A. Joseph Giarrusso

Personnel Specialist

A. Joseph Giarrusso, 71, a Defense Department civilian employee for 35 years before retiring in 1982 from the Pentagon, where he was an Air Force personnel specialist, died of congestive heart failure Aug. 11 at Inova Fairfax Hospital. He lived in Burke.

Mr. Giarrusso transferred to the Washington area from his native Syracuse, N.Y., two years ago. Over the years, he also had worked in Thailand during the Vietnam War and had worked for the Aerospace Defense Command.

He was on active Navy duty from 1945 to 1947. This included World War II service in the Pacific.

He was a member of Nativity Catholic Church in Burke and the Springfield Country Club.

Survivors include his wife, Marion, of Burke; three brothers; and three sisters.

Judith S. Johnson

Finance Manager

Judith Stenger Johnson, 59, who for the past two years had served as finance manager of the National Association of State Mental Health Program Directors in Alexandria, died of lung cancer July 28 at Inova Mount Vernon Hospital. She lived in Alexandria.

Before becoming the association's finance manager, she had held similar posts with Wider Opportunities for Women in the mid-1970s and 1980s, and for Earth Share in the 1980s and 1990s.

Mrs. Johnson, who came to the Washington area 38 years ago, was a native of Tulsa. She was a political science graduate of Middlebury College.

She had been a member of the Potomac Appalachian Trail Club and Clan Donald USA.

Survivors include her husband, Howard L., and children, Paul A. and Lorna E. Johnson, all of Alexandria.