EC Diplomat

Curt Heidenreich, 71, a retired European Community diplomat who had lived here since 1982, died Sept. 13 at his home in Bethesda. He had a heart ailment.

His career included a tour as deputy delegation head of the EC's Washington office from 1961 to 1976 and then service as the EC's ambassador in Ottawa, before retiring in 1982.

Mr. Heidenreich, a native of Wiesbaden, Germany, studied economics and law in Germany and Vienna. After serving in the German air force during World War II, he worked in personnel management before joining the West German government. He spent three years in Washington as a member of the West German mission to the NATO military committee before joining the EC staff in Belgium in 1958.

He was a recipient of the Commanders Cross of the Federal Republic of Germany.

He was a co-founder of the International Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association, co-founder and vice chairman of the Mid-Atlantic Club and a member of the Metropolitan, University and Cosmos clubs in Washington.

Survivors include his wife, the former Edelgard von Brauchitsch, of Bethesda.



Sarah Hunter "Sally" Jerome, 98, an author and Marine Corps officer's wife who accompanied her husband on assignments around the world, died Sept. 14 at Belvoir Woods Health Care Center of complications following a stroke.

Mrs. Jerome was born in Beaver Falls, Pa. Before settling permanently in the Washington area in 1949, she had lived in California, North Carolina, the Philippines, Colombia, Peru and Nicaragua.

She was co-author of "The Marine Corps Wife," a guide to approved customs of military social life, and author of a cookbook, "Sally's Secrets."

She had done volunteer work with the Marine Aviation Wives Club.

Her marriage to George E.A. Reinburg ended in divorce. Her second husband, retired Marine Corps Lt. Gen. Clayton C. Jerome, whom she married in 1930, died in 1978.

Survivors include a son by her first marriage, retired Marine Corps Col. J. Hunter Reinburg of Coronado, Calif.; four grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and a great-great grandchild.


School Librarian

Janie Shaver Cone, 79, a retired Arlington public schools librarian who had been a member of Trinity Presbyterian Church in Arlington, died Sept. 13 at a hospital in Cocoa Beach, Fla., after a heart attack. She lived in Merritt Island, Fla.

She served in the Arlington schools for 26 years before retiring in the early 1970s from Ashlawn Elementary School. Other schools where she worked included Washington-Lee High School and Gunston Junior High.

Mrs. Cone, who lived in Arlington for 40 years before moving to Florida in 1986, was born in Harrisonburg, Va. A graduate of what is now James Madison University, she received a master's degree in library science from Peabody College in Tennessee.

Survivors include her husband, Charles C. Cone, and a daughter, Mary Lou Tipton, both of Merritt Island; a brother, John Shaver of Bradenton, Fla.; a sister, Mary Shaver of Harrisonburg; and a granddaughter.


Naval Research Official

Alan B. Bligh, 66, a retired official of the Naval Research Laboratory, where his career involved the development and application of computer technology, died of cancer Sept. 15 at the Hospice of Northern Virginia.

A native of Brooklyn, N.Y., Mr. Bligh lived in Alexandria until moving to Annandale three months ago. He graduated from Brooklyn College. During World War II, he was a radio operator in the Merchant Marine, and he served part of the war in the Pacific.

In 1951, he moved to the Washington area and joined the staff of the Naval Research Laboratory. His early assignments involved computer development. Later he worked on applications of computers to the space program. When he retired in 1985, he was director of the laboratory's research computation division.

He contributed to the Smithsonian Institution's oral history of computer development.

Mr. Bligh was a former trustee of Mount Vernon Unitarian Church in Alexandria and a member of the Maryland Capital Yacht Club in Annapolis, where he raced his sailboat.

Survivors include his wife, Isabel Cassidy Bligh of Annandale, and three daughters, Carol Bligh and Alice Vivien Bligh, both of Alexandria, and Laura Bligh of Derwood, Md.


Elementary School Student

Ryan William Cantrell, 9, a student at Lake Ridge Elementary School, died of complications of AIDS Sept. 12 at the Clinical Center of the National Institutes of Health. He lived in Lake Ridge.

Born in Bethesda and reared in Lake Ridge, he attended Virginia Hills Baptist Church.

Survivors include his parents, William and Nancy Cantrell, and a sister, Hayley Cantrell, all of Lake Ridge; and his grandparents, Erik and Alice Lindstron of Port Tobacco, Md., and William and Doris Cantrell of St. Augustine, Fla.