Rosa Ydalia Morales Urena
Librarian and Caretaker
Rosa Ydalia Morales Urena, 81, a librarian at George Washington University from the 1960s to the 1980s and a caretaker for an area family until her death, died Oct. 25 of cardiac arrest at Washington Hospital Center. She lived in Washington.
Mrs. Urena was born in the Dominican Republic and came to Washington in the 1930s.
She was a member of Iglesia de Dios Nacional Hispana in Washington.
Her husband, Ramon Cruz Morales, died in the 1970s.
Survivors include three daughters, Reyna Adedjouma of Arlington, Rackeell Morales-Goudou of Alexandria and Rosalind Alacantra of Washington; three sons, Rudy Morales of Hyattsville, Raul Morales of Moncks Corner, S.C., and Luis Morales of Chicago; five brothers; two sisters; 22 grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren.
Vivian Arpad, 82, an antiques dealer on O Street in Georgetown for the past 50 years, died of cancer Oct. 25 at the Brighton Gardens nursing facility in Chevy Chase, where she had been since August.
As a young woman, she was an office worker in her native Philadelphia, where she attended Temple University.
In Washington, she operated Arpad Antiques with her husband, Michael Arpad. After he died in 1983, she continued to manage the business until shortly before her own death.
Survivors include a son, Sheldon Arpad of Washington.
State Department Officer
Gary Dietrich, 52, the executive director of the State Department's bureau of intelligence and research, died of brain lymphoma Oct. 25 at Washington Home and Hospice. He lived in Washington.
Mr. Dietrich joined the State Department in 1980 as a researcher in the office of analysis for the Near East and South Asia within the bureau of intelligence and research.
He won a Senior Executive Service Award in 1991, 1992 and 1997 and a Superior Honor Award from State in 1991.
He was born in East Chicago, Ind., and received a bachelor's degree from Indiana University in 1968. Mr. Dietrich received a master's degree in international affairs from George Washington University in 1977.
Mr. Dietrich worked for the Defense Intelligence Agency before joining State.
He served in the Army during the Vietnam War.
Survivors include his parents, Dean and June Dietrich of Phoenix and Lake Tahoe, Nev.; a brother, Ronald Dietrich of Gaithersburg; and a sister, Susan Dietrich of Lake Tahoe.