Marika D. Aires


Marika D. Aires, 74, a volunteer with St. Alban's Episcopal Church in Washington who was a decorator in the late 1960s, died Dec. 11 at her District home. She had cancer.

Mrs. Aires was born in Berlin while her father was stationed there with the Foreign Service. She attended American University and worked as a Conover Agency fashion model in New York in the 1940s.

At St. Alban's, she volunteered with the Rector's Aid program and the Opportunity Shop. She also volunteered with Meals on Wheels in Washington.

Her interests included needlepoint, quilting, knitting and other crafts and gardening.

Her first husband, George E. Moore, died in 1967, and her second husband, Gregory J. Aires, publisher of "This Week" magazine, died in 1974.

Survivors include four children from her first marriage, Marika Moore Cutler of Bethesda, Jennifer Baker Moore of South Freeport, Maine, Laura Marston Moore of Milford, Mass., and David Nelson Moore of Potomac; a sister, Virginia Peyton Unger of Arlington; and seven grandchildren.

Ivan Ronald Day Jr.

Sanitation Worker

Ivan Ronald Day Jr., 36, a sanitation worker with the District's Public Works Department since 1995, died Dec. 10 at Washington Hospital Center following an accident Dec. 5. A District police spokesman said Mr. Day suffered head trauma after he fell off a sanitation truck that had hit a bump in the road.

Mr. Day, a Washington resident, was born in the District and attended Spingarn High School. He worked as a laborer in Washington warehouses before joining the District's public library system in the late 1980s as a library technician.

He was a homemaker before joining the Public Works Department.

Survivors, all of whom live in Washington, include his wife of seven years, Alise Day; two sons, Ivan III and Shannon; his mother, Bessie Braxton Day; a grandmother, Estelle Day; three brothers, Clayton Day, Kevin Day and Benjamin Day; and five sisters, Shirley Day, Janice Day, Beverly Day, Phyllis Day and Carolyn Day Grandson.

Allen Reynolds Clark

Teacher, Researcher, Cabdriver

Allen Reynolds Clark, 79, a former college faculty member and research analyst, died Dec. 2 at Potomac Valley Nursing Home in Rockville of complications from a bone marrow disorder.

Mr. Clark, a resident of Wheaton, was born in Atlanta. He graduated magna cum laude from Harvard University, where he also received a master's degree in American civilization.

He taught at Suffolk University and then Barnard College before moving to Annapolis in 1954 to join the faculty at St. John's College. He did research later for several think tanks in the Washington area, then around 1970 began driving a taxi, which he continued into the 1980s.

He had done extensive study on the work and ideas of the philosopher and logician Charles Sanders Peirce.

Louis F. Caretti

VA Official

Louis F. Caretti, 77, a retired Veterans Administration official who had lived in the Washington area since 1944, died Dec. 11 at Inova Fair Oaks Hospital after a heart attack. He lived in Fairfax City.

Mr. Caretti, a Pennsylvania native, served with the Army in Europe before joining the Veterans Administration in 1944. He retired from the VA in 1980 as a procurement and supply specialist in its department of medicine and surgery.

He was a life member of both American Legion Post No. 177 in Fairfax and St. Leo's Catholic Church in Fairfax, where he also had been an usher. He had done volunteer work with the Fairfax City Museum.

His wife, Gertrude Strishock Caretti, died in 1983.

Survivors include a son, Ray Caretti of Chantilly; three daughters, Mary Caretti of Duluth, Ga., and Karen Caretti and Barbara Caretti Cassidy, both of Fairfax; and three grandchildren.

David R. 'Dick' Shaub Sr.


David R. "Dick" Shaub Sr., 88, retired president of Montrose Motors, died Dec. 7 at Walter Reed Army Medical Center. He had congestive heart failure.

Mr. Shaub, who lived in Frederick, Md., retired in 1975 from his firm, then a Jeep dealership. He began it in 1945, initially as an auto repair shop on Rockville Pike. The company later moved to Germantown and is now a Dodge dealership.

Mr. Shaub was born in Columbia, Pa. He served in the Army Air Forces in Italy during World War II.

He was a member of the American Legion and the Veterans of Foreign Wars.

His first wife, Elizabeth D. Shaub, died in 1965.

Survivors include his wife, Marion Louise Shaub of Frederick; two children from his first marriage, David R. "Dick" Shaub Jr. of Laytonsville and Carole S. Nebel of Olney; a stepdaughter he adopted, Debra S. Retera of Charlotte; two other stepchildren, Elaine Ward of Derwood and Raymond Nichols of Lost River, W.Va.; three sisters; three brothers; 15 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.

Hilda Ryberg Ireland

Executive Secretary

Hilda Ryberg Ireland, 87, an executive secretary and editorial assistant at Vitro Corp. in Silver Spring from 1963 to 1977, died of complications from dementia Dec. 7 at Hill Haven Nursing Home in Silver Spring. She lived in Silver Spring.

She was born in Chicago, where she worked as a secretary in the early 1930s. She married in 1937 and lived in Colorado, New Mexico, Mississippi and California before settling in Silver Spring in 1950.

In the early 1960s, she worked at Gallaudet University as a secretary to the director of the psycho-educational research office.

After retiring from Vitro, she took classes at the University of Maryland, where her studies included Swedish and Scandinavian history and literature.

Her memberships included the League of Women Voters, the American Scandinavian Association, the Vasa Order of America and Northwest Park Citizens Association. She was a former Cub Scout den leader and volunteered with Girl Scout Council of the Nation's Capital.

Her husband of 23 years, Robert Parker Ireland, died in 1961.

Survivors include two sons, Robert Ireland II of Silver Spring and Dennis J. Ireland of Takoma Park; two daughters, Geraldine E. Ireland of Germantown and Kathleen L. Geary of Silver Spring; two brothers; a sister; and seven grandchildren.

Amy Scherr Stolz

Nursing Home Official

Amy Scherr Stolz, 31, the director of social services at Lorien Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Columbia, died Dec. 13 at Shady Grove Adventist Hospital. The Maryland medical examiner's office said it has not yet determined the cause of her death.

Mrs. Stolz, a Rockville resident, was born in Baltimore. She graduated from Drew University in 1989 with a bachelor's degree in psychology and received a master's degree in social work in 1994 from the University of Maryland.

She worked three years at Harborside-Harford Gardens Nursing Center in Baltimore as director of social services before joining Lorien in August 1998.

Her hobbies included pottery.

She was married Nov. 13.

Survivors include her husband, Brian Stolz, of Rockville; her mother, Sylvia Scherr of Chevy Chase; her father, Merrell "Murph" Scherr of Reisterstown, Md.; a grandmother, Elyse Scherr of Baltimore; a grandfather, Irvin Kamenetz of Marco Island, Fla.; and two brothers, Andrew Scherr of New York City and J.R. Scherr of Elkton, Md.

Patricia A. Hines

Secretary and Bookkeeper

Patricia A. Hines, 69, a secretary and bookkeeper at her husband's architectural firm for 38 years before the business closed in 1997, died of a lung ailment Dec. 6 at the Hospice of Northern Virginia. She lived in Arlington.

Mrs. Hines was born in Kansas City, Mo., and moved to the Washington area in 1949. Until the mid-1950s, she was a secretary at Henry Kaiser Co.'s Washington office and for the architectural firm Robert O. Scholz Co. Inc., also in Washington. In 1959, she started working at the Arlington firm named for her husband, Clifford G. Hines Jr.

She was a member of St. Ann's Catholic Church in Arlington. She volunteered at Yorktown High School and the Overlee Community Pool's swim and bridge clubs.

In addition to her husband of 45 years, of Arlington, survivors include two sons, Mark, of Arlington, and Chris, of Woodbridge; a daughter, Nancy Hines of Centreville; a sister; and six grandchildren.