Howard Marcus Handleman, 80, former diplomatic editor and correspondent for U.S. News and World Report, died of congestive heart failure Aug. 10 at Iliff Nursing Home in Vienna.

Mr. Handleman worked 17 years with U.S. News and World Report before his retirement in 1978. Earlier, he had worked 23 years for International News Service, mostly as a correspondent in the Far East and Europe.

Mr. Handleman, a resident of McLean, was born in Los Angeles and attended the University of Redlands in California.

He began his career in journalism in 1934 at the Orange Belt Daily News in San Bernadino, Calif. He joined International News Service in 1935. He worked in Boston, New York, Albany, Detroit, Chicago and Los Angeles.

From 1943 to 1945, he covered World War II in the Pacific, including landing operations at Leyte and Luzon in the Philippines and at Okinawa.

After the war, he was Far East director for INS and organized bureaus in Tokyo, Manila, Seoul and Taipei, Taiwan. He also covered the Korean War.

He was INS bureau manager in San Francisco from 1952 to 1954 and INS diplomatic correspondent in Washington from 1954 to 1956. From 1956 to 1958, he was based in Paris as chief European correspondent for INS.

After the merger of INS and United Press in 1958, Mr. Handleman returned to Washington and worked for the Office of Civil Defense and Mobilization until joining U.S. News and World Report.

He was the author or coauthor of several books, including "Bridge to Victory," about World War II in the Aleutians; "From the Danube to the Yalu," with Gen. Mark Clark; and "Leyte Calling," about an underground radio operation during the Japanese occupation of the Philippines.

He received National Headliners Club awards in 1944 and 1949.

Survivors include his wife, Mabel Handleman of McLean; two sons, Bill Handleman of Neptune, N.J., and David Handleman of Flagler Beach, Fla.; and four grandchildren.


Hadassah Member

Freida Esther Hochberg, 89, a member of Hadassah and Congregation Beth El of Montgomery County in Bethesda, died of heart ailments Aug. 12 at Suburban Hospital.

Mrs. Hochberg, who lived in Chevy Chase, was born in Biala-Podlaska, Poland. She went to Cuba in 1928. In 1933, she came to the United States and settled in the Washington area.

She was active in Pioneer Women and the Organization for Rehabilitation Through Training.

Survivors include her husband of 66 years, Abraham Hochberg of Chevy Chase; three children, Sarita Zell of North Bethesda and Marilyn Hammerman and Philip Hochberg, both of Rockville; 11 grandchildren, and 12 great-grandchildren.


Lawyer and Accountant

Woodrow E. Dooley, 76, a lawyer and certified public accountant, died of leukemia and pneumonia Aug. 9 at Montgomery General Hospital.

Mr. Dooley, who lived in Rockville, was born in Shawnee, Okla. He grew up in Arkansas and received a law degree from Memphis State University. He received a master's degree in law from George Washington University.

During World War II, he served in the Navy in England.

Before moving to the Washington area in 1967, he was an accountant with the Department of the Army at Redstone Arsenal in Huntsville, Ala. While living in this area, he was an accountant with the Army Materiel Command and the Army's regulatory law office. He retired from federal service in 1987.

He had a private practice of law, accounting and financial planning.

Mr. Dooley was a founding member of the Alliance for the Mentally Ill of Montgomery County and a past director of Threshold Services Inc. and other organizations that provide basic services for the mentally ill.

He was a member of St. Paul's United Methodist Church in Kensington and the Kensington Masonic Lodge.

Survivors include his wife of 46 years, Joyce Dooley of Rockville; and three children, Linda Dooley of Silver Spring, Carol Taylor of Ellicott City and David Dooley of Rockville.


Credit Clerk

Edna L. Mills, 82, a department store credit clerk who worked for Hecht Co. from 1955 to 1972 and retired from Garfinckel & Co. in 1988, died Aug. 12 at Cameron Glen Care Center in Reston after a stroke.

Mrs. Mills was born in Washington and raised in Sumerduck, Va. She was a graduate of Remington High School in Fauquier County and a longtime resident of Arlington.

She was a charter member of Bonair Baptist Church in Arlington.

Her husband, Grayson Mills, died in 1969.

Survivors include three children, Darlene M. Greene of Alexandria, Robert T. Mills of Richmond and Joyce Ann Wolfe of Herndon; five grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.


Postal Superintendent

Clarence Johnson, 61, who retired in 1986 as superintendent of the Benjamin Franklin Station post office at 12th Street and Pennsylvania Avenue NW, died of a heart attack Aug. 11 at his home in Florence, S.C.

He lived in Washington for about 30 years and moved to Florence in 1987.

Mr. Johnson, a former postal trouble-shooter and supervisor, worked for the Postal Service for 25 years. Earlier, he was a clerk with the State Department.

He was a native of Darlington, S.C., and a graduate of Howard University. He served in the Army in Korea during the Korean War.

Mr. Johnson was a golfer, a Boy Scout leader and a trustee of Trinity AME Zion Church in Washington and also served on the church's Commission for Social Action.

Survivors include his wife, Fannie Johnson of Florence; three children, Carroll Welsh, Lisa Johnson and Clarence Johnson Jr., all of Washington; and three grandchildren.


Benefits Counselor

Eunice Young Washington, 61, a former practical nurse who retired in 1992 as a benefits counselor with the National Black Council on the Aged, died of cancer Aug. 9 at the Presidential Woods nursing home in Adelphi.

Mrs. Washington, a lifelong resident of Washington, graduated from Dunbar High School.

For about 20 years, until the early 1970s, she was a practical nurse at area hospitals and nursing homes. From 1976 to 1978, she was a retirement benefits counselor with the Civil Service Commission, now the Office of Personnel Management. From 1989 until 1992, she worked for the National Black Council on the Aged.

Mrs. Washington was a former member of the Peoples Community Church and a member of the Lane Memorial CME Church, both in Washington.

She also was a member of the National Council of Negro Women, the Northeast Neighborhood Reunion Committee and the Daughters of Isis, a Masonic organization. She was a volunteer with the American Cancer Society and a member of the cancer support group at St. Benedict the Moor Catholic Church.

Her marriage to Leo F. Townsend ended in divorce.

Survivors include her husband, William J. Washington Jr. of Washington; three children from her first marriage, Andre Townsend of Glen Burnie and Rene Townsend Robinson and Adrienne Young, both of Washington; two children from her second marriage, Antoine Menthonnex of Silver Spring and William J. Washington III of Washington; three sisters, Ida Lyons, Audrey Ebb and Marzetta Clark, and two brothers, Louis and Charles Young, all of Washington; seven grandchildren; and a great-grandchild.


Army Sergeant

W.T. Walker, 67, a retired Army sergeant first class who was also a psychiatric technician and a D.C. housing inspector, died of a heart ailment Aug. 10 at Washington Hospital Center.

A resident of the Washington area for 23 years, he moved to Greenwood, Del., in 1984. He had returned here for medical treatment.

Mr. Walker, a native of Amarillo, Tex., retired from the Army in 1967 as a medical technician at Walter Reed Army Medical Center after 23 years of military service.

He also had been a a military police officer. He served in the Philippines and Okinawa during World War II, in Japan after the war and in Korea during the Korean War.

After he retired, he was a psychiatric technician at Sibley Memorial Hospital and a housing inspector for the city. He retired from both jobs in 1983.

His marriage to Sue Walker ended in divorce.

Survivors include four children, Robert A. Walker, James K. Walker and Margaret F. Link, all of Greenwood, and Susan M. Hoffman of Silver Spring; four sisters; and a grandson.


Junior League Member

Tess Haugland, 85, a former resident of Washington and member of the Junior League of Washington, died of congestive heart failure Aug. 3 at a hospital in Torrance, Calif.

Mrs. Haugland was born in Butte, Mont. She attended the Montana School of Mines. She moved to Washington in the 1930s.

In 1974 she moved to California after the retirement of her husband, Vern Haugland, an aviation and space writer for the Associated Press. He died in 1984.

Survivors include two daughters, Taya Mahoney of Palos Verdes, Calif., and Marcia Watson of Muir Beach, Calif.; a brother, Dr. William McMahon of Seattle; and a sister, Marcia Harrington of Orange, Calif.


Agriculture Information Director

Anna Christine Justin, 76, retired director of the food and nutrition information center of the Agricultural Research Service library in Beltsville, died of cardiac arrest Aug. 2 at her home in Alexandria. She had lived in the Washington area since the late 1940s.

Miss Justin was a native of Vernon, Tex., and a graduate of Texas Woman's University. She had been a dietitian for the Navy Department and worked at the Agriculture Department for 30 years before retiring in 1979.

She was a member of the Audubon Society, the American Horticultural Society and the Old Presbyterian Meeting House in Alexandria.

There are no immediate survivors.


FAA Engineer

Harold C. "Hal" True, 50, a retired engineer at the Federal Aviation Administration who specialized in airspace procedures and noise modeling, died Aug. 11 at his home in Denver of complications from a stroke.

Mr. True was a resident of Washington from about 1975 until he retired for health reasons in 1993 and moved to Colorado. He was born in Madison, Wis., and he graduated from the University of Wyoming, where he majored in mechanical engineering.

From 1966 to 1973, he was a design engineer with Boeing Corp. in Seattle. He then worked for McDonald-Douglas Corp. in Los Angeles until moving to Washington and joining the FAA.

Survivors include his father, Harold K. True, and a brother, Glen C. True, both of Longmont, Colo., and a sister, Jean Schropfer of Casper, Wyo.