Dr. Dan G. Albert, 75, a retired pediatric ophthalmologist and surgeon who was a founder of the Children's Eye Care Foundation, died Aug. 13 at a hospital in Tappahannock, Va., after a heart attack. A resident of McLean, he was stricken while vacationing.
Dr. Albert, a pioneer in the field of pediatric ophthalmology, engaged in the private practice of medicine in Washington and McLean from 1954 to 1983. He also had served on the senior advisory medical staff of Children's and Fairfax hospitals.
In 1987, he was presented with a Prevention of Blindness Award by the Prevention of Blindness Society of Metropolitan Washington. He was a member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology.
Dr. Albert was a native of Dansville, N.Y., and attended St. Lawrence University in New York state. He earned an optometry degree at Ohio State University in 1938, and served with the Army in the Atlantic during World War II.
After receiving his medical doctorate from Syracuse University in 1950, he was an intern at Rochester General Hospital in New York. He came here in 1953 and served a residency in ophthalmology at the old Episcopal Eye, Ear and Throat Hospital in Washington.
Dr. Albert was a founder of the Physicians Wine Tasting Society. His hobbies included sailing, waterfowl hunting and carving decoys.
Survivors include his wife of 43 years, the former Lois McNair of McLean; two sons, Charles McNair Albert of Lovettsville, Va., and Peter McNair Albert of Glen Spey, N.Y.; two daughters, Joan Albert Lawler of Arlington, and Susan Albert Athas of Westwood, Mass.; a brother, Dr. James S. Albert of Geneva, N.Y.; and seven grandchildren.
Margaret K. Deringer Barrett Miller, 74, a retired research biologist at the National Cancer Institute of the National Institutes of Health, died of kidney failure Aug. 12 at Suburban Hospital.
Dr. Miller, who lived in Mitchellville, was born in Spangler, Pa. A graduate of Hood College, she received a master's degree and a doctorate in zoology from Johns Hopkins University.
She came to Washington in 1938 as a research assistant in the department of embryology at the Carnegie Institute of Washington. Later she was a research assistant in the department of anatomy at Johns Hopkins University medical school. In 1942, joined the staff of the National Cancer Institute as a research fellow. She retired in 1980 as biologist in the registry of experimental cancers, but in retirement had continued to do research at the American Institute for Cancer Research.
She was a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and the Washington Academy of Sciences.
Her first husband, Dr. Morris K. Barrett, whom she married in 1949, died in 1967. Survivors include her husband of 13 years, the Rev. W. Robert Miller of Mitchellville; one brother, Bronaugh Deringer of Belleair, Fla.; three stepsons, Warren M. Barrett of Newington, Conn., Richard A. Barrett of Marco Island, Fla., and Robert J. Miller of Plymouth, N.H.; one stepdaughter, Patricia Miller of Silver Spring; eight grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.
SAMUEL H. COHEN
Samuel H. Cohen, 77, a retired Washington certified public accountant, died of cancer Aug. 13 at the home of his daughter in Fort Lauderdale, Fla.
Mr. Cohen, who lived in Bal Harbour, Fla., was born in Washington. He graduated from Business High School, Benjamin Franklin University and Catholic University law school.
He was a self-employed CPA in Washington until retiring and moving to Florida 17 years ago. He also taught accounting at Benjamin Franklin University.
He was a member of Adas Israel Congregation in Washington.
His first wife, Blanche Cohen, died in 1962.
Survivors include his wife of 12 years, Ruth Cohen of Bal Harbour; three children by his first marriage, Cobbie Danzansky of Fort Lauderdale, Janet Bertman and Nancy Kasky, both of Hollywood, Fla.; one brother, Alexander Cohen of Silver Spring; and three sisters, Frances Porton of Brentwood, Dorothy Rosenberg of Palm Beach Gardens, Fla., and Rose Blake of Silver Spring.
MARY C. WENGER
Colonial Dames Official
Mary Creppen Wenger, 85, a former Washington resident and president of the regional chapter of Colonial Dames of America, died Aug. 8 at a nursing home in Fryeburg, Maine. She had Parkinson's disease and pneumonia.
Mrs. Wenger was the widow of retired Navy Rear Adm. Joseph N. Wenger, who died in 1969. She accompanied him on assignments in the the Far East and Europe and to bases in the United States.
She was born in Lawrenceburg, Ind., and moved to Washington at the age of 16. She attended Central High School and the Madeira School, and graduated from Randolph-Macon College. As a young woman, she worked briefly as a secretary at the Smithsonian Institution.
Mrs. Wenger was a former chairman of the historical restoration committee of Colonial Dames, and a member of the Army Navy chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution, the Chevy Chase Club and the Sulgrave Club.
She moved from Washington to Concord, Mass., around 1980. She had been in nursing homes for about the last five years.
Survivors include one son, Jeffrey Joseph Wenger of Jackson, N.H.; five grandchildren; and one great-grandson.
R. KENNETH HOLTER JR.
R. Kenneth Holter Jr., 44, the director of the motor carrier safety program in the Maryland Department of Transportation, died of cancer Aug. 12 at the Washington Hospital Center.
Mr. Holter, a resident of Millersville, Md., was born in Washington. He graduated from Springbrook High School in Silver Spring. He also graduated from the University of Maryland and the University of Baltimore law school, and received a master's degree in public administration from George Washington University.
He served as an Army infantry lieutenant in the Vietnam war and was awarded the Bronze Star and the Vietnamese Legion of Merit.
Mr. Holter had worked for the Maryland Department of Transportation since 1972.
He was a member of the Sons and Daughters of the Spanish-American War.
Survivors include his mother, Polly Ann Dennis of Silver Spring, and his father, Ralph K. Holter Sr. of Beaumont, Tex.
JAMES H. McGHEE
James Herbert McGhee, 72, a Navy captain who served as executive assistant to the Navy Inspector General at his retirement in 1973, died of Hodgkin's disease Aug. 13 at his home in Falls Church.
Capt. McGhee was a naval aviator for much of his military career, having flown in the South Pacific during World War II. After the war, he served as a patrol plane commander in the Atlantic, as a department head aboard the aircraft carrier Randolph, and on the staff of the commander of the fleet air wing in the Mediterranean.
Other assignments included duty in the office of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, command of naval reserve officer training units at the University of Utah and Iowa State University, and study and staff duty at the Naval War College. While serving in the Navy, Capt. McGhee received a master's degree in international relations from George Washington University.
His military decorations included a Legion of Merit, two Distinguished Flying Crosses and three Air Medals.
Capt. McGhee was born in West Eminence, Mo., and grew up in Springfield, Mo. He graduated from the University of Missouri. He joined the Navy on Dec. 8, 1941, the day after the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor brought the United States into World War II.
He had been a permanent resident of the Washington area since 1960, and was a member of the congregation at the Navy Chapel in Washington.
Survivors include his wife, June McCall McGhee of Falls Church; three children, Dr. James C. McGhee of Carlisle, Pa., Molly S. Blasko of Arlington, and Sally D. McGhee of Alexandria; one brother, Fred E. McGhee of Silver Spring; and one sister, Mary Jane Hart of Springfield, Mo.
CHARLIE E. HANNAH
Roosevelt High Graduate
Charlie E. Hannah, 27, a native Washingtonian and Roosevelt High School graduate who also had served as a corporal in the Marine Corps, died July 22 at Veterans Memorial Hospital in Phoenix. He had histoplasmosis, a lung disease.
Mr. Hannah joined the Marine Corps following his graduation from high school. He was discharged 3 1/2 years later on a medical disability.
A former resident of Forestville, he moved to Phoenix in 1988.
Survivors include his wife, Wandra Roundtree Hannah, and two stepchildren, Earle and Janelle Neale, all of Phoenix; his parents, Charlie and Peggy Hannah; one sister, Lisa Gordon; and two grandparents, Charlie and Yulah Hannah, all of Washington.