Wave Elaine Culver
Library of Congress Specialist
Wave Elaine Culver, 94, a former bibliographer, translator and editor in the science and technology division of the Library of Congress who also worked in one of the forerunner organizations of the Environmental Protection Agency, died of a cardiovascular disorder Dec. 18 at Shady Grove Adventist Hospital in Gaithersburg.
Ms. Culver had been a research assistant at an atomic energy laboratory in New York when she joined the staff of the Library of Congress in 1952. With an academic background in bacteriology, she served as a medical science specialist and bibliographer of literature on air pollution.
Among other projects, she authored a monograph concerning the effects of cold temperature injuries like frostbite and ways to prevent the conditions.
She eventually joined the U.S. Public Health Service's division of air pollution as special assistant to the chief of air quality criteria and retired from that post in 1973.
Ms. Culver, a Washington resident, was a native of Michigan. She was a 1928 pre-med graduate of the University of Michigan, where she also received a master's degree in bacteriology.
Beyond her professional work in Washington, she was a leader in the Action Committee for D.C. School Libraries, organizing book drives and fund-raisers. She also was a drama member and organizer in the Arts Club of Washington.
Survivors include a brother, Ronald Culver of Gaithersburg, and a sister, Margaret Ogden Culver of Ann Arbor, Mich.
William Stanley Willis Sr.
William Stanley Willis Sr., 90, who retired 30 years ago as deputy assistant budget director of the Army, died of pneumonia and congestive heart failure Dec. 8 at Brooke Grove Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.
He was a native of McFall, Mo., and a graduate of the Chillicothe Business College in Missouri. He received a bachelor's degrees in law and commercial science from Southeastern University.
Mr. Willis began his Washington career as a clerk with the Civil Service Commission. He later was a budget analyst with the Bureau of the Budget before joining the office of the Army comptroller in 1955. His honors included a Meritorious Civilian Service award.
He was a member of the Silver Spring Lions Club, Marvin Memorial United Methodist Church in Silver Spring and the Interfaith Chapel of Leisure World in Silver Spring.
Survivors include his wife, Marie Willis of Leisure World; two children, W. Stanley Willis Jr. of Davidsonville and Barbara Davis of Rockville; four grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
Frank Reed Jillson III
Frank Reed Jillson III, 24, who was killed Dec. 19 when his sport-utility vehicle crashed in Prince William County, was an equipment operator and supervisor who had worked for the D.A. Foster excavation and wire installation firm for two years.
County police said he lost control of his vehicle on Old Centreville Road, near the Fairfax County line, and was thrown when it rolled. He died at Washington Hospital Center.
Mr. Jillson was a native of Fairfax and a graduate of W.T. Woodson High School. He served in the Army in Georgia, working as a mechanic on tanks.
Survivors include a daughter, Katelyn Saville of Winchester, Va.; his parents, Frank Reed Jillson Jr. of Alexandria and Diane M. Baumes of Chantilly; a brother, Scott Jillson of Fairfax; a sister, Kristina Dieterich of Montgomery, N.Y.; and his grandmother, Eldora W. Jillson of Alexandria.
Rosemary Healy, 83, a registered nurse who retired from the staff of the National Naval Medical Center in Bethesda, died of heart disease Dec. 19 at the Montgomery Village Care and Rehabilitation Center in Gaithersburg.
Mrs. Healy, a longtime resident of Chevy Chase, was born in Jessup, Pa., and attended nursing school in Scranton.
In 1945, she moved to the Washington area.
She retired from the Naval Medical Center in 1978 after having worked as a nurse there and at Suburban Hospital and the National Institutes of Health.
In retirement she did volunteer nursing work.
She was a member of the Annunciation Sodality at the Shrine of the Most Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church in Washington.
Her husband, Thomas P. Healy, died 20 years ago.
Survivors include four children, Mary Pamela O'Brien of Germantown, Sarah Jane Molinaro of Mount Lebanon, Pa., Katie Healy Smith of Windsor, Conn., and Ann Christina Healy of Alexandria; six grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
Thomas Rogers Lusk
Thomas Rogers Lusk, 79, an economist at the Treasury Department from 1941 to 1975 who retired as director of the office of technical management, died Dec. 19 of renal cancer at his home in Sherwood Forest, near Annapolis.
Mr. Lusk was born in Mulkeytown, Ill., and graduated from the University of Chicago in 1941.
He was a member of the Sports Car Club of American and Porsche Club of America.
His hobbies included sailing.
Survivors include his wife of 57 years, Margaret L. Lusk, of Sherwood Forest; a son, Stephen, of Annandale; a daughter, Sarah Lusk of Sherwood Forest; and four grandchildren.
Timothy C. Pugh
Production Worker, Caterer
Timothy C. Pugh, 52, a Washington Post production worker who also worked as a weekend chef and caterer, died of respiratory failure Dec. 19 at Anne Arundel Medical Center. He had lung cancer.
Mr. Pugh was born in Washington and graduated from Chamberlain Vocational High School. He began working in The Post production department while still in high school, and in 1966 he was drafted into the Army. He was a medical specialist in a Green Beret unit in Vietnam during the Southeast Asian war. His medals included a Bronze Star and two Purple Hearts.
He returned to The Post in 1973 and remained at the newspaper until retiring from the mailroom because of illness this year.
In 1984, Mr. Pugh graduated from the Culinary School of Washington. He operated a business, Prince of Wales Catering Service, based in Deale, and he was author in 1986 of a cookbook, "The Halley's Comet Cookbook."
Survivors include his wife of 27 years, Etsuko Pugh, and two children, Christina and Ronald, all of Deale.
Sharron Lee Grommon Laurienzo
Financial Services Supervisor
Sharron Lee Grommon Laurienzo, 63, a financial services supervisor at the National Right to Life Committee in Washington from 1977 until her death, died of complications of cancer Dec. 11 at a daughter's home in New Market, Md. She moved to New Market this year but had lived in Gaithersburg since the late 1980s.
She was born in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, and worked there until moving to the Washington area in 1958.
She was a parishioner of St. Martin's Catholic Church in Gaithersburg.
Her hobbies included embroidery and playing classical music on piano and violin.
Her husband of 27 years, Laurence Roger Laurienzo, died in 1985.
Survivors include five daughters, Joy Laurienzo of Gaithersburg, Dawn Laurienzo of Frederick, Md., Gay San Severino of Myerstown, Pa., and Claire Monday and Jill Coleman, both of New Market; three sons, Jay Laurienzo of Damascus, Brad Laurienzo of Silver Spring and Bruce Laurienzo of New York City; and 18 grandchildren.