Dorothy L. Baker, 64, an activist for homeless people who served as the first president of Northern Virginia's Route One Corridor Housing Inc. during the 1970s, died of cancer Aug. 1 at her home in Mount Vernon.

Mrs. Baker was born in Piedmont, W.Va. Before settling in the Washington area in 1960, she accompanied her husband, Glenn E. Baker, an Army officer who retired as a colonel, on military assignments to Austria, Japan and several locations in the United States. He died in 1984.

As president of Route One Corridor Housing Inc., Mrs. Baker oversaw the remodeling and renovation of Mondloch House, the first shelter for homeless families in Fairfax County. For the last three years she had been office manager for the Eleanor U. Kennedy Shelter for the Homeless at Fort Belvoir, which also was a project of Route One Corridor Housing.

Survivors include three sons, John C. Baker of Alexandria and Steven B. and David H. Baker, both of Mount Vernon, and a grandson.


Electrical Engineer

The body of Scott A. Salus, 30, the founder and president of Merit Technology, an electrical engineering consulting firm in Washington, was pulled July 30 from the Wye River in Queen Anne County, Md. Authorities said he drowned after falling from a boat during the night.

A spokesman for the Maryland Natural Resources Police said Mr. Salus and four companions chartered a sailboat in Annapolis and anchored it in the Wye River on July 29. The next morning Mr. Salus was missing and authorities were notified. His body was found about 4 p.m.

A resident of Rockville, he was born in Washington. He grew up in Potomac and graduated from Winston Churchill High School. He majored in electrical engineering at Northwestern University, and he was working toward a master's degree in the same subject at George Mason University.

He worked for various engineering firms in this area before starting Merit Technology two years ago. The company did consulting in the aerospace and defense areas.

Mr. Salus's survivors include his wife, Lisa A. Laubgross of Rockville; his mother, Roslyn Salus of Potomac; his father, Arnold Salus of Annapolis; a brother, Todd Salus of Annapolis; and a sister, Lisa Salus of Potomac.


Real Estate Broker

Frank S. Lovrien, 50, a real estate broker with Randall H. Hagner & Co. real estate in Washington and a former teacher at the Kingsbury Laboratory School here, died July 29 at the Hospice of Washington. He had AIDS.

Mr. Lovrien, who lived in Washington, was born in Britt, Iowa. He graduated from Kenyon College.

He moved to the Washington area in 1973 from Montello, Wis., where he custom-built a home for his parents. He taught two years at the Kingsbury Laboratory School, then served another two years as director of its junior high school.

From 1977 to 1987, Mr. Lovrien was with CBS Realty, where he became partner and executive vice president. He joined Randall H. Hagner in 1987.

He had served on the board of directors of the Selma Levine School of Music in Washington.

Survivors include a longtime companion, Gregory McGruder of Washington; his parents, Clark and Helen Lovrien of Washington; a brother, Clark Lovrien Jr. of Albuquerque, N.M.; and two sisters, Carolyn Bennett of Albuquerque and Robin Schwarz of Washington.


Computer Engineer

Lloyd D. Goldman, 57, a consulting engineer with Computer Sciences Corp. in Beltsville, died of cancer Aug. 1 at his home in Silver Spring.

Among Mr. Goldman's clients was the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, and in 1988 the agency awarded him its Manned Flight Awareness Award.

Mr. Goldman was born in Ambler, Pa. He attended Temple University in Philadelphia, and he served in the Navy in the early 1960s.

A resident of the Washington area since 1965, Mr. Goldman worked for several computer companies here before joining Computer Sciences Corp. about five years ago.

He was a member of the Har Tzeon-Agudath Achim Congregation in Silver Spring.

Survivors include his wife, Barbara M. Goldman of Wheaton; two children, Mark S. Goldman of Silver Spring and Kenneth M. Goldman of Roswell, Ga.; his father, Albert H. Goldman of Lauderhill, Fla.; two sisters, Arlene Jorgensen of Hatboro, Pa., and Judith Melnick of West Hartford, Conn.; and three grandchildren.


Marketing Specialist

Donald Brighton, 60, a government marketing specialist for Murata Business Systems based in Bethesda, died of pulmonary fibrosis July 31 at Arlington Hospital.

Mr. Brighton, who lived in Annandale, was born in Los Angeles. He served in the Army in Japan during the Korean War.

He worked for Western Union for most of his business career and was with the company in Van Nuys, Calif., before being transferred to the Washington area in 1970. His duties there involved selling ship-to-shore teletype equipment and work with the company's computer division.

In 1978 Mr. Brighton left Western Union and began working for Computer Devices Inc., for which he sold laptop portable computers and printers to government agencies. He began working for Murata Business Systems in 1986.

Survivors include his wife, Marjorie Brighton of Annandale; two daughters, Laura Lundstrom of Falls Church and Carol Brighton of Virginia Beach; and a stepson, Steven Rowell of Manassas.



Elmena Matheson, 88, a retired Bureau of Indian Affairs secretary, died July 31 at her home in Washington after a heart attack.

Mrs. Matheson was born in Waterbury, Conn., and moved to the Washington area as a young woman. She began working at the Bureau of Indian Affairs in 1921 and retired in 1970.

She was a member of First Baptist Church in Washington.

Her husband, Paul Matheson, died in 1958.

Survivors include a sister, Florence Rosa of Waterbury.