Reuben Goldberg


Reuben Goldberg, 87, a Washington lawyer who specialized in representing consumers against public utilities, died May 21 at his home in Silver Spring of complications resulting from a stroke.

Mr. Goldberg was born in New York and graduated from City College of New York.

He received a law degree from what is now George Washington University law school and began his career as a lawyer with the Federal Power Commission in 1936.

After 19 years, he went into private practice, founding his own firm.

He retired in 1995 from the firm of Goldberg, Lathem and Fieldman.

He was a member of Ohr Kodesh Synagogue in Chevy Chase.

Survivors include his wife of 63 years, Jean Goldberg of Silver Spring; three children, Norman Goldberg of Washington, Gerald Goldberg of Silver Spring and Ellen T. Weber of Rockville; a sister; and five grandchildren.

Rebecca Harper Strickley

English Teacher

Rebecca Harper Strickley, 89, an English teacher at Kensington Junior High School in the 1960s and 1970s, died June 5 at Ingleside Nursing Home in Washington. She had Alzheimer's disease.

Mrs. Strickley, a native of Moorefield, W.Va., was a former Kensington resident.

She graduated from West Virginia University and was an elementary school teacher and principal in Hardy County, W.Va., for 26 years.

In addition to her 18 years at Kensington Junior High, she also taught for a year at an American military dependents' school in Germany.

Mrs. Strickley was a deacon, elder, Sunday school teacher and circle chairman at Warner Memorial Presbyterian Church in Kensington.

Her husband of 20 years, Wade A. Strickley, died in 1951.

Survivors include a daughter, Roberta Ann Caffrey of Odessa, Tex., three grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

Marie Horne Crouch


Marie Horne Crouch, 78, a volunteer in Springfield with Springfield Christian Church and Ecumenical Community Helping Others, died June 5 at Inova Fairfax Hospital.

She had suffered head injuries in an accidental fall June 1 at the Amber Hills assisted living facility in Great Falls.

Mrs. Crouch was born in Coeburn, Va. She was a home economics graduate of Berea College. She lived in Columbus, Ohio, before moving to Springfield in 1963.

Survivors include her husband of 53 years, William Edward Crouch of Springfield; three children, Karen Crouch Smith of Fairfax Station, Paul Edward Crouch of Gainesville, Fla., and Brian Dale Crouch of Irvine, Calif.; two sisters; a brother; and four grandsons.

Matthew Blake Dawson

High School Student

Matthew Blake Dawson, 18, who died in a May 31 auto accident on Route 50 in Chantilly, was a longtime resident of the Brookfield community in Chantilly and a native of Arlington.

He was a student at the private, alternative Richard Milburn High School in Herndon and previously had attended Chantilly High School.

He had worked in Fairfax at Memphis Bar-B-Q, Z Lights and Furniture, and Trak Auto.

He was a black belt in tae kwon do and a Boy Scout, and he played guitar.

Survivors include his parents, Mark and Laura Dawson, a brother, Patrick Lee Dawson, and his grandmother, Ruth Dawson, all of Chantilly.

Mylo C. `Mike' Keck

Book Dealer

Mylo C. "Mike" Keck, 64, a rare book dealer who was co-owner from 1974 to 1994 of a store on Richmond Highway in Alexandria called From Out of the Past, died of cancer June 9 at Inova Alexandria Hospital.

Mr. Keck, a resident of Alexandria, was born in Newport, R.I. He attended Lincoln Memorial University in Tennessee.

He was an electronics repairman and salesman before opening an electronics shop in Alexandria in 1963. That store, Audio Electronics, closed in 1978.

He continued as a book dealer after 1994.

Mr. Keck was a member of the Penn Daw Volunteer Fire Department and vice president of the Southeast Fairfax Development Corp., a Route 1 revitalization organization. He won an award from the Lee District Association of Civic Organizations for his Route 1 volunteer work.

Survivors, all of whom live in Alexandria, include his wife of nearly 43 years, Barbara Keck; two children, Lorrie Pardo and Mylo Keck; a sister, Mary Boland; and three grandchildren.

Patricia June Mansfield

Navy Veteran and Homemaker

Patricia June Mansfield, 74, a homemaker who during World War II served as a Navy radar instructor in Vero Beach, Fla., died of congestive heart failure June 10 at her home in McLean.

Mrs. Mansfield, a native of Louisville, entered the Navy in 1944 and retired from active duty as a quartermaster in 1946. Upon returning to Kentucky, she married Samuel K. Mansfield, a Navy officer who later retired as a captain, and accompanied him on his military assignments in the United States.

The couple settled in Arlington in 1972.

Her husband died in 1990.

Survivors include two sons, Samuel K. Mansfield Jr. of Fairfax and Bryan Mansfield of Charlestown, S.C.; six daughters, Mary Winnett of Stafford, Susan Nichols of Glasgow, Ky., Martha Kantor of Poway, Calif., Julie Adams of Annandale, Sara Wayne of Franklin, Mass., and Elizabeth Davis of Arlington; a brother, Robert Moorman of Chestertown, Md.; 18 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.