The obituary of Marie Christine Gladhill, which appeared in The Post on Sept. 20, misstated the place and cause of her death. She died at Calvert Memorial Hospital of congestive heart failure. (Published 09/21/1999)
Marie Christine Gladhill
Marie Christine Buch Gladhill, 92, a longtime Washington area resident who was a Labor Department claims clerk from the 1950s to mid-1960s, died of renal failure Sept. 13 at the Asbury assisted-living facility on Solomons Island.
Mrs. Gladhill, a native of Denmark, came to this country and Washington at the age of 17. She moved to Calvert County in 1965. A resident of Huntingtown, she spent her last 15 months in the Asbury facility.
As a young woman, she became a pilot and member of the D.C. Air League. She also was an amateur artist, a gardener and the holder of a gold ribbon for bowling in the Senior Olympics.
Over the years, she also had done volunteer work for the Republican Party and served as an election judge. She also had been a volunteer with the Calvert County Tourism Bureau and Calvert Memorial Hospital. She had been a member of the Danish Club of Washington.
Her husband, Charles K. Gladhill Sr., who had been a D.C. Fire Department captain, died in 1975. Survivors include three children, Charles "Buddy" Gladhill of Huntingtown, and Robert "Bobby" Gladhill and Carolyn Wingo, both of Gaithersburg; eight grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren.
John H. Acree
John H. Acree, 73, a retired electrical engineering consultant who worked for the WEDGO Co. of Rockville for 20 years before retiring in the mid-1990s, died of liver cancer Sept. 18 at his home in Kensington.
Mr. Acree became an Eagle Scout in his native West Virginia before serving with the Navy in the Atlantic during World War II. He came to the Washington area in the late 1950s.
His marriage to Mary Acree ended in divorce.
Survivors include his wife, Louise, of Kensington; two children by his first marriage, Dr. Tom Acree and Nancy Lyons, both of Martinsburg, W.Va.; three stepchildren, Hannah Batovsky of Union Bridge, Md., and Robert and Pleasant Ann Lynch, both of Kensington; and six grandchildren.
Sylvia Esther Weissbrodt
Sylvia Esther Weissbrodt, 87, who worked for the Labor Department from the late 1950s until retiring in 1991 as an economist with its labor standards bureau, died of cardiac arrest Sept. 15 at George Washington University Hospital. She lived in the District.
At Labor, Mrs. Weissbrodt became an authority on federal and state labor law and in the 1960s was sent to Guam, where she wrote legislation for that territory. She was the recipient of two department distinguished career service awards.
She had served on the executive board of the Interstate Labor Standards Association, which also gave her an award. She had been an adviser to the International Association of Government Labor Officials.
Mrs. Weissbrodt, who came to Washington in 1942, was born in New Jersey and raised in Brooklyn, N.Y. She was a music and economics graduate of Hunter College and a Jewish studies graduate of Hebrew Union College. She also did graduate work in economics at George Washington University.
Her marriage to Abe Weissbrodt ended in divorce.
Survivors include a son, Judge Arthur Weissbrodt of the U.S. Bankruptcy Court in the Northern District of California, who lives in San Jose; a daughter, Alice Conn of Columbia; two sisters; and three grandchildren.
LeRoy Conningsby 'Connie' Tanner
LeRoy Conningsby "Connie" Tanner, 71, who in the 1960s and '70s owned commercial porcelain and caulking contracting businesses in suburban Maryland, died of heart ailments Sept. 8 at his home in Florence, S.C.
Mr. Tanner, a native of North Carolina, lived and operated his businesses in Forestville, Camp Springs and other suburban Maryland areas before moving to Darlington, S.C., in the late 1970s.
His marriages to Ethel Ann Tanner and Judith Carol Tanner ended in divorce.
Survivors include two children from his first marriage, Karen Lynn Parks of Charlotte Hall, Md., and Robert Nelson Tanner of Waldorf; six children from his second marriage, Melinda Darlene Minniek of Florence, S.C., Julie Monique Tanner of Florida, Joseph C. Tanner of Lusby, David A. Tanner of Bangor, Maine, and Amanada Ellen Mickler and John M. Tanner, both of Lake Wells, Fla.; his mother, Luzella Tanner of Fort Washington; two sisters; 15 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
Germano 'Jerry' Tumolo
Germano "Jerry" Tumolo, 84, a retired mechanical contractor who was president of Atlantic Mechanical Contractors in Northern Virginia from the 1960s to mid-1970s, died Sept. 17 at his home in Inwood, W.Va., after a heart attack.
Mr. Tumolo, a former Falls Church and Herndon resident, was a New Jersey native. He came to the Washington area after Army service in the Pacific Theater during World War II. He worked in construction until retiring in the mid-1970s. He moved to West Virginia in 1987.
Survivors include his wife, Nancy, of Inwood; a son, Art, of Falls Church; a daughter, Joanne Tumolo Bario of Bakerton, W.Va.; and four grandchildren.
Gilbert O. Herman
Actor and Producer
Gilbert O. Herman, 80, an actor and producer in Hollywood and New York and a retired major general in the Air Force Reserve, died of congestive heart failure Sept. 6 at Anne Arundel Medical Center in Annapolis.
Gen. Herman, a resident of Annapolis for the past 10 years, was born in Philadelphia. After his graduation from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, he went to New York and began a career in the theater.
During World War II, he served in the Army Air Forces and worked on various film and theater projects. In one assignment, he produced "Winged Victory," the famous Moss Hart play, for the Air Forces.
When the war ended, Gen. Herman remained in the Reserve but continued his career in Hollywood. As an actor, he appeared in a number of films, including "Sands of Iwo Jima." On television, his acting credits included "I Love Lucy." As a producer for NBC, he worked on a number of television shows, including "The Steve Allen Show" and "The Phil Silvers Show."
In 1960, he moved to New York and joined CBS as a producer. Shows on which he worked included "What's My Line?" and "Candid Camera." He retired about 1980. Over the years, Gen. Herman was called to active duty from the Air Force Reserve for a number or assignments. He was promoted to major general in 1975 and retired in the early 1980s. He came to the Washington area at that time. He lived in Bethesda before moving to Annapolis.
Gen. Herman was a member of the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, the Air Force Association, the Military Order of World Wars and the Reserve Officers Association. He was a former commander of Air Services Post 501 of the American Legion.
Survivors include two sisters, Edith H. Feder of Crofton and Shirley H. Goldstein of Annapolis.
Margaret Bebb 'Betty' Fauver
Margaret Bebb "Betty" Fauver, 84, a former Silver Spring resident who in the 1950s and '60s was a cooking instructor with the Montgomery County Adult Education program, died at her home in Asheville, N.C., Sept. 9 after a stroke. She had Parkinson's disease.
Mrs. Fauver, who lived in Asheville since the late 1980s, was a native of Columbus, Ohio, and was a graduate of Ohio Wesleyan University. She married Clarke Fauver in 1938, and the two came to the Washington area that year.
They hosted a number of social functions as Mr. Fauver was director of banking operations for the Federal Home Loan Bank Board.
She devoted her time to homemaking and enjoyed needlework and tailoring. She also became active in scouting and Parent Teacher Associations and at Christ Congregational Church in Silver Spring.
Her husband died in 1969. Survivors include two children, Robert Fauver of Silver Spring and Anne Fauver of Atlanta; and a grandson.