James A. Donoghue Sr.

IBM Systems Analyst

James A. Donoghue Sr., 74, who worked for IBM in the Washington area for 27 years before retiring in 1990 as a senior systems analyst, died of cancer Nov. 14 at his home in Frederick, Md.

He joined International Business Machines Corp. in 1963. During his years with the company, he was involved in contracts involving the intelligence community and worked on IBM's successful efforts to oppose Justice Department antitrust suits.

Mr. Donoghue, who was born in Cambridge, Mass., served with the U.S. Army Air Forces in World War II, training as a pilot. After graduating from Harvard University in 1949, he came to the Washington area and joined the government.

He did work for the Navy, the Air Force and the Forest Service on such projects as mapping the ocean bottom for landings at Inchon in Korea during the Korean War and on such photo reconnaissance intelligence projects as mapping China and the Soviet Union.

Mr. Donoghue spent two years in Columbus, Ohio, where he worked in private industry on the development of carrier reconnaissance aircraft, before returning here and joining IBM.

A former Silver Spring resident, he had lived in Frederick since 1982. He also had a vacation home in Ocean City, Md.

Survivors include his wife of 53 years, Doris Gorsuch Donoghue of Frederick; four children, James Jr., of Silver Spring, Lewis, of Hagerstown, Susan Donoghue-Rick of Johnsville, Md., and Doris Donoghue of Aptos, Calif.; and eight grandchildren.

Donald Satuloff

Purchasing Agent

Donald Satuloff, 69, a purchasing agent with Seminary Community and Home Properties of New York, died of cancer Nov. 11 at Alexandria Hospital.

Mr. Satuloff, who lived in Alexandria, was born in Brooklyn, N.Y. He had been in the Marine Corps and served in the Vietnam War.

Thirty-six years ago he moved to the Washington area. He was an engineer in this area with Seminary Community and Home Properties, a real estate management company with headquarters in New York. He had been a purchasing agent since 1984.

His marriage to Anna Satuloff ended in divorce.

Survivors include his wife, Jean W. Satuloff of Alexandria; one son from his first marriage, Donald S., of Alexandria; one stepson, Ronald W. Walenga of Chagrin Falls, Ohio; and three grandchildren.

Mary SchroederChurch Secretary

Mary Schroeder, 70, a member of St. Louis Catholic Church in Alexandria, where she had taught religion classes and spent the past five years as secretary, died of cancer Nov. 13 at her home in Alexandria.

From the mid-1970s to the mid-1990s, she had been a personnel clerk with the Army Department.

Mrs. Schroeder, who came to the Washington area in 1967, was a native of New Jersey.

Survivors include her husband, Donald D. Schroeder Sr. of Alexandria; five children, Donna J. Hoover of Waynesboro, Pa., Ronald M. Schroeder of Alexandria, Maria F. Schroeder of Harper's Ferry, W.Va., and D. Dean Schroeder Jr. and Paul B. Emmerson, both of Dale City; eight grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

Mae Elizabeth Vass


Mae Elizabeth Vass, 65, who had been a waitress at the Tastee Diner in Silver Spring from the early 1960s to the early 1980s, died Nov. 12 at Laurel Regional Hospital. She had a heart ailment.

Mrs. Vass, who lived in Savage, was a Washington native.

Her husband, Earnest Dolan Vass, died in 1983. Survivors include a son, Thomas, of Haymarket; four daughters, Sharon Welch of Nokesville, Diana Shaffer of Jessup, Dolores Brazile of Fort Washington, and Anna Roberts of Elk Ridge; a brother, Carrol Pope of Berkeley Springs, W.Va.; a sister, Linda Beall of Savage; 18 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.