The obituary yesterday of Thomas A. Behney Jr., a Washington lawyer, incorrectly identified his sister, Mary F. Behney of Devon, Pa. (Published 7/11/90)
Tibor Ham, 76, a retired Northern Virginia physician and Hungarian native who had worked in the anti-German resistance during World War II and in exile groups, died of cancer July 7 at his home in McLean.
He came to this country in 1951 and settled in this area. In 1954, he founded the Vienna Medical Clinic, where he practiced general medicine until this year. He also had served on the medical staffs of Fairfax, Arlington, Jefferson Memorial and Northern Virginia Doctors hospitals.
Dr. Ham received his medical degree in Budapest and served on the staff of the Budapest City Hospital before World War II. He joined the Smallholders Party in 1943, then became founding president of the Pal Teleki Society, an organization that opposed the German occupation of Hungary in 1944.
By the end of the war, he was working with the Hungarian National Liberation Committee. He was elected a provincial governor and then to the national parliament. He also became general secretary of the Smallholders Party's political committee.
In 1947, he and more than 40 other members of his party were arrested and charged with trying to overthrow the government of Hungary's Ferenc Nagy. He was acquitted. After the communists seized control of the country with the help of Soviet occupation forces, he fled to the West. He went to Paris before coming to the United States.
He became a founder of the Hungarian Committee, an exile group here. After the 1956 Hungarian uprising, he helped found and became president of the new American-Hungarian Cultural Center, another exile group.
Survivors include his wife, the former Margaret Diener, of McLean; four sons, Andrew, of Tampa, Eugene, of Sherborn, Mass., and Christopher and Dr. Tibor Ham, both of Vienna; a daughter, Christina Hunter of Vienna; and eight grandchildren.
WILLIAM T. FARNWORTH
William T. Farnworth, 72, a retired Air Force master sergeant who was an occupational therapist with the D.C. Human Resources Department from 1963 to 1972, died June 26 at his home in Washington.
A spokesman for the D.C. medical examiner said the cause of death will be determined after the completion of toxicological tests.
Mr. Farnworth served in the Air Force for 20 years before retiring in 1963. He retired from the reserves in 1973 as a captain. He also had raised horses on a farm in Nokesville from 1963 to 1975.
Mr. Farnworth, who lived here since 1963, was born in Colorado and grew up there and in Florida. He was a graduate of Colorado State University. He served in this country during World War II and served in Britain and Turkey in the 1950s. His last assignment was as a recruiting sergeant in California.
He was the recipient of a D.C. government sustained superior service award.
Survivors include a sister, Natalie Wilson of Deland, Fla.
FRANCES L. WHITCUP
Cancer Fund Chief
Frances L. Whitcup, 79, a founder and past president of the Women's Progress Club Cancer Fund, died July 7 at Holy Cross Hospital after a heart attack. She lived in Silver Spring.
She helped found the fund in 1949. Over the years, it raised money for needy cancer patients, hospital medical equipment and texts for medical center libraries.
Mrs. Whitcup, who came here in 1927, was a native of Philadelphia. She owned and operated a Washington beauty shop, under the name "Frances D," in the 1930s.
Survivors include her husband of 48 years, Irving, of Silver Spring; two sons, Ira, of Laurel, and Joel, of Silver Spring; a daughter, Carla Gilden of Baltimore; a brother, Sydney Feldman of Silver Spring; two sisters, Freda Husman of Florida and Lillian Noveck of New Jersey; and two grandchildren.
BRIDGET M. CARR
Bridget M. Carr, 28, a flight attendant with United Airlines for the past five years, died of Addison's disease July 7 in Narita, Japan. She was stricken after working on a flight to Japan.
Miss Carr, who lived in Alexandria, came here in 1983. She was a native of Norfolk and a graduate of West Virginia University.
Survivors include her parents, Patricia Carr and retired Navy Capt. William K. Carr of Alexandria; a sister, Moira Carr Bradshaw of Seattle; and two brothers, William Jr., of Palmdale, Calif., and Kevin, of Alexandria.
THOMAS A. BEHNEY JR.
Thomas A. Behney Jr., 30, an associate in the Washington law firm of Morrison & Foerster who had specialized in international law, died July 7 at George Washington University Hospital. He had AIDS.
He was a lawyer with the Commerce Department and had served as legal counsel to the chairman of the International Trade Commission before joining Morrison & Foerster, where he had worked for the past year.
Mr. Behney, who lived in Washington, was a native of Harrisburg, Pa. He was a 1981 magna cum laude graduate of the University of Notre Dame, where he was elected to Phi Beta Kappa. He graduated from Georgetown University law school, where he also received a master's degree in international law in 1989.
He had been a lector at Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Washington. He had served as secretary-treasurer of the Notre Dame Club of Washington.
Survivors include his father and stepmother, Thomas A. and Sally O. Behney, and his mother, Nancy Schreiber Behney, all of Lebanon, Pa.; and a sister, Sally O. Behney of Devon, Pa.
PATRICIA C. CRITCHLOW
Employee of International Agency
Patricia Coe Critchlow, 64, an administrative aide with the International Food Policy Research Institute here for 10 years before retiring in 1985, died of cancer July 8 at her home in Newburyport, Mass.
During her years with the institute, an international organization concerned with Third World nutrition, she traveled in Europe and the Middle East. Her last assignment with the organization was as assistant to the institute's director.
Mrs. Critchlow, a native of Warren, Pa., lived in the Washington area from 1950 to 1952, and again from 1973 to 1986. She was a 1947 graduate of Wellesley College.
Survivors include her husband, James, of Newburyport; two daughters, Ann Onanian of Merrimack, N.H., and Jane Critchlow of Cambridge, Mass.; a brother, Stephen H. Coe of Richmond, Ky.; a sister, Barbara Sly of Pennington, N.J.; and a granddaughter.