James Russell Wargo

Writer and Researcher

James Russell Wargo, 64, a writer and researcher for a pro-nuclear advocacy organization who later managed an energy consulting firm, died of complications related to prostate cancer Sept. 1 at Hospice of Northern Virginia.

Mr. Wargo was born in Akron and graduated from John Carroll University there. He served six years in the Navy, including duty as an aircraft pilot and navigator and as a specialist on Chinese affairs for Navy intelligence.

He was a reporter for UPI in Cleveland and a staff writer for McGraw Hill publishing, including Business Week magazine and various World Book encyclopedias in Detroit during the 1960s and early 1970s.

In 1973, he was awarded a journalism fellowship to Stanford University. He came to the Washington area in 1974 to work for Atomic Industrial Forum, a pro-nuclear energy consulting organization that later became the U.S. Council for Energy Awareness and then Nuclear Energy Institute. He retired and founded an energy consulting firm, Wilmot Group, in 1991.

He was a former resident of McLean and moved to Strasburg, Va., four years ago.

He was a member of the Rotary Club, Board of Strasburg Public Library, Strasburg Town Planning Commission and Friends of the Shenandoah and Winchester Little Theater.

His wife, Suzanne C. Wargo, died in 1993.

Survivors include three children, Jennifer E. Sapnar of London, Caitlin A. Wargo of Steamboat Springs, Colo., and Matthew J. Wargo of Arlington; and two grandchildren.

Hayward 'Red' Miller


Hayward "Red" Miller, 76, a Rockville resident who was a salesman in the wholesale food industry for more than 50 years, died of congestive heart failure Aug. 31 at Suburban Hospital.

Mr. Miller, a native of Grafton, W.Va., and a World War II Army veteran, worked for Metropolitan Poultry & Seafood in Landover for the last 10 years. Earlier, he spent about 30 years with Claxton Seafood in Landover.

He was a Mason, a Shriner and a member of the Epicurean Club of Washington.

His wife, Lenore Miller, died in 1995.

Survivors include two children, Dale Miller of Rockville and Beverly Miller of Gaithersburg; and two grandchildren.

Patrick A. Gavin

Deputy Personnel Director

Patrick A. Gavin, 85, an Annapolis resident who worked 31 years for the National Aeronautics and Space Administration and its predecessor agency before retiring in 1972 as deputy director of personnel, died of pneumonia and kidney failure Aug. 31 at Anne Arundel Medical Center.

At NASA's personnel office, Mr. Gavin was in charge of labor relations, equal employment opportunity programs and the women's program. He also was one of the founders of what is now the NASA Credit Union.

He was a New York City native and came to Washington in 1941 to work for the National Committee for Aeronautics. He served in the Army Medical Corps during World War II and attended American University.

He interests included sailing, tennis and golf.

Survivors include his wife of 44 years, Arlene, of Annapolis; three daughters, Patricia Glasgow of Columbia and Christine Shea and Kathleen Poerstel of Annapolis; and eight grandchildren.

Corlies William Kildall

Marketing Executive

Corlies William Kildall, 50, a marketing executive who was also a referee for the Lee-Mount Vernon Soccer Association, died of cancer Aug. 28 at Inova Mount Vernon Hospital.

Mr. Kildall was born in Chicago. He had lived in Alexandria since moving to the Washington area in 1960. He was a graduate of Virginia Commonwealth University.

In 1975, he founded Kildall Design Inc., a marketing firm that does targeted publishing for trade associations and similar organizations. He headed the firm until his death.

Survivors include his wife, Sheryl Anne Kildall, and their two children, Zachary Thomas and Jenessa Victoria Kildall, all of Alexandria; his father and stepmother, William T. Kildall and Peggy Williamson Kildall, of Lynchburg; a sister, Nancy K. O'Hara of Mendham, N.J.; a stepsister, B. JoAnn Cook of Oak Harbor, Wash.; and a stepbrother, E. James Kildall of Swartz Creek, Mich.

Alicia S. Boyd

Personal Financial Consultant

Alicia S. Boyd, 60, a Georgetown resident who was a personal financial consultant since 1982 and who was active in historic preservation organizations, died of cancer Aug. 30 at her home.

For the last 10 years, Mrs. Boyd served as a trustee and assistant treasurer of the Foundation for the Preservation of Historic Georgetown.

She was born in Oklahoma, raised in Ann Arbor, Mich., and graduated from the University of Michigan in 1959. She came to Washington that year and joined the staff of Vice President Richard Nixon as a researcher and correspondence assistant.

She worked on Nixon's presidential campaigns in 1960 and 1968 and researched and wrote for the American Institute of Architects and American Enterprise Institute. From 1972 to 1982, she was an editorial assistant in the Washington office of Reader's Digest magazine.

Survivors include her husband of 38 years, John G. Boyd.