The Rev. Leman M. Fournier, 51, associate pastor of St. Michael the Archangel Catholic Church in Silver Spring and a former Army chaplain who also had worked with scouts and the elderly, died Sept. 23 at the Doctors' Hospital in Prince George's County after a heart attack.
In addition to serving as a parish priest, he had served as chaplain at Doctors' Hospital and at Magnolia Gardens nursing home. A former chaplain of the Goshen Scout Reservation in Goshen, Va., he had worked with the Civil Air Patrol and been awarded the St. George's Medal by the Knights of Columbus for his work in scouting.
A native of Buffalo, he came here in 1964. He studied for the priesthood at Christ the King Seminary in East Aurora, N.Y., and was ordained in 1964.
His first assignment here was as associate pastor at St. Michael's. He then was an associate pastor at Holy Redeemer parish in College Park and St. Ignatius parish in Oxon Hill before serving as Army chaplain from 1976 to 1978. He attained the rank of captain.
He returned to the Washington archdiocese in 1978 as associate pastor of St. Matthias parish in Lanham. He was pastor of St. Mary Mother of God parish in Washington from 1983 to 1985. He then returned to St. Michael's.
Survivors include his mother, Alice Fournier of Lanham.
KENNETH J. EDWARDS
Kenneth Joseph Edwards, 76, chairman of the board of the New York-based Alken-Murray Corp. chemical firm, died of cancer Sept. 24 at Fairfax Hospital.
Mr. Edwards, who lived in Warrenton, was born in New York City. He graduated from New York University. During World War II he served in the Navy.
He spent his entire professional life at Alken-Murray Corp., and had continued working until shortly before his death.
He moved to the Washington area in 1954 and operated a thoroughbred horse breeding farm in Warrenton.
Mr. Edwards was a director of the Faquier National Bank of Warrenton, a vice president and director of the Virginia Thoroughbred Association and master of the fox hounds of the Casanova Hunt.
Survivors include his wife of 48 years, Edith Young Edwards of Warrenton; two children, Kenneth J. Edwards Jr. of Takoma Park and Valerie Anne Edwards of Warrenton; and a brother, Murry Edwards of Miami.
DOROTHY L. DUNHAM
AAA Administrative Clerk
Dorothy Lewis Dunham, 72, who worked for the American Automobile Association for 30 years before retiring in 1981 as a senior administrative clerk for national travel sales, died of pulmonary fibrosis Sept. 24 at Prince William County Hospital.
Miss Dunham, who lived in Manassas, was born in Washington. She attended high school in California and returned here about 1940.
She was an elections officer for the Prince William County Electoral Board. She was a member of Martha's Circle at Bethel Lutheran Church and the Lake Jackson Citizens Association, both in Manassas.
Her marriage to Bernard R. Lewis ended in divorce.
Survivors include her companion, Samuel Beavers of Manassas; a daughter by her former husband, Barbara J. Anderson of Olney; her mother, Velma L. Dunham of Englewood, Fla.; two grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
WILLIAM L. FURNISS
Travel Agency Operator
William Loring Furniss, 66, who owned and operated Columbia-International Travel in Washington from 1973 until he retired last year, died Sept. 18 at his home in Seabrook after a heart attack.
Mr. Furniss was born in Boston. He was an Army Air Force bomber pilot in Europe during World War II. Afterward, he was a demonstration helicopter pilot for Bell Aircraft in Buffalo and an auto dealer in Cambridge, Mass.
He later worked in Michigan as a dealer representative for Ford Motor Co. and an auto dealer. He moved to the Washington area in 1973 and purchased Columbia-International.
Mr. Furniss was an avid sailor and a former commodore of the Alberg 30 Association in Annapolis.
Survivors include his wife, Jane E. Furniss of Seabrook; three children, Fay Nash of Bowie, William E. Furniss of Annandale and Ann Furniss of Richmond; and four grandsons.
EUGENE G. SHREVE
Bureau of Engraving Official
Eugene G. Shreve, 90, retired special assistant to the director at the Bureau of Engraving and Printing, died of pneumonia Sept. 23 at the home of a daughter in Simsbury, Conn.
He worked 38 years for the Treasury Department, mostly at the Bureau of Engraving and Printing, before retiring in 1956.
Mr. Shreve was born on a farm in Falls Church. He graduated from McKinley Tech High School in Washington and from the Benjamin Franklin University school of accounting.
As an avocation, Mr. Shreve raised cattle on farms in Woodville and Hillsboro, Va., in the 1940s and 1950s. During retirement he became a student of genealogy and the history of Fairfax County. He moved to Simsbury about three years ago.
Survivors include his wife, the former Virginia McCauley of Simsbury; three children, John E. Shreve of Kensington, the Rev. Thomas F. Shreve of Richmond and Mary Ellen Pearl of Simsbury; seven grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
WILLIAM A. KING
Writer and Designer
William Asbury King, 74, a retired designer and writer who spent most of his life in California, died of cancer Sept. 22 at Arlington Hospital.
Mr. King, who lived in Arlington, was born in Belgaum, India, where his parents were Methodist missionaries. He came to the United States as a young man, graduated from the University of Chicago and received a master's degree and a doctorate in instructional technology at the University of Southern California.
He served in the Navy during World War II.
He had done puppet animation and camera work for Paramount Pictures and worked in San Diego for the Navy Personnel Research Development Center.
About seven years ago Mr. King moved to the Washington area. He had done photography at Columbia Pike Artists Studios in Arlington.
Survivors include his wife, Dorothy Stratton King of Arlington; a daughter, Heather Hicks-Beach of Falls Church; a brother, Robert Leslie King of San Diego; and two grandchildren.
EDWARD J. DEMBSKI
State Department Official
Edward J. Dembski, 79, a former Foreign Service budget officer and a retired budget officer at the Agency for International Development, died of cancer Sept. 24 at his home in Bethesda.
Mr. Dembski, who lived in Bethesda, was a native of Yonkers, N.Y. During World War II, he served in the Army in Europe.
After the war, he became a Foreign Service budget officer. He had overseas assignments in West Germany, England, Panama, Ecuador and Pakistan. He transferred to AID in 1970 and retired in 1979.
Survivors include his wife, Madge Evetta Addy Dembski of Bethesda; three children, Robert Dembski of Potomac, Michael Dembski of Silver Spring and Sandra Gonzales, a foreign service officer in Pakistan; and a grandchild.
YVONNE S. REED
Yvonne S. Reed, 46, a contracts specialist with the U.S. Postal Service and a native of Washington, died of cancer Sept. 22 at the Medical College of Pennsylvania Hospital in Philadelphia.
Mrs. Reed was a graduate of Spingarn High School. She began working for what then was the Post Office Department in Washington in 1962. She moved to Philadelphia in 1975 and continued working for the Postal Service there until her death. Her duties involved awarding, negotiating, monitoring and evaluating contracts.
Her marriage to William Reed Jr. ended in divorce.
Survivors include four sons, Sean Reed of Oklahoma and Stacey, Shayne and Shannon Reed, all of Philadelphia; and her grandmother, Lula Ashton Jones of Philadelphia.