Fred A. Quinn Jr.


Fred A. Quinn Jr., 82, a retired National Bureau of Standards polymer chemist and former entertainment booking agent, died of pneumonia Oct. 5 at Holy Cross Hospital.

Mr. Quinn, a Kensington resident, was a native Washingtonian and a graduate of Gonzaga College High School and Georgetown University.

At NSB, where he worked from 1944 to 1968, he specialized in thermodynamic properties of polymers with an emphasis on rubber-like materials. After retirement, he worked with his wife, Ruth O'Grady Quinn, who founded and managed a casting and theatrical agency.

After his wife's death in 1984, he continued in the industry, specializing in booking entertainers, nightclub acts, bands and musical groups and acts for conventions.

A tenor, he sang in church choirs at St. John the Evangelist Church in Silver Spring and other Washington area churches.

He leaves no immediate survivors.

Elviro D. Todino


Elviro D. Todino, 89, who played the clarinet in the Army Band for 25 years before retiring in 1971 as a master sergeant, died Oct. 13 at Arlington Hospital. He died of injuries suffered in a fall.

An Alexandria resident since 1947, Mr. Todino was born in Milford, Mass. He studied music in Italy, where he spent part of his youth with relatives, Boston and Long Beach, Calif. He joined the Army Band, which is based at Fort Myer, after serving in the Army during World War II.

In retirement, he gave private clarinet lessons in his home. He also was a volunteer at Fort Myer Memorial Chapel.

Survivors include his wife of 52 years, Gladys M. Todino of Alexandria.

Evelyn H. Wilson


Evelyn H. Wilson, 84, who taught at Charles Young and Park View elementary schools in Washington for 40 years before retiring in 1973, died of cardiopulmonary arrest Oct. 16 at her home in Arlington.

Mrs. Wilson was born in Silver Spring. She graduated in 1931 from Dunbar High School and in 1936 from Minor Teachers College. She taught in Maryland before joining the faculty of Charles Young in 1943. She moved to Park View in 1949.

She was a member of the Sodality at St. Gabriel's Catholic Church in Washington. Her hobbies included bridge and bowling.

Survivors include her husband of 59 years, Robert W. Wilson, and a son, Dr. Robert Wilson Jr., both of Arlington; a brother; and three grandchildren.

Mary W. Streett

Office Manager

Mary W. Streett, 104, an office manager at the old Underwood & Underwood portrait studios and news agency from 1917 to 1922, died of a heart ailment Oct. 17 at Knollwood, the Army retirement home in Washington. She lived there for the past 12 years.

Mrs. Streett was born in Lizton, Ind., and attended DePauw University. She taught in Indiana before coming to Washington in 1915 to work for the War Department.

She was a member of Kappa Alpha Theta sorority.

Her husband, St. Clair Streett, whom she married in 1922, died in 1970. Survivors include a son, St. Clair "Bill" Jr. of Falls Church; five grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

Catherine Buckingham Hawley

Teacher and Volunteer

Catherine Buckingham Hawley, 104, a retired D.C. elementary school teacher and Red Cross volunteer, died Oct. 15 at the Methodist Home of the District of Columbia of a circulatory ailment. She was a lifelong Washington resident.

Mrs. Hawley graduated from Eastern High School in 1913 and Wilson Normal School in 1915. Among the schools where she taught from 1915 to 1952 was the old Wallach school.

She volunteered at the American Red Cross's blood bank at the Pentagon from 1952 to 1992.

Mrs. Hawley was a member of Wesley United Methodist Church in Washington, where she was treasurer from 1956 to 1985.

Her husband, Louis G. Hawley, whom she married in 1935, died in 1952. She leaves no immediate survivors.

A. Hubert Jessell

British Aviation Official

A. Hubert Jessell, 83, a retired director of the British Civilian Aviation Authority, died of cancer Oct. 18 at Washington Home and Hospice.

Mr. Jessell, a District resident, was a specialist in airport planning and flight control technology when he first came to Washington in 1968 as a liaison between British and U.S. aviation officials.

He returned to England in 1971 but came back to Washington upon his retirement in the late 1970s. In Washington, he pursued his interest in gardening and served as master gardener at Brookside Gardens in Silver Spring.

He was a native of London and a chemistry graduate of London University. During World War II, he served as a navigator in the Royal Air Force.

Survivors include his wife, Bettina Jessell of Washington; three children, Thomas M. Jessell of New York City, Catherine Jessell Price of San Jose and Mark W. Jessell of Melbourne, Australia; and eight grandchildren.

John Richard Skuse

Foreign Service Officer

John Richard Skuse, 81, a retired Foreign Service officer who specialized in political and economic affairs writing for Voice of America and the U.S. Information Agency, died of prostate cancer Oct. 16 at home in Washington.

Mr. Skuse went to work in the State Department in 1949 as a public affairs officer. Later, he was assigned to the International Press Service and then USIA and Voice of America. His work included coverage of testimony by State Department officials on Capitol Hill, and he wrote interpretive columns and analyses on these and related subjects. He retired from the Foreign Service in 1977.

In retirement, he wrote newspaper and magazine articles on U.S. economic and political affairs, and he traveled extensively.

He was born in Exeter, N.H., and graduated from Tufts University. During World War II, he served in the Army in the Pacific.

There are no immediate survivors.