Debra Antoinette Brooks

Administrative Assistant

Debra Antoinette Brooks, 39, an administrative assistant at Potomac Driving School in Rockville until April, died Oct. 14 at Magnolia Center Genesis ElderCare nursing home. She had AIDS.

Mrs. Brooks was born in the District and graduated from Prince George's Community College.

She worked at Shoppers Food Warehouse in Lanham from 1993 until she joined the driving school in 1998.

Mrs. Brooks, a Landover resident, was a member of Pentecostal Tabernacle of Laurel. Her hobbies included opera and film.

Her marriage to Lynwood Powers ended in divorce.

Survivors include her husband of three years, Marshall Brooks Jr., of Landover; three children from her first marriage, Elliot Powers of Oxon Hill, Jonathan Powers of Landover and Audrey Powers of Rockville; a daughter from a previous relationship, Monique Wainwright of Rockville; her parents, Ollie Wainwright of Takoma Park and Carolyn Greene of Capitol Heights; four sisters, Wendy Greene of Hyattsville, Robyn Wainwright of Arlington, Tex., and Nicole Watson and Misty Atwater, both of Capitol Heights; a brother, Ollie Wainwright Jr. of Bridgeport, Conn.; and two grandchildren.

Louise Bachrach

Washington Merchant

Louise Bachrach, 88, a partner with her husband in Bachrach's Millinery in the District from the 1930s until the firm closed in 1984, died of lung ailments Oct. 17 at a hospital in Palm Beach Gardens, Fla. She lived in Palm Beach Gardens.

Mrs. Bachrach was born in Washington and graduated from Business High School. She ran the office of Carpel Inc., a Washington food wholesaler, in the early 1930s.

In 1933, she married Israel Bachrach, who owned the hat store at 733 11th St. Mrs. Bachrach designed some of the head ware in addition to helping oversee the business. Her husband died in 1989.

Mrs. Bachrach lived in the District until moving to Silver Spring in the 1960s and to Florida seven years ago.

She was a member of Ohev Sholom Talmud Torah Congregation and Tifereth Israel Congregation, both in Washington.

Survivors include a daughter, Phyllis Clark of North Palm Beach, Fla.; two grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

Virginia Thomas Harter

NIH Secretary

Virginia Thomas Harter, 72, secretary to the director of the National Institute of Mental Health for 21 years before retiring in 1994, died Sept. 29 at the National Institutes of Health clinic after a heart attack. She lived in Gaithersburg.

Mrs. Harter was born in Columbus, Ohio, and graduated from Ohio Wesleyan University in 1948. She lived in Massachusetts, California and Texas before moving to the Washington area in 1973.

She was treasurer and founding member of the Rockville chapter of Amnesty International. She was a member and past secretary of the Unitarian Universalist Church of Rockville.

Her marriage to John Gamble Harter ended in divorce.

Survivors include two sons, Thomas Edward Harter of Aledo, Tex., and James Gamble Harter of Austin; three daughters, Carol A. Harter of Del Mar, Calif., Nancy Lee Harter of Pinecrest, Fla., and Laura Sue Harter of Redwood City, Calif.; a sister; and 12 grandchildren.

Patricia C. Kelly

Administrative Assistant

Patricia C. Kelly, 64, a former administrative assistant at Weichert Realty, died of esophageal cancer Oct. 16 at the Montgomery Hospice Casey House in Rockville.

Mrs. Kelly, who lived in Bethesda, was born in Brooklyn, N.Y. She moved to Washington as a teenager, graduated from Holy Trinity High School and received an associate's degree at George Washington University.

For about nine years in the 1980s and 1990s, she worked at Weichert.

She was a member of Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church in Bethesda.

Her husband, John G. Kelly, died in 1981.

Survivors include two children, Monica K. Woodhams of Rohrersville, Md., and Colleen Kelly Joyce of Rockville; a brother, John A. Campbell of Washington; seven grandchildren; and a great-grandchild.

John L. Winnacker

Physician, Investigator

John Lowrie Winnacker, 63, a retired Missouri physician who grew up in Washington and from 1967 to 1970 was an investigator with the Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases in Frederick, Md., died of cancer Oct. 12 at a hospital in Columbia, Mo.

Dr. Winnacker, who lived in Columbia, moved to Missouri in 1970. Until retiring in 1992, he served on the faculty of the University of Missouri Medical School and on the staff of the Veterans Affairs Hospital, both in Columbia. He had been the hospital's medical services chief.

Survivors include his wife of 39 years, Elizabeth Fulbright Winnacker, and a son, Matthew F., both of Columbia; a daughter, Elizabeth Gheorghita of Oradea, Romania; two brothers; and four grandchildren.

Minsoo Yoon Han

Church Deacon

Minsoo Yoon Han, 52, a deacon and member of the flower committee at the Korean United Methodist Church of Greater Washington in McLean, died of breast cancer Oct. 17 at home in Fairfax.

Mrs. Han was born in Pusan, South Korea. She graduated from Seoul National University.

In 1970, she came to the United States and lived in Baltimore, Detroit and Ohio before settling in the Washington area in 1977.

She played tennis and the piano.

Her husband, Dr. Choong Suk Han, died in 1992.

Survivors include three children, Albert T. Han, Grace W. Han and Janice J. Han, all of Fairfax; and three sisters and four brothers in Korea.

Ralph Guglielmi

Millwork Estimator

Ralph Guglielmi, 65, a retired millwork estimator who had worked more than 25 years for Galliher & Huguely in Washington, died of pancreatic cancer Oct. 15 at the Woodside Genesis facility in Silver Spring.

Mr. Guglielmi, a resident of Silver Spring, was born in Washington. He was a 1953 graduate of Eastern High School.

He worked in wood-related jobs all his life and retired from Galliher & Huguely about seven years ago.

His wife, Shirley Jean Shugars Guglielmi, died in 1998.

Survivors include two sons, Anthony Guglielmi of Falling Waters, W.Va., and Ralph Guglielmi of Laurel; two brothers, Vincent Guglielmi of Wheaton and Mario Guglielmi of Springfield; three sisters, Lena G. Re of Centreville, Edith Disalvatore of Florida and Antoinette Silvas of Alexandria; and six grandchildren.

Gwendolen B. Eichelberger

Music Teacher

Gwendolen Belcher Eichelberger, 78, who taught music at Howard University from 1957 to 1969 and 1985 to 1995, died of cancer Oct. 15 at Howard University Hospital. She lived in Washington.

Mrs. Eichelberger, who retired from the university as an assistant professor, also gave private piano lessons at her home.

She was born in Nashville and was a 1939 music graduate of Fisk University. She received a master's degree in music performing arts from the Chicago Musical College. She was a music instructor at colleges in North Carolina and Missouri before coming to Washington in 1957. She lived in New Jersey from 1969 to 1985 and taught music there.

Survivors include her husband of 42 years, James W. Eichelberger, and a daughter, Tracy Eichelberger, both of Washington; two stepdaughters, Kehembe Eichelberger of Washington and Karen Henderson of Albuquerque; four grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.