Marguerite R. Le Roy
Liquor Board Administrator
Marguerite R. Le Roy, 76, a former Prince George's County liquor board administrator who was secretary to Parris N. Glendening when he was county executive, died of emphysema Dec. 29 at her home in Hyattsville.
Mrs. Le Roy, who was active in Prince George's Democratic politics, retired in the late 1980s as secretary to John Garrity, judge of the Maryland Court of Special Appeals. She had worked for him when he was a Maryland state senator.
Mrs. Le Roy was a native of Washington and a graduate of Immaculate Conception High School. She attended Catholic University.
She began her career in 1941 as a secretary at the State Department. She later worked on the House of Representatives campaign of Democrat Carlton Sickles and was liquor board administrator in the 1970s.
In the 1980s, before going to work for Glendening, she was secretary to Maryland State Sen. Meyer Emanuel (D-Prince George's).
Mrs. Le Roy participated in the Maryland Electoral College in 1965, casting her vote for Lyndon Johnson as president.
Her first husband, James Gulli, died in 1968.
Survivors include her husband of 24 years, Cyril Le Roy of Hyattsville; two sons from her first marriage, James Gulli of Waldorf and Richard Gulli of Woodbine; a brother, Philip Ryan of Anderson, S.C.; and three grandchildren.
Jordan Robert Massey
Construction Firm Owner
Jordan Robert "Bob" Massey, 84, who owned the construction firm Delta Costal Corp. in Washington from the early 1960s to the early 1980s, died of cancer Dec. 16 at his daughter's home in Rockville.
One of the company's notable projects was salvaging the sunken steamship Mount Vernon from the Potomac River in 1963.
Mr. Massey was born in Philadelphia and worked in construction there and in Puerto Rico. He joined McCloskey construction in the mid-1940s in Philadelphia and was a project manager in Washington when he left to start his own firm with his brother Howard.
A former volunteer firefighter in Puerto Rico and the Philadelphia area, he was a member of the International Association of Fire Chiefs. He also belonged to the Society of American Military Engineers and the Masons.
He lived in the Washington area from the 1960s until moving to Newport, R.I., after retiring in the early 1980s. He lived in Frederick from 1990 until this year.
His marriages to Katherine Massey, Dorothy Smith and Malana Massey ended in divorce.
A son from the second marriage, Jordan Jr., died in 1990.
Survivors include a daughter from the second marriage, Dana Martin of Rockville; two grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
Anna Moulton Hill
Anna Moulton Hill, 90, who retired in 1973 as an operator supervisor in the traffic department of the Chesapeake & Potomac Telephone Co., died Dec. 26 at the Hospice of Washington. She had congestive heart failure.
Mrs. Hill, who lived in Silver Spring, was a native of Ford City, Pa.
She moved to Washington during World War II to work for the telephone company.
Mrs. Hill was a member of St. Michael the Archangel Catholic Church in Silver Spring and the Telephone Pioneers of America. She was a steward with the Communication Workers of America, a participant in activities of the Holiday Park Senior Citizens Center and a volunteer with the Salvation Army.
Her marriage to Arthur K. Moulton ended in divorce.
Survivors include her husband of 28 years, James F. Hill of Silver Spring; a daughter from her first marriage, Dorothy Moulton of New York; and two brothers.
Thomas Edward Berry
Thomas Edward Berry, 59, who in the mid-1960s started working at what became the Health and Human Services Department and retired in 1989 as a statistician at the department's Indian Health Service, died of leukemia Dec. 25 at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore. He lived in Ocean City, Md.
Mr. Berry was born in New Haven, Conn., grew up in Chicago and served in the Army from 1956 to 1960.
He was a chemist with the Bureau of Public Roads in the early 1960s and graduated from American University in 1965 with a bachelor's degree in mathematics.
His hobbies included participating in marathons, including the Boston and Marine Corps races.
He was treasurer of the Caine Woods Civic Association in Ocean City and volunteered with the group CHEER as a driver bringing groceries to homebound people.
A resident of McLean before retiring, Mr. Berry was a member of Episcopal Church of the Resurrection in Alexandria.
His marriage to Jeanne Berry ended in divorce.
A son, Timothy Edward Berry, died in 1969.
Survivors include a son, Thomas Wayne Berry of Warrenton; a sister; and three grandsons.
Marie Julie Donohue
Nun and History Instructor
Marie Julie Donohue, 101, a member of the Congregation of the Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur and a former history instructor at Villa Julie College in Stevenson, Md., died of congestive heart failure Dec. 24 at St. Catherine's Nursing Center in Emmittsburg, Md.
Sister Marie, who was a native of Worcester, Mass., entered the Sisters of Notre Dame in 1928. From 1931 to 1970, she taught history in Washington and Baltimore schools staffed by the Sisters of Notre Dame, including the Academy of Notre Dame in Washington.
She also taught history at Villa Julie College from 1960 to 1970. After retiring a year later, she devoted her time to serving as a volunteer lobbyist and advocate for the office of social development of the Archdiocese of Washington and other organizations.
She was a 1941 graduate of Trinity College in Washington and received a master's degree in liberal studies from Catholic University in 1948.
There are no immediate survivors.
Frances 'Betty' Balderson
Frances "Betty" Balderson, 80, a secretary for 20 years to real estate agent James Morris Woodward, died of cardiac arrest Dec. 24 at Arlington Hospital.
Mrs. Balderson was a resident of Arlington and a native of Columbia, S.C. She worked as a secretary after moving to Washington in 1936.
She was a member of Resurrection Lutheran Church in Arlington and of a women's organization associated with the Army surgeon general's office.
Survivors include her husband of 60 years, Wilbur "Bud" Balderson of Arlington.