Gordon Scott Shreve

Customs Official

Gordon Scott Shreve, 69, who spent 25 years in the U.S. Customs Service and retired in 1985 as chief of the entry branch, died of cancer Nov. 17 at Suburban Hospital. He had homes in Bethesda and Clarksville, Tenn.

Mr. Shreve was born in Canton, Ohio, and graduated from the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy.

After serving in the Navy during the Korean War, he was an ore boat pilot for shipping firms on the Great Lakes.

Mr. Shreve was a member of Cedar Lane Unitarian Universalist Church in Bethesda and a founding member of two Unitarian Universalist churches in Tennessee.

Survivors include his wife of 43 years, Annie Jo Shreve, of Bethesda; two daughters, Paula Shreve Millet of Baltimore and Andrea Shreve Taylor of Stafford; a son, Howard, of El Paso; three sisters; and three granddaughters.

Jacob M. `Jake' Elmore

Former Area Resident

Jacob M. "Jake" Elmore, 12, a native of Alexandria and former resident of Oxon Hill, died Nov. 21 at a hospital in Boston. He died of head injuries suffered in an August traffic accident in Chelmsford, Mass.

According to the Sun newspaper in Lowell, Mass., he was struck by a minivan while riding his bicycle. He was a newspaper carrier and was delivering papers when the accident occurred.

He was a resident of the Washington area until moving to Massachusetts about two years ago.

Survivors include his parents, James F. and Carolyn Elmore, a sister, Kathleen M. Elmore, and two brothers, James D.G. Elmore and Benjamin F. Elmore, all of Chelmsford; his paternal grandparents, Willett and Mary Elmore of Alexandria; and his maternal grandparents, Michael and Peggy Greason of Catskill, N.Y.