Roger Goiran

CIA Officer

Roger Goiran, 90, an official of the Central Intelligence Agency who retired in 1971 as chief of the Middle East and Africa desk, died of cancer Aug. 10 at a hospice in Pinellas Park, Fla.

Mr. Goiran was born in New York and grew up there and in Mexico City, where his father was French consul general, and in France, where his father was French foreign minister. He was educated in France and at Oxford University in England.

During the 1930s, he worked in finance on Wall Street in New York, then in World War II served in the Army in the Office of Strategic Services in France and North Africa.

After the war, he came to Washington and joined the CIA, the successor organization to the OSS. His foreign assignments included service in Istanbul; Tehran; Phnom Penh, Cambodia; and Brussels.

After retiring from the CIA, he moved to Gloucester, Mass., and in 1976 to Florida.

His first wife, Carolyn Winston Goiran, died in 1983. His second wife, Mary Carmichael Goiran, died in 1996.

Survivors include his wife, Anne Valeu Goiran, whom he married in 1997, of Belleair, Fla.; four children from his first marriage, Pierre Goiran of Tarpon Springs, Fla., Philip Goiran of Wilton, Conn., Anne Bevelhimer of Conifer, Colo., and Jo Lucie Goiran of Topsham, Maine; four grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

John Scott `Jack' Keiling

Insurance Executive

John Scott "Jack" Keiling, 92, who retired in 1975 as a vice president with American Citizens Life Insurance Co. in Washington, died of kidney failure Aug. 9 at Sacred Heart Hospital in Cumberland, Md.

Mr. Keiling was born in Frostburg, Md. He was a coal miner in Western Maryland for 10 years before moving to Washington in the early 1930s.

He worked 43 years for American Citizens Life Insurance before retiring.

Mr. Keiling, a former resident of Takoma Park, moved back to Frostburg in 1976.

His first wife, Helen Bowles Keiling, died in 1975. Their daughter, Norma K. Watts, died in 1998.

Survivors include his wife, Mary Walker Keiling of Frostburg; three daughters from his first marriage, Jacqueline Yates of Needmore, Pa., Mary Hill of Yoder, Ind., and Susan Rhodes of Gaithersburg; three stepchildren, Bruce Shirey of Frostburg, Sylvia Favila of Glen Burnie and Virginia Connelly of Columbia; 18 grandchildren; 28 great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren.

John S. Lawrence

Research Analyst

John S. Lawrence, 79, a research analyst at the National Security Agency from 1950 to 1979, died Aug. 1 at the Vantage House retirement center in Columbia. He had dementia.

Mr. Lawrence was born in Huntington, W.Va. He was a graduate of Cornell University, where he also received a master's degree in English literature and history.

He served in the Army Air Forces in Europe during World War II and was awarded a Purple Heart.

After moving to the Washington area in 1950, he lived for many years in New Carrollton.

Mr. Lawrence was a member of Phi Beta Kappa, a docent at the National Cathedral, a volunteer with United Communities Against Poverty, a tutor in the Prince George's County schools for at-risk students and a reading teacher for adults as a volunteer with the Literacy Council of Prince George's.

Survivors include his wife of 53 years, Ruth Lawrence of Columbia; two children, Nancy Snyder of Ellicott City and David Lawrence of Dallas; a sister; and three grandchildren.

John M. Johannes

Air Force Colonel

John M. Johannes, 84, a retired Air Force colonel who later worked in the electronics services division of RCA, died of congestive heart failure Aug. 9 at Sleepy Hollow Manor nursing home in Annandale.

Col. Johannes, a 40-year resident of Alexandria, was born in Eau Claire, Wis. He graduated from St. John's University in Minnesota and began his military career in 1938. During World War II, he served in the Pacific on the island of Saipan. He was commander of an Air Force special weapons depot in Guam during the Korean War. He retired from the Air Force in 1968.

His military decorations included a Legion of Merit and a Bronze Star.

After his military retirement, he worked about 10 years for RCA.

He was a member of Queen of Apostles Catholic Church in Fairfax and the Fairfax Council of the Knights of Columbus.

Survivors include his wife of 56 years, Jean S. Johannes of Alexandria; three children, Patty Dodd of Flat Rock, N.C., Kathy Hinkle of Fredericksburg, Va., and Bill Johannes of Louisville; and two grandsons.

Emily S. Lindsay


Emily S. Lindsay, 95, who taught in Arlington County primary schools in the 1950s and 1960s and retired from Thomas Nelson Page Elementary, died of pnuemonia Aug. 7 in the nursing section of Goodwin House East.

Mrs. Lindsay was a native of Naxera, Va., and a graduate of Mary Washington College. Early in her career, she taught in Stuart and Hopewell, Va.

She was a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution and sang in the choir at St. George's Episcopal Church in Arlington.

Her husband, William A. Lindsay Sr., died in 1968.

Survivors include two sons, William A. Lindsay Jr. of Roanoke and Jefferson S. Lindsay of Fairfax; a sister; six grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

William J. O'Brien Jr.

Administrative Law Judge

William J. O'Brien Jr., 72, a retired administrative law judge who was a lawyer with the Interstate Commerce Commission and American Trucking Association in Washington in the 1950s and 1960s, died of a vascular ailment July 28 at the Kensington Park retirement center.

He was an administrative law judge with the Department of Health and Human Services in his native Boston after leaving the association in 1968. He returned to this area two years ago. He was a graduate of Tufts University and Boston College law school.

He received a master's degree in law from Georgetown University from 1957. That year, he and his twin brother, John, and sister, Margaret, were admitted at the same time to practice before the Supreme Court.

His wife, Margaret Annie Beidelman O'Brien, died in 1987. Survivors include three children, Michael W. O'Brien of Concord, Mass., Quentin L. Furlong of Kensington and Bridget MacQuarrie of Canton, Mass.; two brothers; two sisters; and eight grandchildren.

Janaan L. McIntosh

Corporate Secretary

Janaan L. McIntosh, 82, who was a corporate secretary at a family-run dry-cleaning business, died of cancer Aug. 10 at her home in Arlington, where she lived for nearly 60 years.

Mrs. McIntosh, a native of Iowa, came to the Washington area in 1935. She spent most of her time as a homemaker but also worked at the New Forest Valet in Arlington for about 25 years until 1998.

She was a member of St. Agnes Catholic Church in Arlington.

Her husband, Edgar C. McIntosh Sr., died in 1991. A daughter, Patricia M. Day, died in 1998 and another daughter, Jan M. Caprio, died in 1979.

Survivors include three children, Ann M. Godden of Herndon, Kaye M. Smith of Reston and Edgar C. McIntosh Jr. of Arlington; a brother; a sister; 13 grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren.

Sylvia Hondroulis Parker

Health Insurance Employee

Sylvia Hondroulis Parker, 53, a former member materials coordinator for CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield in Owings Mills, Md., died of cancer Aug. 6 at Howard County General Hospital.

Mrs. Parker worked at the health insurance organization for more than 10 years before taking medical leave in 1998. Earlier, she was a program director at the Harford Heights nursery school in Baltimore.

She was a Baltimore native who attended Baltimore Community College and Towson State University. She lived in Columbia for 18 years before settling in Frederick, Md., in 1983.

From the mid-1960s to 1980, she performed in musicals at Washington area dinner theaters. She also was a member of All Saints Episcopal Church in Frederick.

Survivors include her husband, James Parker of Frederick; three stepchildren, Robin E. Kokolis of Ellicott City and Helen E. Ocariz and James W. Parker III, both of Miami; and two sisters.

Mary Elizabeth Boddie Xenakis

Freelance Editor

Mary Elizabeth Boddie Xenakis, 51, a freelance editor for professional journals and other publications, died of cancer Aug. 2 at the Eisenhower Army Medical Center at Fort Gordon, Ga.

Mrs. Xenakis, who lived in Augusta, Ga., was born in Washington and grew up in Bethesda. She was a 1966 graduate of Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School. In 1970, she graduated from Washington College in Chestertown, Md. She received a master's degree in English at George Washington University.

She worked for the American Automobile Association in Washington before her marriage in 1974 to Stephen N. Xenakis, an Army physician who retired as a brigadier general. He is the former commanding general of the Eisenhower Army Medical Center.

After they were married, she accompanied him to various military posts.

In addition to her husband, of Augusta, survivors include two children, Nicholas J. Xenakis and Lea E. Xenakis, both of Augusta; and a brother, John B. Boddie III of Landenberg, Pa.

Herbert J. Lidoff

Patent Chief

Herbert J. Lidoff, 87, who retired in 1973 as chief patent examiner and a member of the appeals board of the U.S. Patent Office, died of congestive heart failure Aug. 8 at his home in Coconut Creek, Fla. He moved there six years ago from Washington.

Mr. Lidoff was a District native and a graduate of McKinley Technical High School and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He received a law degree from the Washington College of Law, now part of American University.

He served in the Army during World War II and retired in 1971 as a lieutenant colonel in the Army reserve.

Mr. Lidoff began his federal career with the Navy Department and joined the Patent Office in 1937 as a patent examiner.

His interests included tennis, and he was a member of B'nai B'rith.

His first wife, Evelyn Hillerson, died in 1955. A daughter, Joan Lidoff, died in 1989.

Survivors included his wife of 43 years, Anne Rubinstein Lidoff of Coconut Creek; three children from his first marriage, Lorraine C. Lidoff of Provincetown, Mass., Kenneth S. Lidoff of Atascadero, Calif., and Marjorie Lidoff of Washington; three sisters; and two grandchildren.

Ruth E. S. Brown


Ruth Elisabeth Stowell Brown, 84, an economist who worked from the 1950s until the mid-1970s for the Army Department and then was a clerk for the American University Faculty Senate until 1987, died of pneumonia Aug. 8 at the Manor Care nursing home in Bethesda. She had suffered strokes.

Mrs. Brown was born in Belmont, N.Y. She was an economics graduate of the University of Alabama and received a second bachelor's degree, in fine arts, from American University. She received a master's degree in economics from Boston University. She was historian and regent of a Washington chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution, and a docent for the DAR Museum. She was a member of the 20th Century Club. Her paintings were exhibited at American University.

Her marriage to Edwin Brown Jr. ended in divorce.

Survivors include a daughter, Stephanie Ann Brown Kayden of Bethesda, and a brother.

Harry Wong Jr.

Patent Agent

Harry Wong Jr., 68, a retired examiner of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office who also worked as a law firm patent agent, died of a brain tumor July 19 at Powhatan Nursing Home in Falls Church.

Mr. Wong, a longtime Arlington resident, worked for the Patent and Trademark Office from 1961 to 1986. He then worked for the Falls Church law firm of Birch, Stewart, Kolasch & Birch for seven years before retiring in 1993.

Mr. Wong, a Washington area resident for 39 years, was a native of Cleveland and a graduate of Ohio State University. He served in the Air Force from 1950 to 1954 and later received a law degree from the University of Maryland at Baltimore.

He was a member of the Army Navy Country Club.

Survivors include a brother.