The obituary yesterday of accountant Myron B. Pass should have said that he served in the Army Air Corps and that he is survived by his wife, Charlene Pass. (Published 6/19/93)
J. Herbert Burke, 80, a former Republican congressman who represented southern Florida from 1966 to 1978, died of cardiac arrest June 16 at a hospital in Altamonte Springs, Fla. He had homes in Falls Church and Fern Park, Fla.
Rep. Burke was elected to Congress after serving for 14 years on the Broward County, Fla., board of commissioners. He had had a law practice in Hollywood, Fla., since 1949.
While in Congress he served on the House Foreign Affairs Committee and its subcommittee on Asian and Pacific Affairs, the House Administration Committee and the Select Committee on Narcotics Abuse and Control.
He also served on the U.S. delegation to the United Nations in 1975 and was a delegate to Republican national conventions from 1968 to 1976.
Rep. Burke pleaded guilty in September 1978 to misdemeanor charges of being disorderly and resisting arrest at a bar in Dania, Fla., and was defeated that November in his last bid for Congress.
Rep. Burke was a native of Chicago, where he attended Central YMCA College. He was a graduate of Northwestern University and Kent College of Law.
He served in the Army in France during World War II and was awarded the Bronze Star and Purple Heart.
He practiced law in Chicago before moving to Florida.
He was a member of the American Legion, Veterans of Foreign Wars, Disabled American Veterans, Loyal Orders of the Moose and Elks and Kiwanis Club.
Survivors include his wife, Evelyn Burke of Falls Church; two children, Michele Turcotte of Tampa and Kelly Gwynn of Fredericksburg, Va.; five grandchildren; and a great-grandson.
DAVID PAUL AKERS
David Paul Akers, 50, the president of Akers and Associates Inc. in Chevy Chase, died of a pulmonary embolus June 15 at Holy Cross Hospital.
Mr. Akers, a resident of Chevy Chase, was born in Maryville, Mo. He graduated from the University of Iowa in 1965.
He moved to the Washington area and began his career in the insurance business shortly after college. He was executive vice president of Wolf and Cohen Insurance Agency before founding Akers and Associates in 1990. The business specialized in insurance sales and estate and financial planning.
Mr. Akers was a director of the Greater Washington chapter of the American Society of Chartered Life Underwriters and Chartered Financial Consultants. He was a member of the D.C. Estate Planning Council.
He was chairman of the congregation at North Chevy Chase Christian Church and a member of The Nature Conservancy and The Audubon Society.
Survivors include his wife, Jean C. Akers of Chevy Chase; two children, Christopher David Akers of Salisbury, Md., and Ann Margaret Elliott of Annapolis; his mother, Vera B. Akers of Bedford, Iowa; a sister, Linda Gale Keith of Mount Pleasant, Iowa; a brother, Dale Lynn Akers of Half Moon Bay, Calif.; and a granddaughter.
MYRON B. PASS
Certified Public Accountant
Myron B. Pass, 69, a certified public accountant and Washington area resident for 41 years, died of cancer June 13 at George Washington University Hospital. He lived in Rockville.
Mr. Pass was a native of Columbus, Ohio, and a graduate of Ohio State University. He also studied at Northwestern University.
He served in the Army in the China-Burma-India theater during World War II.
He worked for the Ben Becker accounting firm before starting his own business in the 1950s.
Mr. Pass was a member of the Washington Institute of Public Accountants, Maryland Association of Public Accountants, National Society of Public Accountants, Bethesda Jewish Congregation and Alliance for the Mentally Ill. He was treasurer of Friends of St. Elizabeths Hospital and a founder and volunteer with Jobs Unlimited, a training program for persons with mental illness.
Survivors include his wife, Charlotte Eisenberg Pass of Rockville; two sons, Theodore Pass of Washington and Michael L. Pass of Shreveport, La.; and two grandchildren.
FRED LYON ZIMMERMAN
Fred Lyon Zimmerman, 95, a former official of the Department of Agriculture who retired as director of a division that supplied information to farmers on a variety of issues and concerns, died of respiratory failure and pneumonia June 9 at Sibley Memorial Hospital.
Mr. Zimmerman, who lived in Chevy Chase, was born in Ogden, Utah. He came to Washington during World War I and began working as a clerk at the Department of Agriculture. Over the years, his duties came to include writing pamphlets and advising farmers. He retired in the late 1940s after 30 years of federal service.
In retirement, Mr. Zimmerman cultivated a garden along a four-block stretch of Montgomery County-owned property at Maple Avenue and East-West Highway in Chevy Chase. With the county's permission, he planted flowers and shrubbery, including azaleas and English boxwood, on the property, and he also grew vegetables. In the early 1970s, the property was officially named Zimmerman Brothers Park. Mr. Zimmerman continued to maintain it until he was in his late 70s.
He leaves no immediate survivors.
ANNA MARIE HARDER
Anna Marie Harder, 75, an earth science teacher at Mount Vernon High School from 1960 until she retired in 1987, died of congestive heart failure June 11 at her home in Mount Vernon. She had lived in the Washington area off and on since 1947.
Mrs. Harder was a native of Patterson, N.J., and a graduate of Immaculata College in Pennsylvania. She did graduate work in earth science at the University of Virginia.
Mrs. Harder was a member of Good Shepherd Catholic Church in Mount Vernon and the National Science Teachers Association.
Her marriage to Melvin S. Harder ended in divorce. Survivors include three children, Melvin S. Harder III of San Jose, Susan Harder of New York and Nancye Harder of Concord, Calif., and a brother, Jack Quinn of Miami.
VIRGINIA WILEY CLARK
Silver Spring Resident
Virginia Wiley Clark, 85, a resident of Silver Spring and a member of the Friday Morning Music Group, died June 15 at Bedford Court retirement facility after a stroke.
Mrs. Clark was born in Clendaniel, W.Va. She graduated from West Virginia University.
She had lived in the Washington area since 1933.
Her husband, Lewis H. Clark, died in 1983.
Survivors include three children, Wiley Clark of Gaithersburg, Preston Cole Clark of Millersville, Md., and Annette Clark of Wilmington, Del.; five grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
LILLIAN DOBBEL MERRILL
Chevy Chase Resident
Lillian Dobbel Merrill, 91, a resident of Chevy Chase who had lived in the Washington area off and on since 1928, died of sepsis May 24 at Sibley Memorial Hospital.
A native of Palo Alto, Calif., she was a geology graduate of Stanford University. She worked at the Stanford library in the 1920s.
Her husband, Charles White Merrill, died in 1972, and a son, Charles W. Merrill Jr., died in 1991.
Survivors include three children, Lillian M. Coolidge of Iowa City, Celine Merrill Birkner of Bethesda and Henry D. Merrill of Chevy Chase; a sister, Edith Sawyer of Honolulu; 10 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.