Saul Shafritz


Saul Shafritz, 87, a retired Washington podiatrist, died Aug. 1 at Washington Adventist Hospital after a heart attack.

Dr. Shafritz, who lived at Leisure World in Silver Spring, was born in Philadelphia. He graduated from Temple University, where he also received a doctorate in podiatry.

He moved to this area in the mid-1930s and practiced podiatry in Washington and later in Silver Spring until the mid-1980s.

He was a past president of the Washington and the regional Podiatry Society, and he had served on the Podiatry Examining Board of Washington.

He was a member of Kiwanis at Leisure World.

His wife, Anna Shafritz, died in 1984.

Survivors include a son, Stephen Shafritz of Wheaton, twin daughters, Bobbie Feldman and Sandy Warsaw, both of Silver Spring; nine grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

Ann Loretta Summers


Ann Loretta Summers, 62, who retired last year as a first-grade teacher at Lynbrook Elementary School in Springfield, died of cancer Aug. 8 at her home in Annandale.

Mrs. Summers taught off and on for 40 years, at schools that included John E. Howard Elementary in Prince George's County. She also accompanied her husband to Air Force posts in England and France.

Mrs. Summers was a native of Sedalia, N.C., and a graduate of Bennett College. She received a master's degree in guidance counseling from North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University.

She taught in Newport News, Va., and Greensboro, N.C., earlier in her career.

She was a member of the Alpha Kappa Alpha social sorority and Alfred Street Baptist Church in Alexandria.

Survivors include her husband, retired Col. Charles E. Summers of Annandale; three children, Carla Summers of Annandale, Scott Summers of Keller, Tex., and Dr. Martin Summers of Brooklyn, N.Y.; her mother, Sarah Elizabeth Mead of Sedalia; four sisters; and two grandchildren.

George Edward Hunter

Septic Firm Employee

George Edward Hunter, 58, an employee of John Seeks Septic in Laytonsville, died of a heart attack July 14 at Shady Grove Adventist Hospital. He lived in Sandy Spring.

Mr. Hunter was born in Washington and raised in Glen Echo. He attended Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School.

He worked for a gas station, a tree removal company and a sheet metal mechanic before joining the Seeks firm five years ago.

Survivors include his wife, Virginia Hunter of Sandy Spring; three children; his mother; two brothers; five sisters; and two grandchildren.

Catherine `Cash' Reedy Bachman


Catherine "Cash" Reedy Bachman, 90, who did volunteer work for the League of Women Voters and Democratic candidates for congressional and national offices, died Aug. 8 at Rebecca House, a group home in Potomac. She had dementia.

She also was a volunteer at the Washington International Center, Hospice of Northern Virginia and the Center for New Creation, an Arlington-based social services organization for Central American refugees.

Mrs. Bachman, an Arlington resident since 1950, was born in Lexington, Ky., and raised in Fernbank, Ohio. She was an English graduate of the University of Cincinnati and a social worker before her marriage to John S. Bachman in 1933.

She was a past member of All Souls Unitarian Church in Washington and a member of the Arlington chapter of the Great Books Discussion Group.

Her husband died in 1978. Survivors include three daughters, Mary B. Wright of Rockville, Josephine B. Roskin of Seattle and Elizabeth B. McIntire of Washington; a sister; a brother; four grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

Marian Williams Begun

Floral Designer

Marian Williams Begun, 68, an artist and floral designer, died of cancer Aug. 10 at the Casey House hospice in Rockville.

Mrs. Begun, who lived in Bethesda, was born in Elmira, N.Y. She attended Elmira College and graduated from the University of Maryland.

As an artist she did oil paintings, working on a commission basis. She was the proprietor of Burning Tree Studio, a private floral studio from 1980 to 1997.

She was co-founder of the Independent Floral Designers Association in 1989, and she served as its vice president until 1997.

Her marriage to Bruce Kennedy ended in divorce. Her second husband, Arthur H. Williams, died in 1989.

Survivors include her husband, Fred Begun of Bethesda; two children from her first marriage, Margot K. Ross of Chesapeake Beach, Md., and Douglas B. Kennedy of Germantown; and five grandchildren.

Samuel A. Carr

Electrical Contractor

Samuel A. Carr, 72, who retired in 1991 as an electrical contractor, died of cancer Aug. 7 at his home in Laurel, Del. He moved there in February from Darnestown.

Mr. Carr was born in Washington and raised in Potomac. After graduating from Richard Montgomery High School, he served in the Army, taking part in the occupation of Germany. He worked for the David Taylor Model Basin before going into business for himself in 1958.

He was a member of the Metropolitan Electrical Contractors Association and the Montgomery County Agricultural Center Society.

His marriage to Louise Cannon ended in divorce.

Survivors include his wife of 39 years, Jeanne A. Carr of Laurel; three sons from his first marriage; four stepchildren whom he adopted; three children from his second marriage; two brothers; 20 grandchildren; and a great-grandson.