Beverly Bissell Sullivan

Club Member

Beverly Bissell Sullivan, 50, a member of Washington clubs and a patron of conservation and arts groups, died of lung cancer July 9 at her summer home in Newport, R.I.

Mrs. Sullivan, who had a home in Washington since 1969, also had homes in Palm Beach, Fla., and Rectortown, Va.

In Washington, she was a member of the Sulgrave Club, the City Tavern Club and the Citizens Association of Georgetown.

She also was a member of the Goose Creek Association and the Piedmont Environmental Council in Middleburg, the American Boxwood Society, the American Orchid Society, American Friends of the Russian Country Estate, the Decorative Art Trust, the Nature Conservancy and the World Wildlife Fund.

She was a native of Wilmington, Del., and a graduate of Bennett College in Millbrook, N.Y.

Survivors include her husband, A. Michael Sullivan Jr. of Washington; her mother, Georgina Bissell of Greenville, Del.; and a sister.

Virginia `Ginger' Hupfer


Virginia "Ginger" Hupfer, 61, who retired last year as a secretary at the Agricultural Research Center in Beltsville, died of breast cancer July 3 at her home in Bowie.

Mrs. Hupfer, a native of Cumberland, Md., studied accounting at Strayer University and worked for 22 years at the Agriculture Department. She worked in accounting, procurement and symposium coordination positions.

She was a member of Mount Oak Methodist Church in Bowie and its Bible study and cancer survivors groups. She also volunteered at the National Cancer Society's retail shop in Bowie.

Survivors include her husband, Max Hupfer, and their son, Daniel, both of Bowie; her mother, Evelyn Lillard of Cumberland; and two sisters, Carole Clancy of Bowie and Jeanne Hennessy of Silver Spring.

William B. Shultz

Washington Native

William B. Shultz, 72, a Washington native who served 10 years as a Merchant Marine ensign, died of lung cancer July 1 at a health care center in Dallastown, Pa.

Mr. Shultz was a graduate of Roosevelt High School and the Merchant Marine Academy in Kings Point, N.Y.

He served as an engineer aboard commercial transport ships. In the mid-1950s, he left the service because of medical reasons and settled in Hanover, Pa.

Survivors include a sister, Jean Shultz Kennedy of Gaithersburg.

Richard F. Foley

Army Officer

Richard F. Foley, 79, a retired Army lieutenant colonel who was also a civil rights investigator and assistant headmaster, died of congestive heart failure July 8 at Inova Fairfax Hospital.

He had a home in Annandale but had lived in recent months at the Sunrise assisted living facility in Falls Church.

Lt. Col. Foley served in armor divisions in Europe during World War II and in Korea during the war there. He also served in Germany and Japan. He retired in 1967 as an intelligence official at the Pentagon.

Lt. Col. Foley did investigative work at hospitals for the Department of Health, Education and Welfare after he left the military and then was assistant headmaster at Flint Hill School in Oakton in the 1970s.

He was a native of Boston and a law graduate of Suffolk University. During his school years, he played the clarinet professionally.

He was a member of the Knights of Columbus and the Retired Officers Association.

His wife, Lyn Foley, died in 1991.

Survivors include four children, Dennis Foley of Whitefish, Mont., Linda O'Connell of Chevy Chase, Gail Orr of Centreville and Marianne Robeson of North Potomac; and nine grandchildren.

Sylvia Fisher


Sylvia Fisher, 90, a pianist who performed jazz and classical music at Washington nightclubs for about 20 years until the 1960s, died of congestive heart failure June 27 at Brooke Grove nursing home in Sandy Spring.

Mrs. Fisher, a native of Cleveland, graduated from the Cleveland Institute of Music and moved to Washington in 1939.

In addition to her solo work, Mrs. Fisher taught piano lessons until last year.

Her husband, Kenneth R. Fisher, died in 1957.

Survivors include two sisters, Pearle Miller of Silver Spring and Eleanor Becker of Phoenix.