Richard B. Lyles, 64, a retired chief of the equal employment opportunity program of the Federal Bureau of Prisons and a past president of the Justice Department chapter of Blacks in Government, died of a heart attack Sept. 26 at Greater Southeast Community Hospital.
Mr. Lyles, a resident of Temple Hills, was born in Clarksville, Md. He served in the Army at the end of World War II and was stationed in South Korea. He was a graduate of Savannah State College.
In 1959 he joined the Federal Bureau of Prisons as a teacher in Ashland, Ky. He later worked in California, and he was transferred to Washington in 1970. He retired in 1981.
Mr. Lyles was a recipient of the Attorney General's Award for Equal Employment Opportunity and the Federal Prisons System Black History Award.
He was a member of Allen Chapel AME Church, the NAACP, the Urban League, the National Association of Blacks in Criminal Justice and the Savannah State Alumni Association.
Survivors include his wife, Pauline Martin Lyles, whom he married in 1952, of Temple Hills; three children, Deloran Lyles and Frances B. Lyles-Harper, both of North Hollywood, Calif., and Bridgette Lyles of Temple Hills; his mother, Ianthia Lyles of Clarksville; four brothers, Robert Lyles of Baltimore, Remus and Howard Lyles, both of Clarksville, and Roger Lyles of Sandy Spring; five sisters, Dorothy Offord of Sandy Spring, Juanita Wood of Washington, Mae Dickens of Baltimore, Edith Clark of Olney and Sarah Johnson of Largo; and two grandchildren.
RAYMOND E. HARRIS
Army Supply Official
Raymond E. Harris, 76, a retired official in the procurement division of the Army Materiel Command, died of cancer Sept. 28 at his home in Rockville.
Mr. Harris was born in Baltimore. He moved to Washington about 1936 and went to work for the War Department, the predecessor of the Department of the Army. He graduated from Benjamin Franklin University, where he studied accounting, and attended George Washington University.
During World War II, he served in the Army Finance Corps in the Pacific. He retired from the reserves in 1974 with the rank of major.
After World War II, he returned to the Army as a civil servant and was assigned to the Army Materiel Command. He retired about 1972, and then ran a tax accounting service from his home until 1988.
Survivors include his wife, Kathryn McCarthy Harris, whom he married in 1943, of Rockville; three children, Mark Harris of Washington, Joyce Harris of Boulder, Colo., and Larry Harris of Oakland; a sister, Doris Guetler of Baltimore; a brother, Elroy Harris of Brandon, Fla.; and three grandchildren.
CATHERINE "KITTY" GREEN
Catherine "Kitty" Green, 89, a member of Hadassah and a longtime resident of the Washington area, died Sept. 28 at the Hebrew Home of Greater Washington in Rockville. She had an intestinal disorder.
Mrs. Green was born in Philadelphia. She lived in Washington from 1930 to 1973 and in West Palm Beach, Fla., from then until returning here in 1981. Before moving to the Hebrew Home, she lived in Silver Spring, where she was a member of the Sisterhood at Ohr Kodesh Congregation.
Her husband, Theodore Green, died in 1980. Survivors include two children, Marvin Green of Waldorf and Joyce Blumberg of Silver Spring; two sisters, Renee Weisman of West Palm Beach and Betty Miron of Rockville; four grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren.
Cesar Farah, 73, a retired systems accountant in the Office of Naval Research, died of a heart attack Sept. 27 at the Bethesda Retirement and Nursing Center.
Mr. Farah, who lived in Washington and had a summer residence in Rehoboth Beach, Del., was born in Egypt. He graduated from the University of Cairo, where he studied accounting. He came to this country in 1946. He served in the U.S. Army until 1947 and then settled in Washington.
He was an accountant for the American Instrument Co. and ACF Industries Inc. until 1959, when he joined the Office of Naval Research. He retired in 1981.
Survivors include his wife, Winifred T. Farah of Washington, and a brother, Latif Farah of Montreal.
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