Norma Frances Pinkney

Social Worker

Norma Frances Pinkney, 79, a social worker who retired 19 years ago as head of the psychiatric social work department at St. Elizabeths Hospital, died of lung cancer May 28 at the Woodbine Rehabilitation and Health Care Center in Alexandria.

Miss Pinkney was born in Washington and graduated from Dunbar High School. She received a bachelor's degree in social work from Howard University in 1941, and a decade later received a master's degree in social work from the same school.

In Washington, she worked as a probation officer for the Juvenile Court, as a social worker for the D.C. Health Department, as a medical social worker for Georgetown University and as a social worker for the D.C. Board of Education.

She also worked for six years for the American Red Cross in St. Louis and for Lincoln Hospital in New York.

Miss Pinkney joined St. Elizabeths in 1961. After she retired, she was a consultant at the University of the District of Columbia.

She was a member of St. Ann's Catholic Church in Washington and was a founding member in 1937 of the National Smart Set organization.

Miss Pinkney leaves no immediate survivors.

Audrey Belle Wharton


Audrey Belle Wharton, 65, a retired D.C. librarian who served on the boards of the Hospital for Sick Children and Family and Child Services of Washington, died of congestive heart failure May 30 at the Hospice of Washington. She had bone marrow cancer.

Mrs. Wharton, who lived in Washington, retired in 1997 from the Tenley-Friendship branch library.

She was a native of Iowa City. She received a bachelor's degree in journalism from the University of Iowa and a master's degree in library science from Rosary College in River Forest, Ill.

In the 1950s, she worked in Chicago as a reporter for Johnson Publications, including Jet and Ebony magazines, and was a researcher for the Illinois Commission on Human Rights. She was also a librarian in the Chicago Public Library and for the Illinois Pavilion at the 1964-65 New Work World's Fair.

After moving to Washington in 1968, she worked in Mayor Walter E. Washington's directives office. She was a researcher for the National Transportation Policy Study Commission in the late 1970s and then went to work for the city library system.

Mrs. Wharton was corresponding secretary of the Woman's National Democratic Club. She was a member of the Arts Club of Washington and St. Columba's Episcopal Church in Washington, and she volunteered in St. Columba's Winter Haven program for homeless women.

Survivors include her husband, William B. Wharton of Washington, and a brother.

Thomas L.K. Smull

NASA Engineer

Thomas L.K. Smull, 82, a space engineer for the National Aeronautics and Space Administration and the agency that preceded it, died May 31 of pneumonia at the Woodbine Rehabilitation and Health Care Center in Alexandria. He had Alzheimer's disease.

Mr. Smull joined the National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics at Langley Air Force Base in Hampton, Va., in 1939, and continued with NASA as a research engineer. He held several administrative positions, including program manager in the Office of Advanced Research and Technology and special assistant to the administrator, the late James E. Webb. He retired in 1974 as special assistant to the director of research.

Mr. Smull, who lived in Alexandria, was born and raised in Ada, Ohio. He received a bachelor's degree in liberal arts from Ohio Northern University and two others, in mechanical engineering and aeronautical engineering, from the University of Michigan. He was awarded a doctorate in aeronautical engineering from Ohio Northern in 1949.

He was a member of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, the American Association for the Advancement of Science and the American Association of Public Administration. He was a trustee of Ohio Northern University for six years.

He was a member of the University Club, the West River Sailing Club and Belle Haven Country Club.

His marriage to Roberta Spidel ended in divorce.

Survivors include his wife of 36 years, Ruth Rhyne Hoover Smull, and a stepson, Hank Hoover, both of Alexandria; a daughter from his first marriage, Sharon Hinckley of La Jolla, Calif.; a sister; and a grandson.

Susan B.B. Moody


Susan Bowditch Balch Moody, 61, who taught English as a second language at Sandy Spring Friends School, died of lymphoma May 31 at the National Naval Medical Center in Bethesda. She lived in Wheaton.

Mrs. Moody also was yearbook adviser at the school and was involved in its community service program. She and her husband, retired Navy Capt. William B.B. Moody, joined the private school's faculty in 1994.

Born in Boston, Mrs. Moody was raised in Massachusetts, New Jersey and India. She graduated from Wellesley College and received a master's degree in education from Tufts University.

She came to the Washington area in 1962 and took a teaching position at Forest Knoll Elementary School in Silver Spring. There, she helped establish an educational program for disabled students.

After her marriage in 1966, she accompanied her husband to assignments in Scotland, Italy and Germany. In the late 1970s, she was a substitute teacher in Montgomery County public schools, and in the 1980s and early 1990s, she was assistant director of the National Cathedral Association.

In addition to her husband, survivors include two children, Sarah B. Moody of Philadelphia and Nathaniel B.B. Moody of Woodside, Calif.; her mother, Mary B. Balch of New Hampshire; and a sister, Mary B. Miller of Derwood.

Irving Kamins


Irving Kamins, 80, a Bethesda businessman who was involved in commercial and residential real estate dealings and who was proprietor of an antiques and auction gallery, died of a heart attack May 25 at the rehabilitation center of the Hebrew Home of Greater Washington. He lived in Bethesda and Boca Raton, Fla.

Mr. Kamins worked as an independent real estate broker from the 1950s to the early 1980s. He also operated Arcade Auctions in Washington for 12 years before selling the business in 1984.

Mr. Kamins was born in the Bronx, N.Y. He attended Jewish Theological Seminary and briefly served in the Navy before moving to Washington in 1941.

He was past president of B'nai Israel Congregation of Rockville and taught in its Hebrew school.

Survivors include his wife of 54 years, Bessie Kamins of Bethesda and Boca Raton; two children, Shelly Kamins of Potomac and Mark Kamins of Rockville; and four grandchildren.

Glenn E. Morrison Jr.

Accountant Manager

Glenn E. Morrison Jr., 58, a retired Safeway Stores accountant manager, died May 30 at a hospital in Grafton, W.Va., after suffering a heart attack while boating. A former New Carrollton resident, he had lived in Berlin, Md., since 1996.

Mr. Morrison, a native of Bridgeport, W.Va., retired from Safeway headquarters in Landover in 1996 after a 36-year career, mainly as an accountant manager with the company's eastern division. He began at Safeway in 1962 soon after graduating from Benjamin Franklin University.

He was a member of the U.S. Coast Guard Power Squadron and Good Samaritan Lutheran Church in Lanham.

His wife of 36 years, Patricia Harper Morrison, died in December. Survivors include two children, Glenn Eric Morrison and Lee Morrison, both of Columbia; and a sister, Karol M. Wilson of Bridgeport, W.Va.

Hamilton Williver Kenner


Hamilton Williver Kenner, 80, a Washington lawyer who retired from private practice in the late 1980s, died May 27 at the Hospice of Washington. He had congestive heart failure.

Mr. Kenner worked at the Central Intelligence Agency and the World Bank before going into private practice in the 1950s. He specialized in investments, estates, trusts and international commerce.

He was born in Florence, Ala. He was a graduate of Yale University and Harvard Law School. He served in the Army Air Forces in the South Pacific during World War II.

His wife, Frances Choate Kenner, died in 1993.

Survivors include a daughter, Caroline Choate Kenner of Silver Spring; a sister, Elizabeth Kenner Harper of Falls Church; and a granddaughter.

Corine T.S. Wafle

Phone Company Supervisor

Corine Thelma Stone Wafle, 92, who retired in 1961 from Chesapeake & Potomac Telephone Co. as customer service manager in the main business office, died of renal failure May 29 at the Brooke Grove assisted living facility in Sandy Spring.

She was a Washington native who attended McKinley Technical High School. She began her 37-year career with the phone company as a cashier.

Mrs. Wafle was chair of the trustees at St. Luke's United Methodist Church in Washington, where she was also president of the Women's Society of Christian Service and the United Methodist Women. She was also a member of Mill Creek United Methodist Church in Derwood, the Telephone Pioneers of America and the Association of BellTel Retirees.

Her husband of 39 years, Caleb Benjamin Wafle, died in 1972.

Survivors include a sister, Nola E. Cifala of Union Bridge, Md.

Vincent F. Sabados

Building Engineer

Vincent F. Sabados, 65, a building planning engineer who retired in 1990 after 35 years with the National Institutes of Health, died of leukemia May 28 at his home in Rockville.

Mr. Sabados was a native of St. Clair, Pa., who served in the Army in Germany. He attended the University of the District of Columbia.

He began at NIH as a building engineer and retired as an building engineering job planner.

He was a member of Catholic Shrine of St. Jude in Rockville and a volunteer with Meals on Wheels in Montgomery County.

Survivors include his wife of 33 years, Eleanor Sabados, and a son, Stephen Sabados, both of Rockville; and a sister.