Gordon A. Ewing, 77, a retired Foreign Service officer and a former deputy director at the Voice of America, died of pneumonia July 24 at a hospital in Fairhope, Ala. He had cancer.

Mr. Ewing, who lived in Fairhope, was born in Newfane, N.Y. He grew up in Detroit. He graduated from Wayne State University, where he also received a master's degree in English.

During World War II, he served as an Army intelligence officer in Europe. His military decorations included the Bronze Star.

After the war, he worked as an editor at Business Week magazine in New York City and then went to West Berlin to work for a newspaper. In 1949, he became a radio broadcaster with the Office of the Military Government in Berlin. A year later, he was named radio director for the U.S. zone in West Germany.

He came to Washington in 1957 as a deputy director at VOA. In 1959, he went to the U.S. Embassy in Vienna. His later overseas assignments included duty in Rome and Bonn. He retired in 1972.

Mr. Ewing received the Meritorious Service Award from the U.S. Information Agency.

After retiring, he lived in Italy and Connecticut before returning to Washington in 1977. He moved to Alabama in 1986.

Survivors include his wife, Marjorie Ewing of Fairhope, and a son, John Ewing of Delano, Calif.


Tariff Official

Lucile E. Graham, 81, a retired director of administration at the U.S. Tariff Commission, died of cardiac arrest July 23 at Manor Care nursing home in Arlington.

Miss Graham, who had lived at Manor Care since 1983, was born in Bath, N.Y. She graduated from Cornell University. She received a master's degree in business administration from Stanford University and a master's degree in public administration from Harvard University.

During the mid-1930s, she was an assistant general manager at R.H. Macy & Co. in New York City. During World War II, she served in the Navy WAVEs.

She came to Washington in 1950 as a personnel officer at the Central Intelligence Agency. She worked for the Ford Foundation here during the mid-1950s and then went to the Department of the Air Force as a personnel officer.

In 1966, she transferred to the U.S. Tariff Commission. In 1972, she suffered an aneurysm and retired for health reasons.

Her marriage to T. Clark Merritt ended in divorce.

There are no immediate survivors.


Film Producer

James Shteir-Dunn, 46, an independent documentary film producer in Washington, died of heart ailments July 26 at Arlington Hospital.

Mr. Shteir-Dunn, who lived in Arlington, was a native of Kansas. Before coming here in 1977, he had worked as a documentary photographer for the British Broadcasting Corporation in Africa.

He came here as chief cameraman for the King Broadcasting TV news agency. He later went to the Bonneville Broadcasting Agency. In 1981, he became a freelance TV cameraman when he entered American University. He graduated in 1985.

In 1986, he worked as a consulting production manager for the Democratic National Committee.

Survivors include his wife, Vicki Shteir-Dunn, and two children, Margot Haley Shteir-Dunn and Maxwell Neil Shteir-Dunn, all of Arlington; a sister, Harriet Dunn of Overland Park, Kan.; and a brother, Robert Dunn of Jefferson City, Mo.



William Harvey Swan, 68, a retired photographer at the Walter Reed Army Medical Center, died July 20 at a hospital in Engelwood, Fla., after a heart attack.

Mr. Swan, who lived in Port Charlotte, Fla., was born in Nebraska and grew up in Washington. He graduated from Roosevelt High School.

During World War II, he served in the Army in Europe. His military decorations included the Purple Heart.

After the war, he went to work at Walter Reed Army Medical Center. He retired in 1976 and moved to Florida in 1979.

Survivors include his wife, Mary Swan, and a daughter, Debra Barb, both of Port Charlotte; two brothers, James and Donald Swan, and a sister, Jean Cooper, all of Odenton, Md.; and three grandchildren.