The June 14 obituary of Patricia W. Vinson should have said that she is survived by her husband, retired Army Col. Newell E. Vinson. (Published 6/15/95)
Philip I. Herzbrun, 71, an associate professor of English who retired in 1993 after 35 years at Georgetown University, died of cancer June 12 at the Washington Home. He had lived in Washington since childhood.
Dr. Herzbrun published poetry, reviewed it in the Washington Star and wrote articles for journals that included College English, Walt Whitman Papers and Western Humanities Review.
He was born in Welch, W.Va. He was a graduate of Roosevelt High School and a summa cum laude graduate of George Washington University, where he also received a master's degree in English. He received a doctorate in English from Johns Hopkins University.
Dr. Herzbrun served in the Navy during World War II. He played piano with the Meyer Davis Orchestra and at jazz spots on the East Coast. He also was a founder of the Faculty Senate at Georgetown and a member of the university's athletic advisory board.
He was named Southwest Poet of the Year by Western Humanities Review in 1960, and in 1970 he received an award for the Washington-Baltimore Newspaper Guild for his poetry reviews. His poems were printed in literary magazines and anthologies, and he lectured on literature and art at the Smithsonian Institution, the Martin Luther King Library and Philadelphia College of Art.
His marriage to Nancy Herzbrun ended in divorce. His second wife, Helene Herzbrun, died in 1984.
Survivors include two brothers, Josef Erhardy of Paris and Lon Herzbrun of Maryville, Tenn. PATRICIA W. VINSON Gunston Hall Docent
Patricia W. Vinson, 66, who had been a docent at Gunston Hall and a member of Good Shepherd Catholic Church in Alexandria, died of multiple myeloma June 10 at her home in Alexandria.
Mrs. Vinson, a native of Yonkers, N.Y., attended Columbia University. She married David B. Vinson in 1954 and accompanied him to Army assignments in the United States, Germany and Saudi Arabia. They had lived in the Washington area since 1969.
She was a member of the Fort Belvoir Golf Club.
In addition to her husband, now a retired colonel, of Alexandria, survivors include three sons, Army Lt. Col. Mark E. Vinson of Woodbridge, David B. Vinson of Alexandria and Douglas S. Vinson of New Haven, Conn.; a daughter, Patricia Anne Vinson of Salt Lake City; her parents, David J. and Wilma Whelan, and a brother, David J. Whelan, all of Pleasantville, N.C.; and five grandchildren. DOROTHY H. MONAGAN Church Secretary
Dorothy H. Monagan, 79, who retired in 1975 after about 25 years as secretary at All Souls Episcopal Church in Washington, died of a stroke June 11 at Springbrook Adventist Nursing Home in Silver Spring, where she had been a patient for more than six years. Her home was in Washington.
Mrs. Monagan, a native of Covington, Va., moved to the District in 1941 and joined the secretarial staff of the Justice Department.
She was president of the Altar Guild and the women's group at All Souls.
Survivors include her husband of 54 years, William Monagan of Washington; two children, Kathleen Porter of Fort Worth and Robert A. Monagan of Laurel; a sister, Anne Dorsey of Raleigh, N.C.; a brother, H. Lee Hewitt of Baltimore; five granddaughters; and a great-grandson. EDWARD C. GAUTHIER Publishing Executive
Edward C. Gauthier, 52, a former government official who had been vice president of Government Counseling Ltd., an Alexandria publishing concern, since 1988, died June 9 at his home in Alexandria after a heart attack.
In the late 1960s, he settled in the Washington area and began his government career. He was a contracting officer with the Navy Department, worked for the Selective Service and became procurement division chief in the General Service Administration's Office of Technology Assistance before leaving the government in 1988.
Mr. Gauthier, who was born in Chicago, was a 1964 graduate of the University of Wisconsin at LaCrosse and received a master's degree in government at George Washington University. He had served with the Army in Korea and had been a Peace Corps volunteer in Liberia. His marriage to Donna Gauthier ended in divorce.
Survivors include a son, Edward Todd Gauthier of Alexandria; his mother, Loretta Gauthier, a sister, Mary Gauthier Empey, and a brother, Robert Jerome Gauthier, all of Athens, Wis.