Ellsworth C. Wolfsperger, 81, a retired Army personnel official who had lived in Arlington since settling in this area in 1952, died Jan. 12 at Arlington Hospital. He had cancer and emphysema.

He began his civilian career with the Army in 1946. He spent the next six years in Germany, where he worked in Berlin, Bonn and Frankfurt. His duties included those of civil service adviser. He helped reorganize the German civil service.

In 1952, he came here as a branch chief in an Army personnel division. Later posts included that of international division chief in the Army's civilian personnel office. He was a civilian international relations adviser when he retired from the Army Department in 1976.

He was the recipient of the Army's Exceptional Civilian Service Award and two outstanding performance commendations.

Mr. Wolfsperger was a native of Canton, Ohio. He was a 1930 cum laude political science graduate of Ohio State University, where he was elected to Phi Beta Kappa. He did graduate work in public administration at the University of Chicago. He was a civil service examiner with the city of Albany, N.Y., and civil service director of the city of Bridgeport, Conn., before becoming a civilian Army personnel officer in 1946.

He was a member of Memorial Baptist Church in Arlington and a past regional president of the Public Personnel Administration. His hobbies included coin collecting. He also had been an adviser to students working on projects involving Germany and had contributed articles to scholarly journals.

His first wife, the former Bernice Merrill, whom he married in 1933, died in 1980. Survivors include his wife, Marjorie Taylor Wolfsperger of Arlington; a daughter by his first marriage, Barbara Brown of Mount Holly, N.J.; and a sister, Ethel Mae Dillahunt of Wisconsin.


Ogden Services Official

Michael Martin Cain, 43, a regional director with Ogden Services Corp. in Crystal City who was a member of St. Hughes Catholic Church in Greenbelt and the Knights of Columbus, died of lymphoma Jan. 5 at George Washington University Hospital. He lived in Greenbelt.

He had worked for Ogden Services, which operates cleaning and food services for various government buildings, since 1973.

Mr. Cain, who was born in Philadelphia, came here in 1952. He was a 1965 graduate of John Carroll High School and a 1969 graduate of the University of Maryland, where he also attended pharmacy and medical school.

Survivors include his wife, the former Patti Norman, and three children, Devin Michael, Margaret Mary and Patrick Andrew Cain, all of Greenbelt; his mother, Monica Cain, and a sister, Patricia Cain, both of Oxon Hill; and four brothers, Thomas, of Riverside, Martin Jr., of Fairfax, Daniel, of Louisville, and James, of San Diego.


Navy Contracts Negotiator

Leonard Thomas Muse, 77, a retired Navy Department contracts negotiator and life member of the Elks, died of a liver ailment Jan. 18 at his home in West River, Md.

He worked for the Navy Department for 35 years before retiring in 1981 as a member of the government's Senior Executive Service. He was a recipient of the Navy's Superior Civilian Service Award.

Mr. Muse, a former Kensington resident, was born in Wakefield, Mass., and came to this area in 1946. He moved to West River in the mid-1980s.

He attended Boston University and graduated from Benjamin Franklin University here. He was an Army veteran of World War II.

Survivors include his wife, Dorotha P., of West River; two daughters, Cathy Muse of Washington and Patricia Higa of Maui, Hawaii; two brothers and three sisters, all of Massachusetts; and two grandchildren.


Funeral Director

Harold M. "Cutie" Day, 64, a funeral director in Washington with the Takoma Funeral Home, where he had worked since about 1942, died of a heart ailment Jan. 17 at Washington Adventist Hospital. He lived in Silver Spring.

Mr. Day was a native of Silver Spring and served with the Navy during World War II. He was a graduate of Montgomery Blair High School and the Eckels School of Mortuary Science in Philadelphia.

He was a member of Woodside Methodist Church in Silver Spring and the American Legion.

Survivors include his wife, Betty Lou Day, and two daughters, Darlene Kohl and Dianne Flick, all of Silver Spring; a brother, Edward W., of Bethany Beach, Del.; and a granddaughter.