Jawad F. George, 40, executive director here of the National Association of Arab Americans, died Nov. 21 at George Washington University Hospital after a heart attack. He lived in Washington.

Mr. George was a longtime activist in Arab American affairs. He was associated with the NAAA, a lobby organization, for 15 years and had directed it since 1989. He had served as president of the American Federation of Ramallah, a town in Palestine that is part of the West Bank and where his grandparents were born.

He was also formerly executive director of the Palestine Congress of North America and was on the boards of several Arab American organizations.

A native of Plainfield, N.J., Mr. George moved to Washington to attend Georgetown University, from which he received bachelor's and master's degrees in foreign service. He received a law degree from the Antioch School of Law.

While a student, he worked for then-Chief Justice Warren E. Burger and Sen. Edward M. Kennedy (D-Mass.). He was with the law firm of Arnold and Porter from 1976 to 1979, and headed his own firm, Jawad F. George and Associates, from 1979 until 1989.

Mr. George served as special counsel to the chairman of the Navajo Tribal Council in Window Rock, Ariz., in 1981, helping the Navajo nation develop a justice department.

He is survived by his wife, Rebecca Nahas George of Washington; his parents, Pauline M. and Fred George, and a sister, Judy G. Riley, all of South Plainfield, N.J.; three brothers, Jeff George of South Plainfield and Jack George and Jerry George, both of Readington, N.J.; and a grandmother, Lydia Boulus of Augusta, Ga.


VA Lawyer

Lloyd L. Stone, 92, a Veterans Administration lawyer who retired in 1965 after having served on the agency's board of appeals, died of cancer Nov. 18 at Shady Grove Nursing Home in Rockville.

Mr. Stone, who lived in Gaithersburg, was born in Edgewood, Iowa. He served in the Army during World War I, graduated from the University of Oklahoma and its law school.

In 1951, he moved to the Washington area after having worked as a Veterans Administration lawyer in St. Louis. He also practiced law part time, both while working at the VA and in retirement. Mr. Stone was a Mason, a past commander of Commandery III of the Knights Templars, a Shriner and a member of the York and Scottish Rites.

His first wife, Katherine Miller Yeager Stone, died in 1966. His second wife, Elizabeth Marks Arnold Stone, died in 1987.

Survivors include two stepdaughters, Jayne Brandenburg of Frederick and Billy Janarella of Taylors, S.C.; and a brother, Harvey H. Stone of Tulsa.



Harry O. Clem, 89, a retired vice president of Weaver Brothers mortgage bankers, died of pneumonia Nov. 20 at Mount Vernon Hospital.

Mr. Clem, who lived in Arlington, was born in Mount Jackson, Va.

He moved to the Washington area in 1921 and worked 46 years for Weaver Brothers before retiring in the early 1970s.

He was a member of Clarendon United Methodist Church.

His wife, Beula T. Clem, died in 1973. MORE OBITUARIES ON PAGE D12