Margaret J. Buckley, 90, a former supreme regent of the Catholic Daughters of the Americas, the largest organization of Catholic women in the world, died of a stroke Feb. 5 at the Fairlane nursing home in Silver Spring.

Miss Buckley was born in Bethesda, where she lived until moving to the nursing home. She worked for the American Security Bank for 40 years, retiring in the late 1960s as assistant purchasing officer.

She held the top position in the Catholic Daughters of the Americas from 1958 to 1966, and during that time she helped organize the donation of five altars to the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception. The position was called supreme regent at the time she held it; it is now called national regent.

Miss Buckley also was a member of the parish of Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church in Bethesda, and she was a member of the boards of directors of the National Conference of Catholic Charities, the Catholic Liturgical Conference and the Catholic Rural Life Conference.

She received a number of honors from the Catholic Church, including the Ecclesia et Pontifice and Pro Deo et Juventute medals. In 1963, she was made a Lady of the Holy Sepulcher.

She leaves no immediate survivors.


National Symphony Clarinetist

Robert Genovese, 53, a clarinet player with the National Symphony Orchestra, died of complications from hepatitis Feb. 7 at Fairfax Hospital.

Mr. Genovese, who lived in Falls Church, was born in Philadelphia. He served in the Army from the late 1950s through 1961, then in 1962 moved to the Washington area and joined the National Symphony.

He had also taught clarinet at Catholic University.

Survivors include his wife, Nancy Genovese, and four children, Anita, Christopher, John and Laura Genovese, all of Falls Church; his mother, Elena Genovese of Philadelphia; six brothers, Lawrence, Richard and Edward Genovese, all of Philadelphia, Arthur Genovese of Cherry Hill, N.J., Anthony Genovese of Absecon, N.J. and Alfred Genovese of Boston; and a sister, Mary Ann Brigandi of Philadelphia.


World Bank Secretary

Mary Cho, 35, a secretary at the World Bank for the past two years who was a former Alexandria teacher, died of a kidney ailment Feb. 5 at George Washington University Hospital. She lived in Alexandria.

She had taught English as a second language at T.C. Williams High School in 1987 and 1988.

Miss Cho, who came here in 1976, was born in Springfield, Mass. She was a graduate of George Mason University, where she also recieved a master's degree in linguistics.

Survivors include her parents, Eunjoo and James Cho of Alexandria; two brothers, David, of Cincinnati, and Daniel, of Alexandria; and a sister, Kay Cho of Worcester, Mass.