Goldie G. Shoemaker


Goldie G. Shoemaker, 88, a teacher who retired in 1976 from Wyngate Elementary School in Bethesda, died of pneumonia June 11 at Calvert Memorial Hospital. She lived in Solomons in Calvert County.

Mrs. Shoemaker taught for 30 years in Montgomery County at schools that included Clara Barton Elementary School in Cabin John.

She was born in Clover Hill, Va., and lived in Bethesda for much of her life.

She was a graduate of Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School and the University of Maryland, where she received a master's degree in education with honors.

She also attended Towson State University.

As a young woman, Mrs. Shoemaker was a tennis champion at clubs in the Bethesda and Chevy Chase areas.

She was a member of Huntingtown United Methodist Church, Bethesda United Methodist Church and the Order of the Eastern Star.

Her husband, William Cashell Shoemaker, died in 1987.

Survivors include two daughters, Donna Sullivan of Dunkirk, Md., and Peggy Fogleman of Greensboro, N.C.; four sisters; four grandsons; and nine great-grandchildren.

John H. Lindenmeyer

Air Force Officer

John H. Lindenmeyer, 84, a retired Air Force lieutenant colonel who served as a B-29 navigator during World War II, died of a stroke June 5 at The Fairfax retirement community in Fort Belvoir, where he had lived since 1990.

Col. Lindenmeyer, a former high school teacher and athletics coach, served 22 years in the military before retiring in 1963 and joining the faculty of the University of Tampa as a professor of political science. He taught there for 10 years.

He was born in Tallula, Ill. He received a bachelor's and a master's degree in social studies from the University of Iowa, where he played varsity football and basketball and ran track.

His wife of 49 years, Rosine Lindenmeyer, died in 1990.

Survivors include two daughters, Catherine Gaugler and Gretchen Coffey, both of Vienna; a sister; five grandchildren; and a great-granddaughter.

Diane S. Estep

Court Clerk

Diane S. Estep, 49, a Fairfax City General District Court clerk who was active in volunteer work, died of cancer June 12 at her home in Fairfax City.

She had worked as a court clerk since 1983.

Over the years, she had worked not only for the city court but also for the Fairfax County General District Court, where she had spent time as a supervisor.

Mrs. Estep, who came to the Washington area 27 years ago, was a New Jersey native and a graduate of Virginia Commonwealth University.

From 1973 to 1980, Mrs. Estep was a recreation specialist with the Fairfax County Recreation Department and specialized in dance classes.

She had done volunteer work for the Fairfax High School track and cross-country teams and the school's orchestra, the Fairfax Police Youth Club and Jermantown Elementary School, where she served on the PTA board.

Mrs. Estep was a member of the Corinthian Yacht Club in Ridge in St. Mary's County.

Survivors include her husband of 27 years, Jim, and a son, Jimmy, both of Fairfax; her parents, John and Elva Schuh of Silver Run, Md.; and a sister, Linda Gregg of Sykesville, Md.

Heidi Nadel Kempner

Speech Pathologist

Heidi Nadel Kempner, 66, a speech pathologist who retired in 1996 from the Hebrew Home for the Aged, died of cancer June 12 at her home in Rockville.

Mrs. Kempner was a native of New York and a graduate of Hunter College.

She did graduate work at the University of Maryland.

Mrs. Kempner helped begin the speech-language pathology program at the National Institutes of Health's Clinical Center in 1958 and went into private practice in 1973.

She later worked for the Montgomery County school system and the Greater Washington Rehabilitation Center and the Chelsea School, both in Silver Spring.

Mrs. Kempner was a founder of the Montgomery County Stroke Club and a member of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association.

Mrs. Kempner served on committees of Montgomery General Hospital.

Survivors include her husband of 37 years, Ellis Kempner of Rockville; three children, Andrea Kempner Wink of Laurel, Matthew Kempner of Atlanta and Liane Kuhns of Selinsgrove, Pa.; and five grandchildren.

William Richard Mitchell

Training Supervisor

William Richard Mitchell, 64, a Potomac Electric Power Co. supervisor who trained control room workers until he retired in the late 1980s, died of cerebral edema June 12 at Shady Grove Adventist Hospital. He lived in Gaithersburg.

Mr. Mitchell was a Washington native and graduate of Coolidge High School. He served in the Navy.

He began with Pepco in the 1950s as a plant laborer at the Buzzard Point station. He later was a control room employee.

His marriage to Gail Williams ended in divorce.

Survivors include four children, Michael D. Mitchell and Kathleen D. Mitchell of Gaithersburg, Bonnie R. Mitchell of Rockville and William R. Mitchell Jr. of St. Petersburg, Fla.; two brothers, David Mitchell of Chattanooga and Thomas Mitchell of Hagerstown, Md.; and four grandchildren.

Rosanne Waters Patterson

Peace Corps Staff Member

Rosanne Waters Patterson, 54, a Clinton resident who worked for the Peace Corps in Washington, died of breast cancer June 10 at Fort Washington Hospital.

Mrs. Patterson was born in Cincinnati and raised in New York. She attended Hampton University and then moved to Oxon Hill in 1967. She was a 1970 psychology graduate of Federal City College, a predecessor of the University of the District of Columbia.

In 1968, Mrs. Patterson joined the staff at Peace Corps headquarters as a secretary in the records division. She worked there off and on until 1997, helping qualify volunteers for overseas assignments, and then was a real estate agent in Prince George's County.

Survivors include her husband of 25 years, William A. "Buzzy" Patterson of Clinton; her parents, William D. Waters and Claire Waters, both of Berlin, Md.; and a brother, William D. Waters Jr. of Washington.

Beatrice M. Schwartz


Beatrice M. Schwartz, a former secretary, died June 13 at the Carridge Hill Nursing Home in Bethesda. She had non-Hodgkin's lymphoma and had suffered a stroke.

Mrs. Schwartz was born in Minneapolis. After moving to the Washington area in 1939, she was a secretary at the Labor Department until 1944. She later was a secretary and bookkeeper for her husband's business, Capital Camera Exchange in Washington.

Mrs. Schwartz was a member of Washington Hebrew Congregation and Woodmont Country Club, a fund-raiser for the Kauffman Camp and a volunteer with Brandeis Women.

Her husband, Sam Schwartz, died in 1987.

Survivors include two daughters, Linda Baum and Marla Schwartz, both of Bethesda; four grandchildren; and a great-grandson.

John Kelly Toomey

Project Engineer

John Kelly Toomey, 44, a project engineer with the Naval Sea Systems Command who lived for much of his life in Alexandria, died of congestive heart failure June 11 at his home in San Diego. He moved there two years ago.

Mr. Kelly was born in Norfolk. He was a graduate of Fort Hunt High School and George Washington University. He had worked for the Navy since the late 1970s.

Survivors include his wife, Jill Toomey of San Diego; his parents, John B. Toomey and Mary H. Toomey, both of Alexandria; a brother, James Toomey of San Francisco; and two sisters, Kathleen Squadra of Boulder, Colo., and Patricia Barnwell of Mason Neck.

Bernard William Good

Construction Contractor

Bernard William Good, 77, a Northern Virginia construction contractor who retired in 1986, died June 13 at home in Melbourne, Fla. He had Alzheimer's disease.

Mr. Good was born in Arlington and graduated from Washington-Lee High School.

He served in the Army during World War II and again during the Korean War.

He had various jobs in the construction industry before he founded his own contracting business, KBR Corp., in 1969. The company specialized in the rehabilitation and renovation of hotels, banks and other commercial buildings. In 1982, Mr. Good sold the business and established another construction contracting firm, the Herndon-based B.W. Good Enterprises, which developed housing subdivisions. He retired in 1986 and moved to Florida.

He was a former resident of Fairfax City and Fairfax Station, president of the Country Club of Fairfax and a member of the Touchdown Club.

Survivors include his wife Elizabeth Jean Degroff Good of Melbourne; three children, Randy Good of Woodstock, Vt., Beverly Golde of Augusta, Ga., and Karen Belknap of Chestertown, Md.; and five grandchildren.

Clarence Eugene Rector Jr.

Phone Company Manager

Clarence Eugene Rector Jr., 78, who retired as a central office technical manager with the Chesapeake & Potomac Telephone Co. and was chief of the Upper Marlboro Volunteer Fire Department for 20 years, died of a heart attack June 8 at his home in Palm Coast, Fla. He moved there from Upper Marlboro in 1982.

Mr. Rector was born in North Carolina and was raised in Upper Marlboro. He was a graduate of Marlboro High School and attended the University of Maryland. He served in the Army in the Philippines during World War II.

He began with C&P in 1941, as a lineman.

He was inducted in 1995 into the hall of fame of the Prince George's Volunteer Fire and Rescue Association. His interests also included fishing, gardening and woodworking.

Survivors include his wife of 53 years, Viola Coffren Rector of Palm Coast; five children, Harry Rector of Frederick, Md., Montgomery Lee Rector of Columbia, Martha Piesto of Bethesda, John Rector of Cocoa, Fla., and James Rector of Upper Marlboro; two brothers; a sister; and four grandchildren.

Helen T. Clark

Switchboard Operator

Helen T. Clark, 73, a native Washingtonian and former telephone switchboard operator, died of cardiopulmonary disease June 10 at her home in Kinston, N.C., where she had lived since 1951.

Mrs. Clark graduated from Strayer Business School, and as a young woman, worked at Cathedral Mansions apartment building and the D.C. Medical Bureau. In North Carolina, she worked as a medical secretary, receptionist and nursing home admissions officer.

Her marriage to Alexander Cameron Clark ended in divorce.

Survivors include four children, Dr. Robert A. Clark of New York City, Richard T. Clark of Snow Hill, N.C., Deborah Cameron Clark Kingsbury of Whitakers, N.C., and Bonnie Cameron Clark Stroud of New Bern, N.C.; a brother, John A. Thomas of Wheaton; five sisters, Ada G. Byers of Silver Spring, Ellen B. Keyes of Gaithersburg, Elizabeth A. Tucker of Silver Spring, Dorothy M. Nichols of Allen Park, Mich., and Martha D. Given of Rockville; and 10 grandchildren.

Chang H, Hahm

Doughnut Shop Owner

Chang H. Hahm, 67, a retired franchise owner of Plain 'n Fancy Donut shops, died of cancer June 13 at his Potomac home.

Mr. Hahm was a law graduate of Seoul National University in his native Korea. He owned a machine and clothing import-export business in Korea until 1972, when he moved to the Washington area.

Here, he was in the clothing import business before buying the Plain 'N Fancy franchise at 19th and M streets NW in 1974. He sold the business in 1989 and bought another Plain 'n Fancy franchise in College Park, which he operated until 1994.

Mr. Hahm was a member of St. Andrew Kim Catholic Church in College Park, where he taught adults and volunteered in other activities.

Survivors include his wife of 39 years, Hae S. Hahm of Potomac; three children, Jennifer Chi of Vienna, William Hahm of Potomac and Robert Hahm of Boothwyn, Pa.; two brothers; and six grandchildren.