The obituary Sunday for George W. Bobbs Jr., a Naval Research Laboratory electronics engineer, failed to list his daughter, Rosemary H. Oakley of Fredericksburg, Va., as a survivor. (Published 1/9/91)
Eli S. Marks, 79, a retired chief research and technical adviser at the Census Bureau and a former consultant to the United Nations and the Organization of American States on census and population issues, died of cancer Jan. 4 at Sibley Memorial Hospital.
A statistician by profession, Dr. Marks taught at different times in his career at Fisk University, the University of Chicago, what is now Case Western Reserve University and the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. He also worked for the National Opinion Research Center in Chicago and National Analysts Inc. in Philadelphia.
Dr. Marks was born in New York City. He graduated from Columbia University, where he also received master's and doctoral degrees in psychology. From 1935 to 1942, he headed a statistical project and taught at Fisk.
He first came to Washington in World War II. He worked for the War Production Board and the Office of Price Administration before serving as head of the Census Bureau response research unit from 1947 to 1953.
For the next 19 years, Dr. Marks worked in Chicago, Cleveland and Philadelphia, and for the U.N. and the OAS.
He returned here in 1972 and rejoined the Census Bureau as chief research and technical adviser. He retired in 1981, but continued as a consultant until his death.
Dr. Marks, who lived in Chevy Chase, was the author of papers published in professional journals and was the co-author of a book on estimating population growth.
He was a member of the American Statistical Association, the American Psychological Association, the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the American Public Health Association, the American Association for Public Opinion Research, the Inter-American Statistical Institute, the American Population Association, the International Association of Survey Statisticians and the International Statistical Institute.
He also was a member of the Washington Hebrew Congregation, and was active in amateur theatrical groups, including Curtains Up at the Jewish Community Center.
His wife, Dr. Lily Brunschwig Marks, died in 1988. Survivors include three children, Phyllis Maris of Cleveland, Judith Marks of Albuquerque and Alan Marks of Mount Berry, Ga.; a sister, Hazel Fondiller of Deerfield Beach, Fla.; and six grandchildren.
MONROE DAVID FISCH
Defense Department Official
Monroe David Fisch, 55, an official in the Office of the Secretary of Defense, where he was responsible for the development of electronic systems for air defense, died of a heart attack Jan. 3 at Arlington Hospital.
Mr. Fisch, who lived in Chantilly, was born in Brooklyn, N.Y. He graduated from the City College of New York. He was an engineer providing technical support to the physics department of Yale University before moving to the Washington area in 1966.
He worked for Locus Inc. and Systems Consultants Inc. until 1976. He then joined the Naval Electronics Systems Command. He remained there until 1986, when he was put in charge of atmospheric defense in the Office of the Secretary of Defense.
Survivors include his wife, Linda D. Fisch of Chantilly; two children, Dr. Michael J. Fisch of Charlottesville and Stephen Alden Fisch of Radford, Va.; his mother, Mary Fisch of Hallandale, Fla.; and a sister, Nancy Fisch of San Diego.
DOROTHY L. LADY
Dorothy Lenore Lady, 82, a retired trademark examiner in the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, died at Suburban Hospital Jan. 4 of injuries she received in a traffic accident on Thanksgiving Day.
Montgomery County police said Mrs. Lady was southbound on Connecticut Avenue in Wheaton and failed to yield the right of way while attempting to turn left into Aspen Hill Shopping Center. They said her car was struck by a northbound vehicle and that the impact caused both vehicles to strike a third vehicle in the shopping center driveway. Mrs. Lady had been in a coma since the accident.
A resident of Leisure World in Silver Spring and a former resident of Takoma Park, Mrs. Lady was born in Estelline, S.D., and grew up in Washington. She graduated from Eastern High School and Washington College of Law, which now is part of American University.
She worked for the Patent and Trademark Office from 1959 to 1980.
Mrs. Lady was a member of Christ Unity Church in Gaithersburg.
Her husband, John E. Lady, died in 1959. Survivors include three sons, Everett Lee Lady of Honolulu, John Kenneth Lady of Annapolis and Charles Bryon Lady of Cheverly; a sister, Marguerite Stoddard of Forestville; five grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
GEORGE W. DOBBS JR.
Naval Research Lab Employee
George Whipple Dobbs Jr., 69, who worked for the Naval Research Laboratory for 25 years before retiring in 1983 as an electronics engineer, died Dec. 31 at Greater Southeast Community Hospital after a heart attack. He lived in Oxon Hill.
Mr. Dobbs, who came to the Washington area in 1948, was born in Macon, Ga. During World War II, he served in Europe as an Army radar operator.
He was a member of Christ Episcopal Church in Clinton, where he also sang in the choir.
Survivors include his wife, Rose, of Oxon Hill; four sons, George III, of West River, Md., Gilbert, of Oxon Hill, John, of Annandale, and Carl, of Clinton; a sister, Kathryn Hansel of Arlington; and nine grandchildren.