Stanley W. Kirstein, 73, a Washington internist who was an associate professor of internal medicine at George Washington University Medical School for 25 years, died of cardiac arrest Nov. 16 at Suburban Hospital.
Dr. Kirstein, a resident of Bethesda, was born in Washington. He graduated from Roosevelt High School and received bachelor's and medical degrees from George Washington University. During World War II, he served in the Army Medical Corps in Europe.
In 1947, he opened a private medical practice in Washington, and he continued it until his death.
Dr. Kirstein was a past president of the Jacobi Medical Society and a member of the American Medical Association, the D.C. Medical Society, the Phi Delta Epsilon medical fraternity, the Brandeis Club and Adas Israel Congregation. His hobbies included the study of the Civil War.
Survivors include his wife, Selma P. Kirstein of Bethesda, whom he married in 1946; three daughters, Mila K. Baturin and Rory K. Zuckerman, the children's entertainer, both of Bethesda, and Lisa K. Sapperstein of Washington; and nine grandchildren.
LILA WALTON POSNER
Lila Walton Posner, 68, a retired French and Spanish teacher in Montgomery County, died of cancer Nov. 16 at Holy Cross Hospital.
Mrs. Posner, a resident of Chevy Chase, was born in Paterson, N.J., and graduated from Montclair State Teachers College. She spoke Italian, Yiddish, French, Spanish and English.
A resident of the Washington area since 1945, she taught in the Foreign Languages in Elementary Schools program in Montgomery County from the early 1950s to the early 1960s. She also was a private tutor. From 1981 to 1984, she was a teacher at French International School in Bethesda, and in 1985 and 1986 she was a part-time teacher in the Montgomery County public schools.
Mrs. Posner was a member of the scholarship committee of the National Council of Jewish Women, the Brandeis University Study Group and the Takoma Park-East Silver Spring Center, an organization that assists immigrants.
Her first husband, S. Richard Walton, died in 1985.
Survivors include her husband, Samuel I. Posner of Chevy Chase; two daughters, Jeani Haven and Marilyn Elmer, both of Potomac; and four grandchildren.
Bookkeeper and Dietitian
Gladys Brake, 96, a retired bookkeeper and dietitian, died Nov. 15 of congestive heart failure at Fox Chase Nursing Home in Silver Spring. She had lived in this area, most recently Bethesda, since 1933.
Mrs. Brake was a native of Buckhannon, W.Va., and received a teaching certificate from West Virginia Wesleyan College. She taught in West Virginia for five years before moving to the Washington area to work for the Treasury Department and other agencies.
She retired from government service in 1947, and worked in the early 1950s as head dietitian at New York Avenue Presbyterian Church under Peter Marshall, then the minister. She worked in retail sales until 1968, then retired again.
Mrs. Brake was active in the Central Presbyterian Church.
Her husband, Percy Goff Brake, died in 1926, and a son, James, died in action in Korea in 1953. A second son, John, died in 1985.
Mrs. Brake is survived by her daughter, Alice B. Brake Throckmorton of Chevy Chase; a sister, Leta George of Palm Beach, Fla.; four grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and five great-great-grandchildren.
DAVID S. 'SKIP' PARKHURST
Building Engineer and Army Major
David S. "Skip" Parkhurst, 63, building engineer of the Watergate Hotel and a retired Army major, died of cancer Nov. 16 at the Hospice of Northern Virginia. He lived in Falls Church.
He was a decorated veteran of three wars. He served in tank units in Europe during World War II and in Korea during the conflict there and as an adviser in Vietnam after that.
Maj. Parkhurst, who attended the University of Maryland, was a native of Columbus, Ga. He entered the Army during World War II and served in Europe. He received a battlefield commission in Korea in 1952. Later assignments included tours as a military adviser in Thailand and as military adviser for the Elvis Presley movie "G.I. Blues."
After retiring from active duty in 1966, he spent four years as a charter boat skipper in Florida before moving here in 1970. Since then, he had been a building engineer with Weaver Bros. and Smithy Co. real estate concerns.
Maj. Parkhurst's military awards include the Bronze Star, Purple Heart, two Army Commendation Medals, and the Combat Infantryman's Badge.
His marriage to the former Lucille Parish ended in divorce.
Survivors include his wife, Opal, of Falls Church; two children by his first marriage, David B., of Florida, and Allene Rufer of Wisconsin; a stepson, Ken Allport of Martinsburg, W.Va.; a brother, Arthur B. Parkhurst; and a sister, Betty Rondeau, both of Florida.