Robert V. McIntyre, 78, a former assistant commissioner of the Bureau of Customs and a lawyer who specialized in international trade, customs and tariff matters, died Oct. 22 at Holy Cross Hospital. He had Parkinson's disease and heart ailments.

Mr. McIntyre, a resident of Silver Spring, was born in Washington. He graduated from the old Central High School, and received bachelor's and law degrees from George Washington University.

He began his government career in 1931 at the Government Printing Office. In 1942, he transferred to the Treasury Department and was assigned to the Bureau of Customs, now the U.S. Customs Service, as a staff attorney.

Mr. McIntyre rose through the ranks. He was assistant commissioner of customs from 1965 to 1971. He then became a special assistant to the assistant secretary of the Treasury for enforcement, tariff and trade matters. From 1970 to 1973, he also was the U.S. representative to the Customs Cooperation Council in Brussels.

In 1973, Mr. McIntyre left the government and joined the Washington office of Rogers & Wells, a New York law firm, and specialized in trade and customs matters. He was of counsel to the firm until 1985, when he retired.

Mr. McIntyre was a member of the Maritime Law Association and the national executive board of the Propeller Club, an organization that seeks to promote the interests of the U.S. Merchant Marine. He also was a member of the Kenwood Golf and Country Club.

Survivors include his wife, Betty Gene McIntyre, whom he married in 1951, of Silver Spring; a daughter, Anna Polissar of Bethesda; and three grandchildren.


Meat Cutter

Silvio C. Pisapia, 78, a retired Washington meat cutter, died Oct. 22 at a hospital in Sanford, Fla., after a stroke. He lived in Orange City, Fla.

Mr. Pisapia, a former Silver Spring resident, was born in New York City and came here as an infant. He was a meat cutter all his working life, beginning with Sanitary Grocery Co., which later became Safeway stores. He was in business for himself for brief periods and retired from Safeway and moved to Florida about 1970.

Survivors include his wife, Marian Pisapia of Orange City; a daughter, Jean Welsh of Silver Spring; two sisters, Virginia Errett and Emily Shipman, both of St. Petersburg, Fla.; and a granddaughter.


Graphic Artist

John E. Waterfield, 81, a graphic artist who had operated an advertising and graphic arts agency in Washington, died of respiratory failure Oct. 9 at Greater Laurel-Beltsville Hospital.

Mr. Waterfield, who lived in Bowie, was born in Sandusky, Ohio. He came to Washington in the 1920s to work as a Capitol page. Later, he studied art here and in Cincinnati and then worked as a graphic artist with the Washington Times-Herald and with local advertising agencies.

Mr. Waterfield opened his own advertising and graphic arts agency here in 1936. He operated the business under his name until 1979 when he became senior vice president and art director with Richard Scott Associates in Greenbelt. In 1987 he opened the Waterfield & Riley advertising and graphic arts agency in Lanham with Dennis Riley.

For 25 years, Mr. Waterfield had been a consultant to the Prince George's County Board of Election Supervisors as a designer of ballots and informational election literature.

Survivors include his wife, Elna Waterfield of Bowie; two children, John Edward Waterfield and Linda Torres, both of St. Petersburg, Fla., and a grandchild.


Social Worker

Carrie Thelma Frost Jackson, 88, a retired social worker with what is now the D.C. Department of Human Services, died of cancer Oct. 22 at Providence Hospital.

Mrs. Jackson, a resident of Washington, was born in Edwards, Miss. She graduated from what is now Jarvis Christian College in Hawkins, Tex., and Butler University, and received a master's degree in social work from Howard University.

She moved to Washington in 1930 and became a social worker in the welfare department of the D.C. government. She was assigned to the Aid to Families with Dependent Children program at the time she retired in 1972.

Mrs. Jackson was a member of the Alpha Kappa Alpha sorority, Ruth Chapter No. 8 of the Order of the Eastern Star and the Twelfth Street Christian Church, where she taught Bible classes for many years.

Her husband, Marion C. Jackson, whom she married in 1924, died in 1977.

Survivors include two children, Thomas F. Jackson of Big Sandy, Tex., and Helen Elaine Jackson of Washington; a stepson, Robert Jackson of Washington; a brother, Kenoly Frost of Big Sandy; a half-brother, John Frost of Chicago; a sister, Ethel White of Pasadena, Calif.; a half-sister, Mattie Frost McCloria of Dayton, Ohio; four grandchilden; and four great-grandchildren.


Government Worker

Ann Gildea Rosendall, 73, a member of St. Catherine Laboure Catholic Church in Wheaton and a former government employee, died of cardiopulmonary arrest Oct. 21 at her home in Wheaton.

Mrs. Rosendall, who was born in Lawrence, Mass., came here in 1939. She then worked as an administrative aide with the Bituminous Coal Commission and the Interior Department until retiring in 1951 to raise her family.

Her husband, John P. Rosendall, died in 1989. Survivors include three sons, Richard, of Washington, and Dan and Thomas, both of Silver Spring; four daughters, Barbara Bock of Woodbridge, Joan Hoffman of Gaithersburg, Patricia Truitt of Plano, Tex., and Ann Fox of Silver Spring; two brothers, James Gildea of Arlington, and the Rev. Joseph Gildea of Villanova, Pa.; two sisters, Mary Buscher of Columbia, and Elizabeth Gildea of Baltimore; and 12 grandchildren.


Lansburgh Store Manager

David Kohn Jr., 77, a retired executive of Lansburgh's department stores who had been manager of the firm's stores in downtown Washington and Shirlington, died of cancer Oct. 20 at a retirement home in Myrtle Beach, S.C.

Mr. Kohn was born in Greenville, S.C. He graduated from Clemson University.

He moved to the Washington area and began working for Lansburgh's before World War II. During the war he served in the Army in Europe. When Lansburgh's closed in 1973, Mr. Kohn worked as assistant manager for the Hecht Co. store in Silver Spring until he retired in 1978.

A former resident of Arlington, he moved to Myrtle Beach on retirement.

Survivors include his wife, Geraldine Timmons Kohn of Myrtle Beach; a son, David Kohn III of Manassas; a brother, August Kohn of Lewes, Del.; and two grandchildren.


Sales & Marketing Specialist

O. Eugene Sedberry, 72, a retired sales and marketing specialist with LogEtronics Corp. in Springfield, died of cancer Oct. 21 at his home in Alexandria.

Mr. Sedberry was born in Cooleemee, N.C. and attended Catawaba College. He came here in 1942 and was a photographer until the late 1950s, when he joined the staff of LogEtronics, which produces photographic equipment and films. He retired there in 1982 after 25 years of service.

Survivors include his wife, Katherine Sedberry of Alexandria; two children, Sandra Sedberry of Los Angeles and Carol Perkovich of Irvine, Calif.; and two grandchildren.


Church Music Director

Nancy Lee Burton, 54, the music director of Springfield United Methodist Church from 1971 until she retired in 1986, died of cancer Oct. 22 at her home in Aldie.

Mrs. Burton was the organist and choir director of Messiah United Methodist Church in West Springfield for two years before she became director at Springfield United Methodist. She moved to Aldie when she retired, and since then she had been the organist at the early services at Trinity Episcopal Church in Upperville.

A native of Normal, Ill., Mrs. Burton graduated from Illinois State University and received a master's degree in music from the University of Illinois.

In 1959, she married James G. Burton, an Air Force officer who retired as a colonel. She accompanied him to various military bases in this country before settling in the Washington area in 1969.

In addition to her church work, Mrs. Burton directed a Middleburg Players production of "The Bells Are Ringing." She also was president of the Aldie Horticultural Society.

In addition to her husband, of Aldie, survivors include two children, James G. Burton Jr. of Aldie and Laura Burton Kelly of Hamilton, Va.; a brother, Dr. Max Chiddix of Walnut Creek, Calif.; and a granddaughter.