William Gardner Lynn, 84, a retired Catholic University biology professor, died Oct. 24 at a hospital in Wilmington, N.C., of complications following a stroke.

Dr. Lynn was born in Washington. He graduated from Johns Hopkins University, where he also received a doctorate in biology. He served on the faculty at Johns Hopkins from 1930 to 1942, when he became a biology professor at Catholic University. He retired from Catholic University in 1971. He had served at times as chairman of the university's biology department.

In retirement, Dr. Lynn had taught at Montgomery College and at other community colleges in the Washington area.

As a biologist he specialized in embryology and the embryological development of reptiles and amphibians. He did extensive research in the United States and the Caribbean and discovered more than 50 species, many of which bear his name. He also did research on the effects of thyroid drugs and radiation on embryonic development.

A former resident of Washington, Dr. Lynn moved to Wilmington in 1983.

His wife of 42 years, Harriet Naomi Walker, died in 1972.

Survivors include two sons, Robert Lynn of Wilmington and Richard Lynn of Upper Montclair, N.J.; four grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren.


Public Relations Writer

Isabel Kimbrough Sherman, 76, a volunteer at Common Cause in Washington since 1973 and a former public relations writer for the Community Chest in Montgomery County, died of cancer Oct. 25 at Montgomery General Hospital.

Mrs. Sherman, who lived in Silver Spring, was a native of Birmingham, Ala. She came to the Washington area about 1935 to work as a public relations writer at the Resettlement Administration. During World War II, she worked at the Federal Security Agency.

From the end of the war until 1953, she was a public relations writer at the Montgomery County Community Chest, a forerunner of the United Way. During the early 1960s, she was an English teacher at Montgomery Blair High School in Silver Spring.

In the 1970s, as a resident of the Falklands Apartments in Silver Spring, she joined the Save the Falklands Coalition, an organization of county community groups that opposed the rezoning of the complex for commercial use.

Survivors include her husband of 53 years, Allan Sherman of Silver Spring; a daughter, Marian S. Stearns of Pacifica, Calif.; a son, A. Kimbrough Sherman of Columbia; and two grandchildren.


Editor at AU

Elizabeth Paterson Quick, 79, an editor in the foreign studies progam at American University from about 1960 until she retired in 1976, died of cancer Oct. 24 at The Charter House, a retirement community in Silver Spring.

Mrs. Quick, a former resident of Washington, was born in Buffalo. She graduated from Antioch College in Yellow Springs, Ohio.

She moved to the Washington area in 1943, and went to work for the Armed Forces Institute. While there, she met Robert Dodd Quick, whom she married in 1945. After they left the institute, she helped him edit the first edition of "American Colleges and Universities" for the American Council on Education. In 1946, she retired to bring up her family.

Mrs. Quick served on the board of directors of Hannah House, a shelter for women. She also had been membership secretary for the Washington chapter of the Hemlock Society.

Her husband died in 1985. Her survivors include a son, Stephen Quick of Takoma Park; a sister, Kathleen Snedaker of Washington; and a grandchild.



Clarence L. Pride, 46, a consultant to the D.C. Department of Human Resources since 1989, died of cardiac arrest Oct. 23 at Howard University Hospital. He had a heart ailment.

Mr. Pride, who lived in Camp Springs, was a native of Washington. He graduated from Stockbridge Preparatory School in Massachusetts. He graduated from the University of Vermont and received a master's degree in genetics from Howard University. He was a teacher in the Prince George's County school system in the mid-1980s.

His marriage to Diane White Pride ended in divorce.

Survivors include his mother, Hattie J. Pride of Camp Springs.