Glenn Edwin Spracklin
Glenn Edwin Spracklin, 67, a communications electrician who retired from the National Security Agency about 11 years ago, died of pancreatic cancer Dec. 20 at the home of a daughter in Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla.
Mr. Spracklin was born in Reading, Pa. As a young man, he served 14 years in the Army, then began his NSA career at Fort Meade. He lived in Laurel and then Wheaton from the late 1950s until he retired, then moved to Millersville, Pa.
In October, he had moved to Ponte Vedra Beach.
Survivors include his wife of 45 years, Dorothy Ruth Hennes Spracklin of Ponte Vedra Beach; four children, Glenn Edwin Spracklin Jr. of Atlanta, Debra Mix of Ponte Vedra Beach, Carole Ann Spracklin of Gaithersburg and Laura Spracklin of Silver Spring; and six grandchildren.
Margaret Woodson Bergeson
Real Estate Officer
Margaret Woodson Bergeson, 87, who worked for the Army Corps of Engineers for 45 years before retiring in 1979 as a real estate officer, died of cardiac arrest Jan. 1 at her home in McLean.
Mrs. Bergeson, who had lived in the Washington area since 1934, was a native of Richmond. She earned a private pilot's license in the early 1940s and attended George Washington University.
She was a member of the Phi Sigma Epsilon social sorority and St. Paul's Episcopal Church in Washington.
Her husband, Henry G. Bergeson, died in 1987. Survivors include a son, James Bergeson of Las Vegas.
Athanasios 'Sakis' Malliaris
Vehicle Research Chief
Athanasios "Sakis" Malliaris, 68, former director of the office of vehicle research at the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration of the Department of Transportation, died of pancreatic cancer Dec. 30 at his home in Washington.
Dr. Malliaris was also the president of Data Link Inc. and a principal contributor to DeBlois Associated, two consulting firms that specialize in highway and traffic safety issues and accident data. He was active in the consulting business until his death.
He began his career with the Department of Transportation as a specialist in energy conservation programs at the Transportation Systems Center in Cambridge, Mass. In 1976, he was transferred to Washington. He was director of the office of fuel economy research and director of the office of vehicle safety standards. He retired from federal service in 1986 as director of the office of vehicle research.
He was born in Greece and grew up during a period of harsh German occupation during World War II and a civil war in its aftermath. He graduated from the University of Athens, where he also received a master's degree in electrical engineering, and then served in the Greek navy.
In 1956, he came to the United States. He became a naturalized U.S. citizen and received a PhD in physics at Harvard. From 1961 to 1971, he did research for the space program at Avco-Everett Research Labs in Massachusetts.
During his career at the Department of Transportation, he received three distinguished service awards.
His first wife, Maryse-Astrid Besso, died in 1976.
Survivors include his wife, Jane Holly DeBlois, and their two children, Stephanie DeBlois Malliaris and Constantin "Ted" Malliaris, all of Washington; a half brother, John-Peter Besso of Washington; and a sister, Vasikike Skartsari of Greece.