Dennis Victor McNeil

CIA Administrator

Dennis Victor McNeil, 61, an administrator with the Central Intelligence Agency who retired in 1992 after 28 years of service, died of multiple myeloma Nov. 18 at Inova Fairfax Hospital.

Mr. McNeil's CIA career included duty in Yemen, Cyprus and Greece.

On retiring from the agency, he started his own business, American Lighting Technologies, which supplied energy-saving lighting to commercial clients in the Washington area.

Mr. McNeil, a resident of Reston, was born in Manitowoc, Wis., and graduated from Marquette University.

He served in the Army in the early 1960s before joining the CIA.

He was active in Reston community associations including the Chamber of Commerce.

Survivors include his wife, Caroline McNeil of Reston; and two children, Elizabeth McNeil of New York and John McNeil of Falls Church.

Janis S. Hickok

Executive Secretary

Janis S. Hickok, 55, who worked for General Electric for 20 years before retiring in April as an executive secretary in the corporate legal antitrust division in Washington, died of cancer Nov. 21 at Casey House Hospice in Rockville.

Mrs. Hickock, who had lived in Montgomery Village since moving to the Washington area in 1986, was born in Huntington, W.Va. Before moving here, she had been a secretary in Colorado, Texas and Connecticut.

She was a member of Covenant United Methodist Church in Gaithersburg.

Her marriage to Stephen D. Poth ended in divorce.

Survivors include her husband of 19 years, John "Bill" Hickok, of Montgomery Village; two children from her first marriage, Cynthia Nanto of Germantown and David Poth of Holly Springs, N.C.; her mother, Mary Louise Culpepper of Denver; a brother; and five grandchildren.

Elizabeth B. Heartfield

Private School Official

Elizabeth B. Heartfield, 69, who started as a kindergarten teacher at Norwood School in 1969 and retired in 1991 as an administrative assistant at the Potomac-based private school, died Nov. 27 at her home in Bethesda after a heart attack.

Mrs. Heartfield was born in Pittsfield, Mass., and raised in the Washington area. She graduated from the Madeira School in 1947 and from Wellesley College with a bachelor's degree in political science in 1951. At college, she was president of Tau Zeta Epsilon sorority.

After retiring from Norwood, Mrs. Heartfield held reading sessions at a library in Cundys Harbor, Maine, where she had a second home.

Survivors include her husband of 46 years, Maurice K. Heartfield Jr., of Bethesda; a son, Maurice K. Heartfield III of Bethesda; two daughters, Sarah E.H. Meiring of Summit, N.J., and Elizabeth M. Heartfield of Crested Butte, Colo.; a brother; and five grandchildren.