. (Published 6/ 16/90)
Eugene Anthony Stalzer, 70, a retired Air Force brigadier general who served as a bomber pilot in three wars, died June 13 at Mount Vernon Hospital after a stroke.
Gen. Stalzer, who lived in Alexandria, was a native of La Grange, Ill. He graduated from the University of Dayton and received a master's degree in business administration from Harvard University.
During World War II, he served in the Army Air Forces in North Africa. He served in Korea during the war there, and he also served in Vietnam as a bomber wing commander.
In addition to his wartime service, Gen. Stalzer's assignments included duty as a wing commander at Dyess Air Force Base in Texas and as base commander at the Blytheville Air Force Base in Arkansas. His last assignment was at the Pentagon, where he was director of management analysis for the Air Force. He retired from active duty in 1971.
His military decorations included the Air Medal, the Legion of Merit and the Distinguished Service Medal.
Survivors include his wife, Claire G. Stalzer of Alexandria; six children, Carol Bratton of Plano, Tex., Army Col. Tom Stalzer of Springfield, Michael and Robert Stalzer, both of Houston, Mary Sandone of Champaign, Ill., and Kathleen Dragonette of Lake Ridge, Va.; a brother, Charles Stalzer of Alexandria; four sisters, Dorothy Dussman, Florence Urhausen and Sister Rita Stalzer, all of Chicago, and Rita Flynn of Spokane, Wash.; and 10 grandchildren.
RONALD R. BEYERS
Ronald R. Beyers, 54, an operational research analyst at the Naval Surface Weapons Center at White Oak, died of cancer June 13 at his home in Columbia.
Mr. Beyers was born in Christian County, Ill. He graduated from Marquette University, where he majored in mechanical engineering.
He began his career at the Naval Surface Weapons Center when he moved to the Washington area in 1958. As a mechanical engineer, he helped perfect a facility for welding small electrical components and he also worked on such projects as the Polaris missile. More recently, he had done computer simulations to assess the vulnerability of Navy systems to enemy attack.
Mr. Beyers was a member of the St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church in Columbia and he also had been a Little League baseball coach.
Survivors include his wife, Helen M. Beyers, whom he married in 1958, of Columbia; five children, Daniel J. Beyers of Alexandria, Stephen M. Beyers of Liverpool, N.Y., Christopher T. Beyers of Lexington, Ky., Robert D. Beyers of Montclair, N.J., and Carol J. Beyers of Columbia; his mother, Anna Beyers of Decatur, Ill; two sisters, June Payne of Belleville, Ill., and Ruth Mickler of Mount Dora, Fla.; and two grandchildren.
C. ROBERT BOUCHER
Real Estate Appraiser
C. Robert Boucher, 77, a retired Washington area real estate appraiser, died of pneumonia June 13 at Anne Arundel Medical Center in Annapolis.
Mr. Boucher, who lived in Shadyside, Md., was born in Washington. He graduated from Central High School and the University of Maryland. During World War II he served in the Army Air Forces in England and was discharged as a major.
He began his professional career as a real estate broker with R.A. Humphries realty. During the 1930s he helped broker the real estate sales that resulted in the relocation of Chinatown from Washington's West End to the area around Seventh and H streets NW.
In 1950, after having worked as a broker for Drury Realty in Washington, Mr. Boucher formed his own real estate appraisal business, C. Robert Boucher and Associates. He operated it until retiring in 1981.
He was a former president of the M Club, the fund-raising organization for University of Maryland sports teams. He had served on the boards of the Washington Permanent Savings and Loan Association, D.C. National Bank and Guardian Federal Savings and Loan.
In 1971 Mr. Boucher was president of the Appraisal Institute. He had been treasurer and vice president of the Washington Board of Realtors and a member of the American Institute of Real Estate Appraisers and the American Society of Real Estate Counselors.
Survivors include his wife of 42 years, Isabelle M. Boucher of Shadyside; four children, Robin Boucher of Washington, Robert Boucher of East Sussex, England, Donald S. Boucher of Bowie and Kenneth I. Boucher of Havelock, N.C.; his mother, Catherine Boucher of Washington; and 10 grandchildren.
ANTONI STEFAN KOPER
Antoni Stefan Koper, 83, a retired senior editor at the United States Information Agency who had fought in the Polish underground during World War II, died of cancer June 13 at the Hospice of Northern Virginia.
Mr. Koper, who lived in Arlington, was born in Warsaw, and he graduated from the University of Warsaw. He received a doctorate in journalism from the Polish University in London.
He was a journalist in Warsaw before the war. After the Nazi occupation of Poland in 1939, he joined the Polish underground, where he specialized in publishing underground newspapers and forging identity papers. He participated in the Warsaw uprising of August 1944 and was taken prisoner by the Nazis when that uprising was crushed two months later. Subsequently he escaped and fought with a Polish unit attached to the British Army.
After the war, Mr. Koper received the Yad Vashem award from the government of Israel for helping rescue Jews from the Nazis in wartime Poland.
He was a photographer in London until 1952, when he emigrated to the United States to teach Polish at the Defense Language Institute in Monterey, Calif.
He moved to Washington in 1958 to work as a senior editor at USIA. His duties involved editing the monthly publication Amerkya for distribution in Eastern European nations.
He retired in 1972 but then was recalled to duty for about a year during the period of martial law in Poland in the early 1980s.
He was a former president of the Polish Veterans Organizations.
Survivors include his wife, Sophie Koper of Arlington, and a son, Peter Koper of Los Angeles and New York City.
JACK HILL COLLINS
Peace Corps Printer
Jack Hill Collins, 59, the printing officer of the Peace Corps and a former treasurer of the Antique Car Club, died of a heart attack June 10 at Doctor's Hospital of Prince George's County.
Mr. Collins, a resident of New Carrollton, was born in Washington. He graduated from Roosevelt High School and Strayer Business College. He served in the Army in the early 1950s.
He then went to work for the Charles W. Marshall Co., an electrical supply firm where he became business manager. In 1975, he went to work for Action, the federal domestic service program. He transferred to the Peace Corps in 1982.
Mr. Collins was a member of the Model A Ford Club and the National Capital Region of the Antique Automobile Club of America. He also was a member of Mary's Catholic Church in Landover, American Legion Post No. 136 in Greenbelt and Moose Lodge No. 453 in College Park.
He leaves no immediate survivors.
OLIVER ADAMS NEWMAN
American University Student
Oliver Adams Newman, 19, a student at American University, where he had just completed his freshman year, died of melanoma June 12 at New England Deaconess Hospital in Boston.
Mr. Newman, who was born in Boston, graduated from Kimball Union Academy in Meriden, N.H., in 1989. He enrolled at the University of Maryland last fall and transferred to American University in January. His interests included international affairs and foreign languages, and he was a student of French.
He spent the summer of 1988 studying physics and computers at the University of California at Los Angeles and the summer of 1989 studying art at the Boston Museum of Fine Arts.
Survivors include his mother, Judy Newman of Washington; his father and stepmother, Richard B. and Cecelia Newman of Boston; a sister, Hope Newman, also of Boston; and a half sister, Holly L. White of New York.
DANIEL F. BRANDEBERRY
Health Plan Manager
Daniel F. Brandeberry, 38, the deputy plan manager at the American Postal Workers Union Health Plan in Washington, died June 13 at George Washington University Hospital. He had AIDS.
Mr. Brandeberry, who lived in Washington, was a native of Boise, Idaho. He graduated from Harvard University, where he also received a master's degree in business administration.
He came to Washington in 1978 when he went to work at the United Mine Workers Health Plan. He went to the American Postal Workers Union in 1981.
Survivors include his parents, C.W. and Mickey Brandeberry of Boise; a sister, Marcia Radwanski of Manchester, N.H.; and a brother, Mike Brandeberry, of Seattle.
CHARLES P. SWINDLER JR.
Telephone Company Official
Charles Patrick Swindler Jr., a retired main-frame administrator with the Chesapeake & Potomac Telephone Co., died of cardiac arrest June 9 at Fairfax Hospital. He had undergone surgery for an aortal aneurysm.
Mr. Swindler, a resident of Bethesda, was born in Washington. He graduated from McKinley Technical High School and the Bliss Electrical School.
During World War II, he was a gunner and bombardier aboard B-17 and B-24 heavy bombers. He flew 20 missions in Europe. His military decorations included the Air Medal with two oak leaf clusters.
Mr. Swindler joined C&P after the war and retired about 1985.
Survivors include two brothers, Edwin J. Swindler of Falls Church and Peter V. Swindler of Bethesda, and a sister, Nancy S. Meyers of Staunton, Va.
RUTH ERMA NOBLE
Ruth Erma Noble, 67, a member of the Parish Council, lector and chairman of the evangelization group at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Washington, died of cancer June 2 at Washington Hospital Center.
Mrs. Noble was a lifelong resident of Washington. She graduated from the University of the District of Columbia, where she also received a master's degree in adult education. She was a board member and vice president of legislative affairs and charters for the UDC Alumni Association.
For about the last year she had worked as a promotions and public relations specialist for American War Mothers.
Her husband, Milton J. Noble, died in 1955.
Survivors include four children, Duane Noble, Angelita Noble-Johnson, Teresa Noble and Maurita Noble, all of Washington; five grandchildren; and a great-grandchild.
BOBBY SHAW SR.
Bobby Shaw Sr., 55 a technical writer at the Securities and Exchange Commission since 1963 and a school board member and Sunday school superintendent at Trinity AME Zion Church in Washington, died June 11 at Walter Reed Army Medical Center after a heart attack.
Mr. Shaw, who lived in Washington, was a native of North Carolina. He attended North Carolina A&T State University. From 1955 to 1959, he served in the Marine Corps.
He then settled in Washington. After working as a truck driver and later as a complaints investigator for the D.C. Public Service Commission, he joined the SEC in 1963.
Survivors include his wife, Gwendolyn Gavin Shaw of Washington, and three children, Bobby Shaw Jr. of Upper Marlboro and Martin and Veronica Shaw, both of Washington.
JOSEPHINE JANUARY DANIELS
Josephine January Daniels, 92, a former Washington school physician, died June 12 at her home in Chapel Hill, N.C., after a stroke.
Dr. Daniels was born in St. Louis. She graduated from Wellesley College and received a medical degree from Johns Hopkins University.
She moved to Washington in 1927 and lived here until 1980, when she moved to Chapel Hill. In the early 1930s, she was school physician at the Town and Country School in Washington.
Her husband, Worth Bagley Daniels, a Washington physician and an owner of the Raleigh News and Observer newspaper, died in 1978.
Survivors include two sons, Derick J. Daniels of San Francisco and Worth B. Daniels Jr. of Baltimore, who is chairman of the board of the Raleigh News and Observer, and four grandchildren.