Louis B. Land, 79, a former dance teacher and manager of the Shirley Land Schools of Ballet, died of heart ailments July 27 at Holy Cross Hospital.
Mr. Land also had operated a secondhand store, Nice as New, in Washington for 22 years before retiring in 1985.
A resident of Leisure World in Silver Spring, he was born in Portsmouth, Va., and attended Roanoke College. He moved to the Washington area about 1950 and with his wife, Shirley, was co-owner and manager of the Shirley Land Schools of Ballet, which were located at various places in Montgomery County, including Silver Spring and Bethesda. They also started the social dance program for the Montgomery County Department of Recreation and taught in that program until the mid-1960s.
They retired from the ballet schools in the mid-1960s after opening the Nice as New store.
In additon to his wife, of Leisure World, Mr. Land is survived by four children, Jay Land of Syracuse, N.Y., Nona Rothfeld of Silver Spring; Andrea Land of Berkeley, Calif., and Stuart Land of Sausalito, Calif.; seven grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren.
Real Estate Salesman
Steven Nikolajevic, 69, a retired real estate salesman with Town & Country Properties Inc. in Arlington, died of blood and kidney infections July 27 at the University of Virginia Medical Center in Charlottesville.
Mr. Nikolajevic, a native of Belgrade, received a law degree from the University of Belgrade. During World War II, he fought in the Partisan resistance in Yugoslavia. He worked for the Yugoslav Finance Ministry in London in 1949 and 1950, then came to Washington in 1951 to work for the World Bank.
Later in the 1950s, he worked in Washington as a representative of the French Line steamship company, then sold real estate on Capitol Hill and in Old Town Alexandria before joining the staff of Town & Country Properties in Arlington in the early 1960s.
He sold real estate under the name of Nick Stevens. He retired in 1982 and moved to Castleton, Va., where he was living at the time of his death.
Survivors include his wife, the former Marguerite de Saluces, of Castleton; three sons, Mark Nikolajevic of Boulder, Colo., Paul Nikolajevic of Richmond and Alex Nikolajevic of Falls Church; a brother and a sister in Belgrade; and two grandchildren.
WILSONIA SWAIN MARNER
Prince George's Teacher
Wilsonia Swain Marner, 62, a retired Prince George's County special education teacher who spent most of her career at Avalon Elementary School in Fort Washington, died of cancer July 26 at Washington County Hospital in Plymouth, N.C.
Mrs. Marner was born in Columbia, N.C., and graduated from what then was North Carolina State Teachers College in Elizabeth City.
She moved to the Washington area and began teaching in the Prince George's schools in the early 1950s. She retired in 1988.
A former resident of Washington, she moved back to Columbia two weeks ago.
Her marriage to Aulander Marner ended in divorce.
Survivors include two brothers, Anthony Swain of Newark, N.J., and George Swain of Piscataway, N.J., and four sisters, Florine Liverman and Emma Jean Spencer, both of Columbia, Mary E. Gunn of El Paso, and Alice Savage of Newark.
MARCEL J. NEWMAN
Marcel J. Newman, 71, a retired Army major who became a civilian investigator in the Office of the Provost Marshal at Walter Reed Army Medical Center, died of cancer Aug. 1 at his home in Silver Spring.
Maj. Newman was born in Chaumont, France, where his father was stationed in the U.S. Army. He came to this country in 1923 and grew up at various military posts.
In 1938, he enlisted in the Army. After World War II service in Europe, he received a commission. His subsequent career included duty in this country and in Japan, South Korea and South Vietnam.
After his retirement from the Army in 1958, he settled in the Washington area. He worked as an investigator for Retail Credit in Kensington until 1974, and then became an investigator at Walter Reed. He retired from that position in 1984.
Maj. Newman's military decorations included the Bronze Star with Oak Leaf Cluster.
Survivors include his wife of 47 years, Charity Helene Newman of Silver Spring; two daughters, Charity Ann Lancaster of Gaithersburg and Marcelle Renee Mullen of Charlotte, N.C.; a brother, Maurice Newman of Patuxent; four grandchildren; and a great-grandchild.
ALBERT C. WISE
Albert C. Wise, 80, retired cafeteria manager of St. Mary's Ryken High School in Leonardtown who earlier had been training manager for the Atlantic region for McDonald's restaurants, died of congestive heart failure July 31 at St. Mary's Hospital in Leonardtown.
Mr. Wise, who lived in Lexington Park, was born in Bellaire, Ohio. He attended Ohio University and moved to the Washington area in 1928. He served in the Army in Europe during World War II.
He owned and operated restaurants in the Washington area. In the 1960s, he became McDonald's training manager for the Atlantic region, based in Bethesda.
In the early 1970s, Mr. Wise moved to Lexington Park and managed the McDonald's restaurant there. He retired from McDonald's in 1975 and became cafeteria manager of St. Mary's Ryken High School. He retired from that job in 1986.
His first wife, Gladys Wise, died in 1970.
Survivors include his wife, Mary M. Wise of Lexington Park; a daughter of his first marriage, Patricia Hook of Severna Park; five grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
LILLIE B. GATES
Lillie B. Gates, 59, a retired equal opportunity manager at the University of the District of Columbia, died of cancer July 29 at the Washington Hospital Center.
Mrs. Gates, a resident of Hyattsville, was born in Greenwood, S.C. She grew up in Washington and graduated from Cardozo High School.
She became a government clerk and went to work for the Agency for International Development in 1961. For the next two years, she was assigned to Accra, Ghana, to support the Peace Corps.
In 1968, she joined the old Federal City College, where she was an administrative assistant. In 1977, Federal City became part of UDC and she went to work for the university. She retired in 1987.
Mrs. Gates was a member of the Turner Memorial AME Church in Washington.
Her marriage to William Gates ended in divorce.
Survivors include a daughter, Michelle Gates Mercer of Washington; a brother, Army Sgt. Maj. Lloyd R. Brown, who is stationed in Panama; two sisters, Helen Thomas of Mount Rainier and Elsie Brown of Washington, and a grandchild.
WILLIAM THOMAS WEBB
Sherwood High Student
William Thomas Webb, 17, who last spring completed his junior year at Sherwood High School in Sandy Spring, was killed July 31 when the car he was driving struck a tree and caught fire on Route 108 near Damascus, Montgomery County Police said.
Mr. Webb, who lived in Silver Spring, was born in Washington. He was a member of the basketball team at Sherwood High and he also was active in the Olney Boys Club. He had a summer job with B&B Refrigeration and was learning to be a sheet metal mechanic.
Survivors include his mother and stepfather, Deborah Goode Webb and John Davis of Clearville, Pa.; a sister, Lisa Marie Webb, also of Clearville; his maternal grandmother and stepgrandfather, Bettie L. Jessup and Thomas G. Jessup of Silver Spring; his maternal grandfather, Calvin E. Goode of Gainesville, Va.; and his paternal grandmother, Lois Davis of Silver Spring.