The obituary of Eldred S. "Bud" Wallace, which appeared in the Post on Sept. 24, should have reported that he lived in Alexandria. (Published 09/25/1999)

Thomas Joseph Reynolds Jr.

Treasury Attorney

Thomas Joseph Reynolds Jr., 83, a retired Treasury Department attorney, died Sept. 21 at Penobscot Bay Medical Center in Rockport, Maine, after a stroke.

Mr. Reynolds, who retired in 1971, moved to Washington in 1958 to work in the Treasury Department's chief counsel's office. Before that, he was in New York as an investigator for the department.

Born in Tonopah, Nev., Mr. Reynolds grew up largely in New York, where he developed a life-long interest in amateur radio. From age 17 until his death, he was a member of the Quarter Century Wireless Club.

He briefly was a Treasury agent before serving in the Army in Asia during World War II.

In the late 1940s, Mr. Reynolds received a bachelor's degree in accounting from New York University, and he received a law degree from New York Law School in 1951.

After living in Springfield and Annandale during his years in the Washington area, he moved in 1982 to Islesboro, Maine.

He was a member of St. Ambrose Catholic Church and St. Michael's Catholic Church, both in Annandale.

Two of Mr. Reynold's sons died, Donald William Reynolds in 1962 and Thomas Jr. in 1973.

Survivors include his wife of 52 years, Eileen Mary McDonald Reynolds of Islesboro; two children, Aileen Margaret Reynolds of Springfield and Roger Patrick Reynolds of Jackson Heights, N.Y.; four grandchildren; and a sister.

Elizabeth Stalcup Shepherd

Personnel Manager

Elizabeth Stalcup Shepherd, 83, a Silver Spring resident who retired in 1981 after more than 25 years as a manager in the personnel office of the National Park Service, died of cardiopulmonary disease Sept. 22 at the home of a daughter in Annapolis.

Mrs. Shepherd, who was born in Hugo, Okla., spent part of her childhood in Hyattsville. She graduated from Mount Rainier High School and received a business management degree from Southeastern University.

She began her civil service career in the early 1950s with the Air Force Finance Center in Denver.

Her marriage to Charles M. Shepherd Jr. ended in divorce.

Survivors include three children, Charles "Cap" Shepherd of Boulder, Colo., Irene "Renie" Knudson of Annapolis and Gene Ellen Sidwell of Takoma Park; two brothers, George Stalcup of Herndon and Robert Stalcup of Odem, Tex.; a sister, Lois Maughn of Harrisville, R.I.; seven grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

Barbara Berry Sholes


Barbara Berry Sholes, 89, a cryptanalyst who retired in 1970 from the National Security Agency, died of congestive heart failure Sept. 16 at Montgomery Hospice Casey House in Rockville.

Mrs. Sholes, who lived in Silver Spring, was born in Burnsville, W.Va., and attended West Virginia's Glenville State College.

She accompanied her husband, Roy C. Sholes, to Navy posts in Hawaii, Japan, China and the Philippines. They settled in this area in 1948.

Mrs. Sholes worked 22 years for the National Security Agency and its predecessor organizations before retiring.

She was a charter member of United Methodist Church of Landover Hills.

Survivors include her husband, of Silver Spring.

Eldred S. 'Bud' Wallace

Army Employee

Eldred S. "Bud" Wallace, 77, who worked for the Army Department for 34 years and retired in 1979 as a liaison officer at the records center, died of pulmonary fibrosis Sept. 9 at his home in Fairfax.

Mr. Wallace was born in Clover, S.C. He began working for the War Department as a clerk in 1941 and then served in the Navy in the Atlantic and Pacific during World War II. He retired from the Navy reserve in 1967 as a chief yeoman.

Mr. Wallace was commander of Post 62 of the American Legion in Washington and was adjutant of a Veterans of Foreign Wars post in Maryland. He was a member of the Patrol Craft Sailors Association.

Survivors include his wife of 57 years, Jeannie Cason Wallace of Fairfax; three daughters, Sylvia Dodge of Overland Park, Kan., Linda Flick of Fairfax and Susan Wallace of Edinburg, Va.; a sister; six grandsons and four great-grandchildren.

Ralph 'Chris' Demaree

Blues Harmonicist

Ralph Christopher "Chris" Demaree, 42, a quadriplegic who learned to play the blues on harmonica and jammed with area musicians, died from a respiratory ailment Sept. 22 at Inova Fairfax Hospital.

Mr. Demaree learned to play the instrument while in a hospital, a few years after a debilitating cliff-diving accident in 1973.

He was born in Japan and moved with his parents to Fairfax in the early 1970s. He had lived there ever since and worked odd jobs, including helping to book local musicians at clubs.

Survivors include his mother, Anna Smith of Hudson, Fla.; his father, Ralph G. Demaree of Glen Arm, Md.; two brothers, Peter Demaree of Warrenton and David Demaree of Melbourne, Fla.; and three sisters, Cecilia Demaree of Warrenton, Anne Demaree of Santa Fe, N.M., and Margaret Cottingham of Chantilly.

Mable G. McKendrie

Administrative Assistant

Mable G. McKendrie, 90, an administrative assistant who retired in the mid-1970s after about 40 years with the Agriculture Department, died of congestive heart failure Sept. 21 at Providence Hospital. She had lived in Washington since 1935.

Miss McKendrie was born in Essex County, Va. She attended Ohio State University.

She was a member of Calvary Baptist Church in Washington.

She leaves no immediate survivors.

Esther N. Schweigert


Esther N. Schweigert, 91, a retired congressional secretary, died of congestive heart failure Sept. 8 at the National Lutheran Home for the Aged in Rockville.

Ms. Schweigert, a longtime resident of Washington, was born in Vivian, S.D. She attended a teachers college in South Dakota and then taught elementary school for 14 years.

In 1942, she moved to Washington to work in the War Department. Later she transferred to Capitol Hill. In her career there she worked in the offices of Reps. James E. Van Zandt (R-Pa.), E.Y. Berry (R-S.D.), Walter F. Horan (R-Wash.), Kenneth J. Gray (D-Ill.) and Elford Cederburg (R-Mich.), and Sens. Francis H. Case (R-S.D.) and Hugh Scott (R-Pa.). She had also served on the staffs of the House Transportation Committee, the Armed Services Committee and the Post Office and Civil Service Committee. She retired in 1979.

Ms. Schweigert was a member of Pilgrim Lutheran Church in Bethesda. She had done volunteer work with the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod. In 1979, she received the International Lutheran Layman's League Award of Merit.

Survivors include a twin sister, Helen Schweigert of Rapid City, S.D., one other sister; and two brothers.

Chen Pang 'CP' Tan

Structural Engineer

Chen Pang "CP" Tan, 77, a structural engineer who retired from the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, died Sept. 17 at his home in Potomac of head injuries suffered in an accidental fall down his cellar stairs.

Dr. Tan was born in Shanghai, China. He attended Chiao Tung University, which during World War II was relocated to Sichuan Province in western China. With the outbreak of the Chinese civil war after World War II, he moved from the mainland to Taiwan, where he was a highway engineer until moving to the United States in 1955.

He received a master's degree in structural engineering at Oklahoma State University, then moved to Philadelphia, where he designed highway bridges for a consulting firm. In 1966, he received a doctorate in structural engineering at the University of Pennsylvania.

In 1970, he moved to the Washington area to work for Bechtel Power Corporation in Gaithersburg. In 1973, he joined what then was the Atomic Energy Commission. He retired in 1998 from the civil engineering and geosciences branch of the division of engineering at the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.

Survivors include his wife of 28 years, Mary Tan of Potomac.