Doris J. Leckie
Child Program Administrator
Doris J. Leckie, 67, a former Peace Corps staff administrator who for the last three years worked for a Washington consulting firm in the field of child development, died of lung cancer June 15 at Georgetown University Hospital.
Ms. Leckie, who lived in the District since the mid-1960s, was born in Altoona, Pa., and reared in Paterson, N.J.
Inspired by the call from President John F. Kennedy, she joined the Peace Corps staff in 1963 and served in Santiago, Chile.
By the mid-1960s, she was working in Peace Corps offices in Washington, evaluating applicants for overseas staff positions.
Ms. Leckie spent the next 25 years working off and on for the Peace Corps and other organizations, including the advocacy organization Americans for Indian Opportunity.
She held staff administrative positions with the Smithsonian Institution and the World Bank, and until February, she worked for the Washington-based consulting firm Counterparts Inc., designing and administrating programs on child health and educational development.
She leaves no immediate survivors.
Harold E. Earp Jr.
Harold E. Earp Jr., 79, a retired civil engineer who was a volunteer with the Montgomery County Master Gardeners Program and member of the Montgomery County Horticultural Society, died of respiratory and renal failure June 18 at Washington Adventist Hospital.
He worked for W.F. Wilson Sons Inc., an Ellicott City utility contracting concern, from 1948 until retiring in 1985.
Mr. Earp, an Olney resident, was born in Washington and served in the Army Air Forces in World War II. He was a 1938 graduate of Wilson High School and a 1942 civil engineering graduate of the University of Maryland.
Survivors include his wife of 55 years, Edwina Hambleton Earp of Olney; two sons, J. Michael, of Westminster, Md., and Bruce H., of Clarksville; a daughter, Jane Marie Berry of Perkiomenville, Pa.; and six grandchildren.