William Isaac Lourie Jr., 73, a retired health statistician at the National Cancer Institute of the National Institutes of Health, died of complications from a brain tumor Sept. 19 at the Hebrew Home of Greater Washington in Rockville.

Mr. Lourie, who lived in Silver Spring before moving to the Hebrew Home in 1989, was a native of Youngstown, Ohio. He graduated from Harvard University and received a master's degree in public health from Yale University.

He came to Washington in 1940 to work for the Census Bureau as a statistician. During World War II, he served in the Army in the Pacific. His military decorations included two awards of the Bronze Star.

In 1946, he joined the National Cancer Institute. He retired in 1985.

He was a volunteer at the Hebrew Home of Greater Washington and a volunteer, choir member and Torah study group member at Temple Sinai in Washington.

Survivors include his brother, Leonard Lourie of Bethesda.



Jacob L. Brause, 96, a retired Washington dentist and Air Force colonel, died of a heart ailment Sept. 19 at his home in Washington.

Dr. Brause was a native of Brooklyn, N.Y., and a graduate of Georgetown University and its dental school. During World War I, he served in the Army in Europe.

He left the Army in 1922 with the rank of major and moved to New York City, where he established a private practice. He was recalled to active duty during World War II.

His Air Force assignments included duty in the late 1940s at Andrews Air Force Base and the Army Distaff Hall. His last assignment was with the Selective Service.

He retired from the Air Force in 1954, and established a private practice in Washington. He retired in 1985.

In 1963, Dr. Brause and Walter W. Burns Sr., a retired Army colonel, were awarded a patent for a disposable cover for clinical thermometers.

He was a 32nd Degree Mason and a member of the Sojourners, the Jewish War Veterans of the USA and the Order of World Wars.

His wife, Ruth Golden Brause, died in 1973.

Survivors include a daughter, Barbara Cooper of Bethesda, and two grandchildren.


Teacher of Handicapped

James Carlisle Wroton III, 37, a teacher of physically handicapped students in the Fairfax schools, died of lymphoma Sept. 19 at the Washington Home.

Mr. Wroton, who lived in Washington, was born in Norfolk.

He graduated from Appalachian State University in Boone, N.C., and received a master's degree in special education from the University of Florida.

He moved to this area and joined the Fairfax school system in 1979. For the last year he had been assigned at Holmes Intermediate School, where he was chairman of handicapped programs. Earlier, he traveled among several schools in the Fairfax system to teach handicapped students.

Mr. Wroton was vice president-elect of the Virginia Council for Exceptional Children.

Survivors include his parents, James Carlisle Wroton Jr. and Frances Gordy Wroton, both of St. Simons Island, Ga., and a sister, Jane Gordy Wroton of Atlanta.


ACTION Official

Nancy Hamilton Denholm, 41, a congressional liaison official at ACTION, the federal government's domestic volunteer program, died of cancer Sept. 20 at her home in Arlington.

Miss Denholm was a native of Scotland. She came to the United States in 1967 and settled in New York.

She came to the Washington area about 1971. She was a clerk in the Office of the Federal Works Administrator from 1972 until 1976, when she joined the staff of Rep. Bob Bergland (D-Minn.). When Bergland became secretary of agriculture in 1977, she went to work for him there. In 1979, she joined the staff of Rep. Dan Crane (R-Ill.), and in 1984 she went to ACTION.

Miss Denholm was a member of the Arlington Ward of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

Survivors include her husband, Rogelio Garcia of Arlington; her mother, Agnes Denholm of Scotland; three brothers, Robert Denholm of Scotland, Thomas Denholm of South Africa and William Denholm of West Germany; and two sisters, Mary Broome of England and Magdalene Lee of Scotland.


OPM Lawyer

Eugene N. Scallan, 63, deputy assistant general counsel of the Office of Personnel Management, died Sept. 16 at his home in Potomac after a heart attack.

Mr. Scallan was born in Mansura, La. He graduated from Louisiana State University and its law school.

He served in the Army in 1945 and 1946.

After practicing law in Louisiana for 15 years, Mr. Scallan moved to the Washington area in 1964 and joined the legal staff of the Post Office Department. In 1971, he went to work for the Civil Service Commission, the predecessor agency of the Office of Personnel Management.

His wife, Dorothy Scallan, died in March of this year.

Survivors include four daughters, Asenath Weaver of Damascus, Jacquelyn Lee and Marilyn Epstein, both of Gaithersburg, and Shelley Mjolsness of North Haven, Conn.; and six grandchildren.



Leon E. Spratt, 64, a barber at the Senate Barber Shop, died of pneumonia Sept. 19 at the Veterans Hospital in Washington.

Mr. Spratt, a resident of Washington, was born in Gilmer, Texas. He served in the Navy during World War II.

He moved to Washington in 1947. Over the years he worked for a number of barber shops. He joined the Senate Barber Shop about 14 years ago, and he also worked at the Eagle Barber Shop on Georgia Avenue NW at the time of his death.

Mr. Spratt was a Mason and a member of the Order of the Eastern Star.

Survivors include his wife, Mary E. Spratt of Washington; three children, Alice Clair of Silver Spring, Mary J. Mosley of Dale City and Michelle Spratt of Washington; five grandchildren; and a great-grandchild.


Congressional Wife

Cecile N. Kilday, 87, a Washington area resident for more than 50 years, died of heart ailments and diabetes Sept. 20 at her home in Washington.

Mrs. Kilday was born in San Antonio.

She moved to Washington in 1939, when her husband, Paul J. Kilday, was elected to the House of Representatives as a Democrat from Texas. He served in Congress until 1961, when he was appointed to the U.S. Court of Military Appeals. He died in 1968.

Mrs. Kilday was a member of the Congressional Club and the Former Members of Congress Auxiliary. She christened the guided missile destroyer John King, and was a member of the Society of Sponsors of the U.S. Navy.

Survivors include two children, Mary Catherine Kilday and Betty Ann Drogula, both of Washington, and four grandchildren.