Julia 'Judy' West Little

Real Estate Agent

Julia "Judy" West Little, 77, a Rockville resident and Montgomery County real estate agent, died Aug. 9 at Shady Grove Hospital after a stroke.

Mrs. Little, who had lived in the Washington area since 1951, worked about 15 years for Colony Realty until the late 1980s. In recent years, she worked for Gallagher and Company Real Estate and Allied Realty.

She was born in Billings, Mont. She was a pre-med graduate of the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga and past Parent Teacher Association President.

She was a member of the Chi Omega social sorority.

Survivors include her husband of 55 years, Albert Little of Rockville; three children, A. Gerald Little of Los Angeles and Robert C. Little and Julie L. Cunningham, both of Rockville; a brother; and nine grandchildren.

William A. Lesansky

Statistical Adviser

William A. Lesansky, 78, a retired Defense Department statistical analyst who was a specialist in transportation systems, died of a cardiovascular disorder Aug. 10 at his home in Burke.

Mr. Lesansky, who also had a home in Locust Grove, Va., spent most of his 29-year Defense Department career as director of administrative offices and services involving transportation economics and traffic management.

Mr. Lesansky also was editor of the Armed Forces Comptroller, a journal of the society of military comptrollers.

After retiring in 1970, he worked about six years with the Interstate Commerce Commission as a statistical adviser and assistant to the chief economist.

A New York City native, he graduated from the City College New York and received a master's degree in mathematical statistics from George Washington University.

He was past secretary of the National Academy of Sciences, Transportation Research Board and a guest lecturer on statistics and the application of data systems to management.

Survivors include his wife, Filomena Agnelli-Lesansky of Burke and Locust Grove; four sons, Henry R. Lesansky of Mount Airy, David A. Lesansky of Locust Grove and Lewis Lesansky and Mendel Lesansky, both of Burke; a brother; and a sister.

Lucille Young

Business Manager

Lucille Young, 79, longtime business manager of Federal Employees News Digest Inc., a publishing firm founded by her husband in 1951, died of lung cancer Aug. 12 at her home in McLean.

Mrs. Young, a native of Louisville and a former member of a singing trio, came to Washington in 1943 and served in the Navy WAVES as yeoman first class during World War II.

In the early 1970s, she joined her husband's Reston-based business, which produces a weekly newsletter, a special almanac and various publications aimed at federal workers. She retired in 1991.

Survivors include her husband of 54 years, Joseph Young of McLean; three children, Linda Gasell of McLean, Richard E. Young of Fairfax and Stephen E. Young of Centreville; three sisters; and seven grandchildren.

Dorothy Schwartz


Dorothy Schwartz, 88, who worked for Woodward and Lothrop in Landmark for 14 years before retiring in 1993 as a jewelry saleswoman, died of congestive heart failure Aug. 13 at the Hebrew Home in Rockville, where she had lived for the last four years.

Mrs. Schwartz and her husband, David Morton Schwartz, had been in the jewelry business together in their native New York before moving to Alexandria in 1977.

Her husband died in 1982. Survivors include a son, Edward, of Alexandria and a daughter, Ruth Joy Schwartz, of New York.

Earl Henry 'Mac' McNoldy


Earl Henry "Mac" McNoldy, 88, a former cartographer for the Army Map Service, died Aug. 11 at Sibley Memorial Hospital after a heart attack.

Mr. McNoldy, who lived in Glen Echo, was born in Tower City, Pa. During World War II, he served in the Army in Europe.

After the war he settled in Washington and began his career with the Army Map Service. He retired there in 1972.

From 1968 to 1977, he was clerk treasurer of the town of Glen Echo. He sang in the choir of Pilgrim Lutheran Church in Bethesda.

His wife, Othelia Louise "Tillie" McNoldy, died in 1996.

Survivors include three children, Earl Daniel McNoldy of Tampa, Nancy Farhood of Darnestown and Sharon Kleinfelter of Danville, Va.; and seven grandchildren.

Gertrude Frank

Insurance Firm Manager

Gertrude Frank, 83, who retired as a department manager in 1970 after 33 years with Equitable Life Insurance Co., died of renal failure Aug. 12 at Suburban Hospital. She lived in Chevy Chase.

Mrs. Frank was a native of Frankfurt, Germany, who immigrated to the United States in 1934, settling initially in Pennsylvania and then in Washington. She was a saleswoman for Lansburghs and Morton's department stores before joining the insurance company.

Mrs. Frank was a member of Achduth Cheverah religious charitable organization, Hadassah and Ohr Kodesh Retirees.

Her husband, Erich Frank, died in 1982.

Survivors include her son, Peter Frank of Potomac; three grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

Ignatius Sargent

Travel Agency Owner

Ignatius Sargent, 85, a former travel agency owner and retired lieutenant colonel in the Air Force reserve who had lived in Washington since 1952, died of congestive heart failure July 31 at a dude ranch in Wolf, Wyo. He was stricken while on vacation.

After settling in Washington, he worked on various engineering projects and did aviation consulting work before founding Sargent Travel in the District in the late 1970s. He operated it until selling the business and retiring in the late 1980s.

Mr. Sargent was born in Brookline, Mass., and attended Harvard University. Before World War II, he was a test pilot and worked in aviation sales in New Jersey.

During the war, he flew 55 combat missions and served as a bomber flight commander in the Southwest Pacific theater. Mr. Sargent's decorations included the Silver Star, the Distinguished Flying Cross and the Air Medal. After the war, he worked in aviation in Philadelphia before he was recalled to active duty during the Korean War. He came to Washington during that war and later retired from the reserve.

Mr. Sargent had done volunteer work for the Smithsonian Institution's National Air and Space Museum.

Survivors include his wife, Frances Moffat Sargent of Washington; two sons, Michael, of England, and Andrew, of California; two daughters, Sophie Leek of England, and Sarah Sargent of Vienna.