Roger Pendleton

Civil Engineer

Roger Pendleton, 76, a Springfield resident who retired in 1986 after 19 years as a civil engineer with the Defense Communications Agency's command and control technology center in Reston, died of a cerebral hemorrhage Aug. 12 at Inova Fairfax Hospital.

Mr. Pendleton, a former civil project engineer for the Air Force, was also active in civic organizations and was a recipient of awards for his volunteer work. He was a Shriner and a member of the Interservice Club Council in Springfield, the Kiwanis, the National Timberwolf 104th Infantry Division Association and the American Legion.

Mr. Pendleton, who was born in Carmel, Maine, graduated from the University of Maine and served with the 104th Infantry Division during World War II. He was in the Army Corps of Engineers during the Korean War and was stationed in Korea and Japan.

He also served in the Army Reserve, retiring in 1979 with the rank of colonel.

His first wife, Velda Brown, died in 1991.

Survivors include his wife, Frances Barrett Pendleton of McLean; a daughter from his first marriage, Patti Rusho of Thornton, Colo.; three stepdaughters, Sandra Beckett of Merritt Island, Fla., Bonnie Hanchett of Fairfax and Carol Ann Williams of Midland, Pa.; and seven grandchildren.

Ellsworth J. "E.J." Shegonee

Navy Corpsman

Ellsworth J. "E.J." Shegonee, a retired Navy medical corpsman and physical therapist, died of myeloma and diabetes on his 73rd birthday, Aug. 13, at Inova Fairfax Hospital.

He was a resident of Springfield, was born in Wisconsin and was a Native American and a member of the Potawotomi tribe. He had lived in the Washington area since the early 1960s.

He retired from the Navy after 30 years service in 1982. After his military retirement, he had a private practice in physical therapy. His clients included members of Congress and of the U.S. Supreme Court.

Mr. Shegonee was a past commander of American Legion Post 176 in Springfield, past president of the Springfield-Franconia Mid-day Lions Club, treasurer of the Inter-Service Club Council of Springfield and a member of the Knights of Columbus, Disabled American Veterans, the 40 & 8 Society and the Moose.

In recent years, he had been blind from complications of a stroke and had moved about with the assistance of a leader dog.

His first wife, Dorothy Shegonee, died in the late 1970s.

Survivors include his wife, Raydell Shegonee of Springfield; a stepdaughter, Bonnie Shirk of Elgin, Ill.; two brothers; three sisters; two grandchildren; and a great-grandson.

Herman S. Frey

Navy Officer and Publisher

Herman S. Frey, 79, a retired Navy lieutenant commander who taught business management courses and published historic pamphlets, died of prostate cancer Aug. 13 at Pentagon City Hospital. He lived in Arlington.

Cmdr. Frey was a native of Murfreesboro, Tenn., and a graduate of American University. He received a master's degree in business from George Washington University.

He enlisted in the Navy at the age of 17 and served in the Pacific during World War II. After the war, he witnessed A-bomb tests at Bikini Atoll as executive officer of the USS Chickasaw, a fleet tug, and went on to command the ship in the China region. He was commander of a minesweeper and a minesweeper group in the Atlantic and then retired in 1961 after serving at the U.S. embassy in the Hague.

Cmdr. Frey taught at Georgetown University, the University of Virginia and the University of Maryland. In 1976, he established Frey Enterprises, a publishing company specializing in facsimiles of historic documents and pamphlets. He was author of a biography, "Jefferson Davis."

Survivors include his wife of 53 years, Daisy C. Frey of Arlington; a daughter, Pamela A. Frey of Atlanta; and two grandsons.

Helen Beattie Daniel

Garden Club Founder

Helen Beattie Daniel, 84, a former businesswoman and volunteer who was founder and first president of the Hoe 'n' Hope Garden Club of Washington and vice chairman of the National Flower and Garden Club, died of pneumonia Aug. 11 at Shady Grove Adventist Hospital. She had Alzheimer's disease.

Mrs. Daniel, whose home was in Bethesda, was a native of Washington and a graduate of Western High School. She was a co-owner of an antiques shop in White Stone, Va., in the 1960s and worked as a receptionist at the Irene apartments in Chevy Chase from the mid-1970s to the mid-1980s.

Mrs. Daniel volunteered with the Trellis Garden Club, Cherry Blossom Committee, Christ Child Society, Washington Society for Crippled Children, Goodwill Industries Guild, Red Cross and March of Dimes. She was a member of the Chevy Chase Club and of organizations near her summer home in Irvington, Va.

Her husband, Humphrey Daniel Jr., died in 1987.

Survivors include two children, Ernest H. Daniel III of Bethesda and Candy Daniel Howard of Gaithersburg; four grandchildren; and a great-grandson.

William Crockett Robinson

Business Executive

William Crockett Robinson, 81, a former Navy Department electrical engineer who worked at Westinghouse Electric Corp. for about 20 years before retiring in 1980 as vice president of defense contracts, died of cancer Aug. 17 at Northern Virginia Hospice.

Mr. Robinson, who lived in Falls Church, was a native of Senatobia, Miss., and a graduate of Mississippi State University. He served in the Navy during World War II as an electrical engineer involved in the design and testing of Navy jets. After the war, he joined the Navy Bureau of Aeronautics as a civilian and continued with his research on jet engines.

In retirement, he worked as a real estate agent in Northern Virginia, first with Shannon and Luchs and then with Weichert Realtors.

Survivors include his wife of 59 years, Pauline Robinson of Falls Church; two sisters; and three grandchildren. His daughter, Barbara Brooks, died in 1992.