The obituary of Samuel Noory, which appeared in The Post on Nov. 14, incorrectly identified the residences of his two brothers. George Noory lives in Alexandria, and Leon Noory lives in Hillcrest Heights. (Published 11/19/99)

Anita Herrick Wallace


Anita Herrick Wallace, 86, a volunteer tutor and mentor with the Alexandria school system and a member of local organizations from 1950 to 1975, died of a heart ailment Nov. 6 at Martin Nursing and Restorative Care Center in Stuart, Fla. She had lived in Hobe Sound, Fla., for the last decade.

Mrs. Wallace, an Alexandria resident during her quarter-century in the area, was a member of Common Cause, the League of Women Voters, the Women's National Democratic Club and the Alexandria Garden Club. She was a founding member of the Old Town Civic Association in Alexandria.

She was born in Lancaster, N.H., and graduated in 1935 from Wheelock College with a bachelor's degree in education.

Mrs. Wallace taught kindergarten in Boston, volunteered for the Red Cross in Washington during World War II and was a volunteer for civic groups in Tennessee before moving to Alexandria.

In 1975, after moving to West Palm Beach, Fla., she was a school tutor there for about a decade.

Her hobbies included gardening.

Her husband of 32 years, Richard J. Wallace, died in 1974.

Survivors include three daughters, Ann Scoffier of Washington, Jane McGovern of Phoenix and Suzanne Gratz of Hobe Sound; and eight grandchildren.

Audrey L. Myers

Temple Member

Audrey L. Myers, 89, a founding member of Temple Emanuel in Kensington and of Temple Shalom in Chevy Chase, died of heart ailments Oct. 27 at her home in Bethesda.

Mrs. Myers also was a member of Hadassah and the Women's Zionist Organization of America.

Mrs. Myers, a native of Kansas City, Mo., grew up in Cincinnati. She lived in the Washington area briefly during World War II but did not move here permanently until 1950. She was a resident of Chevy Chase until 1970 and then moved to Pacific Grove, Calif. In 1976, she returned here and settled in Bethesda.

Her husband, Alfred A. Myers, died in 1980.

Survivors include a son, Allen L. Myers of Bethesda.

Harry T. Vincent

Teacher, Guidance Counselor

Harry T. Vincent, 81, a retired teacher and guidance counselor in the D.C. public school system and a past treasurer of Plymouth Congregational United Church of Christ, died of heart ailments Nov. 3 at Washington Adventist Hospital.

Mr. Vincent, a resident of Washington, was born in Greensboro, N.C. He graduated from North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University and received a master's degree in education at Indiana University.

During World War II, he served in the Army's 92d Infantry Division, whose nickname was the "Buffaloes," in Italy.

Mr. Vincent was a teacher in North Carolina before moving to Washington in 1951 and beginning his career with the D.C. public school system. He was a manual arts teacher at Terrell and Langley junior high schools and then became a guidance counselor at Phelps Vocational High. He retired in 1980.

Mr. Vincent joined Plymouth Congregational United Church of Christ in 1954 and was a member of its Men's Club and Usher Board. He also was a member of the North Carolina A&T Alumni Association, the 92d Infantry Division Association and the D.C. Retired Teachers Association.

Survivors include his wife of 43 years, Helen S. Vincent of Washington; a stepson, Dr. Hubert Winston of Raleigh, N.C.; two brothers, Donald E. Vincent of Alexandria and Charles A. Vincent of Washington; and two sisters, Vertelle Mason of Greensboro and Dorothy M. Galloway of Alexandria.

Jane de Chantal Sharkey


Sister Jane de Chantal Sharkey, 83, a nun in the Visitation Order, died Nov. 10 at the Georgetown Visitation Monastery after a heart attack.

Sister Jane was born in Philadelphia. After high school, she worked at the Philadelphia Navy Yard, where she was a member of the women's rowing team.

In 1951, she entered the Visitation Monastery, a contemplative order that was then in Bethesda. She moved to Georgetown when the order relocated there in the 1980s. At Georgetown, she was the sacristan, with special responsibilities for the altar, vestments and implements of the worship service.

Her interests included music.

Survivors include five sisters.

Samuel Noory

Author and Clerk

Samuel Noory, 88, a Navy Department clerk from 1960 to 1980 who wrote a book on phonetics, died of congestive heart failure Nov. 8 at Southern Maryland Hospital Center. He lived in Hillcrest Heights.

He spent 25 years compiling information for "Dictionary of Pronunciation: Guide to English & Speech" before it was published in 1965 by A.S. Barnes and Co. Inc. It was reprinted four times.

Mr. Noory was born in Turkey, and his family fled to Syria in 1922 before arriving in Massachusetts in 1926.

Between 1940 and 1956, he worked in Detroit, for the War Department during World War II and for Chrysler Corp. in peacetime. He moved to Arlington and was a stenographer for the county government before joining the Navy Department's housing division.

He was a member of Holy Family Catholic Church in Hillcrest Heights.

His marriage to Maria Noory ended in divorce.

Survivors include two brothers, Leon Noory and George Noory, both of Gaithersburg; and a sister, Rose Toukatly of Utica, N.Y.

Coline M. Makepeace

Database Manager

Coline M. Makepeace, 70, a database manager at the Federal Emergency Management Agency, died of a heart attack Nov. 8 at her home in Derwood.

Ms. Makepeace, a native of Providence, R.I., graduated from Barnard College, where she also received a master's degree in mathematics.

She moved to the Washington area in 1964 and went to work at the National Civil Defense Computer Facility in Olney. This became part of the Defense Civil Preparedness Agency and then of FEMA.

In recent years, Ms. Makepeace's work involved maintaining software for the National Fire Reporting System and developing an annual report on the causes of fires for Congress and state fire marshals.

Survivors include two sisters, Katherine Turner of Warwick, R.I., and Louise Makepeace of Johnston, R.I.

Rose Morton Sayre


Rose Morton Sayre, 73, a Silver Spring homemaker and former mathematician at the David Taylor Model Basin, died of cardiac arrest Nov. 12 at Georgetown University Hospital.

Mrs. Sayre, who lived in Silver Spring for the past 48 years, was a native of Albemarle, N.C., and a mathematics graduate of what is now the University of North Carolina at Greensboro.

She came to Washington in 1949, then worked at the David Taylor Model Basin for 10 years before retiring in 1960.

She was a member of the Auxiliary of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers.

Survivors include her husband of 48 years, Clifford L. Sayre Jr. of Silver Spring; two children, Clifford L. Sayre III of Freehold, N.J., and Marie Sayre Cole of Wappingers Falls, N.Y.; and two grandchildren.

Robertson R. Grant

VOA Broadcaster

Robertson R. Grant, 76, a retired broadcaster in the African Division of the Voice of America, died of congestive heart failure Nov. 2 at the Bon Air nursing home in Stephens City, Va.

Mr. Grant joined the VOA in 1958 and served two tours of duty as a correspondent in Africa.

He also accompanied a National Geographic Society research group to the Arctic on assignment for the agency.

Mr. Grant, a resident of Arlington since 1968, was born in Portland, Ore. During World War II, he served in the Army in the Philippines.

He graduated from Whitman College and then began a career in radio broadcasting in Oregon.

In 1958, he went to work for VOA in New York. In 1962, he moved to London for a year of study at the School of Oriental and African Studies at London University.

For the next five years, he was a correspondent in Africa. He also served in Africa in the early 1970s. He retired in 1985.

Survivors include his wife of 36 years, Barbara Grant of Arlington, and two brothers, Norm Grant of Portland and Mort Grant of Sandwich, Mass.

Katherine Edmondson Hopper


Katherine Edmondson Hopper, 91, an educator who retired as coordinator of pupil services for the Fairfax County public schools, died of a heart attack Nov. 6 at Johnston-Willis Hospital in Richmond.

Ms. Hopper, a longtime resident of Fairfax and Fredericksburg, Va., was born in South Boston, Va.

She graduated from Mary Washington College and received a master's degree in guidance and counseling at George Washington University.

In 1931, she began her career as a mathematics and science teacher in the Fairfax public schools. From 1939 until 1954, she was a counselor at Fairfax High School.

Ms. Hopper was director of guidance at Fairfax High from 1954 until 1962, when she was named coordinator of guidance for the Fairfax public school system. She held that position until 1970, when she became coordinator of pupil services.

In 1973, she retired from the Fairfax schools.

From 1973 until 1977, Ms. Hopper was director of the Governor's School for the Gifted at Mary Washington College.

Ms. Hopper was a former president of the Fairfax Education Association and a vice president of the Virginia Education Association.

She was a former rector of the board of visitors of Mary Washington College and a member of the board of regents of the James Monroe Law-Office Museum and Memorial Library.

She had received an honorary doctorate and a Distinguished Alumna Award and Service Award at Mary Washington.

She was a former member of the vestry of Truro Episcopal Church in Fairfax.

Her marriage to Henry Hopper ended in divorce.

There are no immediate survivors.

June Elizabeth Reeves Mudd

Substitute Teacher

June Elizabeth Reeves Mudd, 81, a substitute teacher at Elfland School in Alexandria from the mid-1960s to the mid-1990s, died of breast cancer Nov. 9 at Inova Alexandria Hospital. She lived in Alexandria.

She was born in Washington and graduated in 1936 from Washington-Lee High School in Arlington.

Until the mid-1940s, she worked in the offices of Ransdale Printing in Washington, the Washington chapter of the American Red Cross and the bricklayers and hod carriers union in Alexandria.

She spent the following decade as a housing supervisor with the Army Department at Fort Belvoir.

She was a member of the old Methodist Protestant Church of Alexandria, where she taught Sunday school and Bible classes.

Her husband, John H. Mudd, died in 1984.

Survivors include two sons, J. David Mudd and Barry R. Mudd, both of Alexandria.

Robert P. Gates

Company Trainee

Robert P. Gates, 34, a Fairfax native in a management training program at Noah's Bagel Corp. in Anaheim, Calif., died Oct. 31 at his home in Anaheim.

A cause of death is pending an investigation by the Orange County coroner's office.

Mr. Gates grew up in Virginia Beach and graduated from the University of Oklahoma with bachelor's degrees in psychology and political science in the mid-1980s.

He volunteered with the National Wildlife Federation.

Survivors include his parents, Dr. Herbert S. Gates Jr. and Diane Gates of Emerald Isle, N.C.; a brother, Dr. Herbert S. Gates III of Naples, Fla.; and a sister, Susan Gates Taylor of Porter, Okla.

Barry R. Harris


Barry R. Harris, 65, a Bethesda dentist who was active in professional organizations, died Oct. 22 at a hospital on the island of Curacao in the West Indies, after a heart attack.

Dr. Harris, who was stricken while vacationing, had had a dental practice at his Bethesda home since 1962.

He was born in Philadelphia and raised in Washington, where he graduated from Coolidge High School.

After receiving a degree from the University of Maryland dental school in Baltimore, he served in the Air Force from 1958 to 1961 and was stationed at the Ramstein Air Force Base in Germany as a crown and bridge officer in the dental clinic.

He was a fellow of the Academy of General Dentistry and a member of the Maryland State Dental Association, the Montgomery County Dental Study Club, the Southern Maryland Dental Society and the Federation Dentair Internationale. He also was a member of Congregation Beth El of Montgomery County.

Survivors include his wife of 41 years, Sandra Harris of Bethesda; three children, Dr. Stephanie Applebaum of Chicago, Alorin Harris of Darnestown and Dr. Jennifer Kaplan of Baltimore; and five grandchildren.

Frank W. Olsen

Air Force Officer

Frank W. Olsen, 79, a retired Air Force lieutenant colonel who specialized in financial matters during much of his military career, died Nov. 9 at Calvert Memorial Hospital after a stroke.

Col. Olsen, who lived in Temple Hills, was born in New York. He began his military career in 1942 and served in England during World War II.

Postwar assignments included duty with NATO in Italy, two tours in Japan and various postings in the United States. While serving in the Air Force he took a master's degree in business administration at Michigan State University.

Earlier he attended Pace University and the University of Maryland.

He settled in the Washington area in 1965. He retired from the Air Force in 1968.

After his military retirement, Col. Olsen was controller of Wm. E. Miller Furniture Co. of Washington until his civilian retirement in 1983.

Survivors include his wife of 52 years, Jean P. Olsen of Temple Hills; four children, Terrie Lyman of Ladson, S.C., Karen Nauman of Accokeek, Wayne Olsen of Woodstock, Ga. and Craig Olsen of Gaithersburg; a sister; 11 grandchildren; and two great-grandsons.

Helen M. McDermott

State Department Employee

Helen M. McDermott, 89, a Washington native and retired State Department administrative assistant, died of sepsis and congestive heart failure Nov. 3 at Washington Adventist Hospital.

Ms. McDermott, who had lived in Takoma Park for the past 35 years and previously in Bethesda, attended the old St. Paul's Academy Catholic High School in Washington and what is now Strayer University.

She worked for the Washington Star from 1929 to 1942, calling out the stock quotes from ticker tape machines to the pressman. During World War II, she served on the clerical staff of the War Department's office of censorship.

She then worked 25 years for the State Department, partly with the bureau of intelligence and research. She also had served on the staff of the United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organization.

She was a past member of St. Gabriel's Catholic Church in Washington and a member of Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic Church in Takoma Park.

Survivors include a sister, Anna Berezoski of Takoma Park.

Judith Ann Manion

Geico Secretary

Judith Ann Thompson Manion, 62, a secretary with Geico Insurance for 32 years before retiring and moving to Florida in 1996, died Oct. 28 at a hospital in Coral Springs, Fla.

A spokesman for the Florida Highway Patrol said Mrs. Manion was struck near her home Oct. 28 by a vehicle that did not stop.

The accident is under investigation, police said.

Mrs. Manion was a Coral Springs resident and Indiana native. She came to the Washington area in 1964 and lived in Bethesda and Rockville before retiring to Florida.

Survivors include her husband, Arthur, and her mother, Dorothy Thompson, both of Coral Springs; a brother; and a sister.

James C. Arvantes

Patent Attorney

James C. Arvantes, 74, a patent attorney who retired in 1992 after 38 years with Union Carbide Corp., died of congestive heart failure Nov. 6 at Inova Fairfax Hospital.

Mr. Arvantes began his career in 1954 at Union Carbide headquarters in New York.

When he was assigned to the Washington area in the early 1960s, he settled in Northern Virginia, where he became active as a coach of Little League and Babe Ruth baseball teams.

He also was a member of St. Katherine's Greek Orthodox Church in Falls Church and St. Sophia's Cathedral in Washington.

A Falls Church resident, he was a native of Onset, Mass., and a World War II Army veteran. He served in the 91st Infantry Division and participated in battles in North Africa and Italy, where he earned a Purple Heart and Bronze Star.

After the war, he graduated from Brown University with a degree in chemistry and received a law degree from Boston University in 1952. He also played minor league baseball in New England.

Survivors include his wife of 43 years, Ruth Arvantes of Falls Church; four children, Patricia Arvantes of Falls Church, Kathryn Niland of Springfield and Christa Arvantes and James Arvantes Jr., both of Arlington; two sisters; and a grandson.

Ethel Beatrice Sorrell Stephens

Hunting Preserve Operator

Ethel Beatrice Sorrell Stephens, 94, who with her husband operated a hunting preserve, game farm and kennel in Montgomery County, died of congestive heart failure Nov. 11 at Westminster Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.

Mrs. Stephens was born in Washington and graduated in 1923 from Central High School.

In 1945, with her husband, Clifton Curtis "C.C. Nick" Stephens, she opened the Triggaland Kennel and Game Farm, in Brookeville. There they bred game birds and hunting dogs and organized hunts of game birds.

He died in 1967, and Mrs. Stephens retired. She later moved to Mount Airy.

Survivors include three children, Frederick W. Stephens of Manchester, Md., Irving E. Stephens of Monrovia and Betty Phucas of Silver Spring; two brothers, John M. Sorrell of Grass Valley, Calif., and William A. Sorrell of Landover; 10 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren. A son, Earnest J. Stephens, died in 1937.

Clara A. Fairall

FCC Employee and Restaurant Manager

Clara A. Fairall, 85, a retired Federal Communications Commission mail and files department supervisor who also had worked as a restaurant manager, died of heart ailments Nov. 9 at Washington County Hospital in Hagerstown, Md.

Mrs. Fairall worked at the FCC's offices in Washington for 30 years before retiring in 1967. She then managed the 51 Restaurant in Temple Hills for about 20 years until 1988.

She was a native of Washington and a longtime Temple Hills resident before moving to Clear Springs, Md., where she had lived since 1991.

She was a member of St. Mark's Episcopal Church in Capitol Hills.

Her husband, Alfred W. Fairall, died in 1960. Survivors include a son, Alvie R. Fairall of Clear Spring; a grandson; and a great-grandson.

Wojciech Rymsza-Pawlowski


Wojciech Rymsza-Pawlowski, 52, a librarian at Human Life International in Front Royal, Va., from 1984 until last month, died of cancer Nov. 9 at Washington Home and Hospice. He lived in Washington.

Mr. Rymsza-Pawlowski was born in Wroclaw, Poland, and received his bachelor's and master's degrees in library science from the University of Wroclaw.

He was an editor at scientific journals before coming to the United States in 1984.

He was a board member of Friends of the Polish Library in Washington and wrote for its publications. From 1991 to 1994, he ran a mail-order book business from his home.

His hobbies included film and reading history.

Survivors include his wife of 23 years, Elzbieta Rymsza-Pawlowska of Washington; a daughter, Malgorzata Rymsza-Pawlowska of New York; and his mother, Wanda Rymsza-Pawlowska of Wroclaw.

Bret Jefferson

Vienna Resident

Bret Jefferson, 40, a resident of the Minerva Fisher Intermediate Care facility in Vienna for the last five years, died of pneumonia, sepsis and complications of a blood infection Nov. 9 at Inova Fairfax Hospital.

Mr. Jefferson was born in Fort Worth. He moved to Northern Virginia with his family at the age of 4, and he attended special education classes in the Fairfax school system.

Survivors include his mother, Martha Jefferson of Alexandria; one sister, Betty Woodcock of Richmond; and one brother, Dr. Tom Jefferson of Eugene, Ore.

Robert M. Dinterman Jr.

National Park Service Official

Robert M. Dinterman Jr., 73, who supervised National Park Service construction projects before retiring in 1992, died Nov. 10 at his home in Vienna after a heart attack.

Mr. Dinterman had worked for the National Park Service for 29 years before retiring in 1992 as branch chief of construction. In that capacity, he oversaw the construction of Wolf Trap Farm Park, Constitution Gardens and the lighting of the Lincoln Memorial.

A native of Frederick, Md., he came to Washington after serving in the Navy during World War II and taking part in nine major battles in the Southern Pacific, including Okinawa and Iwo Jima. As a gunner on a destroyer, he survived its sinking in the battle of Okinawa.

Survivors include his wife of 51 years, Carmelita "Mike" Dinterman of Vienna; four children, Ted R. Dinterman of Boston, Mark D. Dinterman of Atlanta, Jean Grinell of Seaford, Va., and Laura Luca of Burke; two sisters; a brother; and 10 grandchildren.

Meyer H. 'Mike' Abraham


Meyer H. "Mike" Abraham, who owned and operated the Vienna Inn, died of respiratory failure Nov. 12 at his home in Alexandria.

Mr. Abraham, a 50-year resident of Alexandria, was born in Canonsburg, Pa. During World War II, he served in the Army in Europe.

For 40 years, he owned and operated the Vienna Inn with members of his family.

He was a member of Agudas Achim Congregation in Alexandria, the Jewish War Veterans, the Masons, Kena Temple of the Shrine and the American Legion.

Survivors include his wife, Mollie Abraham of Alexandria; three children, Lynn Abram and Mark Abraham, both of Alexandria, and Philip Abraham of Vienna; two sisters; and seven grandchildren.

Martin James Walsh


Martin James Walsh, 89, a retired sales representative for Standard Register Co. in Washington, died of cardio-respiratory arrest Nov. 10 at the Iliff Nursing Home in Vienna. A McLean resident, he had been in the nursing home for about a month.

Mr. Walsh, a native of Olyphant, Pa., graduated from the University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School before settling in the Washington area in 1941. He then joined Standard Register, where he sold paper products and machines to government agencies and repeatedly received top sales honors. He retired in 1975 after 35 years with the company.

He was also active in charity work, volunteering for Meals on Wheels and the FISH program. He was a past president of the Parent Teacher Association at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic School in Arlington and a member of the Knights of Columbus, the Ancient Order of the Hibernians and the Goose Creek and Riverbend country clubs, in Leesburg and Great Falls, respectively.

Survivors include his wife of 57 years, Clare Miller Walsh of McLean; six children, Martin D. Walsh of McLean, Patrick J. Walsh of Skillman, N.J., Janet Walsh of Herndon, Kathleen Walsh Posey of Yardley, Pa., John Walsh of Bear, Del., and Christine Walsh Donohue of Centreville; a sister; 19 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

Albert R. Gudelsky


Albert R. Gudelsky, 81, who was founder, owner and operator of a cinder block supplier in Laurel, died Nov. 10 at a hospital in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., of complications following surgery for two subdural hematomas.

Mr. Gudelsky, who had a winter home in Pompano Beach, Fla., was the proprietor of Laurel Block Corp., which he started in 1946. The company supplied cinder blocks for commercial and residential construction projects, primarily in Montgomery County.

He was a member of B'Nai Israel Congregation in Rockville and a board member of several philanthropic organizations, including the Amity Club of Washington. He enjoyed playing golf and was a member of the Norbeck Country Club in Rockville.

He was born in Baltimore and was a resident of Bethesda. He attended Johns Hopkins University and served in the Army during World War II.

Survivors include his wife of 57 years, Audrey Hollins Gudelsky of Bethesda and Pompano Beach; three children, Andrew Gudelsky of Bethesda, Amy Gudelsky of Potomac and Ann Gudelsky of Beverly Hills, Calif.; a brother, Jerome Gudelsky of Rockville; a sister, Irma Hirschman of Rockville; and seven grandchildren.

Dorothy W. Waters


Dorothy W. Waters, 87, who was a volunteer worker at the Hospital for Sick Children, died of cancer Nov. 9 at the Montgomery Hospice Casey House in Rockville.

Mrs. Waters volunteered for Catholic Charities in Washington, where she lived since 1931 and where she was a member of Mount Olivet Lutheran Church and its Bible study group and Esther Circle.

She was a native of Georgetown, S.C. She attended South Carolina State College in Orangeburg, S.C. During World War II, she did clerical work for the War Production Board and the Treasury Department's division of disbursement.

Her marriage to her first husband, Reginald Martin Sr., ended in divorce. Her husband of 47 years, John A. Waters, died in October.

Survivors include two sons from her first marriage, Reginald Martin Jr. of Washington and Edwin Martin of Mitchellville; a stepdaughter, Arlene W. Pagan of Washington; nine grandchildren; and 29 great-grandchildren.