The obituary of Sandra M. Gentilucci, which appeared in the Post on Oct. 8, incorrectly spelled the last name of her daughter, Danette Sartwell, and incorrectly reported the date of her death. She died Sept. 26. (Published 10/13/1999)
Kenneth P. Fain
Community Affairs Specialist
Kenneth P. Fain, 54, a community affairs specialist with the Federal Reserve Board and a Montgomery County youth swim league volunteer, was found dead Sept. 28 in a Chicago hotel room.
Mr. Fain, a Silver Spring resident, was traveling on business when he apparently was stricken with a heart attack, a family friend said. A spokesman for the Chicago coroner's office said an autopsy was performed, but a final report is awaiting results of toxicological tests.
He had worked for the Fed's consumer and community affairs department for the last eight years and was primarily involved in efforts to increase the flow of capital and credit to low-income communities through public-private partnerships.
He also wrote speeches for the chairman of the Federal Reserve and other governors.
Before joining the Fed in 1991, he worked six years for the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency as a community development specialist.
He was born in Brooklyn, N.Y., and was raised in Lorain, Ohio. He came to Washington in 1972, joined the Maryland Department of Economic and Community Development and later did community reinvestment work for the American Bankers Association. He also published an independent newsletter on economic and community development.
For more than 10 years, he volunteered with the Daleview Swim Team in Silver Spring and was an official at swim competitions in Montgomery County.
Survivors include his wife, Nellie Fain, and their two children, Jeremy and Emily, all of Silver Spring; a brother, Sanford Fain of Silver Spring; and a sister, Ellen Fain of Atlanta.
David H. Smith
Retired Army Colonel
David H. Smith, 86, a former Army Colonel who served in World War II and the Korean War and later worked in Army intelligence, died Sept. 30 at Inova Mount Vernon Hospital of cardiac arrest.
Mr. Smith retired from the Army in 1968 and started a decade-long second career as a salesman at Sears in Alexandria.
Mr. Smith, who was born in Des Moines, worked as a salesman at an office-supply store in Iowa and spent seven years in the Iowa National Guard before his unit was sent to Europe and North Africa in 1942.
For his service during World War II and Korea, Mr. Smith won the Legion of Merit, Bronze Star, Purple Heart and Combat Infantryman's Badge.
He was promoted to colonel in 1953 and became assistant chief of staff for intelligence at the Pentagon in the late 1950s. He graduated from the Command and General Staff College, the Army War College and the Army Intelligence School.
For his intelligence work, he was stationed in Kansas, France and the Washington area. He lived in Alexandria for more than three decades.
After blindness set in during the late 1970s, Mr. Smith had to curtail his avocations of fishing and woodwork. Until then, he often built grandfather clocks and gave them to family members.
He is survived by his wife of 64 years, Annabelle M. Smith of Alexandria; a son, Jerry L. Smith of Falls Church; five daughters, Kerry A. Sadler of Alexandria, Shirley F. Winn of Sandy, Utah, Carol A. Willis of Columbus, Ohio, Lola K. Doty of Titusville, Fla., and Lila M. Cencula of Marysville, Ohio; 15 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; a great-great-grandchild; and a sister.
Susan Tolkan London
Susan Tolkan London, 56, a volunteer with several Jewish organizations in the area, died Oct. 4 at Suburban Hospital in Bethesda of cancer. She lived in Potomac.
Mrs. London was a secretary at Washington Hebrew Congregation in the District and a past president of the congregation's sisterhood.
At the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum, Mrs. London was a development associate and helped raise money and give tours.
Last year, the Hebrew Home of Greater Washington in Rockville gave Mrs. London the Aunt Minnie Goldsmith Award for community service.
A frequent golfer, Mrs. London was a secretary at Woodmont Country Club in Rockville and served on several committees at the club.
Mrs. London was born in Milwaukee and graduated in 1965 from Northwestern University with a bachelor's degree in education. She taught middle school for three years in Illinois before marrying.
She is survived by her husband of 34 years, Dr. Gary W. London of Potomac; three sons, Jeremy of Chevy Chase, David of Vienna and Benjamin of New York; one grandchild; and two sisters.
Sandra M. Gentilucci
Customer Service Supervisor
Sandra M. Gentilucci, 58, a Washington native and former credit bureau customer service supervisor, died Sept. 28 at University of Maryland Hospital of multisystem organ failure related to a severe infection.
From 1976 to 1991, she worked for Equifax in Langley Park as a customer service supervisor.
Mrs. Gentilucci, a former Hyattsville resident and a graduate of Calvin Coolidge High School, lived in Elkridge, Md., for the last five years and did some clerical work out of her home for ASAP Delivery courier service.
Her marriage to Dante Gentilucci Jr. ended in divorce.
Survivors include three children, Danette Sarwell of Damascus, Dante Gentilucci III of Laurel and James Gentilucci Sr. of Middletown, Md.; two brothers, David Engleman II of Gaithersburg and Lawrence Engleman of Atlanta; a sister, Linda Beckman of San Diego; and four grandchildren.
Glenda Ann Boothe
Glenda Ann Boothe, 42, a District homemaker, died Oct. 1 at Arlington Hospital of a heart attack.
Ms. Boothe lived in Washington all her life and enjoyed watching movies, playing video games and visiting Pentagon City mall.
She is survived by a son, Stephen Johnson of the District; three daughters, Tammy Johnson, Katrina Johnson and Robin Boothe, all of the District; and seven grandchildren.
James Matthew Shaw Jr.
James Matthew Shaw Jr., 76, who retired in 1983 after more than 30 years as a research mathematician in the oceanographic and space department of the Naval Research Laboratory, died of cancer Oct. 2 at Providence Hospital.
Mr. Shaw, who lived in Washington, was a native of Richmond and a World War II Army veteran. He came to Washington after his military service and graduated from Howard University in 1949.
He was a member of the Alpha Omega Chapter of Omega Psi Phi social fraternity and of McKendree United Methodist Church. In the fraternity, he served as the chapter's past president and keeper of the record and seal. He was active in the church, serving as Sunday school teacher, lay leader and chairman of the administrative board and the education commission, among other activities.
Survivors include his wife, Elsie Mann of Washington; a daughter, Vicki Shaw of Seabrook; a sister, Ruth S. Mills of Newport News; and two brothers, Otis E. Shaw of Richmond and Daniel O. Shaw of Washington.
Emil Tullous 'Griff' Griffith
Carpenter and Estate Manager
Emil Tullous "Griff" Griffith, 69, a former carpenter and estate manager for Evergreen Associates in Lincoln, died of leukemia Oct. 5 at his home in Winchester, Va.
Mr. Griffith was born in Aldie. He served in the Army during the Korean War and remained in the military until 1958. He then returned to Northern Virginia, where he was a carpenter in various development projects.
In 1977, he began his career with Evergeen Associates as a personal assistant to authors Catherine Marshall and Leonard LeSourd and estate manager for the Evergreen Farm operation.
Since 1989, he had lived in Winchester but had continued working at various jobs for Evergreen Farm.
He was a gardener and a member of North Fork Baptist Church of Purcellville.
Survivors include his wife of 45 years, Margaret Nicely Griffith of Winchester; three daughters, Teresa Pope of Winchester, Denise Anderson of Berryville, Va., and Nancy Griffith-Didoha of Middleburg; a sister, Edmonia Griffith Jewell, and a brother, Homer T. Griffith, both of Jefferson County, W.Va.; and four grandchildren.