Henry J. Murray Sr.

Army Veteran

Henry J. Murray Sr., 67, a retired veteran of the Army Security Agency who also owned and operated a restaurant, died of complications from cancer July 11 at a medical center in Lebanon, Pa.

Mr. Murray, a Pennsylvania native, served 20 years in the Army Security Agency before retiring as a chief warrant officer in 1972. His career included service in Vietnam during the war there and assignments with the military attache staff at U.S. embassies in London and Lagos, Nigeria.

His military honors included the Bronze Star.

Following his military retirement, he worked as a civilian in research management for the Army Security Agency.

He lived in the Washington area off and on during his military career, then spent about 11 years in Warrenton, Va., before moving to Pennsylvania in 1986. For the past five years, he was the proprietor of a family restaurant in Ashland, Pa.

Survivors include his wife, Leota M. Murray of Hazeltown, Pa.; four children, Henry J. Murray Jr., of Richmond, Frederick A. Murray of Fredericksburg, Michael J. Murray of Hazeltown, and Theresa Edwards of Drums, Pa.; two brothers; and five grandchildren.

Roy Stairit Murphy

Retired Government Employee

Roy Stairit Murphy, 70, a Falls Church resident and retired employee of the Department of Transportation and FBI, died July 11 at Inova Fair Oaks Hospital. He had emphysema.

Mr. Murphy, a native of Gassaway, W.Va., served in the Air Force in Europe during the Korean War. He moved to Washington from West Virginia in 1956, and he worked as a clerk in the records and couriers department of the FBI. He joined the safety division of the Department of Transportation during the 1960s. Mr. Murphy retired from the federal government in 1984 and worked as a maintenance engineer at Commonwealth Hospital in Fairfax and at Fair Oaks Hospital until 1992.

His wife, Phyllis H. Murphy, died in 1997.

Survivors include a sister, Ruth Burns of Lorain, Ohio; two children, Larry Murphy of Alexandria and Shiela Murphy Weakley of Williamsburg, W.Va.; and three grandchildren.

Anne Hampl


Anne Hampl, 77, who worked as a secretary with the Navy Department in the 1940s and in a Washington office of Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. in the 1970s and 1980s, died June 28 at Howard County General Hospital. She had a lung ailment.

Mrs. Hampl, a resident of Columbia, was born in Tamaqua, Pa. She was a member of the Laurel Friendship Club and St. Mary's of the Mill Catholic Church in Laurel.

Her husband, Edward Hampl, died in 1989.

Survivors include seven children, Rosemarie Staab of Ellicott City, Edward L. Hampl Jr. of Elk Grove, Calif., Mary Anne Semler, Cheryl Jackson and Robert Hampl, all of Beltsville, Anita Lamb of Glenn Dale and Theresa Hampl of Olney; a sister; and six grandchildren.

Pearl M. Motherhead Jones

Personnel Investigator

Pearl M. Motherhead Jones, 92, a native Washingtonian who worked in the personnel investigative unit of the U.S. Civil Service Commission for 32 years until retiring in 1973, died of a stroke July 14 at Shady Grove Hospital.

Mrs. Jones was a member of Third Street Christian Church and Shepherd Park Christian Church, both in Washington, and a volunteer at Washington Adventist Hospital, sorting mail and delivering packages to patients.

She also taught piano in her Washington home.

Her first husband, George S. West, died in 1952, and her second husband, Claibourne E. Jones, died in 1964.

Survivors include two daughters from her first marriage, Jean W. Houston of South Carolina and Carole W. Cullinane of Bethesda; seven grandchildren; and 17 great-grandchildren.

Joan Noyes Elswit

Civic Activist

Joan Noyes Elswit, 75, who was active in Northern Virginia in civic associations, the Democratic Party, Neighborhood Watch and other organizations, died July 10 at Fauquier Hospital. She had emphysema.

Mrs. Elswit was born in Pittsburg, Kan. She attended the Kansas City Art Institute and was a graduate of the University of Missouri. In the 1940s, she worked in Arlington for Eastern Airlines and the Pentagon Federal Credit Union.

She was a founding member of the Nottingham Civic Association and represented northwest Arlington in the county Democratic Committee. She was a graphic artist in the Fairfax County Library for about five years.

She lived in Reston and then in Oakton, where she was president of the Oakton Manor community association. She was a volunteer there for the Red Cross and United Way. She also taught computer skills to senior citizens and high school students.

Mrs. Elswit had lived in Warrenton since 1991.

Survivors include her husband of 55 years, Jerome Elswit of Warrenton; two sons, Michael David Elswit of New York and David Mark Elswit of Ithaca, N.Y.; and a granddaughter.

Mary Washington Tyson


Mary Washington Tyson, 88, a substitute teacher at Bethesda and Bradley Hills elementary schools in the 1940s and 1950s, died of a lung ailment July 11 at the health care center of Asbury Methodist Village in Gaithersburg.

She was a native of Greenville, N.C., and a graduate of East Carolina University.

Mrs. Tyson was a Cub Scout leader and a Brownie leader and a member of the Women's Club of Bethesda, the American Glass Club, Sequesters antiques organization, Luxmanor Garden Club and Bethesda Presbyterian Church. Her interests included bridge.

Her husband, William Sherrod Tyson, died in 1978.

Survivors include three children, Preston Tyson of Harpers Ferry, W.Va., William Sherrod Tyson Jr. of Upper Marlboro and Ann Tyson Storey of Winter Park, Fla.; six grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

Daniel Robert 'Bob' Miller

Sheet Metal Contractor

Daniel Robert "Bob" Miller, 75, a retired sheet metal contractor, died July 12 at Frederick Memorial Hospital of complications related to a stroke.

Mr. Miller, a resident of Johnsville, Md., was born in Scottdale, Pa. He moved to Washington in the 1930s and graduated from Eastern High School. During World War II, he served in the Navy in the Pacific.

In the early 1950s, he established D&M Metal Specialties Inc. in Bladensburg. He specialized in sheet metal duct work for heating and air conditioning systems. He retired in the 1970s and moved from College Park to Johnsville.

Mr. Miller was a former chairman of the apprenticeship committee of Sheet Metal Local 102.

Survivors include his wife of 56 years, Virginia Long Miller of Johnsville; two daughters, Sandra C. Elswick of Woodsboro, Md., and Karen L. Sindt of Fulton; two granddaughters; and five great-grandchildren.

Isobel A. Klingenhagen


Isobel A. Klingenhagen, 73, a former American Red Cross volunteer who for a couple of years until the early 1970s taught art classes in an Arlington studio, died of a heart attack June 25 at her home in Falls Church.

Mrs. Klingenhagen, a native of Fayetteville, N.C., attended Duke University and as a young woman worked as a secretary for the Chamber of Commerce in Fayettteville.

She accompanied her husband, retired Army Maj. Gen. John L. Klingenhagen, on his military assignments in the United States, Germany and Vietnam. In Vietnam during the war there, she did volunteer work with the American Red Cross Grey Ladies.

They lived in Alexandria off and on for 15 years before retiring to the Washington area in 1974. They moved to Virginia Beach in 1988 but returned to the Washington area last month.

In addition to her husband, of Falls Church, survivors include three children, John L. Klingenhagen Jr. of Falls Church, Karen J. German of Virginia Beach and Janice F. Gores of Douglasville, Ga.; and four grandchildren.

Albert E. Peterson

Public Relations Specialist

Albert E. Peterson, 81, who retired in 1993 after 20 years as a public relations specialist for the American Association of Retired Persons, died June 30 at the Lisner Louise Dickson Hurt Home in Washington after a stroke.

Mr. Peterson, a longtime District resident, had lived at the nursing home for the last month.

Before joining AARP in the early 1970s, he worked in Puerto Rico as a corporate relations director for ITT Industries Inc. Earlier, he worked for an international public relations firm in New York City and was a freelance writer and photographer.

He was a native of Illinois and a graduate of the University of Illinois. He studied at the State Department's Foreign Service Institute and received a master's degree in business and public relations from American University.

During World War II, he served in the Navy as a hot-air balloon and blimp pilot in its Lighter Than Air operation on submarine and convoy patrol.

From 1948 to 1955, he worked for the U.S. Information Agency as chief of information for the U.S. Mission in Berlin, as press attache in Cairo and as regional information head in Germany.

He also wrote, narrated and acted in U.S. government and corporate films and sang with several choral and barbershop groups.

Survivors include his wife of 35 years, Hattie Peterson of Washington.

Paul Vincent Curtis

Aircraft Pilot

Paul Vincent Curtis, 58, an aircraft pilot for the last 35 years, died of cancer July 10 at the Hospice of Northern Virginia.

Mr. Curtis was born in Alexandria and lived there for most of his life. Recently he moved to Herndon.

He graduated from Groveton High School and attended Shepherd College and George Mason University. In the early 1960s, he served in the Army in a Special Forces unit.

As a pilot, he had flown aircraft for Mobil Corp., Malcolm Forbes, the Carpenters singing duo, various politicians and entertainers, and, most recently, the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers. In the 1980s, he lived in Greece for two years as a pilot for Basil Inc.

Mr. Curtis also was owner and president of Brite Lite Gas Specialty Shop in Old Town Alexandria, a lighting fixture shop.

He was a member of the Eagles and the Old Dominion Boat Club.

Survivors include his companion, Marlene Gajan of Herndon; and his mother, Annacarmen Curtis, and a brother, Kim Ambrose Curtis, both of Alexandria.

Catherine Marie Kellogg

Budget Analyst

Catherine Marie Kellogg, 72, a Washington area native who retired in 1994 after 25 years as a Navy Department budget analyst, died of a pulmonary disorder July 10 at Johns Hopkins Hospital.

In Laurel, where she lived, Mrs. Kellogg volunteered at the Elizabeth House Soup Kitchen and Greater Laurel Hospital. She also did volunteer work at the Bodkin Elementary School library in Pasadena.

She was a Eucharistic minister at St. Nicholas Catholic Church in Laurel, where she also served on the Parish Council, sang in choirs and helped prepare meals for the So Others May Eat program.

Mrs. Kellogg was born in Washington and raised in Brentwood.

Her husband, Philip Kellogg Jr., died in 1981.

Survivors include seven children, Philip Kellogg III of Myersville, Md., Richard Kellogg of Laurel, Joyce Popp of Greensboro, N.C., Bonnie Steele of Crofton, Stephen Kellogg of Columbia, James Kellogg of Laurel and Catherine Dent of Bowie; a sister; 15 grandchildren; and a great-grandson.

Richard Bryan 'Dick' Clark

Systems Engineer

Richard Bryan "Dick" Clark, 54, a systems engineer with TRW Inc. and a past president of the Burke Singles, a social organization, died of cancer July 11 at his home in West Springfield.

Mr. Clark was born in Chicago. He graduated from Blackburn College in Carlinville, Ill., and received a master's degree in business administration at Northwestern University. In the 1960s, he served four years in the Navy and was stationed in Sicily and Greece.

He worked for Allis Chalmers Corp. in Milwaukee and Florida Power Co. in Crystal River, Fla., before moving to the Washington area in 1985. He was a systems engineer with Lockheed Martin Corp. before joining TRW.

Mr. Clark's marriage to Sharon Clark ended in divorce.

Survivors include his wife, Beth Claudia Clark of West Springfield; three children from his first marriage, Kimberly Ann Adams and Rachel Leigh Hunter, both of Appleton, Wis., and Richard Carter Clark of Wichita; his mother, Helen Clark of Bruce Crossing, Mich.; a brother; and six grandchildren.