Kenneth Leroy Bachman, 77, a retired agriculture official of the U.S. government and the United Nations who worked to modernize farming techniques in Third World countries, died of cancer Nov. 28 at Fairfax Hospital.

Dr. Bachman, who lived in Reston, wrote research reports, books and articles about the economic problems of this country and of foreign agriculture.

He was a research economist with the U.S. Department of Agriculture from 1938 to 1967, and from 1967 until he retired in 1975, he worked for the U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization in Rome, where he became director of the statistics division.

In 1975, he retired and returned to the Washington area, and for the next four years he was a consultant to the International Food Policy Research Institute.

Dr. Bachman was born in Eddy, Okla. He graduated from Oklahoma State University and received a master's degree in economics from the University of Illinois. He joined the Agriculture Department in Texas in 1938 and transferred to Washington in 1940.

After World War II service in the Navy in the Atlantic, he received a master's degree in public administration and a doctorate in economics from Harvard University.

Returning to Agriculture Department assignments, he served from 1952 to 1954 as an agricultural economist under the Marshall Plan in Paris. In 1954 and 1955 he was chairman of an interdepartmental study group preparing for establishment of the Rural Development Program. Over the years he had numerous assignments abroad.

In 1965 Dr. Bachman was elected president of the American Agricultural Economics Association, and from 1970 to 1972 he served on the advisory committee for the Agricultural Policy Institute at the University of North Carolina.

Dr. Bachman was a member of the International Conference of Agricultural Economists, the American Statistical Association, United Christian Parish in Reston and Riverside Presbyterian Church in Cocoa Beach, Fla., where he also had a home.

Survivors include his wife, Audrey Torrence Bachman, of Reston and Cocoa Beach; a son, Kenneth Leroy Bachman Jr. of Bethesda; and two grandchildren.


Holton-Arms Graduate

Amy Adams Vogt, 49, a native of Washington and a graduate of the Holton-Arms School, died Nov. 29 in an automobile accident outside Grand Rapids, Mich., where she had lived for 17 years.

The Kent County, Mich., sheriff's office said Mrs. Vogt was riding in a car driven by her husband when it was struck head-on by a vehicle that crossed the center line. The driver of the other car also was killed.

Mrs. Vogt moved in 1963 from Washington to New York, where she received a bachelor's degree in art history from Columbia University.

Her marriage to John Caleb Clarke ended in divorce.

Survivors include her husband, Thomas B. Vogt, and their daughter, Newell Vogt, both of Grand Rapids; her mother, Caroline Adams, and a sister, Martha L. Adams, both of Manalapan, Fla., and a brother, Thomas Adams Jr. of Falmouth, Mass.


State and HUD Official

Paul Richard Sylvester Brumby, 79, a former State Department official who later worked as a legislative specialist for the Department of Housing and Urban Development, died of cardiac arrest Nov. 26 at Reston Hospital.

Mr. Brumby, who lived in Great Falls, was born in St. Louis. He attended Notre Dame University and received a law degree from St. Louis University.

He served in the Navy in the Pacific during World War II, then after the war worked in Japan as a civilian legal adviser for the Army.

In 1952 he began working for the State Department as a legal officer at the U.S. Embassy in Tokyo. He was an economic officer at the embassy in Tel Aviv from 1956 to 1958, then returned to Washington for a four-year State Department assignment.

He was a first secretary at the embassy in London from 1962 to 1968, then returned to Washington and worked three years in the office of export licensing controls at the Department of Commerce. From 1971 until he retired in 1974, Mr. Brumby worked in the office of Interstate Land Sales Registration at the Department of Housing and Urban Development.

His first wife, Ruth Heath Brumby, died in 1971.

Survivors include his wife, Columba Hoban Brumby of Great Falls; four children by his first marriage, Paul Brumby Jr. of Boulder City, Nev., Jacqueline Faraldo of Fort Lauderdale, Fla., William Brumby of Gaithersburg and Ruth Brumby of North Potomac; 13 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.


Montgomery Teacher

Gladys Devera Tepper Feldesman, 78, a retired Montgomery County English teacher and librarian, died Nov. 27 at Howard County General Hospital of a stroke and septicemia.

Mrs. Feldesman was born in Washington. She graduated from Central High School and George Washington University and received a master's degree in English from the University of Maryland.

She taught English and worked as a school librarian in Montgomery County from the late 1950s until 1972, and for most of that period she was assigned to Montgomery Blair High School, where she was adviser to the literary magazine. She had also taught at Springbrook High School, Richard Montgomery High School and John F. Kennedy High School.

Mrs. Feldesman was a former chairman of the Montgomery County League of Women Voters, and she had been active in the Democratic Party.

A former resident of Silver Spring and Rockville, Mrs. Feldesman moved to the Hebrew Home of Greater Washington in June 1989, and she had lived there until moving to Columbia several weeks ago.

Her husband of 54 years, Dr. Jackson Feldesman, died Oct. 10.

Survivors include two children, Margaret Bonnie Lefkowitz of Bethesda and Jonathan David Feldesman of Baltimore; a sister, Rena Schneider of Freehold, N.J., and a brother, Gene Tepper of Sausalito, Calif.


Highway Engineer

Charles Alfred Goodwin, 71, a retired highway safety engineer and consultant for the Department of Transportation, died of cancer Nov. 21 at his home in Locust Grove, Va.

Dr. Goodwin was born in Gloucester, Mass. He graduated from the University of Michigan and received a master's degree in civil engineering and traffic safety from Yale University and a doctorate in education from New York University. He did post-doctoral study at Massachusetts Institute of Technology and the Transportation Research Institute of Carnegie Mellon University.

He was a traffic and transportation consultant with Liberty Mutual Insurance in Massachusetts and a professor of safety engineering at the University of South Carolina before moving to Locust Grove and joining the staff of the Department of Transportation in 1975. He retired in 1983.

Dr. Goodwin was a national director of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and a member of the highway research board and traffic conferences of the National Academy of Sciences.

He wrote extensively on highway and traffic safety.

Survivors include his wife, Lois Reeves Goodwin of Locust Grove; two children, Stephen James Goodwin of Framingham, Mass., and Lisa Goodale of Springfield, and a brother, James E. Goodwin of Albuquerque.


Chevy Chase Club Member

Kathryn B. MacCarteney, 78, a former Washington resident and a member of the Chevy Chase Club, died of cancer Nov. 28 at her home in Naples, Fla.

Mrs. MacCarteney was born in Orange, N.J. She lived in Washington from 1952 to 1972, when she moved to Florida.

Survivors include her husband, Hartwell MacCarteney, whom she married in 1940, of Naples; two daughters, Kathryn R. "Kit" McSweeney of Warrenton and Margaret M. "Mimi" Strassner of Atlanta; and two grandchildren.