Henry P. Lefebure

Catholic Conference Official

Henry P. Lefebure, 91, who retired in 1972 in Washington as general services director of what is now the U.S. Catholic Conference, died of pulmonary fibrosis June 3 at his home in Hagerstown, Md. He moved to the Hagerstown area from Gaithersburg in 1973.

Mr. Lefebure was a native of Fairfax, Iowa, who attended Loras College in Iowa and graduated from Columbia University. He began with the National Council of Catholic Men as assistant director in 1936. He was named general services director of the National Catholic Welfare Conference in 1943 and then was Washington representative of Catholic Relief Services until 1950.

During World War II, he headed the fund-raising operation of the Bishops War Emergency and Relief Committee, which aided refugees and prisoners of war. Mr. Lefebure initiated a program to raise aid at Catholic schools that continued after the war and was collecting more than $1 million a year by the 1960s.

He was the first chairman of the Cana Conference of the Archdiocese of Washington and founder and associate editor of the Pope Speaks magazine. He received two papal decorations.

His wife, Josephine Sneeringer Lefebure, died in 1987.

Survivors include eight children, Rachel Stewart of Arlington, John Lefebure of Ringold, Md., Dr. Charles Lefebure of Lost Creek, W.Va., Ellen Larsen of Bethesda, Elizabeth O'Neill of Hagerstown, Paul Lefebure of North Kingstown, R.I., Richard Lefebure of Frederick, Md., and Regis Lefebure of Silver Spring; a sister; 21 grandchildren; and two great-grand- daughters.

Charlotte Gartner Daly


Charlotte Gartner Daly, 88, a cytotechnologist who retired from Johns Hopkins Medical Center in Baltimore, died of respiratory failure June 1 at Doctors Hospital in Lanham.

Mrs. Daly, who lived in New Carrollton, was born in Gaithersburg. She graduated from Notre Dame Academy in Washington and Trinity College, and she received a master's degree in biology from Catholic University. As a young woman, she taught biology at Georgetown Visitation Academy and later at Manhattanville College in New York.

In 1937, she married Joseph F. Daly, associate for research and development at the Census Bureau. He died in 1987.

From 1961 to 1963, Mrs. Daly was a research biologist at the National Institutes of Health. She did graduate study in cytology at Johns Hopkins, then joined the hospital staff as a cytotechnologist, remaining there until retirement.

She was active in the Ladies of Charity and the Leisure Club at St. Matthias Catholic Church in Lanham. Earlier in her life, she was a member of the Sodality and editor of the newsletter at St. Anthony's Catholic Church in Washington.

Her avocations included travel, and baking wedding and anniversary cakes.

Survivors include a son, Christopher J. Daly of New Carrollton; and a brother, Carlton Gartner of Baltimore.

Eleanor J. Smith Tomlinson

Wife and Mother

Eleanor J. Smith Tomlinson, 71, who volunteered in the office of Washington Mayor Walter Washington in the 1970s and at St. Luke's Catholic Church in McLean, died of liver failure June 3 at her home in McLean.

Mrs. Tomlinson was born and raised in Mount Clemens, Mich., and studied art in nearby Detroit. She was a teller and bookkeeper and worked in other capacities in banks in the Detroit area after graduating from high school until 1952. Then in a chance encounter at the noncommissioned officers club at Selfridge Air Force Base in Mount Clemens, she met the man who quite soon was to become her husband, Frank Tomlinson, who was in the Air Force. They married that year.

As he began to rise in the radio broadcasting business, she moved with him across the country to Minnesota, Indiana, California, Michigan and finally to Washington, in 1969, by which time her husband was news correspondent for ABC News.

Mrs. Tomlinson also was a volunteer with the Shenandoah Valley Music Guild.

She is survived by her husband and two sons, Scott W. Tomlinson of McLean and Keith P. Tomlinson of Arlington; four grandchildren; two brothers; and two sisters.

Howard V. 'Brad' Bradshaw

Police Officer

Howard V. "Brad" Bradshaw, 79, a traffic division officer who retired from the D.C. police department during the mid-1960s, died of cancer May 27 at Johns Hopkins Medical Center. He lived in Oxon Hill.

Mr. Bradshaw was born in Alton, Mo. He attended the Pennsylvania Institute of Criminology. He served in the Army in Europe during World War II and was a parachute instructor after the war. He joined the police force in 1949.

After he retired on disability, he was a car salesman for several years with Ralph Brown Buick. He was a bridge safety assessor and repair supervisor for the Virginia Department of Transportation until about 1990.

His honors included a Purple Heart and a metal for valor from the police department. He was chosen as police officer of the month during 1963 after he saved a fellow officer in a gun battle.

Mr. Bradshaw was a member of the 101st Airborne Society and Retired Officers Association of the Metropolitan Police.

Survivors include his wife of 49 years, Ona Joyce Bradshaw of Oxon Hill; three sons, Rod Eric Bradshaw of Atlanta, Kevin Bruce Bradshaw of Locust Grove, Va., and Randy Howard Bradshaw of Laurel; four brothers; three sisters; and four grandchildren.

Martha Barnard Jaquette

Guidance Counselor

Martha Barnard Jaquette, 82, a former Navy WAVES officer and retired junior high school guidance counselor, died June 3 at the Walter Reed Army Medical Center of complications following a stroke.

She was on the staff for about 18 years at the old Belt Junior High School in Wheaton, first as an English and Latin teacher and later as a guidance counselor. She retired in 1974.

Mrs. Jaquette, a Silver Spring resident, was a native of Syracuse, N.Y., and a graduate of Wells College in Aurora, N.Y. She came to the Washington area to serve in the Navy during World War II and later received a master's degree in education from the University of Maryland.

She was a member of Warner Memorial Presbyterian Church in Kensington, the Sunday Evening Club of National Presbyterian Church in Washington, the Retired Officers Association and the Montgomery County Retired Teachers Association.

Her interests included dancing and bridge.

Her husband, Charles G. Jaquette, died in 1975. Survivors include two children, Barbara Jaquette of Silver Spring and Peter Jaquette of Carson City, Nev.; a brother; and four grandchildren.

Paulette Brobst 'Polly' Manders


Paulette Brobst "Polly" Manders, 64, an executive secretary and yachtswoman, died of kidney and liver failure May 16 at Coral Springs Medical Center in Florida. She lived in Fairhaven, Md., and was on vacation when she died.

Mrs. Manders was born in Marion, Ohio, and moved to the Washington area in 1942. She graduated from Montgomery Blair High School and in 1956 from the University of Maryland, where she was Homecoming Princess and Miss Maryland.

In the late 1980s, she was an executive secretary for Electro Nucleonics pharmaceuticals and in the 1990s was a secretary for Melart Jewelers.

She was captain of a 42-foot boat and for two years was commodore of the Parents Without Partners Yacht Club. She was a former secretary of the Rose Haven Yacht Club.

Her marriage to E.A. "Buzz" Manders ended in divorce.

Survivors include two children, Paula J. Manders of Islamorada, Fla., and Mark Edward Manders of Fairhaven; a brother, Robert Brobst of Westminster, Md.; and two grandchildren.

Cecilia R. Gilbert

Native Washingtonian

Cecilia R. Gilbert, 76, a Washington native and church group member who also did work as an administrative assistant, died of complications from multiple sclerosis and cancer May 31 at her home in Chevy Chase.

For about eight years until 1977, Mrs. Gilbert worked for the Insurance Co. of North America in Washington. Earlier, she worked for the Navy League and the Sears personnel department in Washington.

She was born in the Brookland area of Washington. She graduated from St. Anthony's Catholic School in Washington and attended Notre Dame Business School in Washington.

She was member of the Ancient Order of Hibernians, Immaculata Mothers Club, Christ Child Society, Shrine of the Most Blessed Sacrament Church and its Sodality Group. She also was an avid bridge player.

Her husband, William H. Gilbert, died in 1994. Two daughters, Gail C. Davis and Madeline C. Krantz, died in 1988 and 1975, respectively.

Survivors include three children, Elizabeth C. Gilbert of Reston, William H. Gilbert Jr. of Dunkirk and Denise C. Willsey of Kensington; two brothers, John C. Reidy of Washington and James Reidy of Hyattsville; eight grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

John L. Reith

Association Executive

John L. Reith, 76, who retired in 1992 from the American Trucking Association as director of the highway policy department, died of a heart attack May 28 at Inova Mount Vernon Hospital. He lived in Alexandria.

Mr. Reith had worked for the association for 38 years. He began as a field representative in Oklahoma and later was director in Washington of the departments of interstate cooperation and economics and taxation.

He was a native of Milwaukee and a graduate of the University of Wisconsin. He received a master's degree in government and economic policy from George Washington University. He served in the Army in Europe during World War II, and was awarded a Purple Heart.

Before he went to work for the trucking association, Mr. Reith was a training representative with the Wisconsin State Industrial Commission. After he retired, he was a consultant to the association.

Mr. Reith was a volunteer with the Hollin Hills community swimming pool. His interests included golfing and gardening.

Survivors include his wife of 51 years, Charlotte Reith of Alexandria; two children, Michael E. Reith of Halifax, Nova Scotia, and Kathryn M. Reith of Portland, Ore.; a sister, and four grandchildren.

Peggy D. Lucas


Peggy D. Lucas, 72, a homemaker and volunteer who was active in the Daughters of the American Revolution, died of cancer May 28 at the Wilson Health Care Center of Asbury Methodist Village in Gaithersburg, where she had lived for the last five years.

Mrs. Lucas was born in Charlotte and came to the Washington area as a young woman. She attended George Washington University and graduated from Strayer Business College.

During the 1950s, she was a secretary on Capitol Hill and at the State Department.

Her DAR work included service as organizing vice regent of the Potomac Hundred chapter and the chairmanship of several DAR committees, including scholarship, community service and literacy challenge. She was chairman and naturalization chairman of the joint council of Montgomery County DAR chapters, a docent at the DAR Museum, chairman of Maryland docents and curator of textiles for the Montgomery County Historical Society.

She was a member of St. Raphael Catholic Church in Rockville.

Her husband, Ernest M. Lucas, whom she married in 1950, died in 1989.

Survivors include two daughters, Barbara L. Brainard of Jacksonville, Fla., and Janet D. Lucas of Harrisonburg; and two granddaughters.

Lennie M. 'Peggy' Shinkoff

Kemper Open Communications Official

Lennie M. "Peggy" Shinkoff, 75, a Potomac resident who since 1987 was chairman of course communications at the Kemper Open golf tournament, died of pulmonary arrest June 1 at Carriage Hill Nursing Home in Bethesda.

Mrs. Shinkoff also was active in the Congressional Country Club, where she had been a member since 1951. She served as chairman of the club's swimming, bowling and golf committees.

Mrs. Shinkoff, a native of Salisbury, N.C., came to the Washington area in 1944.

She was a member of Potomac United Methodist Church.

Her husband of 45 years, James A. Shinkoff, died in 1987, and a son, Thomas J. Shinkoff, died in 1997.

Survivors include three children, Linda Rucker of Atlanta, John Shinkoff of Potomac and James L. Shinkoff of Hartford, Conn.; a sister; and three grandchildren.