Arthur E. Robinson Sr., 82, a retired Prince George's County school official, died of cancer July 18 at the Episcopal Church Home in Hockessin, Del.

Mr. Robinson was born in Philadelphia. He attended Drexel Institute, the University of Maryland and Johns Hopkins University.

From 1930 to 1940, he taught vocational building trades, mechanical drawing and mathematics at Bladensburg High School. Later, he was supervisor of maintenance for the Prince George's schools and then director of plant planning and construction. He retired in 1969.

He was a former chairman of the board of trustees, the building committee and the music committee at Cheverly United Methodist Church, and he was a Boy Scout leader in Bladensburg. He was a past chairman of the program committee and of community service and international service of the Bladensburg Rotary Club and was a member of the National Education Association and the Prince George's Teachers Association.

A former resident of Cheverly, Mr. Robinson had lived in Hockessin since 1981.

His wife, the former Edna M. Hart, died in 1981.

Survivors include two children, Joan E. Heckroth of Wilmington, Del., and Arthur E. Robinson Jr. of Takoma Park; seven grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.


USDA Official

William A. Suto, 76, a retired official of the Department of Agriculture who also had been a lieutenant colonel in the Air Force Reserve, died of cancer July 20 at Northern Virginia Doctors Hospital.

Mr. Suto, a resident of Falls Church, was born in Homestead, Pa. He moved to the Washington area in 1934. He received bachelor's and master's degrees in accounting and business from Benjamin Franklin University.

During World War II, Mr. Suto served in the Pacific as a combat intelligence officer with the Army Air Forces. He joined the Air Force Reserve when it was established in 1947, and he retired in 1973.

Mr. Suto began his career at the Department of Agriculture in 1934. From 1951 to 1962, he was a program analyst in the office of budget and finance, and he was executive assistant to the inspector general of the department when he retired in 1972.

He received Agriculture's Superior Service Award in 1960.

Mr. Suto was a member of Episcopal Church of the Resurrection in Alexandria and the Army-Navy Country Club.

His wife, Marie Willis Suto, died in 1987.

Survivors include two children, Alexander W. Suto of Atlanta and Joan S. Hartselle of Newnan, Ga.; two brothers, Alexander L. Suto of Boca Raton, Fla., and George E. Suto of Safety Harbor, Fla.; two sisters, Ethel S. Rogers of Meridian, Miss., and Margaret S. Bobo of Houston; and four grandchildren.


B'nai B'rith Official

Raynard I. Jameson, 80, a retired official of the Anti-Defamation League of B'nai B'rith, where he was director of the commission on community volunteer services, died of congestive heart failure July 19 at his home in Plantation, Fla.

Mr. Jameson moved to the Washington area in 1958 to join B'nai B'rith. He retired from the organization in 1972 and moved to Florida.

A native of Utica, N.Y., he graduated from Columbia University. During World War II, he was a Red Cross field director with the Navy Seabees and then served in the Army.

After the war, he was a veterans counselor with the Red Cross in New England and New York City before moving here.

Mr. Jameson was a member of the boards of the World Committee on Employment of the Handicapped, the American Immigration and Citizenship Conference and the old Southwest Hebrew Congregation in Washington. He also had been a member of the National Council of the Boy Scouts of America.

Survivors include his wife, Gertrude Jameson of Plantation; and a sister, Ethel Solomon, and a brother, Harold Jacobson, both of Rockville.



Estelle G. Frazier, 61, a retired teacher who had taught in overseas schools for Air Force dependents and as a substitute in Fairfax County, died July 19 at Mount Vernon Hospital of complications resulting from liver disease.

Mrs. Frazier, who lived in Alexandria, was born in Brooklyn, N.Y. She graduated from New York's Oswego State Teachers College, then taught in schools for Air Force dependents in England, Japan and Germany. While in Germany in 1960, she married C. Jack Frazier, an Air Force reconnaissance pilot who retired as a lieutenant colonel.

They lived on various Air Force bases before settling permanently in the Washington area in 1968.

From 1968 until 1975, Mrs. Frazier was a frequent substitute teacher in Fairfax schools.

She was a past president of the Mount Vernon chapter of the National Early American Glass Club, and she had done volunteer work at the Fort Belvoir Thrift Shop.

In addition to her husband, of Alexandria, survivors include a son, Lee Frazier of Fairfax; a twin sister, Julie Campbell, and another sister, Irean Kulis, both of San Diego; and a grandson.


Army Sergeant

Robert Wellington Thomson, 63, a retired Army master sergeant, died of cancer July 18 at the National Naval Medical Center in Bethesda.

Mr. Thomson, who lived in Kensington, was born in Hermon, N.Y. He joined the Army in 1944 and served in the Pacific during World War II.

Later duty included service in Europe, where in 1947 he married Annalia Corretti of Florence, Italy.

He was transferred to the Washington area in 1948, then served in Korea during the war there. He returned to this area in 1955 and was assigned at Fort Belvoir, the Pentagon and the Army Map Service before retiring from the Army in 1965.

His military decorations included three Bronze Stars and an Army Commendation Medal.

In retirement, Mr. Thomson worked for 15 years as a supervisor in the proof department of Riggs National Bank and other banks in the area.

In addition to his wife, of Kensington, survivors include three children, Terry Thomson of Frederick, Md., Roger L. Thomson of Potomac, and Annamaria Zimmerman of Gaithersburg; five brothers; three sisters; and five grandchildren.



Alejandro Barquero Marin, 26, a performer and Spanish dancing teacher in the Washington area, died July 12 at Georgetown University Hospital. He had AIDS.

Mr. Barquero Marin, who lived in Washington, was a native of Costa Rica and a graduate of the University of Costa Rica.

He came to the United States and settled in Washington in 1983. He had performed here with the Raquel Pena Spanish Dance Company since 1984 and the Marina Keet's Spanish Dance Society since 1986. He also had danced with the group Joana y Alejandro.

He taught dance classes at the Maryland Youth Ballet Academy in Bethesda and at the Washington Performing Arts Society.

He had given performances at the Kennedy Center and on dance company tours.

Survivors include his parents, Ana Virginia Marin Barquero and Misael Barquero of San Jose, Costa Rica; and a brother, Randall Barquero Marin, and three sisters, Ingrid Barquero Marin, Annette Barquero Marin and Maria Barquero Marin, all of San Jose.



John F. Simuro, 97, a retired chauffeur who worked for the family of Duncan Phillips, the art collector who founded the Phillips Collection in Washington, died of respiratory arrest July 17 at the Veterans Administration Hospital in Washington.

Mr. Simuro, a resident of Washington, was born in Mount Kisco, N.Y. He went to work for the Phillips family in New York and moved here in 1914. Except for Army service during World War I, he remained with the Phillips family until he retired in 1964.

Mr. Simuro was a past financial secretary of the Private Chauffeurs Benevolent Association, and he was a member of the American Legion, the Knights of Columbus and the parish of St. Ann's Catholic Church.

Survivors include his wife of 70 years, Lucy B. Simuro of Washington; five children, Gertrude Saucier of Alexandria, Elizabeth Polito of Washington, F. John Simuro of Tampa, Lucille Dempsey of Wheaton and Jacqueline Mallard of Orange Park, Fla.; 25 grandchildren; and 33 great-grandchildren.



Abbey J. Mintz, 83, a retired Alexandria businessman who had operated the K&B Men's Shop, died of a heart ailment July 18 at his home in Alexandria.

Mr. Mintz was a past chairman of the Alexandria draft board and a past president of the Retail Merchants Association of Alexandria.

Mr. Mintz was born in Baltimore. He came to the Washington area as a boy. He graduated from Central High School and attended George Washington University. During World War II, he served in the Army Air Forces.

After the war, he opened K&B Men's Shop. He retired in the mid-1970s and sold the business.

Mr. Mintz was a past treasurer and a founding member of the Brotherhood at Beth El Hebrew Congregation Northern Virginia in Alexandria.

His wife, Rose Blumenfeld Mintz, died in 1988.

Survivors include a sister, Ethel Berg of Alexandria.


NIH Employee

Beverly B. Cox, 65, a retired employee of the National Institutes of Health, where she worked in the computer field, died of cancer July 7 at the Reston Hospital.

Mrs. Cox, who lived in Herndon, was born in Washington. She graduated from the old Central High School and attended George Washington University.

During World War II, she worked for a Russian purchasing agency. She then went to work for the Coast Guard. In 1956, she married and stopped working to start her family.

In 1962, she joined the staff of NIH. She retired about 1983.

Mrs. Cox was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star and a volunteer with the Republican Party.

Survivors include her husband, N.L. Cox of Herndon; a daughter, Elizabeth Schiavone of Gaithersburg; a sister, Julia Linderman of Wheaton; and five grandchildren.



Christine Noble McClench, 93, a longtime volunteer with Annapolis community groups, died of cardiopulmonary arrest July 19 at the Hermitage retirement home in Alexandria.

Mrs. McClench, who had lived at the Hermitage since 1985, was a native of Springfield, Mass. She came to the Washington area in 1941 and settled in Annapolis.

She was a board member of the Women's Club of the U.S. Naval Academy and the Annapolis YWCA. She had been a member of the Girl Scouts Council, the Christian Healing Foundation and the Women of St. Anne's Episcopal Church.

Her husband of 70 years, Donald McClench, a retired captain in the Navy Reserve, died June 25.

Survivors include two children, William W. McClench II of Blacksburg, Va., and Barbara M. Davidson of Alexandria; four grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.


Postal Supervisor

Mildred Laws Foster, 72, a retired supervisor at Washington's Main Post Office, died of pneumonia and Parkinson's disease July 19 at the Deaton Convalescent Center in Baltimore.

Mrs. Foster was born in Rocky Mount, N.C., and graduated from Barber Scotia College in Concord, N.C.

She moved to the Washington area in 1952 and began working at the Post Office in 1958. She retired in 1980.

A former resident of Silver Spring, she had been in the nursing home since last October.

Her husband, Naaman Foster, died in the 1950s.

Survivors include six children, Martha Tompkins, M. Cassandra Smith and Naaman Foster Jr., all of Washington, Beverly Loretz and Stephen Foster, both of Silver Spring, and John Foster of Bridgeport, Conn.; and four grandchildren.