Walter Angst

Smithsonian Employee

Walter Angst, 79, a retired senior conservator with the Smithsonian Institution's conservation analytical laboratory, died of heart and kidney ailments Aug. 13 in Rockville at the Hebrew Home of Greater Washington, where he had been since March. He lived in Silver Spring.

Mr. Angst, who worked for the Smithsonian from 1968 to 1984, had helped restore artifacts and antique furniture for the government.

Mr. Angst, a veteran of the Swiss army, was a native of Switzerland. He came to this country and the Washington area in 1951. Before joining the Smithsonian, he had been a cabinetmaker with the Old Antique House antique business in Washington.

An authority on heraldry, he was the author of two books published by the Swiss Benevolent Society, "A Panoply of Colors," about Swiss cantonal flags, and "Progressive Rebels: The Founding of the Swiss Confederation." He also wrote magazine articles for such publications as Smithsonian magazine and designed a family flag for Sen. Robert F. Kennedy (D-N.Y.).

He was an honorary member of the American Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works.

Survivors include his wife of 53 years, Inge, of Silver Spring; two daughters, Silvia Terlitzky of Alexandria and Gabriela Scott of Silver Spring; a sister; and four grandchildren.

John P. Tebeau

Washington Lawyer

John Peter Tebeau, 80, a retired U.S. Customs Service official and former Washington lawyer who lived in Olney before moving to Bristol, Tenn., in June 1998, died Aug. 13 at a hospital in Bristol after a heart attack.

He was a Customs Service lawyer for 35 years before retiring in the mid-1980s as director of its carrier, drawbacks and bonds division. After that, he engaged in the private practice of law until retiring in the early 1990s.

Mr. Tebeau, a 52-year resident of the Washington area, was born in Rhode Island. He served with the Navy in the Pacific during World War II and was a 1951 graduate of George Washington University law school.

Survivors include his wife of 53 years, Gladys Kardynal Tebeau, and a daughter, Joan Tebeau Gregory, both of Bristol; three sons, Peter A., of North Stonington, Conn., and Gregory J. and John J., both of Bristol; eight grandchildren; and a great-grandson.

Lydia Z. Albertson

Library Official

Lydia Z. Albertson, 91, who worked for the Library of Congress for 42 years before retiring in 1968 as the congressional reading room librarian, died Aug. 12 in Montgomery General Hospital after surgery for a broken neck she had suffered in a fall. She lived in Silver Spring.

Miss Albertson, a Washington native, moved to Leisure World in Silver Spring in 1993. Since that time, she had been a member of Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church. Before that, she had belonged to St. Michael's Catholic Church, and its sodality, in Silver Spring for more than 40 years.

Survivors include a sister, Alma E. Boteler of Kensington.

Aaron 'Lou' Lewis

Meat Cutter

Aaron Lester "Lou" Lewis, 84, a meat cutter at the G.I. Market in Morningside for more than 30 years before retiring in 1990, died Aug. 12 at a hospital in La Plata after a heart attack. A former Waldorf resident, he had lived in Charlotte Hall for the past year.

Mr. Lewis, who was born in Village, Va., served with the Army in World War II before settling in the Washington area in 1944. He worked as a butcher for Safeway in Prince George's County before joining the G.I. Market.

He was a member of the American Legion.

Survivors include his wife, Lorraine, and a son, Jud, both of Charlotte Hall; a daughter, Karen DeCesaris of Waldorf; a brother; four grandchildren; and a great-grandchild.

Frances Audrey Scanlon

Church Member

Frances Audrey Scanlon, 64, a member of Holy Spirit Catholic Church in Annandale who had lived in Springfield since settling in the Washington area 35 years ago, died of pancreatic cancer Aug. 12 at her home.

Mrs. Scanlon graduated from the College of Notre Dame in her native Baltimore and taught mathematics in the Baltimore public schools before moving here.

Survivors include her husband of 41 years, Robert J. Scanlon Sr. of Springfield; three sons, Bobby, of Sterling, Mike, of Silver Spring, and Mark, of Annandale; a daughter, Patty Yeager of Burke; a brother, Vincent J. Velzis Jr. of Mechanicsville; and two grandsons.

Barbara Kookley Panagos


Barbara Kookley Panagos, 62, a partner in the George M. Panagos Real Estate Development Co. in Bethesda, which she helped found in 1960, died of cancer Aug. 14 at her home in Bethesda.

Mrs. Panagos, a Washington native, was a graduate of Holy Cross Academy and received an economics degree from Rosary College in Chicago.

She had been a member of the sodalities of Our Lady of Mercy Catholic Church in Potomac and St. Elizabeth's Catholic Church in Rockville. She also had belonged to the 50-Plus Club at St. George's Greek Orthodox Church in Bethesda.

Mrs. Panagos had served on the board of the Bishop Lalousis Memorial Foundation and was a past worthy matron of the Order of the Eastern Star.

Survivors include her husband of 40 years, George M., and two daughters, Michelle and Renee Panagos, all of Bethesda.

John Douglas Gilmore Jr.

Maryland Lawyer

John Douglas Gilmore Jr., 77, a retired Maryland lawyer who was a member of Christ Lutheran Church in Bethesda and the Columbia Country Club, died of lung cancer Aug. 12 at his home in Bethesda.

In 1952, he helped found what became the law firm of O'Malley, Miles, Nylen & Gilmore. He was a firm partner, specializing in business law, and had worked out of offices in Hyattsville and Calverton.

Mr. Gilmore, a Washington native, was a graduate of McKinley Technical High School and the University of Maryland, where he lettered in four sports. During World War II, he was a captain in the 8th Infantry Division in Europe and received the Bronze Star. He graduated from Georgetown University law school in 1952.

In 1970, an athletic scholarship was established in his name at the University of Maryland. In 1988, he was elected to the university's athletic hall of fame.

Survivors include his wife of 54 years, Doris Adele Gilmore of Bethesda; a son, John III, of Gaithersburg; a daughter, Ann Marcy Gilmore of Brookline, Mass.; a sister, Elizabeth Shilling of Silver Spring; and a granddaughter. Another son, Mark Duvall Gilmore, died in 1989.

Theodore Minor Jr.

Caterer and Chef

Theodore Minor Jr., 68, a retired caterer and Army cook who also worked as a personal chef at the Labor Department, died of congestive heart failure Aug. 12 at Fort Washington Hospital.

Mr. Minor, who lived in Forest Heights, was a native of New Orleans. He served 20 years in the Army--mostly as a cook for generals--before retiring from Fort Myer in 1972 as a sergeant 1st class.

From 1976 to 1986, he was a chef in the dining facilities at the Labor Department. He then spent about another 10 years as owner and operator of a catering business.

His marriages to his first wife, Vivian Minor, and second wife, Camille Minor, ended in divorce.

Survivors include his wife of nine years, Anita Minor of Forest Heights; two children from his first marriage, Linda Love and Sandra Holmes, both of Arlington; two stepchildren, Darryl Funderburk of Washington and Rhonda McAllister of Philadelphia; another son, Thomas Minor of Montgomery, Ala.; two sisters, Edna Johnson of Silver Spring and Leah Zeno of New Orleans; his stepmother, Geraldine Minor of New Orleans; seven grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

Elizabeth Daley Snow


Elizabeth Daley Snow, 67, a former District resident and retired librarian and medical indexer, died of liver failure Aug. 13 at her home in Vero Beach, Fla.

Mrs. Snow, who had lived in Florida since 1989, was a native of Stamford, Conn. She graduated with a degree in sociology from George Washington University and received a master's degree in library science from Catholic University.

While living in Washington, she began working for the National Library of Medicine of the National Institutes of Health in 1983. She continued to do work for the Library of Medicine even after moving to Florida, retiring in 1992.

She was a member of the Kappa Alpha Theta social sorority and a founding member of the Potomac Tennis Club. She also was an active volunteer in Vero Beach.

Survivors include her husband, Thomas Snow of Vero Beach; three children, Karen Snow of Orlando, Connie Snow Janis of Brattleboro, Vt., and David Snow of Vero Beach; a sister; and two grandchildren.

Adelaide Marsden

Church Member

Adelaide Marsden, 80, a member of Friendship Methodist Church in Falls Church and a volunteer in its charity work, died Aug. 13 at her daughter's home in McLean. She had Alzheimer's disease.

Mrs. Marsden, a former Annandale resident, lived at the Sunrise of Hunter Mill retirement home for the past three years.

Mrs. Marsden, a native of Jersey City, came to Washington in 1942 when her husband, Howard Marsden, received a commission in the Army. He died in 1990.

Survivors include two children, David Marsden of Burke and Linda Dibbs of McLean, and five grandchildren.

Henry Frellesen Page Cassagne

Real Estate Appraiser

Henry Frellesen Page Cassagne, 78, who retired in 1979 after 33 years as a real estate appraiser for the Department of Housing and Urban Development and its predecessor agency, died of cardiac arrest Aug. 12 at his home in Columbia.

Mr. Cassagne, who served in the Navy during World War II, began his career with the Federal Housing Authority in his native New Orleans. He later worked for HUD in Hartford, Conn., then came to Washington in 1971.

He was a member of the Society of Real Estate Appraisers and the Knights of Columbus.

Survivors include his wife of 46 years, Shirley Hurst Cassagne of Columbia; four children, Gregory Cassagne and Janet Maffey, both of Columbia, Lisa Hugus of Polk, Pa., and Kathy Ashley of Westminster; a sister; and six grandchildren.

Vikki Katen


Vikki Katen, 50, a former Arlington resident who last year taught art at Ferrum College in Ferrum, Va., died Aug. 13 at Roanoke Memorial Hospital of complications after surgery for a congenital heart ailment. She had lived in Blacksburg, Va., since 1997.

Mrs. Katen, the daughter of an Air Force officer, was born in Spokane, Wash., and reared on military facilities in the United States and in England. She was a teenager when her family settled in Arlington.

She was a graduate of Annandale High School and Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond. She received a master's degree in art sculpture from the University of West Virginia.

Survivors include her husband, Brian Katen of Blacksburg; her parents Col. Keneth E. Blood and Elizabeth "Bette" Blood, of Lake of the Woods, Va.; three sisters, Paulette Aboe of Jeffersonton, Va., Becky Blood of Lake of the Woods and Tina Lynch of Arapoah, N.C.; and a brother, Michael Blood of Annandale.