Albert Fulton Smith
Army Department Employee
Albert Fulton Smith, 82, who retired in 1970 as a supervisor in the court reporting section of the Department of the Army's Office of the Inspector General, died of cancer June 12 at Shady Grove Adventist Hospital in Gaithersburg.
Mr. Smith, a native Washingtonian, lived in Gaithersburg for the last 32 years.
He began a 40-year civil service career in 1930 with the Department of Justice, working as a court reporter.
In retirement, he was a florist with Gaithersburg Floral Arts.
His wife of 42 years, Mary Margaret Crim Smith, died in 1982. Survivors include two sons, Ronald Fulton Smith of Rose Hill, Va., and Lance Burrows Smith of Gaithersburg; a brother, Edwin Burrows Smith of Huntington Woods, Mich.; and a grandson.
Thomas Regan West
Television Engineering Specialist
Thomas Regan West, 36, a freelance television engineering specialist whose clients included WETA-TV and Potomac Television, was found dead June 9 at his home in Mount Rainier. Mr. West had diabetes.
A spokesman from the Maryland medical examiner's office in Baltimore said the cause of death is pending the results of toxicology tests.
Mr. West came to the Washington area from Connecticut as a teenager and attended Woodson High School in Fairfax.
He became interested in acting and performed in community theater groups for more than 15 years, including Tapestry Theater Company's stage production of "Mrs. Warren's Profession" in Alexandria this year.
He was a television engineering specialist for more than 10 years.
Survivors include his father, Donald West of Alexandria, and his mother, Carroll West of Washington; three sisters, Kathleen West of Toronto, Susan West of New Paltz, N.Y., and Teresa West of Brooklyn; and three brothers, Kelly West of Alexandria, Michael West of Richmond and Mark West of Great Falls.
Peter Dunlop Coburn
Peter Dunlop Coburn, 62, a former Pan American World Airways sales manager who also worked for a general marketing and social research consulting firm, died of respiratory failure June 15 at Sibley Memorial Hospital.
He lived in Georgetown for 33 years.
Mr. Coburn began his career with Pan Am in 1963, working for the airline in Los Angeles and Africa.
He transferred to the company's Washington office three years later with an assignment in cargo marketing.
He left the airline in 1980 to join his wife's consulting business.
Mr. Coburn was born in New York City and graduated from Yale University.
He entered the Army in the late 1950s and served three years with the National Security Agency.
Mr. Coburn was a member of St. John's Episcopal Church in Washington and active there as an usher, Sunday School teacher and fund-raiser.
He also was a member of the Yale Clubs of Washington and New York City, and the Georgetown Citizens Association.
Survivors include his wife of 31 years, Edamarie L. Coburn of Washington, two brothers and two sisters.
James W. Powers
James W. Powers, 56, senior compensation analyst at Newbridge Networks telecommunications company in Herndon, died of a heart attack June 14 at his home in Alexandria.
Mr. Powers's entire career was spent in personnel work, for the most part developing safety policy and compensation and benefits packages.
Since moving to the Washington area in 1980, he also worked for MCI Corp., Marriott Corp., Inova Fairfax Hospital and the Metropolitan Washington Transit Authority.
Mr. Powers was a native of Greensboro, N.C., and a human resources graduate of the University of Richmond. He received a master's degree in business administration from the University of Maryland.
He began his career with Ford Motor Co. He later worked for AMF-Paragon, Phillip Morris and Harley-Davidson companies.
He was a member of Sigma Alpha Epsilon social fraternity.
His marriage to Mary W. Price ended in divorce.
Survivors include two children, John C. Powers of Arlington and Wendy E. Powers of Shillington, Pa.; a brother; and a granddaughter.