Floyd C. Linton


Floyd C. Linton, 82, a cartographer and map production manager who retired in 1980 from the Defense Mapping Agency, died of kidney failure Oct. 13 at Holy Cross Hospital.

Mr. Linton retired in 1980 after about 20 years with the Defense Mapping Agency and its predecessors. Earlier, he was a cartographer at the Navy Hydrographic Office in Washington. He served in the Army during World War II.

He was a Silver Spring resident. He was born in Sand Springs, Okla., and raised in Russellville, Ark. He attended Arkansas Tech University and was a business administration graduate of American University.

He was president of the Wheaton chapter of the American Association of Retired Persons and the Silver Spring Civitan Club.

Survivors include his wife, Grace S. Linton of Silver Spring; a daughter, Carol A. Gay of Severna Park; a sister; and a grandson.

Sherra Fern Berutto

Procurement Analyst

Sherra Fern Berutto, 52, a procurement analyst who had worked for the Veterans Administration for the past 24 years, died of cardiopulmonary arrest Oct. 5 at Northern Virginia Community Hospital. She was being treated for a blood clot in her leg.

Mrs. Berutto, who lived in Arlington, started her VA career in her native Prescott, Ariz., and was transferred to the Washington area four years ago.

She was a member of the U.S. Tennis Association.

Her marriage to John Berutto ended in divorce.

Survivors include a daughter, Wendy Berutto of Arlington; her father, Donald Shupp of Prescott; and a brother.

Thorson Parsons

MGM Executive

Marjorie Thorson Parsons, 87, who retired in 1965 as executive story editor with the MGM film company, died Oct. 15 at her home in Arlington after a stroke.

After moving to the Washington area in 1965, she was a volunteer at Arlington Hospital. She lived in New York from 1969 to 1975, then returned to the Washington area.

In New York, she did writing for Planned Parenthood, the American Civil Liberties Union and the National Council of Churches of Christ. She was also a volunteer teacher.

Mrs. Parsons was born in Minneapolis. She was a graduate of the University of Southern California and received a master's degree in English literature from the University of California at Berkeley. During World War II, she worked for the Office of War Information in California.

She freelanced articles to magazines before joining the MGM story department in 1935.

Her work at MGM included acquiring screen rights for movies and negotiating contracts with writers.

Mrs. Parsons was a member of Alpha Phi social sorority, Phi Beta Kappa and Chi Delta Phi English honorary society.

Her marriage to Arthur W. Bernal ended in divorce.

Survivors include her husband of 42 years, H. McIlvaine Parsons of Arlington; and a sister.

Jeanne M. Lutwiniak


Jeanne M. Lutwiniak, 73, who did cartography work for the Army in the 1940s and the Air Survey Corp. mapping firm in the 1960s, died of cancer Oct. 13 at Montgomery General Hospital.

Mrs. Lutwiniak, who was born in Penn Yan, N.Y., lived at Leisure World of Silver Spring. She moved to the Washington area during World War II.

Her husband, William Lutwiniak, died in 1992.

Survivors include a daughter, Trina Lutwiniak of Monument, Colo.; a sister; and a brother.