Margaret 'Meg' Lombardi

Registered Nurse

Margaret Virginia "Meg" Lombardi, 79, a registered nurse who had been a member of St. Catherine Laboure Catholic Church in Wheaton and a volunteer with Meals on Wheels, died Oct. 29 in Olney at the Ammahl assisted-living home, where she had spent the last five years. She had Alzheimer's disease and emphysema.

Mrs. Lombardi, a former Wheaton resident, was an Ohio native. She received her nurse's training at Wheeling Hospital in Wheeling, W.Va. During World War II, she was an Army nurse in the Pacific and the China-Burma-India theater. She settled in the Washington area about 1949 and was a private-duty nurse for the next five years.

She was a member of the Association for Retarded Citizens.

Her husband, Joseph R. Lombardi, died in 1968.

Survivors include a son, Mark Stephen Lombardi of Wheaton; two daughters, Lisa Marie Lombardi of Hedgesville, W.Va., and Karla Sue Lombardi of Silver Spring; a sister; and a brother.

Vincent A. Bredice


Vincent A. Bredice, 69, who formerly owned and operated Gusti's Italian Restaurant in Washington, died Nov. 1 at Suburban Hospital of complications following lumbar surgery, which was performed in August.

Mr. Bredice, who lived in Rockville, was a native Washingtonian. He attended Wilson High School.

He began his career at Gusti's as a bartender in 1953. Over the years he worked his way up in the organization and eventually became owner and operator. During his ownership of the restaurant, Mr. Bredice added the Roman Torch cocktail lounge and one of Washington's earliest sidewalk cafes. He retired in 1991.

Survivors include his wife of 49 years, Phyllis M. Bredice, a daughter, Linda C. Mathisen, two sisters, Angelina Neam and Philomena Bredice, a brother, Don Bredice, and a grandson, all of Rockville.

Malcolm M. Semple

Real Estate Agent

Malcolm M. Semple, 79, who sold real estate in Georgetown with H.A. Gill & Son for more than 25 years, died of cardiovascular disease Oct. 16 at Doctors Community Hospital in Lanham.

Mr. Semple was a longtime resident of Washington and a native of Florida. He came to this area in the 1940s and began his working career as a reporter with the Washington Star newspaper. During World War II, he served in the Army in Europe, and he participated in the D-Day landings in France and the liberation of Paris in 1944. He served again in the Army during the Korean War.

After World War II, he studied communications and language at American and George Washington universities.

Later, he was a public relations officer and editor of in-house publications for business organizations, including the American Trucking Associations. He began his real estate career in the 1960s and retired in the early 1990s.

There are no immediate survivors.

Erwin Lenard Abramson


Erwin Lenard Abramson, 72, a chief cost accountant at the Labor Department's Job Corps program from 1979 until his retirement in 1998, died of a lung ailment Oct. 25 at Arlington Hospital. He lived in Arlington.

Mr. Abramson, who was known as Lenard, was born in the Bronx, N.Y. He graduated in 1964 from Northwestern University with a bachelor's degree in business administration.

He was an accountant at Montgomery Ward department stores and the Georgia-Pacific paper and lumber company before moving to the Washington area in 1972. He then worked at FCH Services Inc., a property development firm, Yellow Cab and the Federal Aviation Administration.

In 1998, Mr. Abramson received the Distinguished Career Service Medal from the Labor Department.

He was a member of St. Agnes Catholic Church in Arlington.

Survivors include his wife of 33 years, Laura Abramson, and a son, Matthew, both of Arlington.

Jack Reiter

Military Officer and Lobbyist

Jack Reiter, 79, a retired Air Force colonel and legislative liaison who also was an airline lobbyist, died of cancer Oct. 29 at the Washington Veterans Affairs Hospital. He lived in McLean.

Col. Reiter attended New York University in his native state and received a law degree from American University. He was a Golden Gloves boxer and champion swimmer as a youth.

Col. Reiter served as a B-24 pilot in the Army Air Forces during World War II, flying over North Africa and Italy. He was shot down in Northern Italy and taken prisoner by the Germans.

He escaped from a German hospital and served with Italian partisans for six months. After he returned to the United States, he trained military personnel in how to escape from captivity and survive behind enemy lines.

Col. Reiter later was posted by the Air Force to Italy and as senior briefer to Gen. Curtis LeMay at Strategic Air Command headquarters in Omaha. He retired as legislative liaison for the secretary of the Air Force.

After leaving the military, Col. Reiter was vice president for government affairs for World Airways and Washington representative for Flying Tigers International and Japan Airlines.

He had served as president of the Aero Club of Washington and was a member of the Air Force Association and Army Navy Country Club.

Survivors include his wife, Helen N. Reiter of McLean; two children, Allan James Reiter and Kathleen N. Ausley, both of Arlington; and a brother.

Robert John Bladergroen


Robert John Bladergroen, 80, a lawyer in the Central Intelligence Agency's Office of General Counsel for 25 years before retiring about 1976, died of pneumonia Oct. 29 at Potomac Valley Nursing and Wellness Center. He lived in Alexandria.

After leaving the agency, he practiced law in Fairfax until retiring again in the early 1980s. In the 1980s, he also did pro bono work for Catholic Charities and Fairfax Juvenile and Domestic Relations Court.

Mr. Bladergroen was born in Rochester, N.Y. He was a graduate of Cornell University and a 1948 graduate of its law school. He joined the CIA in 1951 and remained a consultant to the agency after his retirement.

He served in the Marine Corps in the Pacific during World War II and received the Bronze Star with Combat "V." He retired from the reserve as a colonel in 1975.

He was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church in Alexandria and the Virginia and New York bar associations.

His hobbies included golf.

Survivors include his wife, Carol Bladergroen of Alexandria; two daughters, Karen Bladergroen of Falls Church and Mara Bladergroen of Arlington; two sons, Dr. Mark Bladergroen of Richmond and Gregg Bladergroen of Atlanta; two brothers; and six grandchildren.

Miriam Fischer Bolduan

Church Teacher

Miriam Fischer Bolduan, 76, a teacher of Sunday school and Bible classes at Grace Lutheran Church in Washington, died Oct. 10 at a hospital in Richmond. She had cancer and had suffered a stroke.

Mrs. Bolduan was author of a book of religious philosophy, "Words to See By," published in 1970. She also wrote poetry.

She was a graduate of Carnegie Mellon University in her native Pittsburgh.

She taught chemistry at the university in the mid-1940s and also taught at a prep school outside Boston.

She accompanied her husband to an Army civilian post in Germany from 1959 to 1965.

They settled in Washington when they returned to this country. She had moved from Chevy Chase to Richmond in July.

Mrs. Bolduan's interests included photography, and she was a member of the Potomac Society of Stereo Photographers.

She was a volunteer with the Well Mind Association of Greater Washington.

Her husband of 51 years, Orvil E.A. Bolduan, died in 1995.

Survivors include three daughters, Ruth Bolduan of Richmond, Marie Bolduan Highby of Mountain View, Calif., and Anne Bolduan Schmitt of Chevy Chase; and two granddaughters.