The obituary of Agnes M. Lawson, published Dec. 30, incorrectly reported the number of surviving great-grandchildren. There are two. (Published 01/01/2000)

Agnes M. Lawson

Administrative Assistant

Agnes M. Lawson, 84, a retired Internal Revenue Service administrative assistant, died of complications after surgery for a hernia and an infected appendix Dec. 13 at Washington Adventist Hospital.

Mrs. Lawson, who lived in Hyattsville, was born in Superior, Wis., and moved to the Washington area as a young woman. She worked about 40 years for the Internal Revenue Service before retiring in 1975.

In retirement, she organized and presided over the Retired Ladies IRS Club. She was a member of the National and Potomac Chrysanthemum Societies and winner of their Woman of the Year award in 1979.

Her avocations included bird-watching, flower arranging and fly-fishing.

Survivors include her husband of 58 years, Frank Lawson of Hyattsville; a son, Robert Lawson of Annapolis; three grandchildren; and a great-granddaughter.

George Edward Manning

Postal Clerk

George Edward Manning, 77, who worked for the U.S. Postal Service in Washington for 40 years before retiring in 1986 as a postal clerk, died Dec. 24 at a hospital in Gaffney, S.C. He had Parkinson's disease.

Mr. Manning lived in the Washington area from the mid-1940s until returning to his native Gaffney, where he had lived since 1993. He had attended Howard University. He served with the Army in the China-Burma-India theater during World War II.

He had been a member of St. Francis de Sales Catholic Church in Washington.

Survivors include his wife of 53 years, Evelyn Gaffney Manning of Gaffney; six sons, Marlon, of Washington, Craig, of Alexandria, Keith, of Hyattsville, Colin, of Springfield, Peter, of Orlando, Fla., and Len, of Beltsville; two daughters, Georgetta Manning Cox and Lillian Manning, both of Washington; three brothers; four sisters; 13 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

Dorothy Craig Howell


Dorothy Craig Howell, 92, a former secretary who during the 1950s and 1960s worked at the Civil Service Commission on Capitol Hill and at Catholic University, died of a heart ailment Dec. 25 at Washington Adventist Hospital.

Mrs. Howell was a native Washingtonian and a longtime resident of Takoma Park. She attended Holy Cross Academy.

Her working career extended from the late 1920s to the 1960s and included a stint at the Department of Commerce.

She was a member of Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic Church in Takoma Park and was a leader in a monthly sewing circle that sewed vestments for poor churches on behalf of the Sisters of Perpetual Adoration.

Her husband of almost 50 years, Frank S. Howell, died in 1991.

Survivors include four children, the Rev. Frank Scott Howell, a Jesuit priest in Tokyo, Marie H. May of Frederick, W. Craig Howell of Washington and Joseph D. Howell of Baltimore; three grandchildren; and a great-grandchild.

Mabel Elizabeth Terino

Church Member

Mabel Elizabeth Terino, 89, a member of Holy Spirit Catholic Church in Annandale who had lived in Fairfax since coming to the Washington area four years ago, died of chronic lung disease Dec. 19 at Inova Commonwealth Care Center.

Mrs. Terino, a native of Ireland, came to this country in 1929. Before moving to the Washington area, she had lived in New York, where she had retired as a waitress.

Her husband of 56 years, Patrick J. Terino, died in 1996. Survivors include a son, John G., of Fairfax, a daughter, Margaret A. Morales of Flushing, N.Y.; three sisters; four grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

Patsy R. Seabolt


Patsy R. Seabolt, 63, a retired Prince George's County schoolteacher, died of respiratory failure Dec. 27 at Doctors Hospital in Lanham. She had diabetes and Parkinson's disease.

Mrs. Seabolt, who lived in Bowie, was born in Kingsport, Tenn., and graduated from Tennessee Wesleyan College. She taught school in Tennessee for seven years before moving to the Washington area 30 years ago.

In Prince George's, she taught social studies and English at Charles Carroll Middle School. She retired in 1995.

Mrs. Seabolt was a former choir director and organist at Glendale United Methodist Church.

Survivors include her husband, Frank H. Seabolt of Bowie; three children, Robbie J. Long of Owings, Jeffrey F. Seabolt of Columbia and Joseph W. Seabolt of Virginia Beach; her mother, Mary C. Robinette of Rogersville, Tenn.; two sisters; and three grandsons.

Rudolph Reuven Hegmon

Mechanical Engineer

Rudolph Reuven Hegmon, 80, a mechanical engineer who retired in 1994 from the Transportation Department's Turner-Fairbanks Highway Research Center in McLean, died of cancer Dec. 28 at Fairfax Hospital.

Dr. Hegmon, who lived in Annandale, was born in Vienna, Austria. In 1939, he fled to Palestine to escape Nazi persecution. There he served in the British and Israeli armies and studied engineering at Haifa Technion.

In 1960, he immigrated to the United States with his family. He received a doctorate in mechanical engineering from Pennsylvania State University and served on the faculty there until 1973, when he moved to the Washington area and joined the federal Highway Department.

In retirement, he did volunteer work with the Wilderness Society, Common Cause and the Lifetime Learning Institute of Northern Virginia.

His avocations included hiking and travel.

His first wife, Irith Hegmon, died in 1989.

Survivors include his wife, Doris Balinsky of Annandale; and a daughter from his first marriage, Michelle Hegmon of Tempe, Ariz.

Marianne T.S. Kamerick


Marianne Teresa Smith Kamerick, 87, a secretary in the 1930s for National Catholic Welfare Conference and Catholic broadcaster Bishop Fulton J. Sheen, died of respiratory failure Dec. 27 at ManorCare nursing home in Chevy Chase.

Mrs. Kamerick was born in Concord, Mass., and moved to the Washington area in the early 1930s.

She lived in Chevy Chase for 40 years before moving to the nursing home about two years ago.

She was a member of the Legion of Mary at the Shrine of the Most Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church in Washington.

Her husband, Paul Edward Kamerick, died in 1982. A son, Paul Edward Kamerick Jr., died in 1971.

Survivors include three daughters, retired Army Reserve Col. Susan M. Kremmer of Lawton, Okla., Patricia A. Phillips of Morgantown, W.Va., and Constance B. Locke of Marshall, Va.; two sons, Anthony J. Kamerick of Chevy Chase and Patrick C. Kamerick of Silver Spring; a sister, Vera Counighan of Silver Spring; three grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

Jean Ellen Kingdon

Business Owner

Jean Ellen Kingdon, 74, who in the 1970s owned two businesses with her husband, died Dec. 20 at Inova Fair Oaks Hospital from complications of diabetes and heart disease. She lived in Fairfax.

Mrs. Kingdon co-owned Heel n' Toe shoe store and boutique in Annadale and MAACO auto paint and body shop in Rockville.

She volunteered at the Humane Society of Fairfax County and was a member of Holy Spirit Catholic Church in Annandale.

She was born in Janesville, Wisc., and was a homemaker before and for a decade after moving to the Washington area in the early 1960s.

Survivors include her husband of 53 years, retired Air Force Col. Reubin "Jim" Kingdon, of Fairfax; four sons, James Kingdon of Potomac Falls, John Kingdon of Herndon, Thomas Kingdon of Fairfax, and William Kingdon of Oak Hill; a sister; and nine grandchildren.

A daughter, Margaret Mary Kingdon, died in infancy in 1949.

Roy Shields

Interior Designer

Roy Shields, 63, who had operated an interior design business since 1990 from his home in Cheverly, died Dec. 28 at Prince George's Hospital Center. He had AIDS.

Mr. Shields's largest account was with the IDI Group Companies, which develops condominiums in the Washington area. For IDI, his projects included the Leisure World complexes in Silver Spring and Lansdowne and Carlyle Towers in Alexandria.

Mr. Shields was born in Baton Rouge, La., and moved to the Washington area in 1961. He worked at Sherman Associates in Bethesda from 1961 until leaving as a senior designer in 1990.

His hobbies included gardening.

His marriage to Shirley Anne Clipper Shields ended in divorce.

Survivors include two brothers and two sisters.

Garland Paul Snyder


Garland Paul Snyder, 76, a retired cartographer, died of cancer Dec. 28 at his home in Rockville.

Mr. Snyder was born in Minatare, Neb., and graduated from Gallaudet University. He retired in 1976 after 36 years with the Army Map Service and the Defense Mapping Agency.

He was a charter member of Christ Lutheran Church of the Deaf in Silver Spring and president of its men's breakfast club. He was a member of the National Fraternal Society for the Deaf.

Survivors include his wife, Anna Lee Snyder, of Rockville; two children, Carolyn Snyder-Mason of Elkridge and Mary Ann Richmond of Ellicott City; a sister; and a grandchild.

Mary Hayes


Mary Hayes, 83, a former Rockville resident who had done volunteer work, died of congestive heart failure Dec. 21 in a nursing home in Phoenix.

She had lived in the Washington area from 1932 to 1977.

Mrs. Hayes, who was born in Newport News, Va., pumped gasoline at a Washington gas station for a time after moving here.

In the mid-1950s, she settled in Rockville, where she was did volunteer work for the Cub Scouts and for the Bargain Box store of Christ Episcopal Church.

Her husband of 43 years, Franklyn O. Hayes, died in 1980.

Survivors include four sons, David, of Phoenix, Richard, of Colorado Springs, Douglas, of Laurel, and Paul, of Leesburg; and seven grandchildren.

William H. Thane

Supply Clerk

William H. Thane, 74, a supply clerk who retired in 1990 after 40 years with the headquarters of Woodward & Lothrop department stores, died Dec. 26 at Shady Grove Adventist Hospital. He had cancer.

Mr. Thane, was a longtime resident of Bethesda who most recently lived at the Kingshire Manor Nursing Home in Rockville. He was a native of Hankinson, N.D., and an accounting graduate of State Science School in Wahpeton, N.D.

He was a member of the Holy Names Society at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church in Bethesda.

Survivors include a brother, Fred Thane of Potomac.