Lawrence B. McClafferty, 58, a lawyer in the tax division of the Office of the D.C. Corporation Counsel and a member of St. Joseph's Catholic Church, died of sepsis June 15 at Providence Hospital.

Mr. McClafferty, a resident of Washington, was born in Allentown, Pa. He graduated from Muhlenberg College there and received a law degree from George Washington University. He served in the Army in the early 1950s, and was a Chinese language interpreter in the Korean War.

He moved to Washington in 1957 and went to work for the National Security Agency. From 1962 until about 1965, he worked for the Interstate Commerce Commission. He then began his career with the D.C. Corporation Counsel.

Mr. McClafferty was a member of the D.C. Bar, the Bar Association of the District of Columbia and the Knights of Columbus.

Survivors include his wife, Marian B. McClafferty, whom he married in 1961, of Washington; three children, Laura F. McClafferty and Lawrence J. McClafferty, both of Washington, and Kara M. Whitehead of De Ridder, La.; and two sisters, Mary Anderson and Justina Stefchak, both of Allentown.


Insurance Agent

James John Joseph Kelley, 67, a retired insurance agent who was active in the parish of St. Michael's Catholic Church in Annandale, died of an aneurysm June 15 at Arlington Hospital.

Mr. Kelley, a resident of Annandale, was born in Newton Falls, Ohio. He moved to the Washington area in 1941. During World War II, he served in the Navy in the South Pacific. He graduated from George Washington University.

He worked for the Fidelity Mutual Insurance Co. until 1963, when he started his own firm, the James J.J. Kelley Insurance Agency Inc. The company had offices at different times in Annandale, Springfield and Fairfax, and Mr. Kelley ran it until he retired in 1987.

At St. Michael's Parish, Mr. Kelley was an usher and a member of the Perpetual Adoration Society and the Share Committee, which gives assistance to the needy. He also was a member of the Knights of Columbus, the American Legion and the Springfield Toastmasters Club. He was a past president of the Springfield Kiwanis Club.

Survivors include his wife, Roselyn Burke Kelley, whom he married in 1941, of Annandale; seven children, James J.J. Kelley of Haymarket, E. Sean J. Kelley of Arlington, Megan Maura Kelley of McLean, and Kerrick A.J. Kelley, Loehl Joseph James Kelley, Joseph Owen James Kelley and Eion David Joseph Kelley, all of Annandale; and a grandchild.


Statistical Analyst

Elizabeth Hyatt Oleksiw, 65, a statistical analyst for an international program evaluation consultancy operated by her husband, died June 13 at a hospital in Palm Beach, Fla., of cardiac arrest after a severe viral infection.

Mrs. Oleksiw, who lived in Bethesda and Florida, was at her North Palm Beach home when stricken. She was born in Kingston, N.Y., and graduated from George Washington University. She had lived in the Washington area since the early 1940s.

Since 1978 Mrs. Oleksiw had been a statistical analyst with Dan Oleksiw and Associates. Earlier she had accompanied her husband, Daniel P. Oleksiw, on Foreign Service assignments to Turkey, Egypt and India.

In addition to her husband, of Bethesda, survivors include two children, Barbara Oleksiw of San Francisco and Daniel H. Oleksiw of Washington, and two grandchildren.