In yesterday's obituary of George Kaufmann, a labor lawyer who died Sept. 1, his last name was misspelled. (Published 9/6/90)
George Kaufman, 59, a labor and appellate lawyer who specialized in representing the union side in cases before the Supreme Court, died of multiple myeloma Sept. 1 at George Washington University Hospital.
Mr. Kaufman was a partner in the Washington law firm of Dickstein, Shapiro & Morin and a senior legal adviser to the AFL-CIO, which he had represented along with its affiliate national and international unions before the Supreme Court since 1975.
He wrote briefs in more than 100 major labor law cases before the Supreme Court, many of them involving protection of workers' rights under the National Labor Relations Act and other federal laws.
Mr. Kaufman represented the labor side in Supreme Court cases that involved the delineation of First Amendment rights of public employees, the extension of labor union exemption from antitrust laws, the constitutional status of labor picketing and provisions of the secondary boycott laws.
He was author of "Mr. Justice Black and the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure," a chapter in the 1967 book "Hugo Black and the Supreme Court." He was known both for a felicity of expression and an encylopedic knowledge of the Supreme Court that included an ability to recall precise volume and page citations for thousands of Supreme Court cases.
A resident of Washington, Mr. Kaufman was born in Vienna, Austria. He immigrated to New York with his parents after the Nazi takeover of Austria in March 1938. He graduated from the University of Chicago and its law school, then served in the Army during the mid-1950s.
He moved to Washington and joined the law firm of Van Arkel & Kaiser in 1958 after working in New York for the Legislative Drafting Research Fund at Columbia University. He had been a partner at Dickstein, Shapiro & Morin since 1981.
Mr. Kaufman was a former member of the board of directors of Capitol Hill Day School and River Park Mutual Homes.
Survivors include his wife, Gale Kaufman, and two children, Nancy and David Kaufman, all of Washington.
HELEN B. WEIRICH
Active in Churches
Helen Bacon Weirich, 90, an area resident since about 1910 who was active in church and volunteer groups, died of cancer Sept. 2 in Fairfax at the home of her son. She lived in Dale City.
Mrs. Weirich, who was born in Baltimore, lived in Fairfax before moving to Dale City 25 years ago. She was a 1917 graduate of Georgetown Visitation Convent. In the 1920s, she had been a secretary with the American Association of Chemical Manufacturers.
She had attended Holy Family Catholic Church in Dale City and Our Lady of Angels Catholic Church in Woodbridge, and was active in senior citizens groups at both churches. She also was a member of the Woodbridge Senior Adult Club, the Arts and Crafts Club of Dale City and the Prince William County Homemakers.
Mrs. Weirich was a mother of the Fairfax County Volunteer Fire Department's women's auxiliary. She had served on the Prince William County Fair Committee.
Her husband, Donald M. Weirich Sr., died in 1960. Her survivors include a son, Donald M. Jr., of Fairfax; three grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
D.C. Human Services Official
Herman Cole, 65, who worked for the District of Columbia government for 23 years before retiring in 1979 as youth group homes director for the Department of Human Services, died of cancer Aug. 30 at Howard University Hospital. He lived in Washington.
During his years with the District government, he was a counselor and supervisor with the D.C. Receiving Home and a social worker with the Aid to Dependent Children program.
Mr. Cole was a native of Washington and graduate of Armstrong High School. He served in the Southwest Pacific during World War II and was awarded two Bronze Stars. He graduated from Howard University in 1961 with a degree in psychology and sociology.
Before joining the D.C. government, he worked at the Agriculture Department, Navy Yard and Federal Records Center.
Survivors include his wife of 42 years, Betty Kendall Cole, six children, Herman Eric Cole, Roderick A. Cole, Carlyn R. Cole, Paula Cole Jones, David B. Cole and Loren D. Cole, and three sisters, Gladys Cole Wilson, Charlotte Williams and Constance Mair, all of Washington; two brothers, Henry, of Wheaton, and Allen, of Annapolis; and three grandchildren.
CHARLES L. BAILEY
Charles Louis Bailey, 36, a direct mail planner with the Craver Mathews Smith Co., a Falls Church fund-raising firm, died Aug. 29 at the Washington Home Hospice. He had AIDS.
Mr. Bailey, a resident of Washington, was born in Sylvania, Ohio. He graduated from Ohio Wesleyan University in 1975 and moved to Washington. He was a claims adjuster for the State Farm Insurance Co. and an employee of the Congressional Research Service of the Library of Congress before joining Craver Mathews Smith in 1981.
Mr. Bailey was a member of the Gay Men's Chorus in Washington.
Survivors include his companion, Terry Caouette of Washington; his mother, June Bailey, and two sisters, Sharon Reidling and Carole Rae, all of Toledo; and five brothers, Donald, of Pittsburgh, and Richard, William, David and Ronald, all of Toledo.
ORA B. HESSLER
Army Department Clerk
Ora B. Hessler, 90, a retired Army Department employee who was a member of Bethesda Presbyterian Church, Columbia Country Club and the Bethesda Women's Club, died of pneumonia Aug. 21 at Shady Grove Adventist Hospital. She lived in Gaithersburg.
Mrs. Hessler, who was born in Pennsylvania, came to the Washington area and joined the War Department in 1918. She retired in 1952 as chief clerk in the Army Department's West Point section.
Her husband, Everett L. Hessler, whom she married in 1926, died in 1985. She leaves no immediate survivors.