Wellstood W. Tipton

WSSC Employee

Wellstood W. Tipton, 73, a retired investment and grants administrator who had worked for the Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission from 1978 until retiring in 1995, died of a brain tumor Sept. 2 at his home in Chesapeake Beach.

Mr. Tipton was born in Evanston, Ill., and raised in Montgomery County, where he graduated from Poolesville High School. He moved to Chesapeake Beach from Kensington in 1995.

He was a graduate of Strayer College, where he also received a master's degree in accounting. During World War II, he served in the Army's 70th Infantry Division in Europe, participating in the Battle of the Bulge and receiving the Combat Infantryman's Badge and a Bronze Star. From 1958 to 1978, he was owner of Tipton and Michael Inc., a Washington printing shop.

Mr. Tipton belonged to the American Legion and the 70th Infantry "Trailblazer" Division Association. He had served as treasurer of the Council of International Nontheatrical Events (CINE) and had been active in the Washington Film Council, Save the Bay, and the Marine Museum in Solomons. His hobbies included photography.

Survivors include his wife of 44 years, Elizabeth Ann, of Chesapeake Beach; two sons, Charles K., of Alexandria, and Wellstood Jr., of Rockville; three daughters, Rhona L. Leffler of Brookeville, Sarah J. Thompson of Frederick, Md., and Lynn M. Tipton of Chesapeake Beach; a brother, Charles M., of Tucson; two sisters, Ann Lee Pararas of Rockville and Mary Tipton Bodmer of Frederick; and six grandchildren.

Clarinne M. Geehan

Gym Teacher

Clarinne M. Geehan, 74, who was the women's physical education instructor at Washington-Lee High School in Arlington for about seven years until retiring in the late 1970s, died of cancer Sept. 1 at her home in Arlington.

Mrs. Geehan was a native of Imlay City, Mich., and a graduate of Michigan State University, where she also received a master's degree in physical education.

Before settling in the Washington area in 1968, she accompanied her husband, Army Lt. Col. Bernard T. Geehan, on military assignments abroad.

As a volunteer, she worked as a weekend receptionist at the National Museum of American History.

Her husband died in 1992. Survivors include two sons, David J. Geehan of San Francisco and Army Col. Brian Geehan of Alexandria.

James T. 'Tony' Anderson

Sommelier and Hill Staffer

James Thomas "Tony" Anderson, 57, a former sommelier at Washington restaurants and a Capitol Hill staff member, died of liver cancer Aug. 9 at Washington Hospital Center.

Mr. Anderson, a lifelong resident of Washington, was a graduate of Anacostia High School. He attended Federal City College, Montgomery College and the University of the District of Columbia.

As a young man, he worked in several Senate offices and later was a brother in the Order of St. Francis, an order in the Episcopal Church based in Port Jefferson, N.Y. Later he was a waiter at the Carroll Arms Hotel in Washington.

He toured vineyards in Italy, France, Spain and Germany. In the 1970s, he helped open the Capitol Hill Wine and Cheese Shop. Subsequently, he was sommelier at the Hay Adams Hotel, the Four Seasons, Watergate Terrace and Jean Louis at Watergate.

For about the last five years, Mr. Anderson had been a staffer at the Senate Appointments Desk. Before that he had worked in the Senate restaurant and banquets department.

He was a member of St. James Episcopal Church in Washington.

Mr. Anderson had traveled extensively in Europe and Asia with his companion, Edward Brodniak, who died this year.

Survivors include a sister, Karen Anderson Cramer of Ocean Pines, Md.