Arthur Storey


Arthur Storey, 89, who had served as a teacher and principal with the D.C. and Montgomery County public schools, died Aug. 22 at his home in Sterling after a heart attack.

He began his career with the D.C. schools as a mathematics and science teacher at MacFarland Junior High School in 1935. He served as the school's principal from 1947 until retiring from the D.C. schools in 1966. He then taught at Julius West Junior High School in Rockville until retiring altogether in 1972.

Mr. Storey, who lived in his native Washington until 1995, was a 1928 graduate of McKinley Technical High School. He was a 1933 graduate of George Washington University, from which he also received a master's degree in botanical science.

He was a member of St. Columba's Episcopal Church in Washington, the American Association for the Advancement of Science and the Sigma Xi honorary society. His hobbies included gardening, taking nature walks and raising such exotic plants as Venus' flytraps.

Survivors include his wife of 60 years, Robyn Boyle Storey of Sterling; three sons, Arthur Bainbridge Storey of Albany, N.Y., Richard Boyle Story of Sterling and Thomas Martin Storey of Manassas; a sister, Fanny Storey Butler of Arlington; and five grandchildren.

Sarah Wilson Lisanick

Piano Teacher

Sarah Wilson Lisanick, 66, who was a piano teacher at Episcopal High School in Alexandria for 25 years until 1996, died of cancer Aug. 22 at the Hospice of Northern Virginia.

Mrs. Lisanick, who also worked as a private piano tutor, was a native of Hopewell, Va. She graduated with a degree in music education from Longwood College in Farmville, Va., and did graduate work at Indiana University.

She went to Germany in 1956 to serve as recreation director for the Army Special Services. She was a public school music teacher in Loudoun County from 1959 to 1961 and a teacher at Foxcroft, a private high school in Manassas, from 1961 to 1966. She taught at the National Cathedral School for Girls from 1968 to 1970 and St. Agnes School in Alexandria in 1970 and 1971.

She was a former member of the Indiana University Chorus and Loudoun County Choral Society.

Her marriage to John Lisanick ended in divorce.

Survivors include a son, John Jeffries Lisanick of Culpeper; and three sisters, Jean Wilson Micklem of Hopewell, Elizabeth Wilson East of Richmond and Lucy Wilson Schultz of Virginia Beach.

Arthur Stone

Systems Analyst

Arthur Stone, 72, a retired Navy Department systems analyst and amateur musician, died of cancer Aug. 21 at his home in Silver Spring.

Mr. Stone, who had lived in the Washington area since the 1940s, worked for about 30 years for the Navy Department, mainly with the Naval Air Systems Command's anti-submarine warfare group. After his retirement in 1981, he worked as a consultant for the Essex Corp., in Crystal City, and helped start United Information Systems Inc., in Bethesda.

In the 1970s and '80s, he played the French horn with a number of amateur bands and orchestras in the Washington area, including the Rockville Civic Band and the Ineffable Woodwind Quintet.

He also sang tenor in a barbershop quartet and with the choir of Har Tzeon-Agudas Achim Synagogue in Wheaton.

Survivors include his wife of 49 years, Charlotte K. Stone of Silver Spring; two sons, David L. Stone and Theodore E. Stone, both of Silver Spring; a brother, Louis Stone of Flushing, N.Y.; and three grandchildren.

Marcus Aurelius Frieder

Aerospace Engineer

Marcus Aurelius Frieder, 76, an aerospace engineer who retired in 1989 from Fairchild Industries in Germantown, died of a brain tumor Aug. 21 at the Hebrew Home of Greater Washington in Rockville.

Mr. Frieder, who lived in Gaithersburg, was born in New York. He graduated from Cooper Union and received a master's degree in applied mathematics at New York University.

He served in the Army during World War II.

He was an engineer for Bendix Corp. in New Jersey before moving to this area and going to work for Fairchild in 1972. His work there included helping design guidance control systems for manned space missions and communications satellites.

Mr. Frieder was a cellist with the Montgomery College Orchestra and a member of the Montgomery Village Tennis Association.

His avocations included painting.

Survivors include his wife, Frances Frieder of Gaithersburg; two children, Adam Frieder of Gaithersburg and Caroline Nathans of Baltimore; a brother; and four grandchildren.

Susan Meehan Cohen

Hill Aide

Susan Meehan Cohen, 58, executive assistant for the last four years to Sen. William V. Roth Jr. (R-Del.), died of liver cancer Aug. 23 at the Hospice of Northern Virginia. She lived in Fairfax.

Mrs. Cohen was born in Honolulu. She attended Lasell College in Newton, Mass.

She began her career in 1975 as an administrative assistant with the House Committee on Government Operations, where she worked until 1981. She was executive assistant to the chairmen of the Council on Environmental Quality until 1993 and executive assistant to Rep. Robert W. Goodlatte (R-Va.) until 1995.

Her marriage to Thomas A. Ritchie ended in divorce.

Survivors include her husband of 25 years, Stanley E. Cohen of Fairfax; two children from her first marriage, Art Ritchie and Shawn Ritchie, both of Las Vegas; a sister, Judith Mead of Carlisle, Pa.; and a grandson.

Jules S. Levinson

Manufacturers Representative

Jules Shlomowitz Levinson, 79, retired president of his own independent wholesale sales agency that represented clothing manufacturers to retail establishments, died July 30 at Washington Hospital Center. He had a heart ailment.

Mr. Levinson, who lived in Silver Spring, was born in Brooklyn, N.Y., and served in the Army Air Forces during World War II. He came to the Washington area in the late 1940s and owned and operated a business that made plastic products before founding his wholesale sales agency about 1960. He retired in 1990.

He had served as chairman of the National Bureau of Wholesale Sales Representatives Government Operations Committee and on the board of the Mid-Atlantic Men's and Boys Apparel Club. A fancier of Bouvier des Flanders dogs, he was a member of the American Bouvier des Flanders Club and the American Bouvier Rescue League.

Survivors include his wife of 48 years, Priscilla, of Silver Spring; two sons, Bruce, of Bethesda, and Curtis, of Rockville; and two granddaughters.

Celeste Silva

D.C. Teacher

Celeste Silva, 70, who taught business courses at Backus Junior High School and Dunbar Senior High School in the District from the early 1970s to the early 1980s, died Aug. 19 at Martha Jefferson Hospital in Charlottesville after a stroke.

She had moved to Charlottesville from the District about nine years ago.

Mrs. Silva, a Washington native, was a graduate of Cardozo Senior High School and Central State University in Ohio, where she also received a master's degree in business. From about 1957 to 1970, she worked for the District government, where she was a supervisor in offices dealing with traffic adjudication and fines.

Over the years, she sang with church choirs in Washington and Baltimore and participated in civil rights activities.

Survivors include her husband, Dr. Henry A. Silva, and a daughter, Kimberly Silva, both of Charlottesville; and a stepdaughter, Cherryle Goode Hooks of Washington.