Myron `Buddy' Hatton

Bethesda Florist

Myron W. "Buddy" Hatton, 77, a retired Bethesda florist who was a member of Epiphany Episcopal Church in Washington, died of pancreatic cancer June 27 at Shady Grove Adventist Hospital. He lived in Bethesda.

He worked for several floral shops between the late 1970s and the early 1990s, including Wildwood Manor florist. He retired from Suburban Florist.

Mr. Hatton, a Washington native, graduated from Central High School and attended George Washington University. He served in the Army Air Forces in World War II. He worked in family investments before going to work in floral shops.

Survivors include a sister, Margaret H. Haeringer of Bethesda.

Alma Elizabeth Snyder

Church Member

Alma Elizabeth Snyder, 80, a widow of an Army officer and member of Westminster Presbyterian Church in Alexandria, died of coronary artery disease June 28 at the Belvoir Woods Health Care Center in Fort Belvoir.

Mrs. Snyder, a native of West Virginia, graduated with a degree in journalism from West Virginia University, where she also was elected to Kappa Tau Alpha, the national scholarship society for journalism, and served as a member of the press club and YWCA.

Before settling in Alexandria in 1963, she accompanied her husband, James M. Snyder, whom she married in 1942, to posts in the United States and Germany. Over the years, she served as a Sunday school teacher, Girl Scout leader and kindergarten aide.

Her husband died in 1996. Survivors include three children, Rebecca Snyder Bromley of Colorado Springs and James Brant Snyder and Elizabeth Snyder Martineau, both of Alexandria; a brother; and six grandchildren.

Betty B. Glass


Betty B. Glass, 73, a volunteer who chauffeured the elderly to doctor appointments, died June 28 at the Hermitage in Northern Virginia, a nursing facility in Alexandria. She had Alzheimer's disease.

Mrs. Glass, an Alexandria resident since 1965, was born in Miami and spent part of her childhood in Washington, where she graduated from Central High School.

As a young woman, she accompanied her husband, retired Navy Cmdr. Thurston E. Glass, to naval bases in the United States.

In addition to her husband, of Alexandria, survivors include a daughter, Deborah G. Glass of Alexandria; a sister, Barbara Mishler of Silver Spring; and a grandson.

Robert Louis Kardaras

Insurance Agent

Robert Louis Kardaras, 68, who was a salesman for 27 years with Washington Gas Light Co. and an agent for 20 years for New York Life Insurance Co., died July 1 of a cardiovascular disorder at his home in Springfield.

Mr. Kardaras was a native of Washington and a graduate of McKinley Technical High School. He served in the Army.

Mr. Kardaras was an usher with Holy Spirit Catholic Church in Annandale and a founding member and president of the Braddock Road Boys Club. He was a coach with the North Springfield and Annandale Little Leagues.

Survivors include his wife, Jeanne A. Kardaras of Springfield; two sons, Kenneth R. Kardaras of Manassas and Thomas M. Kardaras of Annandale; a sister, Helen McGunigal of Forestville; and five grandchildren.

James Edward W. Millar

Mortgage Banker

James Edward Wesley Millar, 84, who retired in 1984 as senior vice president of Weaver Bros. mortgage banking firm, died of lung cancer July 1 at Arlington Hospital. He lived in Arlington.

Born in Washington, he was a graduate of Eastern High School and a law school now part of Catholic University. He served in the Navy in Iceland and Cuba during World War II.

Mr. Millar had joined Weaver Bros. as a messenger before the war. He returned to the firm and later headed its construction lending operations.

He also was involved in the development of the Lake Ridge residential community in Prince William County. He served as president of the Washington chapter of the Mortgage Bankers Association.

Mr. Millar was a member of Memorial Baptist Church in Arlington, Washington Golf and Country Club, Congressional Country Club, Washington Board of Realtors and National Association of Home Builders.

His wife, Marion Taylor Millar, died in 1979.

Survivors include five children, Lynn M. Pullman of West Chester, Pa., Marilyn M. Cowles of Arlington, Joan M. Bixler of Oakton, Janice M. Marut of Arlington and James Edward Millar Jr. of McLean; and 14 grandchildren.