Charles M. Tyson II

Business Owner

Charles M. Tyson II, 68, former owner of two Bethesda businesses, Tyson Belzer and Associates and the Tyson Capitol Institute, died June 8 at his vacation home in Heathsville, Va., after a heart attack. He also maintained a home in Belfast, Maine.

Tyson Belzer, established in 1964, worked on market studies and surveys for Washington area trade groups.

He later founded Tyson Capitol Institute, which worked to match lobbying Zip codes with congressional districts. He retired and closed both businesses in 1989 and moved to Maine in 1993.

Mr. Tyson, a former Arlington, Bethesda and Chevy Chase resident, was a Georgia native. He was an Army veteran of the Korean War and an economics graduate of American University.

Survivors include his wife, Lois, of Belfast and Heathsville; a son, Bill, of Bethesda; and a daughter, Sue Tyson of Sacramento.

Mary W. Jenifer

Government Clerk

Mary W. Jenifer, 92, a retired government clerk who lived in her native Washington until moving to Annapolis 10 years ago, died of congestive heart failure June 26 at Anne Arundel Hospital Center in Annapolis.

She worked for the Bureau of Engraving and Printing during World War II. In the 1950s, she rejoined the government when she joined the old Civil Service Commission. She later transferred to the D.C. government, retiring in the mid-1960s from the Department of Human Services.

Mrs. Jenifer, an Armstrong High School graduate, attended the old Minor Teachers College in Washington.

She was a 42-year member of Nativity Catholic Church in Washington. She had been a volunteer driver for Meals on Wheels and had been a volunteer teacher in the D.C. Literacy Program.

Her hobbies included travel and parlor games.

Her husband, Joseph Albert Jenifer, died in 1989. Survivors include two sons, Joseph, of Annapolis, and Franklyn, of Dallas; six grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

Mary C. Caulfield Byrnes

Church Member

Mary Clopper Caulfield Byrnes, 94, a former member of Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church in Chevy Chase, died June 23 at a hospital in West Chester, Pa. She had suffered strokes.

Mrs. Byrnes, whose home was in Chevy Chase, had been staying with her daughter, Augusta B. McGown, in West Chester. She was a native of Gaithersburg and the oldest descendant of the Clopper family, which settled in Montgomery County in the early 1800s. Mrs. Byrnes worked for the National Geographic Society in the late 1920s and early 1930s. Her husband, Joseph B. Byrnes, died in 1955.

In addition to her daughter, survivors include two granddaughters and two great-grandsons.

Roger H. Sawtelle

Bicycle Store Owner

Roger H. Sawtelle, 73, former co-owner of Chevy Chase Bicycle Service and the Laurel and Riverdale Bicycle centers, died of cancer June 21 at his home in Silver Spring.

Mr. Sawtelle was born in Amherst, Mass., and raised in Washington. He was graduate of Western High School and the University of Maryland. He served in the Army Reserve.

He and his brother Donald began the Chevy Chase store, on Connecticut Avenue NW, in 1946. They closed it last year. The Laurel and Riverdale stores remain in the family.

Mr. Sawtelle was a volunteer with youth programs of First Baptist Church of Hyattsville. He was member of the National Bicycle Dealers Association.

Survivors include his wife of 46 years, Dorothy I. Sawtelle of Silver Spring; four sons, Barry Sawtelle of Elverson, Pa., Bruce Sawtelle of Hyattsville, Stephen Sawtelle of Laurel and Stanley Sawtelle of Silver Spring; two brothers, Donald Sawtelle of Houston and Edward Sawtelle of Ventnor, N.J.; and four grandchildren.

Daniel J. O'Driscoll

Secret Service Agent

Daniel J. O'Driscoll, 84, a Secret Service agent who helped protect Presidents Franklin D. Roosevelt, Harry S. Truman and Dwight D. Eisenhower, and who retired as special agent in charge of the counterfeit division, died of pneumonia June 27 at Inova Fairfax Hospital. He had Parkinson's disease.

Mr. O'Driscoll, who lived in Fairfax Station, began his career in his native St. Louis. He was a graduate of Rubicam Business College in that city.

He was later assigned to Little Rock and Washington.

His interests included golf.

Survivors include his wife of 62 years, Jean S. O'Driscoll of Fairfax Station; two children, Susan O. Cox of Fairfax Station and Michael J. O'Driscoll of Stafford; seven grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.

Edward Pratt Tiernan

Budget Analyst

Edward Pratt Tiernan, 81, a retired Defense Department budget analyst, died of a heart attack June 26 at his home in Arlington.

Mr. Tiernan worked for the government until 1973 and continued as a Defense budget consultant for seven more years.

He was born in Kansas City, Mo. He was a graduate of George Washington University and served in the Navy during World War II.

Mr. Tiernan was a board member of Arlington Community Residences Inc., a volunteer with Meals on Wheels and a member of Catholic Cathedral of St. Thomas More in Arlington.

Survivors include his wife of 46 years, Gloria Rutley Tiernan of Arlington; three sons, Thomas E. Tiernan of Olney, James C. Tiernan of Arlington and Michael J. Tiernan of Williamsburg; a sister, Betty Kearney of Manassas; and four grandchildren.

Charlotte Wood Eckert


Charlotte Wood Eckert, 79, a sportswear saleswoman who retired in 1995 after 22 years with the Seven Corners Woodward & Lothrop store, died of a stroke June 24 at Columbia Pentagon City Hospital. She lived in Falls Church.

Mrs. Eckert was born in Stamford, Conn., and raised in Washington. She was a graduate of Roosevelt High School and American University. She worked for the National Geographic Society circulation department in the 1940s.

Mrs. Eckert was a member of the Altar Society and Legion of Mary at St. James Catholic Church in Falls Church. She volunteered with the Camp Fire Girls.

Survivors include her husband, Thomas J. Eckert of Falls Church; three daughters, Elizabeth A. Eckert of Long Beach, N.Y., and Patricia A. Eckert and C. Diane Eckert, both of Falls Church; and a granddaughter.

Joan Anne Denomme


Joan Anne Denomme, 51, an auditor at the General Accounting Office for 30 years, died of cancer June 25 at the Hospice of Washington. She lived in Great Falls.

Mrs. Denomme was a native of Massillon, Ohio, and a graduate of Bowling Green State University. She began her GAO career in Detroit and moved to Washington in 1976.

Survivors include her husband of 23 years, Thomas J. Denomme, and a son, Philip Denomme, both of Great Falls.