Contracts Manager

Charles F. Nason, 35, a retired contracts manager at Data Resources Inc. in Washington, and a past board member of the Alexandria Gay & Lesbian Community Association, died Aug. 28 at a hospital in San Francisco. He had AIDS.

Mr. Nason, who lived in Sausalito, Calif., was born in Fort Eustis, Va. The son of a naval officer, he grew up on various Navy installations on the East Coast. He came to the Washington area in 1972, and attended the University of Maryland.

He went to work at B'nai B'rith headquarters in 1976 as a word processing clerk. In 1977, he was one of 149 people taken hostage there by members of the Hanafi Muslims.

He was a secretary at Synergy Inc. in Washington from 1978 until 1981, when he joined Data Resources, a financial and business information company. He retired for health reasons in 1988 and moved to California in 1989.

Mr. Nason had been a board member of Virginians For Justice, a gay rights organization, and the Alexandria Democratic Committee.

Survivors include his companion, Jay Clark of Sausalito; his parents, Charles and Joanne Nason of Johns Island, S.C.; two sisters, Sarah Stuart of Lincoln, Maine, and Liza Elliott of Lancaster, S.C.; a brother, Jonathan Nason of Columbia, S.C.; and a grandmother, Emily Nason of Freeport, Maine.


Community Activist

Elizabeth Ruth Langert, 74, a community activist, died of cancer Aug. 27 at her home in McLean.

Mrs. Langert was born in Wyomissing, Pa. She graduated from Hood College. She moved to the Washington area in 1954.

She was a Brownie leader, a charter member of the Woman's Club of McLean and a member of the Langley Forest Citizens Association. In the late 1950s she taught German to Langley Forest children.

She was a member of Lewinsville Presbyterian Church and had served on the women's board of the Presbyterian Home in Washington.

Mrs. Langert was an enthusiastic bridge player.

Her husband, Frederick J. Langert, died in 1978.

Survivors include a sister, Anne Ruth Salzman of Baltimore, and a brother, Dr. James A. Ruth of Wyomissing.


Lawyer and Accountant

Roy H. Halquist, 83, an Arlington lawyer and certified public accountant, died Aug. 28 at Arlington Hospital after a heart attack.

Mr. Halquist, who lived in Arlington, was born in Chicago. He graduated from Northwestern University with a degree in accounting and received a law degree from what now is George Washington University law school.

He moved to Washington in 1935 to work for the Securities and Exchange Commission, then during World War II served as head of the small tool division of the War Production Board. After the war he worked briefly for the U.S. Maritime Commission.

In 1947 he opened a private practice as a lawyer and CPA in Arlington. He continued his practice until his death, although in recent years he had been semi-retired.

Mr. Halquist had developed shopping centers, apartments and hotels in Northern Virginia. He was a former president and chairman of First Federal Savings & Loan Association of Arlington.

He was a former director of the Virginia Society of CPAs and a founder and first president of its Northern Virginia chapter. He was a member of the American Institute of CPAs and the Washington Golf and Country Club.

Survivors include his wife of 59 years, Margaret M. Halquist of Arlington, and a sister, Lillian A. Winkels of Chicago.


Economics Teacher

Samuel S. Hill, 90, a retired faculty member at the Industrial College of the Armed Forces, where he taught the economics of national defense, died of emphysema Aug. 28 at his home in Washington.

Mr. Hill was born in Wernersville, Pa. He graduated from Yale University and received a master's degree in business administration from New York University. He served in the Army in World War I.

He worked for the Pennsylvania Railroad and was a banker in New York before moving to Washington in 1939. He was a cost analyst at the Interstate Commerce Commission for a brief time and then began teaching at the Industrial College of the Armed Forces. He also taught transportation courses at American University. He retired about 1963.

Mr. Hill was a member of the Society of The Cincinnati, the Society of Colonial Wars, the Sons of the American Revolution, the University Club, the Yale Club of Washington and the National Economists Club.

His first wife, the former Mary Lothrop, died in 1961.

Survivors include his wife, Willy Hilde Hill of Washington; three daughters by his first marriage, Frances Woodring of Short Hills, N.J., Mary Ann Hill of Marblehead, Mass., and Valeria Beckwith of Bernardsville, N.J., and seven grandsons.