William F. McIntosh, 72, a staff member of the National Capital Planning Commission from 1957 until 1980, died of complications resulting from a liver ailment Jan. 22 at a hospital in Pittsburgh. A resident of Annandale, he was in Pittsburgh for medical treatment.
Mr. McIntosh was born in Northampton, Mass., and graduated from the University of Massachusetts with a degree in landscape architecture. He received a master's degree in city planning at Columbia.
During World War II he served in the Army in Europe.
Before moving to the Washington area and joining the staff of the National Capital Planning Commission in 1957, Mr. McIntosh was director of planning in Yonkers, N.Y. On the planning commission here, he was special assistant for zoning and development, and in that capacity sat on the D.C. Board of Zoning Appeals. He continued to serve on the board after retirement, through October of 1990.
He was a former president of the Annandale Lions Club and a member of Clan McIntosh of North America and the Parish Men's Club at Holy Spirit Catholic Church in Annandale.
Survivors include his wife, Betty Jane McIntosh of Annandale; three daughters, Susan Kutsko of Burke, Judy Egan of Springfield and Lisa McIntosh Gilleran of Annandale; and three grandchildren.
JAMES NATHANIAL SHELL
James Nathanial Shell, 67, a retired cartographer who had worked at the Defense Mapping Agency for 37 years, died of cancer Jan. 21 at Arlington Hospital. He lived in McLean.
A native of Elizabethton, Tenn., Mr. Shell came here at the age of 18 as an apprentice with the Army Map Service. His government work was interrupted by World War II service in the Army. He flew over Normandy Beach in a glider on D-Day and later was captured by the Germans. He was held in a prisoner of war camp at Mooseburg, Germany, from 1944 to 1945.
He retired in 1979.
Mr. Shell was awarded three Purple Hearts, two Bronze Stars and the French Croix de Guerre.
He belonged to the Ax-POW organization and the Fairfax Jubilaires barbershop singing group.
Survivors include his wife, Hazel L. Shell of McLean; three daughters, Jacquelyn Shell of McLean, Wendy Shell of Great Falls and Joni Shell of Falls Church; two sons, Kirk Shell of Columbia and Blair Shell of Midlothian, Va.; his mother, Ollie Hickey of Erwin, Tenn.; a brother, Jack Shell of Wheaton, and a half-brother, Jerry Hickey of Charles Town, W. Va.; and two half-sisters, Joyce Hale of Gray, Tenn., and Jan Bridges of Haines City, Fla.
SAVA M. NEDELCOVYCH
Sava M. Nedelcovych, 66, a retired Alexandria gynecologist, died Jan. 14 of injuries suffered in an car accident while on a safari in Mali. The car in which he was riding had a flat tire and went out of control. Dr. Nedelcovych was thrown from the vehicle.
Dr. Nedelcovych had practiced in Alexandria from 1966 until he retired in 1990. He was a founder of Jefferson Memorial Hospital and a member of its medical staff.
A resident of Arlington, he was born in Belgrade, Yugoslavia, and received his medical degree from the University of Belgrade. As a young man he practiced in Ethiopia where he was personal physician to the Emperor Haile Selassie and chief administrator, director and surgeon of the Imperial Palace Force Hospital in Addis Abbaba.
In 1962 Dr. Nedelcovych immigrated to the United States. He did a medical residency at Barberton Citizens Hospital in Barberton, Ohio, then moved to Northern Virginia in 1966.
He was a fellow of the International College of Surgeons, the American Society of Abdominal Surgery, the American Medical Association, the Medical Society of Virginia, the Royal Society of Health and the Fairfax County Medical Society.
Dr. Nedelcovych had been active in Republican politics. He was a sportsman who enjoyed hunting, tennis, golf and boating.
Survivors include his wife of 42 years, Dr. Anna Niku Nedelcovych of Arlington; three sons, Dr. Mima Nedelcovych of Abidjan, Ivory Coast, Dr. Pierre S. Nedelcovych of Woodbridge and Jeff Nedelcovych of Arlington; two sisters, Dr. Nada Besara and Jelena Nincic, both of Belgrade; and four grandchildren.
MARGARET D. CROARKIN
Margaret D. Croarkin, 99, a 60-year member of the Shrine of the Most Blessed Sacrament in Washington, where she had done a variety of volunteer jobs, died of a heart attack Jan. 22 at the home of a daughter in Potomac.
Mrs. Croarkin was a lifelong Washington resident. She attended St. Mary's Academy in Alexandria.
She was a founder of the Legion of Mary at the Shrine of the Most Blessed Sacrament and a member of its League of the Sacred Heart, Sanctuary Sodality, St. Joseph's Knitters and Monday Morning Volunteer Group.
She worked as a volunteer at Providence Hospital and was a member of the Third Order of St. Benedict.
Her husband of 36 years, Paul G. Croarkin, died in 1951.
Survivors include five children, Neil Croarkin of Westport, Conn., Joann Pauley of Cabin John, John A. Croarkin of Rockville, Barbara Frawley of Wilmington, Del., and Mary Elmore of Alexandria; a sister, Mildred Daly Milton of Chevy Chase; 20 grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren.
T. PATRICK MAXWELL
T. Patrick Maxwell, 46, a supervisor of maintenance supplies for the Potomac Electric Power Co. for the past 14 years, died of cancer Jan. 17 at his home in Beltsville.
Mr. Maxwell had previously worked as assistant manager of a sports shop and for a construction company.
He was born in Washington and grew up in Bladensburg, where he graduated from Bladensburg High School. He then served in the Army.
He had been a member of the Bladensburg Volunteer Fire Department for more than 30 years, and had served as president. He also belonged to American Legion Post 136 in Greenbelt and the Loyal Order of the Moose, and was past exalted ruler of Elk Lodge 1778 in Riverdale.
Survivors include his wife, Mary Jane Maxwell of Beltsville; two stepchildren, Teresa Spinks of Beltsville and Michael Barry of Laurel; his mother, Frances Maxwell of Frederick, Md.; and a brother, Michael Maxwell of Lanham.
THOMAS AQUINAS KILDAY
Thomas Aquinas Kilday, 64, an area obstetrician and gynecologist who delivered several thousand babies over a practice of 35 years, died of lung cancer Jan. 23 at Sibley Hospital.
He lived in Chevy Chase.
Dr. Kilday was a native of New York City and a graduate of Mount St. Mary's College and Cornell Medical School. He was a resident at Georgetown University Hospital and later established offices in Washington, Arlington and Chevy Chase.
He belonged to Alcoholics Anonymous, Columbia Country Club and Blessed Sacrament Church.
Survivors include his wife, Elizabeth C. Kilday of Chevy Chase; four sons, Thomas A. Kilday Jr. of Rockville, Marine Capt. Mark A. Kilday of Silver Spring, currently serving in the Middle East, Matthew P. Kilday of Chevy Chase and John C. Kilday of Silver Spring; three daughters, Margaret E. Greaney of Kensington, Ellen C. Kilday of Chevy Chase and Maura B. Kilday of Kensington; a brother, John Francis Kilday of Albany, N.Y.; and four grandchildren.
CHARLES PROCTOR GIVEN
Chemical Company Founder
Charles Proctor Given, 84, founder and president of Washington Chemical Sales Inc., died of cancer Jan. 18 at Southern Maryland Hospital Center.
A District native who was a fourth-generation Washingtonian, Mr. Given moved to Clinton four months ago after living in West Palm Beach, Fla., for about five years. He had a home in Bethesda from 1945 to 1985.
Mr. Given attended Randolph Macon Academy. After graduating from the Wharton School of Finance at the University of Pennsylvania in 1929, he worked as a wire service reporter in Venezuela. He founded Washington Chemical Sales in 1936.
Mr. Given was a member of Congressional Country Club and the U.S. Golf Association.
His marriage to Virginia S. Given ended in divorce.
Survivors include two daughters, Patricia Miller of Clinton, wife of Maryland Senate President Thomas V. Mike Miller Jr., and Kathleen Lamark of Upper Marlboro; a son, Charles Proctor Given Jr. of Charlotte, N.C., and 10 grandchildren.
NELLIE DEACON WHITE
Singer and Statistician
Nellie Deacon White, 71, a big-band singer in the 1940s who later worked as a government statistician here, died of heart and lung disease Jan. 24 at Shady Grove Adventist Hospital. She lived in Silver Spring.
As a teenager living in Carnegie, Pa., she won a national talent contest that led to singing dates at nightclubs in New York City. She also recorded several albums. During World War II she toured with the USO in Africa, Alaska and Europe.
Mrs. White stopped singing professionally after she married Ralph White and moved here in 1946. She worked for the government for about 20 years, the first five as a clerk with the Bureau of Engraving and the Bureau of Public Debt and the final 15 years as a statistician with the National Institutes of Health. She retired in 1973.
Her husband died in 1978. Survivors include a son, Ralph White of Silver Spring, and two brothers, Alexander Deacon of Carnegie, and Michael Deacon of Parma, Ohio.
BETTY STRAW JACK
Real Estate Executive
Betty Straw Jack, 73, retired president of Mensch Corp. real estate company, died Jan. 13 at a hospital in Oklahoma City of complications following a stroke. A resident of Port Charlotte, Fla., she was traveling when stricken.
Mrs. Jack was born in Cumberland, Md., and came to the Washington area during the 1940s. She worked at Mensch, which owns and manages real estate, from 1949 until she retired in 1973. She was a former director of County Federal Savings and Loan Association in Montgomery County.
A former resident of Chevy Chase, Mrs. Jack moved to Florida when she retired.
Her husband of 23 years, Wales Jack, died in 1987.
Survivors include two stepsons, Wales Jack Jr. of Silver Spring and Douglas Jack of Frederick; a sister, Helen Whitmore of New Windsor, Md.; six grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
TERESA JAMES MORRIS
Teresa James Morris, 92, a community volunteer who had served on the women's board of George Washington University Hospital and given First Instruction to a variety of organizations during World War II, died of pulmonary arrest Jan. 23 at her home in Washington.
Mrs. Morris was born in Cincinnati and moved to Washington in 1910. She graduated from Holton Arms School and Bryn Mawr College.
She married E.K. Morris, the founder of Security Storage Co., in 1924. He died in 1981.
Mrs. Morris was a member of the Junior League, KiWives and the board of the Crippled Children Society, and she had been an honorary president of the Animal Rescue League.
There are no immediate survivors.