Cyril Hamilton Brown, 59, a Washington dentist and a former president of the medical staff and chairman of the executive committee at D.C. General Hospital, died of a heart attack Dec. 14 at his home in Silver Spring.
Dr. Brown had practiced dentistry in Washington since about 1965. He also was an assistant clinical professor of dentistry at the Howard University school of dentistry.
A native of Port-of-Spain, Trinidad, Dr. Brown came to Washington in the mid-1950s as an undergraduate at Howard. He received bachelor's and dental degrees at Howard and a master's degree in public health at Johns Hopkins University.
A former chief of dentistry at D.C. General, he was named the hospital's doctor of the year in 1984.
Dr. Brown was a member of the D.C. Dental Society, the American Dental Association, the National Dental Association, the American Society of Dentistry for Children, the Robert T. Freeman Dental Society, the D.C. Public Health Association, Eureka Lodge No. 5 of the Prince Hall Masons, the Trinidad and Tobago Association, the Century Limited social club, and the Anglers All fishing club.
Survivors include his wife, Marva Joyce Lee Brown of Washington; three sons, Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Michael Anthony Brown, who is stationed at Camp LeJeune, N.C., Brian David Brown of Paris, and Stephen Andrew Brown of Winston-Salem, N.C.; two sisters, Marjorie Romear of Hyattsville and Cynthia Brown of Beltsville; six brothers, Frederick, Roderick and Ralph Brown, all of Port-of-Spain, Kenneth Brown of Washington, Victor Brown of Camp Springs and Peter Brown of Beltsville; and two grandchildren.
MARY PAGE MEGILL SILVER
Real Estate Broker
Mary Page Megill Silver, 66, a real estate broker for local developers and builders since 1965, died of cancer Dec. 19 at Fairfax Hospital.
She was president of Chrisland Associates, a Fairfax-based brokerage firm she founded 13 years ago. She also had served for the last 13 years as vice president of Chrisland Corp., developer of the Yacht Club in Tysons Corner, Woodmore in Mitchellville and other projects and communities.
As a saleswoman of residential and commercial real estate around the Washington area, Mrs. Silver was recognized in 1966 as one of the local industry's first million-dollar-a-year agents.
Mrs. Silver was a native of Remo, Va., who came to Washington in 1940. She left in 1955 to live in Binghamton, N.Y., where she was regional manager of a cosmetic firm. She moved back to this area in 1965, and had lived in Fairfax since 1981.
She was formerly sales manager at Leisure World in Silver Spring, Grand Belle in Arlington, Presidential Towers in Adelphi and Valley Park in Alexandria. She was associated with the Arland Development Co. from 1968 to 1973.
Her marriages to Cono Cuticchia and Frank Silver ended in divorce.
Survivors include two daughters and a son from her first marriage, Cecelia Hunt of Canberra, Australia, and Anita Congdon and Paul Cuticchia of Fairfax; two children from her second marriage, Sherri Silver of Fairfax and Eric Silver of Annapolis; a brother, Thomas Megill of Frederick, Md.; a sister, Frances Vaughan of St. Petersburg, Fla.; and five grandchildren.
PIUS W. 'PETER' BUSCHOR
Pius W. "Peter" Buschor, 62, a former Marriott Corp. vice president who specialized in airline catering, died of cancer Dec. 20 at his home in Rockville.
Mr. Buschor was born in Horn, Switzerland. He served in the Swiss Army in the late 1940s, then was an apprentice pastry chef at Roggwiller Confiserie in St. Gallen, Switzerland.
He immigrated to Canada in 1950 and worked as a chef in Montreal, then in 1958 moved to Denver, where he was a chef. He joined the Marriott staff in Chicago in 1960 and served in a variety of administrative and managerial capacities related to airline catering in Chicago and in Geneva, Frankfurt and Paris.
He moved to the Washington area in 1976 as a vice president in Marriott's airline catering division. The division was sold in 1989 to Caterair International, where Mr. Buschor worked until his death.
Mr. Buschor was an enthusiastic gardener who tended a 3,000-square-foot vegetable garden in his back yard.
He was a vestryman, lay reader, greeter and a member of the stewardship committee at St. James Episcopal Church in Rockville, where he also taught cooking classes.
Survivors include his wife, Elaine G. Buschor of Rockville; four daughters, Shondra Lynn Buschor and Sharina Leigh Buschor, both of Rockville, Elizabeth F.M. Buschor of Minneapolis, and Doreen Sandra Velioso of Frankfurt; and a brother, Arthur Buschor of St. Gallen.
SISTER MARY GUSTAVE FINOTTI
Sister Mary Gustave Finotti, 81, a member of the order of School Sisters of Notre Dame and a retired Bryantown, Md., elementary school teacher, died of heart ailments Dec. 19 at the Villa Assumpta Convent in Towson, Md.
Sister Gustave was born in Washington and graduated from Business High School. She joined the School Sisters of Notre Dame in 1932 and later graduated from the University of Maryland.
She taught at Catholic elementary schools in Boston and Camden, N.J., before joining the faculty at St. Mary's Elementary School in Bryantown in 1957. She retired there in 1980 and had lived at Villa Assumpta.
Survivors include a sister, Frances Finotti Mudd of Sacramento, Calif.
HAROLD S. NORTON
Harold S. Norton, 95, a retired Department of the Army safety engineer, died Dec. 19 at Wilson Health Care Center in Gaithersburg of complications following a stroke.
Mr. Norton, who lived in Gaithersburg, was born in Philadelphia. He graduated from Drexel University and moved to the Washington area in 1926.
He was an engineer with the National Bureau of Standards and the Bureau of Public Roads before working for the old War Department, now the Department of the Army, in 1941. He specialized in ordnance safety and his duties included inspecting various ordnance facilities around the country. He retired in 1959.
Mr. Norton was a past high priest of the Columbia chapter of the York Rite and a member of Hiram-Takoma Masonic Lodge in Washington.
His marriage to Helen W. Norton ended in divorce.
Survivors include his wife, Leona Norton of Gaithersburg; two sons from his first marriage, Harold S. Norton Jr. of Palm Bay, Fla., and Robert W. Norton of Cocoa, Fla.; six grandchildren, and six great-grandchildren.