Leah Elizabeth Burg Felton
Friends Committee Staffer
Leah Elizabeth Burg Felton, 84, a former staff member of the Friends Committee on National Legislation and a volunteer with civil rights and peace organizations, died Dec. 21 at Friends Nursing Home in Sandy Spring. She had Parkinson's disease.
Mrs. Felton, who lived at Friends House in Sandy Spring, was born in York, Pa. She graduated from Millersville State University, and taught elementary school in York from 1937 to 1943. Later she taught private piano lessons.
In 1962 she moved to Washington and joined the staff of the Friends Committee on National Legislation, where she served until 1975. In 1984 she moved to Sandy Spring.
Her husband, Walter W. Felton, died in 1996.
Survivors include three children, Marcia Felton Freeman of Washington, Michael Burg Felton of Hyattsville and Timothy Eugene Felton of Caribou, Maine; two brothers; two sisters; and two grandchildren.
Walter L. Trowbridge
Walter L. "Wally" Trowbridge, 59, a retired Army sergeant first class who later worked for the Department of the Army as a civilian logistics inventory management specialist, died Jan. 3 at Fairfax Hospital of complications related to pneumonia and emphysema.
Mr. Trowbridge, who lived in Woodbridge, was born in Chester, W.Va. He served 20 years in the Army before retiring in 1979, and his service included two tours of duty in Vietnam, one in Germany and three in Korea.
He settled in the Washington area after his military retirement and worked for the Army Department as a civilian until his death.
Survivors include his wife, Sunnam Trowbridge of Woodbridge; a son, Butch Lee Trowbridge of Dale City; and a sister.
Nancy Lee Roper Sorenson
Nancy Lee Roper Sorenson, 77, a retired Fairfax County elementary school teacher, died Jan. 1 at home in Richmond after a stroke.
Mrs. Sorenson was born in Laurens, S.C., and graduated from Furman University, where she studied voice and music.
During World War II, she enlisted in the Women's Army Corps and served at the War Department in Washington.
After the war, she received a master's degree in music from Columbia University, then returned to Washington, where she worked as a research intelligence with the War Department and later with the Central Intelligence Agency.
During this period, she was a contralto with the Washington Cathedral Choral Arts Society under the direction of Paul Calloway, and participated in the premiere and encore performances of Gian Carlo Menotti's "The Lion, the Gorgon, and the Manticore."
She married Edwin D. Sorenson in April of 1950 and raised a family in Arlington. After his death in 1963, Mrs. Sorenson began a 17-year career as a Fairfax schoolteacher. For most of this period, she taught at Masonville Elementary School.
She retired in 1980 and moved from Arlington to Laurens, where she lived until 1994.
For the last five years, she had lived at The Hermitage in Richmond.
Survivors include three children, Karen Sorenson of Arlington, Elizabeth Sorenson of Beverly, Mass., and Edwin "Denny" Sorenson of Richmond; two sisters; and five grandchildren.
Kenneth Glenn Roberts
Kenneth Glenn Roberts, 69, a retired communication specialist for the Central Intelligence Agency, died of esophageal cancer Jan. 3 at the Hospice of Northern Virginia.
Mr. Roberts, who lived in Manassas, worked for the CIA for 24 years before retiring in 1980. Then he worked nearly 20 years as a real estate agent for Long & Foster Realtors.
He was a native of Dallas, Pa. He served in the Air Force from 1951 to 1954, part of that time as a staff sergeant in communications. He came to Washington in 1956 and received an associate's degree in business administration from Benjamin Franklin University.
He was an avid golfer.
His marriage to Elaine Roberts ended in divorce.
Survivors include three children, Kathy Mitchell of Frederick and Kim Roberts and Tamura Moore, both of Manassas; four brothers; and five grandchildren.
Francisco 'Paco' Cabezon-Castillo
Francisco "Paco" Cabezon-Castillo, 73, an artist who exhibited at galleries in the United States and Europe, died of a stroke Dec. 20 at Holy Cross Hospital. He lived and taught art privately in Kensington.
Mr. Castillo was a native of Bilbao, Spain, who moved to the Washington area in the mid-1960s. He studied at the Ecole des Beaux Artes in Paris.
He did murals for Washington area restaurants and exhibited here at the Rivas Gallery, Georgetown University, Veterans Administration, Art Barn, Pan American Health Organization and Art Barn.
Mr. Castillo also played the lute and performed with his own group at colleges, restaurants, senior citizen centers and embassies.
Survivors include his wife, Angela Castillo of Kensington; a brother; and a sister.