Clifford A. Pease Jr., 68, a retired Agency for International Development physician and health specialist, died of cancer Oct. 7 at his home in Fairfax.
Dr. Pease was born in Burlington, Vt. He graduated from the University of Vermont and its medical school.
He served in the Army in the Philippines and Korea from 1946 to 1948. In 1949, he graduated from the Harvard School of Public Health. He then specialized in international health and population issues, beginning with a six-year assignment in U.S. foreign assistance programs in Peru, Costa Rica and Paraguay.
He came to Washington in the mid-1950s and held several jobs involving health issues in the Near and Far East, then served as acting director of health services for AID. He later worked in the office of International Research of the National Institutes of Health.
From 1965 until 1976, Dr. Pease was in New York as a staff member and then director of the Population Council's Technical Assistance Division. He returned to this area in 1976 as director of the Office of Health of AID and served in that capacity until retiring in 1984.
He was a fellow of the American Public Health Association and a member of the National Council for International Health, which in 1989 awarded him its International Health Service Award for contributions to international health.
For part of the year, Dr. Pease lived in Hyde Park, Vt. He was vice president of the Calvin Coolidge Memorial Foundation of Plymouth, Vt., and the author of numerous articles about Coolidge and an annotated bibliography of Coolidge Books. He also was a frequent lecturer on Coolidge.
Survivors include his wife, Loraine McFarland Pease of Fairfax and Hyde Park, Vt.; three children, William Pease of Berkeley, Calif., James Pease of Burlington, Vt., and Julia Pease of Reston; a brother, Stewart Pease of Fairfax; and a sister, Virginia Benton of Vergennes, Vt.
RAYMOND E. BUMBRY
Defense Department Employee
Raymond E. Bumbry, 96, a retired Defense Department employee who was active in church groups, died of a heart ailment Sept. 29 at the Southeast Community Hospital. He lived in Temple Hills.
He worked for the old War Department and then the Defense Department for 40 years before retiring in 1955 as a mailroom supervisor. Mr. Bumbry was a native of Washington and a graduate of Armstrong High School.
He had been a member of St. John's Christian Methodist Episcopal Church in Washington since 1909. Over the years, he had served as secretary of the trustee board, historian, Sunday school teacher, church clerk and member of the usher board. He had been a church District lay leader.
Mr. Bumbry was a past master of Ionic Masonic Lodge No. 17 in Washington.
His first wife, Grace Bumbry, died in 1973. His survivors include his wife, Irene, of Temple Hills; and three sisters, Essie Black, Verneta Vass and Etta Strong, all of Washington.
RUPERT L. WARREN
Deep Sea Systems Specialist
Rupert L. Warren, 55, a retired Navy senior chief petty officer and a retired certification manager for deep submergence systems at the Naval Sea Systems Command, died of cancer Oct. 8 at his home in West River, Md.
Mr. Warren was a native of Iowa. He joined the Navy in 1952 and served most of his career as a deep sea diver. His assignments included duty in South Carolina and Florida. His last assignment was in Key West, Fla.
He retired from active duty in 1974 and came here to work at the Navy Department. He retired in September and received the Navy Superior Civilian Service Award.
Mr. Warren was a member of the Fleet Reserve Association, the Institute of Diving, the Elks and the American Legion.
Survivors include his wife, Gail Warren of West River; a stepdaughter, Heather Bacheller of West River; his mother, Dorthea Thomas, and a half-brother, James Thomas, both of Glenwood, Iowa.
GEORGE F. BLACKBURN
George Frederick Blackburn, 88, a retired National Bureau of Standards mathematician, died of a heart attack Oct. 5 at Kensington Gardens Nursing Center.
Mr. Blackburn, who lived in Bethesda, was born in Bedford County, Pa. He graduated from Princeton University, where he also received a master's degree in mathematics.
He moved to Washington and began working as a mathematician at the Bureau of Standards in 1929. He retired in 1963.
Mr. Blackburn, an outdoorsman and hiker, was a 60-year member of the Potomac Appalachian Trail Club. He had served for nine years as secretary of the Appalachian Trail Conference.
Survivors include his wife of 60 years, Ruth Blackburn of Washington; two sons, Frederick Blackburn of Hailey, Idaho, and William Blackburn of Las Vegas; a sister Helen Kniseley of Ryot, Pa.; five grandchildren; and two great-grandsons.
Ex-Resident of Leisure World
Marie Treuer, 93, a former resident of Rossmoor Leisure World in Silver Spring, died of heart ailments Oct. 6 at Friendship Village retirement community in Bloomington, Minn.
Mrs. Treuer was born in the city of Brno in what now is Czechoslovakia. She immigrated to England in 1938 and to the United States a year later. She was a bookkeeper and comptroller of an automotive parts manufacturing company in Yellow Springs, Ohio, before moving to Leisure World in 1970.
In this area, she had done volunteer accounting at the Jewish Community Center. She was a piano player and cellist.
In 1982, she moved from Leisure World to Bloomington.
Her husband, Fritz Treuer, died in 1967. Survivors include a son, Robert Treuer of Bemidji, Minn.