Bess Goodykoontz, 95, a retired official of the U.S. Office of Education who had served as director of its international education division, died of congestive heart failure July 29 at her home in South Newfane, Vt.
Dr. Goodykoontz served in the Office of Education for 31 years before retiring in 1960. She began her career here in 1929, when she was appointed assistant commissioner of education. She served in that capacity for 16 years. Later she served as director of elementary education, associate commissioner of education and assistant director for program coordination. She was appointed director of the international education division in 1956.
She had been president of the World Organization for Early Childhood Education and a delegate to several United Nations conferences on education. In 1946, she served on the educational mission to Germany to survey post-World War II education for the U.S. Office of Military Government.
A native of Waukon, Iowa, Dr. Goodykoontz was a graduate of the University of Iowa, where she also received a master's degree in education. She received an honorary doctorate from the New York College for Teachers. She had taught at rural schools in Iowa, served as supervisor of elementary schools in Green Bay, Wisc., and was assistant professor of education at the University of Pittsburgh in 1929, when she was appointed assistant U.S. commissioner of education in what then was the Bureau of Education.
She was the author of textbooks and articles for professional journals, and a member of the Association for Childhood Education International and the American Association of University Women. In 1960, she was named woman of the year by Delta Zeta, an honorary education organization.
A former resident of Washington, Dr. Goodykoontz moved to South Newfane in 1973.
Survivors include an adopted daughter, Ellen Darrow of South Newfane, and three grandchildren.
CHARLES A. MURRAY
Charles A. Murray, 80, a retired government personnel administrator who had worked at the Treasury Department, the Bureau of Customs and the Census Bureau, died of cancer on Aug. 2 at Walter Reed Army Medical Center.
Mr. Murray, who lived in Bethesda, was born in Northampton, Mass. He came to the Washington area in 1929 and began working at the Treasury Department while attending George Washington University at night. He graduated from GWU and served in the Army in Europe during World War II. After the war, he remained in the Army Reserve until retiring as a lieutenant colonel in the late 1960s.
He retired as a Census Bureau personnel administrator in 1967 after about 10 years with that agency. Earlier he had been a personnel administrator with the Customs Bureau, where he spent most of his government career.
He was a member of St. Jane Frances de Chantal Catholic Church in Bethesda, the Knights of Columbus and the American Legion.
Survivors include his wife of 48 years, Frances S. Murray of Bethesda; a son, the Rev. Michael J. Murray of Gaithersburg; a sister, Eleanor Murray Chase of Amherst, Mass.; and three brothers, Raymond T. Murray of St. Petersburg, Fla., and James and Leon Murray, both of Northampton.
SOCRATES M. ELIOPOULOS
Historian and Translator
Socrates M. Eliopoulos, 86, a retired historian, linguist and translator with the Defense Department, died of cardiac arrest Aug. 6 at the Potomac Valley Nursing Home in Rockville.
Mr. Eliopoulos, a former resident of Chevy Chase, was born in what was then Smyrna, Turkey. He came to this country about 1920 and grew up in New York City. He graduated from Columbia University, where he also received a master's degree in archeology.
During World War II, he worked for the Office of Strategic Services, a predecessor of the Central Intelligence Agency. After the war he was a Defense Department historian in Germany.
In 1951, Mr. Eliopoulos joined the State Department in Washington. He was stationed in Greece from 1952 to 1959. He then returned here and rejoined the Defense Department as a historian. He retired in 1965.
His marriage to the former Frances Froberger ended in divorce.
Survivors include two children, Phoebe Eliopoulos of Silver Spring and Basil Eliopoulos of Arlington; a sister, Fani Babell of Fort Lauderdale, Fla., and two grandchildren.
Sarah Milburn, 95, a registered nurse who worked for the D.C. Visiting Nurses Association from 1921 until she retired about 1956, died of cancer on Aug. 5 at the Rockville Nursing Home in Rockville.
Mrs. Milburn was born in Washington. She graduated from the nursing school of the old Homeopathic Hospital in Washington and later passed the examination for certification as a registered nurse.
From 1960 until she retired in 1971, Mrs. Milburn worked in the nursery at First Baptist Church in Washington.
She had been a member of the Ninth Street Christian Church and First Baptist Church in Washington and Heritage Christian Church in Silver Spring.
Her husband, J. Parker Milburn, and her only child, Janet Milburn, both died about 1970. There are no immediate survivors.
JOANN R. PEREGOY
IRS Branch Manager
JoAnn R. Peregoy, 38, manager of the Internal Revenue Service branch office at Wheaton Plaza, died of cancer on Aug. 6 at her home in Wheaton.
Mrs. Peregoy was born in New York City. She graduated from the State University of New York at New Paltz.
She began her career with the IRS in New York after college, then moved to the Washington area in 1974 to work in the IRS office of international operations. Later she was assistant to the assistant commissioner for collections. In 1987, she was appointed branch chief in Wheaton Plaza.
Survivors include her husband, Alan R. Peregoy, and three children, Christopher, Evan and Laura Peregoy, all of Wheaton; her parents, Joseph Rush of Bristol, Va., and Phyllis Rush of Wheaton; and a brother, John Rush of San Diego.
Furniture Store Official
Milton Blumenfeld, 81, a retired Washington furniture store official who was a past president of the Maryland Furniture, Carpet, and Upholstery Association, died of congestive heart failure on July 27 at the Washington Hospital Center. He lived in Washington.
He worked for Mazor Masterpieces, a Washington furniture concern, from 1947 to 1975. During the years, he became general manager, executive vice president and a director of the company.
Mr. Blumenfeld, who came here in 1947, was a native of Baltimore. He had attended Baltimore City College, Johns Hopkins University, and the University of Maryland law school.
He had been a member of Adas Israel Congregation. A Scottish Rite Mason, he was a member of Almas Temple.
He leaves no immediate survivors.
JEREMIAH J. MULLANE JR.
CIA Security Officer
Jeremiah J. Mullane Jr., 68, a retired Central Intelligence Agency security officer who later worked for the Postal Inspection Service, died on Aug. 7 at Arlington Hospital of complications related to diabetes.
Mr. Mullane, who lived in Falls Church, was born in New York City. During World War II, he served in the Army in the Panama Canal Zone. He graduated from Fordham University and its law school.
He moved to the Washington area in 1957 and joined the CIA, where he remained for 20 years before joining the Postal Inspection Service as an administrative officer. He retired in 1981.
Survivors include his wife, Sonja, of Falls Church; and two children, Deirdre Mullane of New York City and Jeremiah J. Mullane III of Arlington.
ANITA J. MARSHALL
Alexandria Hospital Official
Anita J. Marshall, 70, a registered nurse who was admissions director of Alexandria Hospital from 1962 until she retired in 1981, died of leukemia on Aug. 6 at Alexandria Hospital.
Mrs. Marshall, a resident of Springfield, was born in Cardiff, Md. She graduated from the University of Maryland's Baltimore campus in 1942 with a degree in nursing. From 1946 to 1951, when she moved to the Washington area, she was a nurse in Chicago.
Mrs. Marshall was a founder of the Washington area chapter of the National Association for Hospital Admitting Directors.
Survivors include her husband, Robert W. Marshall of Springfield; a daughter, Marcia A. Weidler of Fairfax; a sister, Hilda J. Blakemore of Springfield; and a grandson.
Marguerite Murphy, 90, a retired medical statistician, died of cancer on Aug. 6 at her home in Ednor, Md.
Miss Murphy was born in Washington and graduated from Tulane University. As a young woman she taught school briefly in New Orleans, then returned to Washington to work for the national League of Women Voters. She began working for the Public Health Service as a medical statistician in the early 1940s and retired in the early 1960s.
She leaves no immediate survivors.
NAOMI RYON EMERSON
Naomi Ryon Emerson, 84, a former resident of Arlington and a member of the Altar Guild at St. Mary's Episcopal Church there, died on Aug. 6 at a nursing home in Scituate, Mass.
Mrs. Emerson was born in Waldorf and graduated from the University of Maryland. She moved from Arlington to Scituate last year.
Her husband, Robert Bruce Emerson Jr., died in 1954.
Survivors include two children, R. Bruce Emerson III of San Pablo, Calif., and Elizabeth E. Marshall of Scituate; and four grandchildren.
CARL E. GRAHAM
Carl E. Graham, 77, a retired FBI agent who specialized in counterintelligence work, died at Arlington Hospital Aug. 7 after a heart attack.
Mr. Graham, who lived in Falls Church, was born in Darlington, Pa. He graduated from Geneva College in Beaver Falls, Pa., and joined the FBI in 1941.
He was assigned in Miami and Philadelphia before moving to the Washington area in 1947. He retired in 1970.
Survivors include his wife, Anna Bell Graham, of Falls Church; and a sister, Mae Graham of Darlington, Pa.
Silver Spring Resident
Rose Grover, 76, a former Silver Spring resident, died on Aug. 5 at her home in Lauder Hill, Fla., after a heart attack.
Mrs. Grover was born in Vienna, Austria. She emigrated to the Washington area in the late 1930s. About 12 years ago, she moved from Silver Spring to Florida.
Her husband, Oscar Grover, died in 1979. Survivors include two children, Elaine Rock of Melville, N.Y., and Edward Grover of New York City; and three grandchildren.
STEPHEN P. DALLACHIESA
Walter Reed Employee
Stephen P. Dallachiesa, 79, a retired maintenance inspector at Walter Reed Army Medical Center who was a member of St. Bernadette's Catholic Church in Silver Spring, died of cancer Aug. 8 at his home in Silver Spring.
Mr. Dallachiesa was born in Weston, Pa. He served in the Army in the Pacific during World War II. He then settled in the Washington area and went to work at Walter Reed. He retired in 1973.
He received the Distinguished Civilian Service Award from the Department of the Army.
Mr. Dallachiesa was a member of the Holy Name Society and the Father Rosensteel Council of the Knights of Columbus.
Survivors include his wife, Rena Dallachiesa of Silver Spring; three children, Marina Gossart of Funkstown, Md., Melanie Swain of Frederick, Md., and Duane Robert Dellachiesa of Ijamsville, Md.; one brother, Oliver Dallachiesa of Shortsville, N.Y.; five grandchildren, and a great-grandchild.