Kenneth Christopher Foss

Senate Committee Staffer

Kenneth Christopher Foss, 29, who since 1992 was a member of the U.S. Senate Republican Policy Committee, died of complications from diabetes July 17 at Mary Washington Hospital in Fredericksburg.

Mr. Foss, who lived in his native Fredericksburg, was a 1991 political science graduate of Taylor University in Fort Wayne, Ind., and had been an intern and staff assistant for then-Sen. Dan Coats (R-Ind.).

As a member of the Senate Republican Policy Committee, he was a policy analyst whose issues included education, alcohol, tobacco, firearms and immigration. He also managed the committee's in-house television broadcasting facility, Channel 2.

He was a member of New Life in Christ Church in Fredericksburg, the Stafford County Republican Party and the board of directors of Bethany Christian Services, an adoption agency in Fairfax.

Survivors include his parents, Gary and Andra Foss of Fredericksburg; a brother, Eric L. Foss of Huntington Beach, Calif.; and his paternal grandparents, the Rev. Kenneth and Virginia J. Foss of Stafford.

Myrtle Galloway

Administrative Assistant

Myrtle Galloway, 81, who retired as an administrative assistant from the International Apple Institute in McLean after more than 30 years of service, died July 19 at her home in Fairfax. She had cancer.

Mrs. Galloway was born in Columbia, S.C., and raised in Tiffin, Ohio. She moved to the Washington area in 1938.

She retired from the Apple Institute in 1983.

Her husband, Raymond C. Galloway, died in 1976.

Survivors include two daughters, Ces Vanoster of Fairfax and Sandy Tracy of Tucson; two sisters; a brother; four grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

Frank Lunacek

Construction Worker

Frank Lunacek, 63, a construction worker who formerly worked for Crestwood Homes, died of cancer July 18 at his home in Gaithersburg.

Before coming to the United States in 1969, Mr. Lunacek was a big-band trumpet player in his native Czechoslovakia.

He had worked off and on in construction since then.

Survivors include his wife, Jane Lunacek of Gaithersburg; three children; and three grandchildren.