James Francis Lynagh

Accountant and Claims Adjudicator

James Francis Lynagh, 89, an accountant and claims adjudicator with several federal agencies who retired from the General Accounting Office in 1972, died of cancer July 30 at Adventist Springbrook Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Silver Spring.

Mr. Lynagh, who lived in Silver Spring, was born in Washington. He graduated from Gonzaga College High School and attended what then was Columbus Law School.

His federal career included service with the Department of Agriculture, Army service in the Pacific during World War II and jobs at the Social Security Administration and the Veterans Administration.

He was a member of St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church in Silver Spring and St. Catherine Laboure Catholic Church in Wheaton, the Knights of Columbus, the Ancient Order of Hibernians, the American Legion and the National Association of Retired Federal Employees.

His first wife, Mary Cullinane Lynagh, died in 1975.

Survivors include his wife, Patricia Lynagh of Silver Spring; a sister, Elizabeth Savransky of Lancaster, Pa.; two grandchildren; and two stepchildren.

Gunnar P. Ohman

Electrical Engineer

Gunnar P. Ohman, 80, an electrical engineer who was a retired chief of the electronics warfare division at the Naval Research Laboratory, died of cancer Aug. 1 at the Southern Ocean Center in Manahawkin, N.J.

Dr. Ohman, a former resident of Oxon Hill and Scientist Cliffs, was born in Sweden. He came to this country as a child and grew up in Chicago. He graduated from the Illinois Institute of Technology, where he also received a master's degree in electrical engineering. He received a doctorate in electrical engineering at the University of Maryland. He moved to the Washington area in 1940.

Except for service in the Navy in World War II, Dr. Ohman spent his entire career at the Naval Research Laboratory. In his early years he worked on radar and other projects. He was chief of the electronic warfare division when he retired in 1987. He remained with the laboratory for several years as a consultant. He moved to New Jersey this year.

Dr. Ohman was a member of the Old Crows, an organization of electronics warfare specialists.

His wife, Sophia Ohman, died in 1996.

Survivors include three children, Peter Ohman of Melbourne, Fla., Susan Cusimano of Owings and Patrice Wright of Barnegat, N.J.; a sister, Greta LaFountain of Michigan City, Ind.; and five grandsons.