Margaret 'Bambe' Wilson

Warrenton Resident

Margaret Allen "Bambe" Wilson, 71, a Warrenton resident since 1953 who had been chairman of the Warrenton Hunt since 1984, died of cancer Nov. 19 at her home, Tantivy Farm.

Mrs. Wilson was a past president of the Warrenton Garden Club and past director of the Garden Club of America. She had served on the board of the Fauquier Tuberculosis Association and had done volunteer work with the Fauquier Hospital Auxiliary.

She also was a member of the Warrenton Anglican Church, the Fauquier Club, the Fauquier Springs Country Club and the Prospect Hall Gun Club.

Her hobbies included fox hunting, fly-fishing, tennis and golf.

Mrs. Wilson was born in Galveston, Tex. She attended the University of Texas, where she was a member of the Kappa Kappa Gamma sorority. She came to Virginia in 1948. After living again in Texas, she returned to Virginia and settled in Warrenton.

Her husband, James Hoge Tyler Wilson, died in 1994.

Survivors include three children, James Tyler Wilson of Charlottesville, Eileen Allen Wilson of Alexandria and Allen Morgan Wilson of Warrenton.

Paul Horecky

Research Official

Paul Horecky, 86, who worked for the Library of Congress for 26 years before retiring in 1977 as chief of what was then its Slavic division, died of a heart attack Nov. 17 at the Collington Life Care Center in Mitchellville, where he had spent the past six years.

Over the years, he lectured and wrote on Slavic affairs. After retiring from the library, he was a senior research fellow at George Washington University's Sino-Russian studies institute. He also taught for a time in Japan.

He was a member of the American Association for the Advancement of Slavic Studies, the Czechoslovak Society of Arts and Sciences in America, the Cosmos Club and the Harvard Club of Washington.

Dr. Horecky, a former Alexandria resident, was born in Czechoslovakia.

He attended the Sorbonne and received a doctorate in law and political science from the German University of Prague. He also received a master's degree in political science from Harvard University.

During World War II, he served in Czechoslovak army units under British command. After the war, he worked on war crimes investigations and was a trial attorney at the Nuremberg trials. He also edited trial records for publication by the U.S. Army.

His wife, Emily, died in 1993.

Survivors include a son, Frederick J., of Agana, Guam.

Joseph L. Cox Sr.


Joseph Leo Cox Sr., 69, a former Rockville and Hyattsville resident and retired liquor distribution salesman, died of congestive heart failure Nov. 19 at a hospital in Martinsburg, W.Va. He had diabetes.

Mr. Cox, a native of Akron, Ohio, lived in the Washington area for nearly 50 years before moving to Martinsburg in 1994.

He served in the Army from 1948 to 1951, partly with the 3rd Infantry at Fort McNair.

After working for Washington area A&P grocery stores, first as a butcher and then a manager, he became a salesman for Churchill Distributors, a wholesale liquor business in Baltimore.

He retired in the mid-1980s after about five years with Reliable Liquors in Baltimore.

He was a member of the American Legion.

Survivors include his wife of 47 years, Mary Louise Mann Cox of Martinsburg; three children, Joseph L. Cox Jr. of Pensacola, Fla., Edward P. Cox of Baltimore and Theresa Tolson of Frederick; two brothers; five sisters; and two grandchildren.

Jean R. Adams


Jean R. Adams, 71, who was an adjuster with the D.C. Unclaimed Property Unit for about 20 years until retiring in 1993, died Nov. 19 at her home in Beltsville after a heart attack.

Mrs. Adams, a native of New York, lived for more than 50 years in the Washington area, where she devoted time to family and religious community organizations.

As a volunteer, she was active in St. Camillus Catholic Church in Silver Spring and its Ladies Auxiliary of the Holy Family Council of Knights of Columbus, the Christian Life Community and the Camilla Room.

She was also an active member and volunteer of the Washington Irish-American Club, the St. Mark's Senior Club in Hyattsville and the St. John Baptist de la Sales Senior Club in Chillum.

Her husband, Joseph J. Adams, died in 1992.

Survivors include five sisters, Mary Elizabeth Dooling of Beltsville and Boynton Beach, Fla., Ann C. Healey of New Rochelle, N.Y., Eileen T. Ryan of Takoma Park and New York City, Marguerite Woods of New York City and Rita Conyers of New York City and Del Ray Beach, Fla.

Charles L. Jackson

Community Relations Officer

Charles L. Jackson, 79, who worked at Walter Reed Army Medical Center from 1961 to 1987 and retired as a community relations officer, died of a pulmonary embolism Nov. 7 at Providence Hospital. He lived in Washington.

Mr. Jackson was born in Charlottesville. During World War II, he served in the Army Air Forces in the dental unit at Tuskegee Air Field in Alabama. He then became a dental technician at offices in the Washington area.

Among his honors were the Army's Meritorious Civilian Service Award, as well as the Office of the Secretary of the Army's Certificate of Achievement for helping establish the homeless shelter at Walter Reed's Forest Glen annex.

Mr. Jackson was a past chairman of the 4th District's Metropolitan Police Citizens Advisory Council. He also was involved with voter drives and was a member of Crestwood Citizens Association and Rock Creek East Neighborhood League.

In 1986, he received a certificate of appreciation for service to the community from the Advisory Neighborhood Commission for Ward 4A. Two years later, the District honored him as a volunteer community leader with a certificate of appreciation.

His hobbies included gardening, fishing and camping.

Survivors include his wife of 46 years, Pinkey Sykes Jackson of Washington; a daughter, Charlette Faye Jackson of Washington; a sister; and a brother.

Susan T. Fili

Public Affairs Officer

Susan T. Fili, 61, a Navy Department public affairs officer at the Naval Sea Systems Command in Arlington from 1967 to 1997, died Nov. 20 of colon cancer at Inova Alexandria Hospital. She lived in Alexandria.

Mrs. Fili was born in Schenectady, N.Y., and grew up in suburban Maryland. She graduated from Northwestern High School in Hyattsville and the University of Maryland.

During the early 1960s, she was a speechwriter and translator at Voice of America. She was a member of the Navy Public Affairs Alumni Association and the Alexandria Moose Lodge.

Her hobbies included doing crossword puzzles.

Her marriage to Richard Dangel ended in divorce.

Survivors include her husband of 27 years, Ellis E. Fili of Alexandria; a son from her first marriage, Ross A. Dangel of Eldersburg, Md.; a daughter from her first marriage, Anita L. St. Clair of Berkeley Heights, N.J.; and four grandchildren.