Arthur 'Tom' Dixon

Falls Church Merchant

Arthur L. "Tom" Dixon, 76, a Falls Church resident who was a retired owner and operator of Dixon's Western Wear and Square Dance Apparel store in Falls Church, died June 23 in the Powhattan nursing home in Falls Church. He had cancer.

He operated his store for 26 years before selling it and retiring in the late 1970s. He was one of the first area merchants to sell Levi's apparel.

Mr. Dixon, a Washington native, served with the Army in Europe during World War II. After the war, he was a clerk at Brown's Hardware in Falls Church before starting his own business.

Survivors include his wife of 52 years, Maria, of Falls Church; and a brother, Charles, and a sister, Virginia Elsey, both of Manassas.

Dennison L. 'Dooly' Mitchell

CPA and Lawyer

Dennison L. "Dooly" Mitchell, 90, a lawyer and certified public accountant who was a 1947 founder of the Bethesda accounting firm of Councilor, Buchanan and Mitchell, died of congestive heart failure June 24 at his home in Chevy Chase.

Mr. Mitchell, a partner in the Bethesda firm until retiring in 1988, also had taught accounting at Georgetown University from 1934 to 1969. He had served for a time in the 1940s as accounting department chairman.

He had been a noted amateur tennis player as a youth. Between 1925 and 1935, he won the Washington Public Parks and the City of Washington championships each five times.

He was a three-time finalist in the National Public Parks championships. In 1976, he was admitted to the Washington Area Tennis Patrons Foundation Hall of Fame.

Mr. Mitchell, who was born in North Carolina, grew up in Washington. A Western High School graduate, he graduated from Georgetown University in 1932 and from its law school in 1951. He was a member of the Georgetown University Athletic Hall of Fame.

He was a past president of the D.C. Institute of Certified Public Accountants, a founder and past president of the Edgemoor Club in Bethesda, and a member of the civilian board of the Salvation Army. He was a member of Chevy Chase United Methodist Church and D.C. Lions Club.

Survivors include his wife of 61 years, Vivien. of Chevy Chase; a son, Dennison E., of Kensington; three daughters, Shirley Watson of Potomac, Carol Johnson of Chevy Chase and Elaine Barnes of Kensington; 14 grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren.

Howard 'Ed' Bladen


Howard "Ed" Bladen, 93, a Washington area steamfitter for 47 years before retiring in 1972 from the W.G. Cornell heating and air-conditioning contracting concern, died of congestive heart failure June 21 at his home in Silver Spring.

This year, he received an award from Steamfitters Local 602 for 69 years of continuous membership. Over the years, he had worked for a variety of employers and had been a steamfitter supervisor on such projects as L'Enfant Plaza and Dulles International Airport.

Mr. Bladen, a Washington native, served in the Navy in the Pacific during World War II.

Survivors include his wife of 68 years, Margaret, of Silver Spring; a son, Howard, of Gaithersburg; three daughters, Barbara Ewing of Silver Spring, Wilma David of Delaware and Doris Stanton of Columbia; nine grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.

Julia B. Aiken


Julia Blumenauer Aiken, 83, a lifelong area resident and former secretary who had done volunteer work for the Literacy Council and the United Church of Christ, died of pneumonia June 23 in Olney at the Friends Nursing Home, where she spent the last year.

She had been a member of Pilgrim United Church of Christ in Wheaton and did her church volunteer work with its Emergency Homes program.

Mrs. Aiken, who lived in Silver Spring before entering the nursing home, was a native of Washington and a 1933 graduate of Central High School.

She had been a secretary in the 1950s and 1960s, working for area lawyers and for the National Institutes of Health.

Her husband, Marshall, died in 1981. Survivors include two sons, Gary S., of Reston, and Thoams D., of Albuquerque; a sister, Margaret Fenstermacher of Union Bridge, Md.; four grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Another son, Robert M., died in 1961.

Clara G. Henneberger


Clara Glasgow Henneberger, 91, a retired Washington area teacher, died of a pulmonary edema June 20 at the Collington Episcopal Life Care Center in Mitchellville. She had lived at the center since 1989.

Mrs. Henneberger, who lived in Silver Spring from 1952 to 1989, was born in Washington, where she graduated from Wilson Normal School.

She taught in the D.C. public elementary schools from 1943 to 1958. She served on the faculty of Bryan Elementary from 1943 to 1945, and again from 1947 to 1949, and on the faculty of Benning Elementary from 1945 to 1947. She taught at Kimball Elementary from 1949 until retiring from the D.C. schools in 1958.

From 1961 to 1963, she taught at the Cynthia Warner School, a private school in Takoma Park.

Her husband, Charles M. Henneberger, whom she married in 1928, died in 1981.

Survivors include a son, Dr. George M., of Pascagoula, Miss.; a daughter, Mary Jo Hall of Sherwood Forest, Md.; five brothers, Raymond Glasgow of College Park, Norman Glasgow of Potomac, Louis Glasgow of Clarksville and William and Charles Glasgow, both of Silver Spring; 10 grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren.

Charles B. Tyson Jr.

Pepco Official

Charles Baer Tyson Jr., 89, who worked for Potomac Electric Power Co. for 43 years before retiring in 1971 as a business administrator and manager, died June 20 at Northern Virginia Community Hospital after surgery for a dislocated hip. He lived in Fairfax.

Mr. Tyson, a Washington native, was a graduate of Central High School and the Benjamin Franklin School of Accountancy.

He was a past president of the Woodlawn Elementary PTA in Arlington and had been a member of the neighborhood watch of the Camelot Community in Fairfax.

His wife of 49 years, Faith Dowden Tyson, died in 1985. Survivors include two daughters, Kay Tyson Robertson and Dr. Carolyn A. Tyson, both of Fairfax; two grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

Herbert Isaiah Terry Jr.

Laurel Businessman

Herbert Isaiah Terry Jr., 62, a Washington area resident since 1991 who had operated his own advertising business since that time and had done volunteer work for the homeless, died of cardiac arrest June 23 at Doctors Community Hospital in Lauel.

Mr. Terry, a Connecticut native, was a graduate of Yale University. He worked for Travelers Insurance Cos. in Hartford, Conn., for 31 years before retiring and moving to the Washington area. He had been a claim department division chief.

His wife of 33 years, Elizabeth Sullivan Terry, died in 1993.

Survivors include his companion, Henrietta M. Bradley of Laurel and Glenn Dale; two children, Catherine Terry Taylor of Washington and Herbert I. Terry III of Alexandria; a brother; and three grandchildren.

Lenora 'Lee' Brown

HUD Employee

Lenora "Lee" Brown, 72, a longtime Arlington resident who worked at the Department of Housing and Urban Development for more than 20 years before retiring in the early 1990s, died of cancer June 24 at a hospice care center in Wilmington, N.C.

Mrs. Brown, who had moved to her native North Carolina this year, came to the Washington area in 1957 and started her career at HUD as a typist. She later held management-level jobs for policy and research development in urban renewal programs.

Her husband, Paul B. Brown, died in 1986. Survivors include four children, Terry Brown and Steve Brown, both of Arlington, Pam Morder of Marietta, Ga., and Trish Brown of Wilmington; a sister; and three grandchildren.

Carrie Holmes Maskell

DAR Member

Carrie Holmes Maskell, 87, a former Washington area resident who was a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution and its Erasmus Perry Chapter in Silver Spring, died of leukemia June 18 at a hospital in Wilmington, N.C.

Mrs. Maskell, who had lived in Wilmington for the last eight months, was born and raised in Milton, Mass. She came to the Washington area in 1935, and over the years, took up residence in Silver Spring, Olney and Brinklow.

She was a member of St. Lukes Episcopal Church in Brookville, West Hillandale Women's Club and Brighton Quilters. She also was an avid bridge player.

Her husband, Charles W. Maskell, died in 1971. Survivors include two daughters, Nancy L. Macris of Hampstead, N.C., and Carolyn E. Brockway of Gulf Shores, Ala.; three grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

Francis Gabriel Tromba

Research Scientist

Francis Gabriel Tromba, 78, a retired Department of Agricutlure research scientist, died June 23 at his home in Kitty Hawk, N.C. He had Parkinson's disease.

Mr. Tromba, a former Adelphi resident, worked in the animal disease and parasite division of the department's research facility in Beltsville for about 30 years before retiring and moving to North Carolina in 1982

He was a New York native and a World War II Army veteran. He graduated from the University of Maryland, where he received a doctorate in parasitology.

He was a member of the Moose.

His wife of 53 years, Marguerite Tromba, died in 1996. Survivors include three children, Dennis P. Tromba of Kitty Hawk, Peter A. Tromba of Albany, Ore., and Joyce M. Tromba of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania; and seven grandchildren.

Robert T. Miki

Commerce Department Official

Robert T. Miki, 68, a retired Department of Commerce regulatory policy official, died of congestive heart failure June 16 at his home in Chevy Chase.

Mr. Miki retired in 1995 after 31 years at the Commerce Department, where his varying work included senior associate to the undersecretary for economic affairs, director of regulatory policy, deputy assistant secretary for regulatory policy and senior economist to the assistant secretary for regulatory policy.

Before joining the Commerce Department, he was a professor of economics at Williams College in Williamstown, Mass., where he also taught history and quantitative methods and served on the football coaching staff.

Mr. Miki, a native of Hawaii, graduated from the University of Hawaii. He received a master's degree in economics from the University of Illinois and a PhD in economics from the University of Minnesota.

He was an adjunct professor of economics at Georgetown University in 1965 and 1966 and past president of the Washington area chapter of the Hawaii State Society.

His marriage to Violet Miki ended in divorce.

Survivors include his wife, Anna Kinser of Chevy Chase; two children from his first marriage, Lee T. Miki and Lani S. Miki, both of Honolulu; his mother, Alice S. Miki of Honolulu; and a brother.

Alice Lee Parker


Alice Lee Parker, 96, a Washington resident who worked in the prints and photography division of the Library of Congress for more than 40 years until retiring in the mid-1960s, died of pneumonia June 24 at Sibley Memorial Hospital.

Ms. Parker, who came to Washington in 1920, was born in East Orange, N.J., and was a graduate of Bryn Mawr College in Bryn Mawr, Pa.

She was a member of Colonial Dames of America, Descendants of the Mayflower and St. Margaret's Episcopal Church in Washington.

She leaves no immediate survivors.