Robert O. Lewis, 70, a retired teacher and coach at Arlington's Kenmore Intermediate School, died of cancer July 3 at Fairfax Hospital.

Mr. Lewis was on the faculty at Kenmore for 25 years before he retired in 1982, and during his tenure had coached basketball, soccer, tennis, football, wrestling, track, baseball and softball. He taught health, physical education, science, mathematics and drivers' education.

In all, he had worked 26 years for the Arlington public schools, and before that had taught and coached for three years at the Landon School in Bethesda and one year at Stuyvesant School in Warrenton.

A resident of Alexandria, he grew up in Elmira, N.Y. He served in the Army Air Forces during World War II and graduated from Pepperdine University in California.

He returned to the Washington area in the late 1940s and received a master's degree in education from George Washington University.

Mr. Lewis had been a referee at high school football games in Northern Virginia. He was president of the Better Sports Club of Arlington.

In retirement he had been an enthusiastic golfer and a member of the Arlington Seniors Golf Association.

Survivors include his wife, Bettie Barr Lewis of Alexandria; two children, Terry Robert Lewis of Washington and Marcia Ann Zitz of Lake Ridge; a brother, George Barr Lewis of Fredericksburg, Va.; and three grandchildren.


FAA Official

Richard Allen Buckley, 76, retired chief of classification and wage at the Federal Aviation Administration, died of heart ailments July 2 at his home in Alexandria.

Mr. Buckley was born in Wilmington, Ohio, and attended Ohio State University.

He had worked for the FAA in Alaska before moving to the Washington area in 1958. He retired from the agency in 1976.

He was an outdoorsman who enjoyed fishing, boating and hunting, and he was a former commodore of the Mount Vernon Yacht Club.

Survivors include his wife of 50 years, Reva I. Buckley of Alexandria; two daughters, Ann I. Batson of Huntington Beach, Calif., and Susan B. Heard of Culpeper, Va.; a sister, Virginia Wertz of Wilmington; five grandchildren; and a great-grandson.


Dept. of Education Official

Frank Bryars, 78, a retired program specialist with the Department of Education's Educational Resources Information Centers, died of heart ailments July 2 at a hospital in Birmingham.

Mr. Bryars was born in Latham, Ala., and attended Birmingham Southern College.

He moved to Washington in 1942 and worked here until 1948 as an industrial analyst with the War Production Board. From 1948 until returning to the Washington area in 1951, he worked in Dayton, Ohio, for the Frigidaire division of General Motors.

Before joining what then was the Office of Education as a correspondence assistant in the office of the commissioner in 1965, Mr. Bryars was an industry specialist with the Commerce Department, an Electrolux salesman, advertising manager of the Army Times, a clerk in the office of the secretary of Health, Education and Welfare and a psychiatric aide at St. Elizabeths Hospital. He retired in 1984.

He was a member of the Catholic Church of the Little Flower in Bethesda.

A former resident of Bethesda, Mr. Bryars moved to Alexander City, Ala., on retirement.

Survivors include his wife, Velma Kennedy Bryars of Alexander City; two children, retired Air Force Lt. Col. Frank Kennedy Bryars of Omaha and Tom Craig Bryars of Los Angeles; and three grandchildren.


Systems Analyst

Eugenia R. "Jean" Perini, 54, a systems analyst with Atlantic Research Corp. Services Group, a defense subcontrator in Rockville, died of cancer July 2 at the Carriage Hill nursing home in Silver Spring.

Mrs. Perini, a resident of Greenbelt, was born in Herkimer, N.Y. She moved to the Washington area in 1963.

She began her career as a systems analyst in 1977 and worked for EG&G Inc. and Analysis and Technology Inc., both of which are defense subcontractors, before joining the Atlantic Research Corp.

Mrs. Perini was a volunteer at the Hospice of Prince George's County and the St. Francis Center in Washington and was a member of the Naval Submarine League and the Women's Club of the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory.

Her marriage to Luigi Perini ended in divorce.

Survivors include two sons, Craig Perini of Newton, Mass., and Brian Perini of Beltsville; her mother, May Wood, and a brother, William Krouse, both of Sacramento, Calif.; and a grandchild.



Mona Blodgett Gaillard, 90, a longtime area volunteer and a former board member of the D.C. Chapter of the American Red Cross, died of pneumonia June 11 at her home in Washington.

Mrs. Gaillard was born in Grand Rapids, Mich. She moved to Washington in 1913. She graduated from what was then Miss Madeira's School.

During World War II, her Red Cross volunteer work included duty with the Canteen Corps. She joined the chapter's board in 1970. She received the chapter's Clara Barton Award in 1978 and a 41-year pin when she resigned in 1981.

Her husband of 60 years, retired Army Col. David St. Pierre Gaillard, died in 1982. Survivors include a daughter, Monica Gaillard Peck of Chevy Chase; eight grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.


Supply Specialist

Mildred E. Ware Nielsen, 70, a retired Defense Department supply specialist, died of cancer July 3 at Georgetown University Hospital.

Mrs. Nielsen was a lifelong resident of Washington and a graduate of Armstrong High School.

She had 32 years of federal service when she retired in 1974, and she had worked for the Office of Price Administration before joining the Department of Defense.

She was a member of the National Association of Retired Federal Employees, the evangelical committee of Augustana Lutheran Church in Washington and was a former secretary of the local chapter of the auxiliary of the National Association of Postal Supervisors.

Survivors include her husband of 44 years, Lauritz Nielsen, and a son, Larry Nielsen, both of Washington; and two grandchildren. A daughter, Laureda Nielsen, died in 1983.