Maryrose Reeves Allen, 92, the founder and former director of the women's physical education department at Howard University, died of cardiac arrest Jan. 14 at her home in Washington.
Mrs. Allen was born in Louisville. She graduated from the Sargent School of Physical Education for Women, which is now part of Boston University. She received a master's degree in physical education at Boston University and did doctoral study there.
She joined the staff at Howard in 1925 and directed the department of women's physical education for the next 42 years until retiring in 1967. From 1922 to 1942, Mrs. Allen taught physical education during summers at Hampton University.
Her department at Howard trained women's physical education teachers for schools in this area and around the country. In 1953, the year before racial segregation was declared unconstitutional by the U.S. Supreme Court, 80 percent of the women physical education teachers in the black schools of Washington were graduates of the Howard University program.
Mrs. Allen organized Howard University's May Festival and its annual Christmas program, and she encouraged her department to work in collaboration with such other departments as music and art.
At her retirement, Frank Snowden, dean of the College of Liberal Arts, told Mrs. Allen, "You have enabled many generations of Howard women to enrich their lives."
Her marriage to Henry Allen ended in divorce.
There are no immediate survivors.
MATTIE JULIAN BROWN
Mattie Julian Brown, 86, a former official of the YWCA in New York, died of cardiopulmonary arrest Jan. 13 at George Washington University Hospital. She had lived in Washington since 1969.
Mrs. Brown worked for the YWCA from 1936 to 1955 as director of education of the YWCA trade school in New York and as an official of the Harlem branch. Earlier, she was manager of a private family social work agency in St. Louis.
From 1955 to 1969, she accompanied her husband, Dr. Warren H. Brown, to Foreign Service assignments in Rhodesia, Malawi, Egypt, Syria, Guatemala, Ghana and Libya. While abroad she taught domestic skills and helped guide local residents in social work.
Mrs. Brown was born in Montgomery, Ala., and reared in Greencastle, Ind. She was a graduate of Depauw University and received a master's degree in business administration from Columbia University.
She belonged to the Depauw Alumni Club and The Links social group.
In addition to her husband of 65 years, of Washington, survivors include a sister, Elizabeth White of Baltimore.
DONALD J. BROWN
Donald J. Brown, 39, chairman of the mathematics department at St. Albans School for Boys in Washington, died of complications of diabetes Jan. 13 at his home at the school.
Mr. Brown, who also was director of scheduling and testing at St. Albans, had taught there since 1978 and was holder of the Cissy Patterson chair of mathematics. He came to Washington in the mid-1970s. He spent more than two years in a novitiate program of the Dominican Fathers before joining the school.
A native of Troy, N.Y., he was a summa cum laude graduate of Dartmouth College. He taught mathematics at Dartmouth and a school in New York after his graduation.
His teaching honors included the White House Presidential Scholars Distinguished Teacher award, College Board Advanced Placement Recognition Award and Mathematical Association of America's Edyth May Sliffe Award.
Survivors include his parents, Annette and Donald G. Brown of Troy; a brother, Thomas Brown of Virginia Beach, Va.; and a sister, Beverly Green of Troy.
HARVARD THOMAS BLATCHLEY JR.
Harvard Thomas Blatchley Jr., 65, a retired locksmith in Silver Spring who also had worked for the Department of the Army and Pan American Airways, died of cancer Jan. 14 at his home in Bethesda.
Mr. Blatchley was born in Leonardtown, Md. During World War II, he served in the Navy in the Pacific. Later he was a clerical employee with the Department of the Army.
About 1965, he started a locksmith business in Silver Spring, and he ran it until 1988. From 1987 to 1991, he worked for Pan Am in baggage handling.
Mr. Blatchley was a Mason and a Shriner.
His marriage to Mabel Blatchley ended in divorce.
Survivors include his wife, Adeline Deaton Blatchley of Bethesda; a daughter from his first marriage, Donna Beitzel of Shepherdstown, W.Va.; three stepchildren, Air Force Senior Master Sgt. Thomas Robert Deaton, who is stationed in Okinawa, Everett John Deaton of Mount Airy, Md., and James Deaton of Jessup; seven grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren.
ROY C. HEIDEMANN
Roy C. Heidemann, 59, assistant director of operations for the Defense Contract Audit Agency, died of a heart attack Jan. 13 at his home in Falls Church.
Mr. Heidemann was born in Chicago. He graduated from the University of Illinois. He received a master's degree in administration from Central Michigan University. In the mid-1950s he served in the Army.
After his Army service, he began working in Chicago for the U.S. Army Audit Agency. He transferred to the Defense Contract Audit Agency in 1965 when the agency was formed. He was deputy regional director in Chicago before moving to the Washington area in 1987 as assistant director for operations.
He received Meritorious and Distinguished Service Awards from the agency.
He was a member of the Association of Government Accountants.
Survivors include a sister, Joyce Heidemann of Chicago, and a brother, Donald Heidemann of Milwaukee.
SALLY TAUB AXELROD
Sally Taub Axelrod, 73, a retired teacher in the elementary grades of the Montgomery County public school system, died of pneumonia Jan. 14 at Suburban Hospital.
Mrs. Axelrod, who lived in Rockville, was born in Elizabeth, N.J. She grew up there and in New York City. She graduated from Hunter College.
In 1950, she moved to the Washington area. She began teaching in Montgomery County in 1956 and was on the faculties of Montgomery Knolls and Kemp Mills Elementary schools in Silver Spring. She retired in 1975.
Mrs. Axelrod was a member of the Montgomery County Education Association and a volunteer with the Literacy Council, an adult literacy program.
Survivors include her husband of 53 years, Dr. Julius Axelrod, a Nobel laureate in medicine at the National Institutes of Health, of Rockville; two sons, Paul Axelrod of Ripon, Wis., and Alfred Axelrod of Crivitz, Wis.; and three grandchildren.
LESTER KORNBLITH JR.
Lester Kornblith Jr., 74, a nuclear engineer who retired from government service as an administrative law judge at the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, died Jan. 12 at his home in Sarasota, Fla., after a heart attack.
Mr. Kornblith was born in Chicago. He graduated from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He served in the Army Signal Corps in Europe during World War II.
After the war he was assistant to Dr. Enrico Fermi as chief engineer for construction of the cyclotron at the University of Chicago. Later he was co-designer and manager of the General Electric nuclear power generating station at Vallecitos, Calif.
He moved to Bethesda in 1963 and joined the Atomic Energy Commission as assistant director for reactors in the division of compliance. Later he became an administrative law judge at the Nuclear Regulatory Commission. He retired from government service in 1979.
In retirement Mr. Kornblith remained in Bethesda while serving as president of the National Nuclear Corporation, which is based in Mountain View, Calif. He retired from that job and moved to Sarasota in 1985.
He was a fellow of the American Nuclear Society, a senior life member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers and a former member of the Washington Hebrew Congregation.
Survivors include his wife, Barbara Kornblith of Sarasota; three children, Nancy Kopp of Bethesda, Joan Kornblith of Gaithersburg and Richard Kornblith of Dallas; a brother, Edward Kornblith of Long Boat Key, Fla.; and three grandchildren.
DOROTHY G. FRENCH
Dorothy G. French, 66, a psychologist and the former director of psychology at the Regional Institute for Children and Adolescents of Southern Maryland in Cheltenham, died of cancer Jan. 14 at her home in North Bethesda.
Mrs. French was born in Milwaukee. In 1946 she married Harry George French, a career Foreign Service Officer, and she accompanied him on assignments in France, South Africa, Turkey, Ireland and Switzerland. They settled permanently in the Washington area in 1965. He died in 1977.
Mrs. French graduated from the University of Maryland, where she also received a master's degree in education and a doctorate in psychology. She also received a master's degree in psychology from Loyola College in Baltimore.
She was principal of St. Lukes School in McLean from 1975 to 1977. In 1974 she was on the faculty of Catholic University. She was on the staff of the Regional Institute for Children and Adolescents of Southern Maryland from 1984 to 1991.
She was a sculptor and her work had been exhibited at the Smithsonian Institution and at galleries around the Washington area.
She was a member of DACOR (Diplomatic and Consular Officers Retired) and the American Psychological Association.
Survivors include four sons, Michael and Patrick French of Rockville and Timothy and Mark French of Bethesda; her mother, Elizabeth Meister of Bethesda; and three grandchildren. A daughter, Jacqueline French, died in 1980.
WALTER CLIFFORD HENDRIX III
Walter Clifford Hendrix III, 53, a program analyst with the Administration on Aging in the Department of Health and Human Services, died Jan. 2 at George Washington University Hospital after a heart attack.
Dr. Hendrix was born in Atlanta. He graduated from Mercer University in Macon, Ga., attended Yale Divinity School for a year and then received a doctorate in political science from Yale.
From 1966 to 1970, he served in the Army, and he was assigned to the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, N.Y., where he taught social sciences. He remained in the Army Reserve after leaving active duty, and he was a colonel at the time of his death.
He worked for the Model Cities program in Atlanta before moving to Washington and joining the Administration on Aging in 1977. He participated in union organizing activities there and was a former president of the Administration on Aging chapter of the National Treasury Employees Union.
He had been a Boy Scout master in McLean, a teacher of adult Bible classes at McLean's Lewinsville Presbyterian Church and a volunteer at Miriam's Kitchen, a soup kitchen in Washington.
Survivors include his wife, Betsy Lyon Hendrix of McLean; three sons, Dr. Walter C. Hendrix IV of Rochester, N.Y., Samuel L. Hendrix of McLean and John T. Hendrix of New York City; and his mother, Mary S. Hendrix, and a sister, Mary Margaret Hendrix, both of Atlanta.
GEORGE H. GOLDSBOROUGH
George H. Goldsborough, 74, a retired deputy director of the fruit and vegetable division of the Agricultural Marketing Service in the Department of Agriculture, died of heart ailments Jan. 9 at his home in Laurel.
Mr. Goldsborough was born in Denton, Md., the son of T. Alan Goldsborough, a former member of the U.S. House of Representatives. He graduated from Cornell University and received a master's degree in economics from the University of Maryland. During World War II, he served in the Marine Corps in the Pacific.
In 1940, Mr. Goldsborough joined the Department of Agriculture as an economist. He retired from the Agricultural Marketing Service in 1977.
Mr. Goldsborough was a past president of the Greater Laurel-Beltsville Hospital Foundation, and he served on the Laurel Master Plan Committee and the Laurel Historic District Commission.
He was a Mason and a past president of the Laurel Shrine Club, a past commander of the Prince George's County chapter of the Military Order of the World Wars and a member of St. Philip's Episcopal Church and the Patuxent Greens Golf & Country Club.
Survivors include his wife of 50 years, Helen R. Goldsborough of Laurel; three children, Thomas Alan Goldsborough of Gaithersburg, George H. Goldsborough Jr. of New York City and Mary Ellen Goldsborough of Laurel, and a sister, Martha Goldsborough of Annapolis.
Sheltered Workshop Supervisor
Fannie Goldstein, 82, a retired supervisor at the Sheltered Workshop of the D.C. chapter of the National Association for Retarded Citizens, died of cancer Jan. 15 at the Hebrew Home of Greater Washington in Rockville.
Mrs. Goldstein, a former resident of Rockville, was born in Russia. She came to the United States when she was 3. She was reared in Washington, and she graduated from Business High School.
From about 1928 to 1938, she worked for the Hecht Co. department store. After the death in 1951 of her husband, Bernard Goldstein, she worked for a dress shop in Washington.
In 1955, Mrs. Goldstein went to work for the National Association of Retarded Citizens. She began as a secretary to the director of its Occupational Training Center and later became floor supervisor of its Sheltered Workshop. She retired about 1975.
Since 1980, Mrs. Goldstein had been a part-time accounting employee of the Hebrew Home.
She was a volunteer with the Zena Greenberg Chapter of the Deborah Hospital Foundation.
Survivors include two children, Leonard R. Goldstein of University Park and Sheila Blum of Adelphi; two brothers, Irving Andrusia of Rockville and Albert Andrusia of Adelphi; and five grandchildren.
DAVID D. ACKER
David D. Acker, 70, a mechanical engineer who served on the staff of the Defense Systems Management College from 1973 until retiring last month, died of cancer Jan. 14 at Fairfax Hospital.
Mr. Acker, who lived in McLean, was born in Newark. He graduated from Rutgers University, where he also received a master's degree in mechanical engineering.
During World War II he served in the Army in Europe. Before moving to the Washington area in 1970, he worked 20 years in California for what now is Rockwell International as an engineer and administrator.
In the Washington area, he specialized in research and development for the Department of Defense until 1973, when he joined the staff of the Defense Systems Management College. He taught courses there and also specialized in research and administration. He wrote books on communications skills and on technical management education. Mr. Acker was an elder in the Fourth Presbyterian Church in Bethesda.
Survivors include his wife, Lillian Acker of McLean; two daughters, Suzanne Gembarowicz of Fairfax and Maritta Acker of McLean; and a sister, Dorothy Acker of Hawthorne, N.J.