Charles E. Mochwart

Insurance Broker

Charles E. Mochwart, 64, who formerly operated Charles E. Mochwart Inc. as an independent insurance broker, died of cancer July 17 at Manor Care of Chevy Chase.

Mr. Mochwart, who lived in Washington, was born in Brooklyn, N.Y., and moved to this area as a child. He graduated from Sidwell Friends School and Washington and Lee University, and he served in the Marine Corps as a young man.

He began his insurance career with Howard and Hoffman/Fireman's Insurance Co. and founded his own company in 1967. In 1995 he merged his firm with the Howard W. Phillips Co.

Mr. Mochwart was a former president of the Sidwell Friends Alumni Association and the Norwood School Parents Association.

He was a member of the Kiwanis Club of Washington, the Chevy Chase Club, the University Club and Congressional Country Club.

His marriages to Mary Jane Mochwart and Clark Mochwart ended in divorce.

Survivors include three children from his first marriage, Deborah W. Mochwart, Margaret Ann Holland and Charles Edward Mochwart Jr., all of Bethesda; and two grandchildren.

Alan N. Christensen

Army Colonel

Alan N. Christensen, 57, a retired Army colonel who later was a civilian engineer for defense contractors, died July 20 at Inova Fairfax Hospital of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, also known as Lou Gehrig's disease.

Col. Christensen, who lived in Springfield, was born in Atlanta. He graduated from the U.S. Military Academy in 1964.

His military career included service in air defense artillery units and with the joint staff at the Pentagon, and he was posted in Vietnam, South Korea, Germany and in various locations around the United States.

Mr. Christensen established residency in the Washington area 25 years ago.

In 1990 he retired from the Army. Since then he had worked for ARES Inc., SRS Technologies and TRW Inc.

Survivors include his wife of 34 years, Maria Christensen, and two children, Kenneth and Lisa, all of Springfield; a brother; and a sister.

May Benjamin McCullough


May Benjamin McCullough, 84, a former nurse and a member of Holy Comforter Episcopal Church in Vienna, died of cancer July 19 at her home in Vienna.

Mrs. McCullough was born in Larksville, Pa. She graduated from the Wilkes-Barre General Hospital School of Nursing, and before World War II she was a private duty nurse and an operating room supervisor at Wilkes-Barre General Hospital.

During World War II, she served in the Army Nurses Corps as an operating room supervisor in Europe. She was awarded a Bronze Star and was discharged as a captain.

In the late 1940s, she settled in the Washington area.

Survivors include her husband of 52 years, James A. McCullough of Vienna; three sons, James S. and Peter McCullough, both of Vienna, and Dr. Christopher S. McCullough of Charlottesville; two sisters, Katie Devine Daugherty of Berlin, Md., and Nancy B. Clark of Jackson, Tenn.; a brother, Robert Benjamin of Bloomsburg, Pa.; and six grandchildren.

William F. Boxall

Service Station Owner

William F. Boxall, 85, a lifelong Montgomery County resident and decorated World War II Army veteran who was both a proprietor and employee of auto service stations in the Washington area, died of complications related to cancer July 20 at Holy Cross Hospital. He lived in Silver Spring.

Mr. Boxall was born in Dickerson. He served as an Army staff sergeant during World War II and participated in the D-Day invasion of Normandy on June 6, 1944.

His military honors included the Legion of Merit and four battle stars.

He served in the Army Reserve after the war and owned and operated Boxall Amoco in Northwest Washington from 1946 to the early 1950s. He operated a service station in Hyattsville for about 20 years, then worked for service stations in Greenbelt until retiring in the mid-1980s.

He was a member of the 29th Army Division Association and the Veterans of Foreign Wars.

Survivors include his wife of 57 years, Annie A. Boxall of Silver Spring, and four children, Michael Boxall of Gaithersburg, Leslie Behne of St. Leonard and William Boxall and Randy Boxall, both of Silver Spring.