Maureen Brown Juracek

Certified Public Accountant

Maureen "Rinny" Brown Juracek, 50, a certified public accountant and former Northern Virginia resident, died of liver disease Aug. 26 at a hospital in St. Louis.

Mrs. Juracek, who came to the Washington area in the late 1960s, lived in Vienna, Dunn Loring and Fairfax Circle before returning in 1993 to her native O'Fallon, Ill.

While raising a family, she attended George Mason University, where she received a degree in accounting in 1983. She then spent about five years with the D.C. accounting firm of Speakman and Price and another five years as a self-employed certified public accountant.

She was a member of professional organizations, including the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. She was a past member of St. Mark's Catholic Church in Vienna, where she sang in the choir and volunteered in its outreach program for the poor.

Her marriage to her first husband, Gary Brown, ended in divorce.

Survivors include her husband, John Juracek of O'Fallon, Ill.; two children from her first marriage, Laura Brown Landon of Ellensburg, Wash., and Navy Lt. Chris Brown of Virginia Beach; her mother, Emily Carroll of Charlestown, W.Va.; two sisters; and two grandchildren.

Nancy Durand Stephens

Washington Native

Nancy Durand Stephens, 58, a Washington native and former Potomac resident who moved to Salisbury, Md., where she had lived since 1988, died of breast cancer Sept. 1 at a hospital in Salisbury.

Mrs. Stephens was a graduate of Mount Vernon Seminary in Washington and a 1963 graduate of Randolph-Macon Woman's College in Lynchburg, Va.

She had been a member of St. Francis Episcopal Church in Potomac and the Potomac Garden Club. Her hobbies included gardening and bridge.

Her marriage to James Tibbs ended in divorce.

Survivors include two sons by her first marriage, Everett James Tibbs III of Arlington, and Michael Durand Tibbs of St. Petersburg, Fla.; her father, John Donald Durand of Salisbury; and a sister, Julie Durand Craig of Clemson, S.C.

James W. `Buck' Sanford

Transit Authority Official

James W. "Buck" Sanford, 86, who retired in 1979 after 50 years as a mechanic and maintenance supervisor for the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority and its predecessor bus company in Montgomery County, died of congestive heart failure Aug. 27 at the home of friend in Forestville.

Mr. Sanford, who lived in Forestville, was a native of Richmond County, Va. In 1929 he came to the Washington area and started working as a shop helper for the Washington Marlboro & Annapolis Motor Line.

As the company expanded its bus service, Mr. Sanford was placed in charge of the maintenance facility. He also served on the board of directors of the employee-owned company, which was acquired by WMATA in 1973.

Survivors include his wife of 53 years, Emma Jane Sanford of Forestville; three children, Loretta Finamore of San Diego, and Paul Sanford and Susan Sanford, both of Forestville; a brother; and two grandchildren.

Charlotte B. Henderson

Church Member

Charlotte B. Henderson, 76, a Washington area resident since 1974 who was a member of Old Presbyterian Meeting House in Alexandria, died of cancer Sept. 2 at her home in Alexandria.

Mrs. Henderson, who was born in Hampton, Va., was a graduate of the Shenandoah College and Conservatory of Music in Winchester, Va. Before coming to this area, she taught at Marion College in Marion, Va. She gave piano lessons in her Alexandria home for five years during the 1970s.

Survivors include her husband, Arthur, of Alexandria; a son, Walter, of McLean; three daughters, Sharon Henderson of Vienna, Virginia Reed of Dale City and Roberta Henderson of Alexandria; a brother; and eight grandchildren.

John Barton


John Barton, 72, who had worked as an independent carpenter in the Washington area from 1960 until retiring in the late 1980s, died Aug. 24 at Northern Virginia Community Hospital after a stroke. He lived in Arlington.

Mr. Barton attended the University of Pittsburgh in his native Pennsylvania before coming to the Washington area in 1960.

His wife, Julia C., died in 1982.

Survivors include a sister.

Harvey W. Hottel

Business Owner

Harvey W. Hottel, 91, founder and past president of a refrigeration and air conditioning service and installation business bearing his name, died of cancer Sept. 2 at Montgomery Hospital.

Mr. Hottel, who founded Harvey W. Hottel Inc. in 1945, ran the family-owned, Gaithersburg-based business for 42 years until retiring in 1987.

He was past president of the Baltimore/Washington Chapter of the American Society of Refrigeration Engineers and an active member, trustee and elder at Fourth Presbyterian Church in Bethesda. He also was treasurer of the National Capital Presbytery and a board member of the Washington Home for Foundlings.

A Bethesda resident, he was a native of Bethlehem, Pa., where he and his twin brother, Clarence, got their start in business selling radios and refrigeration products.

His wife, Ethel Hottel, died in 1989.

Survivors include two children, Richard Hottel of Rockville and June Horner of Berlin, Md.; a brother; three sisters; eight grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.