THE OBITUARY OF ELIZABETH BROWNING DURRIE, WHICH APPEARED JUNE 13, INCORRECTLY REPORTED HER AFFILIATION WITH THE ST. FRANCIS CENTER, WHERE SHE WAS BOARD PRESIDENT, THE DATE OF HER DEATH, JUNE 6, AND THE NAME OF THE SORORITY TO WHICH SHE BELONGED, PI BETA PHI. THE OBITUARY SHOULD HAVE SAID THAT HER SURVIVORS INCLUDED HER PARENTS, HELEN AND GEORGE W. BROWNING JR. OF LITTLE ROCK. (PUBLISHED 06/14/99)
Norman L. Melville
Norman L. Melville, 83, a naval architect and marine engineer who retired in the early 1980s from the Navy Bureau of Ships, died of a heart attack June 5 at Inova Mount Vernon Hospital. He lived in Alexandria. Mr. Melville was born in Quincy, Mass., where he worked in the shipyards as a young man. He was a graduate of Northeastern University and received a master's degree in marine engineering and naval architecture from Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
He served in the Coast Guard in the Atlantic during World War II and in the Navy during the Korean War. He retired from the Navy reserve as a commander in 1975.
Before joining the Navy Department in the early 1950s, he taught marine design at Wentworth Institute in Boston.
Mr. Melville was a member of the Knights of Columbus and a lector and usher at Fort Belvoir Catholic Community. He was a director of the Mount Vernon chapter of the Retired Officers Association.
Survivors include his wife of 53 years, Stella Melville of Alexandria, and a brother.
Ann F. Ross
Ann F. Ross, 67, a Rockville homemaker who also had worked as a secretary and clerk, died of breast cancer May 23 at her daughter's home in Mount Airy, Md.
Mrs. Ross, who was born in Medford, Mass., came to the Washington area as a teenager and graduated from Washington-Lee High School in Arlington. From the late 1980s until 1994, she was a secretary with American Type Culture Collection, a biotechnology firm then located in Rockville. Earlier, she did clerical work for Telecommunications Technique Corp. and Sears Roebuck & Co., both in Gaithersburg.
Her marriage to Edward A. Wareham III ended in divorce. Her second husband, James D. Ross, died in January.
Survivors include six children from her first marriage, Edward A. Wareham of Sharpsburg, Md., Timothy D. Wareham of Sioux City, Iowa, Paul M. Wareham of Frederick, Md., Robin A. Dudley of Grants Pass, Ore., and Jonathan D. Wareham and Amy Marie Libdan, both of Mount Airy; a stepdaughter, Vicky Ross of Rockville; and 19 grandchildren.
Zina Mae White
Zina Mae White, 86, a native Washingtonian who was a telephone operator at a number of places before retiring in 1975 from General Electric Co. in Largo, died of pneumonia May 20 at a hospital in Conway, S.C.
Mrs. White, who retired to Florida in the late 1970s, had lived in Myrtle Beach, S.C., for the last six years.
She attended old Maryland Park High School in Seat Pleasant and began her career in the 1940s with Briggs Ice Cream Co. In subsequent years, she was a telephone operator for a Washington furniture store, the Navy Research Laboratory, Treasury Department and Andrews Air Force Base. She spent five years with GE. Her husband, Gilbert R. White, died in 1966 and a son, Robert G. White, died in September. Survivors include six granddaughters and five great-grandchildren.
Dorothy W. Imlay
Dorothy Willenbucher Imlay, 74, a lawyer who for the last 30 years did pro bono legal work for friends and neighbors, died of a stroke June 9 at her home in Boonsboro, Md.
Mrs. Imlay, a former Olney resident, worked as a staff lawyer for the Department of State in the 1950s and as a substitute teacher in Montgomery County public high schools in the 1970s and early '80s.
She was born in Westwood, N.J., and was a graduate of Swarthmore College.
She received a law degree from George Washington University in 1949.
She was active with the Profit Seekers Investment Club in the Washington area and in Great Decisions, a literary and discussion group in Hagerstown, Md. Her other hobbies included a collection of written materials, and research on the British royal family.
Her husband of 48 years, Carl H. Imlay, died in 1997. Survivors include two sons, Christopher D. Imlay of Cloverly, Md., and C. Lincoln Imlay of McLean; a brother, retired Navy Capt. Marsall R. Willenbucher of Bethesda; a sister, Shirley W. Randall of St. Louis; and two grandchildren.
Ellenor G. Burchell
Ellenor G. Burchell, 93, a retired telecommunications specialist with the General Services Administration who was a civic activist in Alexandria, died of congestive heart failure June 10 at the Integrated Health Services nursing facility in Alexandria.
She worked from 1951 to 1968 at a World War II records center, at what is now the Torpedo Factory in Alexandria. As a young woman, she was a operator supervisor with Chesapeake & Potomac Telephone Co.
Mrs. Burchell, a Washington native, was president of the Alexandria chapter of the Business and Professional Women's Federation and held several offices at Westminster Presbyterian Church in Alexandria.
She was active with the Salvation Army Auxiliary, Ladies Board of Managers of Alexandria Hospital, National Association of Retired Federal Employees, American Association of Retired Persons and the Girl and Boy Scouts.
She was honored for her civic involvement in the 1960s, when she was named Alexandria's "Mayor for a Day."
Survivors include two children, Nancy Jane Wilke of Fairfax and William Clay Burchell of San Francisco; a grandson; and two great-granddaughters.
Elizabeth Browning Durrie
Bereavement Center President
Elizabeth Browning Durrie, 51, past president of the St. Francis Center, a Washington organization for people dealing with loss and bereavement, died of gastric cancer June 5 in her home in Washington.
Mrs. Durrie was born in Nevada, Mo., and raised in Albuquerque.
She attended the University of New Mexico and graduated from Santa Clara University.
She was a fund-raiser for the National Cathedral School for Girls and the Maret School. She was a member of Christ Episcopal Church in Georgetown, Phi Beta Phi social sorority, the Junior League of Washington, Kenwood Golf and Country Club, the Daughters of the American Revolution, and a genealogical group, the Meriwether Society.
Survivors include her husband of 30 years, J. Nicoll Durrie Jr. of Washington; two children, Justin Durrie of Portland, Ore., and Kyle Durrie of Brunswick, Maine; her parents, George W. Browning III Jr. and Helen Browning, both of Little Rock, Ark.; and two brothers.
Susan Diane Golod Cohn
Susan Diane Golod Cohn, 52, who taught at Washington Mill Elementary School in Fairfax for five years, died of cancer May 19 at her home in Alexandria.
Mrs. Cohn, a native of Dorchester, Mass., graduated from Brandeis University and received a master's degree in education from Marymount University.
She came to the Washington area in the mid-1970s and taught piano privately in her home for 20 years.
She taught at Washington Mill until last October.
She was an organizer of the Gunston Team America Girl's Blue Soccer Team in Fairfax and a member of Mount Vernon Unitarian Church in Alexandria.
Her marriage to Peter Mansbach ended in divorce.
Survivors include her husband, Lawrence Cohn and their two children, Matthew David Cohn and Leah Joanna Cohn, all of Alexandria.