John A. Guffey

Intelligence Specialist

John A. Guffey, 76, an intelligence specialist who retired in 1979 from the Defense Intelligence Agency, died June 19 at Suburban Hospital of complications following a heart attack.

Mr. Guffey, who lived in Bethesda, was born in Union Mills, N.C. He served in the Army in Europe during World War II and graduated from the University of California at Berkeley, where he also did postgraduate study in political science.

He came to the Washington area in 1951 to work for the Army Map Service, then, from 1952 to 1955, he worked in a civilian capacity for an intelligence unit in the Army's Far East Command in Tokyo.

In 1955, he returned to Washington and the Army Map Service, but he later transferred to the Defense Intelligence Agency, where he remained until retiring.

In retirement, he did volunteer work for Common Cause and in assisting senior citizens. He was a member of Bethesda First Baptist Church.

Survivors include his wife, Frances S. Guffey of Bethesda; two children, Karen Silver of Concord, Mass., and John Guffey of Miami Beach; and two grandsons.

Nina Elizabeth Slattery

Arlington Resident

Nina Elizabeth Slattery, 84, a resident of Arlington since 1966 and a member of St. Agnes Catholic Church there, died of cancer June 19 at her home in Arlington.

Mrs. Slattery was born in Lawrence, Mass. In 1947, she married John H. Slattery, an Army enlisted man who retired as a master sergeant. She accompanied him on assignments to U.S. embassies in Turkey, the Netherlands and Germany. He died in 1988.

Survivors include two children, David J. Slattery of Alexandria and Mia D. Schulte of Arlington; and two grandchildren.

Robert J. Noerr

NSO Manager

Robert J. Noerr, 58, who served as manager of the National Symphony Orchestra from 1971 to 1982, died of cancer June 14 at Columbia Reston Hospital. He lived in Reston.

After leaving the NSO, he was a wholesale hardware salesman with Cabinet Makers Supply before retiring in the 1990s.

Mr. Noerr, who was born in Wisconsin, attended the University of Minnesota. Before coming to Washington and joining the NSO, he served in the Navy, worked in radio in Indianapolis and was general manager of the Atlanta Symphony.

Survivors include his mother and two sisters.

Stanley Joseph Bohn


Stanley Joseph Bohn, 89, who retired in the late 1970s after a long career selling Hoover vacuum cleaners and barber and dental supplies, died of sepsis June 19 at the Manor Care nursing home in Bethesda.

Mr. Bohn, who was born in Washington, had been deaf since childhood. His mother taught him lip reading, and he attended St. John's College High School.

He was a member of St. Thomas Apostle Catholic Church in Washington and St. Jane de Chantel Catholic Church in Bethesda.

Survivors include a sister, Marguerite Caruso of Rockville.

Nancy Ford Wight

Washington Native

Nancy Ford Wight, 68, a 1949 graduate of St. Cecilia's Academy in the District who lived in her native Washington until 1979, died of cancer June 16 at Calvert Memorial Hospital. She lived in Prince Frederick.

Her marriage to Ed Wight ended in divorce.

She leaves no immediate survivors.