John Andrew Mikuluk

Army Colonel

John Andrew Mikuluk, 87, an Army colonel and hospital administrator who retired in 1972 as executive officer of the reserve recruiting center in Rockville, died of pneumonia Aug. 19 at Bethesda Naval Hospital. He had been a resident of the Washington area since the 1950s and lived in Rockville.

Col. Mikuluk was born in New York. He attended Ohio State University, graduated from Wesleyan University and received a master's degree in health administration from Baylor University.

He worked for Standard Oil in Ohio and served in the Ohio National Guard before joining the Army at the start of World War II. He served in the Medical Service Corps in Europe, India and the South Pacific during the war and later was posted to Austria and Okinawa.

In the Washington area, he was assigned to Walter Reed Army Medical Center, Fort Detrick and Fort Meade. His honors include a Legion of Merit, Meritorious Service Medal and Army Commendation Medal.

Col. Mikuluk was a Mason and a member of St. Mark's Eastern Orthodox Church in Bethesda and Beta Theta Pi social fraternity.

Survivors include his wife, Catherine Mikuluk, and son, John Michael Mikuluk, both of Rockville; and three sisters.

Bernard Cortez Brinkley Sr.


Bernard Cortez Brinkley Sr., 69, a teacher at Central High School in Seat Pleasant for the last 33 years, died Aug. 23 at home in Bowie after a heart attack.

Mr. Brinkley was born in Enfield, N.C., and graduated from North Carolina Central University. From 1953 to 1955, he served in the Army. He was a school teacher and administrator in North Carolina, and he received a master's degree in supervision from North Carolina Central and a master's degree in science and education from North Carolina A&T State University before moving to this area and joining the faculty at Central High School in 1966. He taught chemistry and physics there, served for more than 20 years as science department chairman and was a class adviser and sponsor of student activities and programs.

He was a trustee of Ward Memorial AME Church in Washington, a Mason and Shriner and a member of the YMCA advisory board.

Survivors include his wife of 46 years, Gladys Bunch Brinkley of Bowie; two children, Cassandra Hope Jennings of Sacramento and Bernard Cortez Brinkley Jr. of Odenton; and eight grandchildren. A daughter, Avis Bernadette White, died in 1983.

Donald Francis Haher

CIA Officer

Donald Francis Haher, 76, a retired Central Intelligence Agency officer and former legislative assistant to a member of the Virginia General Assembly, died of renal failure Aug. 19 at his home in Alexandria.

Mr. Haher worked for the CIA from 1952 to 1976. He was a legislative assistant for Del. Gladys B. Keating (D-Fairfax) from 1978 to 1984 and a past member of the Fairfax County Democratic Committee.

He was born in New York City. He served as a radio operator with the Army Air Forces in New Guinea and the Philippines. After World War II, he graduated from Wagner College in Staten Island, N.Y., and attended the University of the Philippines as a Fulbright scholar.

Survivors include his wife of 47 years, Gloria Haher of Alexandria; four daughters, Carol G. Casey of Wantagh, N.Y., Jessica G. Haher of Brisbane, Australia, Janet L. Rawl of Oak Ridge, Tenn., and Elizabeth J. Plummer of Manassas; three brothers; a sister; and two grandchildren.

Alfred Avery Young III

Navy Captain

Alfred Avery Young III, 69, a Navy submarine captain who retired in 1979 as director of the submarine maintenance monitoring and support office, died of cancer Aug. 25 at his home in McLean.

He was a native of New London, Conn., and a graduate of the University of Connecticut and the Navy Nuclear Power School.

He joined the Naval Reserve as an enlisted man in 1947. He was later captain of the nuclear sub USS Henry Clay in the Atlantic and the Pacific, and served on other submarines and as a division commander in San Diego. He was assigned to antisubmarine work in the 1960s.

Capt. Young worked for 14 years at TRW Corp., where he was a project manager for the strategic sea-lift program.

Survivors include his wife, Cynthia Myers Young of McLean; a daughter, Meredith Young Baratz of Allendale, N.J.; a brother; and two grandchildren.