Montgomery College Professor

Joan Crocker Lomax, 72, a political science professor emeritus and former department chairman of Montgomery College, died of cancer Nov. 1 at her home in Rockville.

She joined the college faculty in 1960 and retired as professor emeritus in 1985. Mrs. Lomax, who was an authority on Scottish local government, taught courses in state and local governments.

During her years as chairman of the political science, geography and public service department, she helped introduce special study programs for law-enforcement officers and firefighters. She also had served as an adviser to former Maryland Republican congressmen Gilbert Gude and Newton Steers, and helped direct their office student intern programs.

She had served on the executive committees of the Southern Political Science Association and the Capital Political Science Association. She also was a member of the American Political Science Association and the League of Women Voters.

Mrs. Lomax, who had lived here since 1952, was a native of Ohio. She received a bachelor's degree in political science at what was then Western Reserve University in Cleveland and a master's degree in international relations at the University of Chicago. She did further study in political science at Indiana University, where she also taught.

Survivors include her husband of 51 years, W. Richard Lomax of Rockville; two sons, William Lorimer Lomax of Alexandria, and James Carnegie Lomax of Manassas; a daughter, Delia Lake Lomax Sage of Greensboro, N.C.; a sister, Nancy C. Willard of Conneaut, Ohio; and two grandchildren.


IRS Official

Lancelot Warwick Armstrong III, 74, a retired systems development director and former acting assistant commissioner for planning and research of the Internal Revenue Service, died Nov. 2 at Suburban Hospital after cancer surgery.

Mr. Armstrong, an area resident since 1948 who lived in Bethesda, was a native of New York state. He was a 1938 graduate of Syracuse University and served with the Navy in the North Pacific during World War II.

After the war, he worked for several government agencies, including the War Department. He did early government work in data processing and computer systems. In 1958, he left the government and helped start Honeywell's federal systems division. He left Honeywell in 1964, and spent the next decade with the IRS. After that, he was a consultant to several organizations, including the World Bank.

Mr. Armstrong was a founding member of River Road Unitarian Church in Bethesda. His hobbies included sailing.

His first marriage, to the former Phyllis Wright, ended in divorce. His second wife, the former Margaret Miller, died in 1976.

Survivors include his wife, the former Julian Bragdon, of Bethesda; a son by his first marriage, Warwick Armstrong Turner of Topanga, Calif.; a daughter by his second marriage, Kathryn Armstrong of New Harbor, Maine; two sisters, Mary Armstrong and Lucy Bailey, both of Chula Vista, Calif.; and two grandchildren.


NAM Official

James D. Dunlop, 76, a retired official of the National Association of Manufacturers who had served on the President's Committee for the Handicapped, died of a pulmonary edema Nov. 2 at his home in Chevy Chase.

He worked for the NAM for 14 years before retiring in 1976 as its executive director for industrial relations. Mr. Dunlop, who was a graduate of Rutgers University, moved here from his native New Jersey in 1967.

He was a Mason and a member of the Kenwood Country Club.

Survivors include his wife, Grace Royal Dunlop of Chevy Chase; a son, James R. Dunlop of Haworth, N.J.; a daughter, Jeanne Estelle of Rapidan, Va.; a brother, Hugh B., of Cranford, N.J.; and three grandchildren.


Arlington Schools Employee

Hazel Virginia Lee, 72, a former Arlington Schools employee who lived in the Washington area for 27 years before moving to Nashville, where she has lived since 1968, died Nov. 1 at a nursing home in Nashville. She had emphysema and congestive heart failure.

Mrs. Lee, a former Arlington resident, was born in Woodstock, Va., and came here in 1941. During the 1950s, she was a cafeteria worker at what was Yorktown Elementary and Kenmore Junior High schools in Arlington.

Her husband, Clinton Lee, died in 1972. Her survivors include a daughter, Patricia Neely of Nashville; a sister, Irene Keiter of Winchester; and four grandchildren.


Foreign Service Officer

Joseph C. Sabin, 69, a foreign service officer and security officer with the State Department's office of security here for 20 years before retiring in 1974, died of an aneurysm Nov. 3 at Montgomery General Hospital. He lived in Rockville.

He began his government career in 1944 with the Bureau of Internal Revenue. In 1949 he transferred to the Defense Department, where he became a security classification analyst before joining State in 1954.

Mr. Sabin, who was born in Washington, was a 1938 graduate of St. John's College High School and a 1956 graduate of American University. He served in the Atlantic as a Navy submariner during World War II.

He was a charter member and had served as a director of the Lakewood Country Club in Rockville. He was a member of St. Patrick's Catholic Church in Norbeck.

Survivors include his wife, Ann, of Rockville; two daughters, Anita Sabin of Columbia and Catherine Lastner of Jefferson, Md.; two sisters, Sister Mary Joellen, C.S.C., of Bethesda and Catherine Freeman of District Heights; a brother, John Edward Sabin of Lothian, Md.; and three grandchildren.