Leonard N. Weigner, 73, a retired Air Force colonel who spent much of his career in intelligence work, died Sept. 7 at Malcolm Grow Medical Center at Andrews Air Force Base after a heart attack. He lived in Falls Church.
He enlisted in the Army in 1941 and flew bombers with the Army Air Forces in the Pacific during World War II. He later served in Germany and flew in the Berlin Airlift. He also had been stationed in Athens.
Over the years, Col. Weigner worked for the Central Intelligence Agency. His last assignment, before retiring from active duty in 1972, was with the Defense Intelligence Agency at Fort Belvoir.
His decorations included the Distinguished Flying Cross and three Air Medals.
Col. Weigner, who had maintained a home here since 1958, was born in Russia. He came to this country about 1930 and grew up in New York City. He attended the Pratt Institute.
Survivors include his wife, Anastasia, of Falls Church; two daughters, Valentina Vizi of Virginia Beach and Nina Weigner of Falls Church; a son, Nicholas, of Flanders, N.J.; and six grandchildren.
EDWARD R. KENGLA
Edward R. Kengla, 70, a disabled World War II veteran and a lifelong resident of the Washington area, died of cancer Aug. 30 at Alexandria Hospital.
Mr. Kengla was born in Washington. He grew up in Alexandria and lived there the rest of his life.
As a young man, he was an automobile mechanic. During World War II, he went into the Army. He contracted yellow fever and cholera and was discharged on a medical disability. He lived the rest of his life on retirement benefits and investments.
Mr. Kengla was a member of the Disabled American Veterans.
He leaves no immediate survivors.
JAMES E. THOMPSON SR.
James E. Thompson Sr., 53, a district manager with Peoples Security Insurance in Hagerstown who was active in athletic organizations, died of cancer Sept. 7 at his home in Gaithersburg.
Mr. Thompson was a native of Rockville and graduate of Gaithersburg High School. He worked for Thompson's Dairy before joining the insurance firm in 1969.
He had coached baseball, basketball and football in the Beltway and Gaithersburg Sports Association leagues. He was a member of Epworth United Methodist Church in Gaithersburg and the Life Underwriters Association.
Survivors include his wife, Barbara, of Gaithersburg; two sons, James Jr., of Buckeystown, Md., and Michael Scott Thompson of Gaithersburg; two daughters, Pam Smith of Mount Airy, Md., and Susan E. Thompson of Gaithersburg; his mother, Edith R. Thompson of Rockville; and four grandchildren.
GABRIEL L. MAGASSY
Gabriel Louis Magassy, 90, a retired psychiatrist and a member of the Bethesda-Chevy Chase Rotary Club, died of cardiopulmonary arrest Sept. 8 at his home in Chevy Chase.
Dr. Magassy was born in Hungary, and he received his medical education at the Pazmany Peter University in Budapest. He taught and practiced medicine in Budapest until 1944, when he was imprisoned in a concentration camp in Germany for the remainder of World War II.
In 1947, he moved to Spain and in 1950 to Argentina. In 1955, he came to the United States. He practiced psychiatry in Huntington, N.Y., until retiring in 1980 and moving to Chevy Chase.
He was a member of the American and New York State psychiatric associations and other professional organizations. He also was a Paul Harris Fellow of Rotary International.
Survivors include his wife of 57 years, the former Georgette de Nemes Kemenes, of Chevy Chase; three children, Dr. Csaba L. Magassy of Potomac, Gabriel A. Magassy of San Diego, and Dr. Georgette Magassy Dorn of Chevy Chase; and eight grandchildren.
Morton Kudysh, 70, a Washington lawyer who specialized in commercial debt matters, died of a heart attack Sept. 8 at Suburban Hospital.
Mr. Kudysh, a resident of Bethesda, was born in Brooklyn, N.Y. He attended Brooklyn College and New York University. During World War II, he served in the Army in the Pacific.
In 1945, he moved to Washington. He received bachelor's and law degrees from George Washington University. He began his law practice about 1950. He was a partner in the law firm of Baylinson Kudysh & Greenberg in Burtonsville at the time of his death.
Survivors include his wife, Arnell Kudysh of Bethesda; a daughter, Jeanne Spivak of Potomac; two sisters, Ruth Kreloff of Pembroke Pines, Fla., and Natalie Uleis of Bayside, N.Y.; and six grandchildren.
VIRGINIA G. MIZELL
Virginia G. Mizell, 68, an area resident since 1938 who had been a secretary in the 1940s, died of emphysema Sept. 7 at Washington Adventist Hospital. She lived in Silver Spring.
She had worked for an architect who was developing plans for the Pentagon in the early 1940s. Later in the decade, she worked for the U.S. surgeon general.
Mrs. Mizell was a native of Battle Creek, Mich. She was a member of St. Andrew the Apostle Catholic Church in Wheaton and the Kensington Women's Club. She was a daughter of the Congressional Club.
Her husband, Fred Blaine Mizell, died in 1984. Survivors include two sons, Marshall P., of Frederick, and Donald S., of Silver Spring; a daughter, Jeannine Mizell of Silver Spring; two brothers, Kingsley Gibson of Washington and Marshall Gibson of Chicago; and five grandchildren.