Burdette Harvey Buck


Burdette Harvey Buck, 76, a guidance counselor who retired in the early 1980s after more than 20 years at DuVal High School, died of a heart ailment Nov. 23 at Doctors Community Hospital in Lanham. He lived in Lanham.

Mr. Buck was a native of Youngstown, Ohio, and a graduate of Fairmont State University in West Virginia. He received a master's degree in guidance counseling from the University of Pittsburgh. He served in the Army Air Forces in Saipan during World War II.

Mr. Buck began his career as a counselor and math and health teacher in 1950 at Cambridge (Md.) Junior High School. He later taught at an academy and then joined the DuVal faculty.

He was a member of the American Legion.

Survivors include his wife of 52 years, Betty R. Buck of Lanham; a son, Ronald H. Buck of Severn, Md.; a brother; two grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

Margaret Burchell Walcavich

Foreign Service Officer's Widow

Margaret Burchell Walcavich, 87, a Foreign Service officer's widow who had accompanied her husband to assignments in Poland, Wales, Germany and Sweden, died of cardiac arrest Nov. 6 at a convalescent home in Santa Ana, Calif.

She was past president of the Arlington County Senior Adult Program.

Mrs. Walcavich, a Washington area resident for about 70 years, moved to California from her Arlington home in September.

She was a native of King George County, Va.

She moved to Washington after high school and attended what is now Strayer University.

Mrs. Walcavich's husband, Walter, began his string of overseas assignments about five years after they settled in Arlington in 1950.

Her husband of 56 years died in 1992. Survivors include two children, Judith Drude of Fountain Valley, Calif., and Stephen Walcavich of Titusville, N.J.; five grandchildren; and a great-grandson.

Mary Cecilia Clancy Flynn


Mary Cecilia Clancy Flynn, 84, who worked in the 1960s and 1970s as a substitute teacher in Montgomery County schools and as an office manager for Blackistone Florist, died Nov. 23 at Sibley Memorial Hospital. She had emphysema.

Mrs. Flynn was a native of Olean, N.Y., and a graduate of D'Youville College in Buffalo, N.Y. She taught English and French in New York high schools before moving to Washington in 1945. She had lived in Chevy Chase since 1950.

She was a volunteer with the Catholic Youth Organization, American Heart Association, American Cancer Society and the Mothers Clubs of Our Lady of Lourdes School, Gonzaga College High School and Holy Cross High School. She was a founding member of Christ the King Catholic Church in Silver Spring.

Her husband of 50 years, Archie Patrick Flynn, died in 1996.

Survivors include five children, Dr. A. Patrick Flynn of Potomac, Thomas Emmett Flynn of Arlington Heights, Ill., retired Army Maj. Robert F. Flynn of Cazenovia, N.Y., Francis J. Flynn of Damascus and Margaret Mary Clancy Flynn of Silver Spring; eight grandchildren; and a great-grandchild.