Gregory Jude Johnson
Gregory Jude Johnson, 37, a lawyer by training who had spent the past year as acting executive director of PETS-Washington, an organization that helps care for the pets of AIDS patients, died of pancreatitis May 24 at Alexandria Hospital. He had AIDS.
Before joining PETS, which seeks to keep animals with their stricken owners, Mr. Johnson had practiced law in Washington for about seven years. For several of those years, he had been affiliated with the Washington law firm of Curtis Lewis & Associates and had practiced labor law.
Mr. Johnson, who lived in Alexandria, was a native of Raleigh, N.C. He was a 1983 graduate of the University of Virginia and a 1991 graduate of Catholic University law school.
In the Washington area, he had been active in various community service organizations.
Survivors include his companion, Alan Haley of Alexandria; his mother, Carolyn Johnson of Raleigh; and four brothers.
Daniel I. Poling
Daniel I. Poling, 50, a former FBI fingerprint specialist who retired on disability three years ago from the State Department as an accounting technician, died of hypertension cardiovascular disease May 5 at his home in Arlington.
Mr. Poling, who was born in Gassaway, W.Va., worked for the FBI in 1968 and then served four years in the Navy.
He began a civilian career with the Navy in 1973, working as an accounting technician. He transferred to the State Department in the late 1980s.
Survivors include his parents, Della and the Rev. Durward Poling of Salem, W.Va.; and a brother, the Rev. Kermit Poling of Parkersburg, W.Va.
Bernard A. Sugrue
Bernard A. Sugrue, 90, a native Washingtonian who owned and operated a Ford dealership in College Park for 32 years before retiring in 1974, died of cancer May 25 at his home in Chevy Chase, where he had lived for 52 years.
Mr. Sugrue was a World War II Army veteran who graduated from St. John's College High School and the University of Maryland.
He was a life member of the University of Maryland Alumni Association.
His wife of 54 years, Margaret E. Sugrue, died in 1993. Survivors include his daughter, H. May Vechery of Kensington; a son, Norman B. Sugrue of Rehoboth Beach, Del.; nine grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.
Bill Cooper, 86, a retired Commerce Department statistical assistant who had been active in church work, died of congestive heart failure May 19 at the Veterans Affairs nursing home in Washington. He lived in the District.
Mr. Cooper, who served with the Navy in Europe during World War II, worked at Andrews Air Force Base from 1947 to 1951. He then transferred to Commerce, from which he retired in 1977.
He sang in the choirs of what became Capitol Hill United Methodist Church. He also taught Sunday school at the church and kept in touch with shut-in church members.
Mr. Cooper, a Georgia native, studied voice at Georgia Southern College and with private teachers in Atlanta. He came to the Washington area in 1946.
He was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars.
Survivors include his wife, Beatrice, of Washington.
Elizabeth Lambros, 96, a founding member of St. Sophia Greek Orthodox Cathedral in Washington who also belonged to its Philoptohos women's society, died of congestive heart failure May 28 at a hospital in Pensacola, Fla.
Mrs. Lambros, who was born in Greece, came to this country in 1906 and lived in Philadelphia before coming to Washington in 1920. She lived in the District until moving to Pensacola, Fla., where she had lived since the mid-1980s.
Her husband, Harry, died in 1971, and a son, Peter, died in 1994. Survivors include two daughters, Alice Taylor of Pensacola and Mary Koutras of Queenstown, Md.; 11 grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren.