Okon E. Idem
Security Officer and Writer
Okon E. Idem, 70, a retired security guard and writer, died of cardiovascular disease Jan. 2 at his home in Washington.
Mr. Idem, who had lived in the Washington area since the early 1950s, was a member of the Ibo tribe in his native Nigeria. He graduated with a degree in government and economics from Howard University in 1957.
In the late 1950s, he worked as an editorial assistant for Africa Report, a monthly news magazine in Washington. He also did work for the State Department as a guide for visiting foreign dignitaries.
Most recently, he held jobs as a security officer, mainly for private businesses. Before retiring in the early 1990s, he spent about two years as a security officer at the Textile Museum in Washington.
There are no immediate survivors.
J. Harvey Daly
J. Harvey Daly, 93, who retired in 1986 after more than three decades as a freelance labor arbitrator, died of pneumonia Dec. 19 at the Woodbine Rehabilitation Center.
As an arbitrator, he was primarily involved in national and regional labor disputes in the railroad, airline and meatpacking industries. He also served on governmental boards and presidential councils, including the President's Committee on the Employment of the Handicapped.
A Bowie resident, he was a native of Astoria, N.Y. He graduated from the University of Notre Dame in 1928 and began his career with a Wall Street brokerage firm. He came to Washington in the late 1940s to work as director of personnel for the Giant Food Co. About that same time, he served as an adjunct professor at George Washington University, specializing in personnel, management and labor relations.
Survivors include his wife of 50 years, Joan Masterson Daly of Bowie, and twin daughters, Anne Carson Daly of New York and Alexandria and Maura Aiken Daly of Alexandria.
Lillian Stevenson Jones
Lillian Esther Virginia Stevenson Jones, 83, who was a social worker with the D.C. Department of Health and Human Services for more than 20 years before retiring in the late 1970s, died of cancer Jan. 2 at the Fox Chase Nursing Home in Silver Spring.
Mrs. Jones, who had lived in Washington since the early 1940s, spent most of her career working with troubled youths and headed a rehabilitation house for delinquent girls.
She was a native of Mebane, N.C., and a member of the Potomac chapter of the National Business and Professional Women's Association.
Her husband, Isaiah Jones Sr., died in 1983.
Survivors include two children, Julia Colbert Greenlee of Hamden, Conn., and Isaiah Jones Jr., of Washington; a sister; and five grandchildren.
Tracey G. Taminelli Hockenbury
Garden Center Employee
Tracey G. Taminelli Hockenbury, 40, a former Bowie resident who worked as a part-time horticulture assistant at garden centers in Prince George's County, died of complications of Cushing's disease Jan. 3 at her home in Savannah, Ga.
Mrs. Hockenbury, who was born in Suffern, N.Y., grew up in Bowie, where she graduated from Bowie High School in 1977. She spent part of the 1980s in Southern California but returned to the Washington area in 1991 because of her illness.
After treatment and testing at the National Institutes of Health's Endocrinology Department, she moved to Savannah in 1997.
Survivors include her husband, Earl Hockenbury of Savannah; her parents, Robert and Bettina Taminelli of Bowie; a brother, Robert Taminelli of New Carrollton; and five sisters, Pamela Taminelli of Chippewa Lake, Ohio, Cheryll Freeman of Annapolis, Cassandra Ashley of Abingdon, Va., Lesley Taminelli of Annapolis and Desiree Taminelli of Edgewater.
Douglas Victor Johnson
Restaurateur and Salesman
Douglas Victor Johnson, 69, a former restaurateur and small-business owner who for the past two years was a paper-route carrier for the Annapolis Capitol, died of liver cancer Dec. 15 at the Hospice of the Chesapeake in Linthicum.
Mr. Johnson's restaurants included Marmeduke's Mustache in Columbia in the 1970s and Timbuktu in Hanover in the 1980s. He also owned and operated a vending machine company and a business that cleaned and restored marble buildings.
A Severna Park resident, he was born in Perth Amboy, N.J., and raised in the Montgomery County community of Garrett Park. He was a graduate of Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School.
His first wife, Margie Hofstetter Johnson, died in 1962, and his second wife, Cecilia Pencarski Johnson, died in the late 1980s.
Survivors include two daughters from his first marriage, Lynn Coffey of Clearwater, Fla., and Judy Barnes of Pasadena, Calif.; a brother; and three grandchildren.
Walter J. Bartkow
Heating and Air Conditioning Engineer
Walter J. Bartkow, 81, a Silver Spring resident who retired in the mid-1980s after about 15 years as a heating and air conditioning engineer with Baltimore Air Coil, died of cancer Jan. 7 at a son's home in Rockville.
A Washington area resident since 1956, Mr. Bartkow was a native Hastings-on-Hudson, N.Y. He served in the 8th Air Force in England as a machine gunner on B-24s. He took part in 23 missions over Germany and received a number of military honors, including the Distinguished Flying Cross, the Purple Heart and two Air Medals.
Earlier in his career, he worked as a heating and air-conditioning engineer for Chrysler Corp. and as a manufacturer's representative.
He was a member of St. Luke's Episcopal Church in Brighton.
His wife, Diane N. Bartkow, died in 1995.
Survivors include four children, Robert J. Bartkow and Jean B. Lee, both of Atlanta, and Marcey Zaborski of Silver Spring and John Bartkow of Rockville; and seven grandchildren.
Janet Weakley Haskins
Clinical Social Worker
Janet Weakley Haskins, 77, a clinical social worker who retired in July after seven years with the Capitol Hill Center for Individual and Family Therapy, died of pancreatic cancer Jan. 5 at her home in Washington.
Mrs. Haskins, who was a native of St. Louis, came to Washington a year after graduating with a degree in American studies from Smith College in 1944.
She worked in the Indian Embassy as a secretary to the education attache in the 1950s and later graduated from the now defunct Antioch Law School and received a master's degree in social work from Catholic University.
Before joining the Captiol Hill Center, Mrs. Haskins worked about three years for the D.C. Institute for Mental Hygiene and two years for the Alexandria Mental Health Center.
Her marriage to Frederick Seiler ended in divorce. Her second husband, Charles A. Haskins, died in 1973.
Survivors include a daughter from her second marriage, Catherine B. Haskins of Northampton, Mass.
Kermit M. Trigg
Teacher and Coach
Kermit M. Trigg, 97, a retired physical education teacher and football and basketball coach at Browne Junior High School in Washington, died of complications of a stroke Jan. 1 at his home in Silver Spring.
Mr. Trigg, who also had a home in Los Angeles, served on the faculty of Browne Junior High for 30 years before retiring in 1966. He was also a real estate investor and developer. In the 1950s, he developed the Bea Kay Acres residential subdivision in the Colesville area.
A native Washingtonian, he graduated from Armstrong High School and Howard University. He pursued graduate studies in education at Harvard University.
He was a 32nd-degree Mason and a member of St. Michael's Catholic Church in Silver Spring and the Alpha Phi Alpha social fraternity.
His marriage to Alice C. Trigg ended in divorce.
Survivors include his wife of 47 years, Beatrice B. Trigg of Silver Spring; a son from his first marriage, Joseph Trigg of Fredericksburg, Va.; a stepdaughter, Diedra Sykes of Los Angeles; and two grandchildren.
William Lytle Browne
Public Relations Official
William Lytle Browne, 88, a former journalist and radio executive who was public relations director of the National Institute of Drycleaning in Silver Spring from 1957 until retiring in 1977, died Jan. 6 in a nursing home in Warner, N.H., after a stroke. He had Alzheimer's disease.
Mr. Brown, a former Chevy Chase and Silver Spring resident, was born in Garrett Park. He was a 1933 journalism graduate of the University of Missouri. He was a reporter with The Washington Post before serving with the Navy in the southwesternPacific during World War II. He retired from the Reserve as a commander in the 1960s.
After World War II, he worked for WBCC radio in Bethesda and was a program director with WMAL radio in Washington before joining the Drycleaning Institute. He moved to New Hampshire about three years ago.
His hobbies included painting, gardening, golf and travel.
His wife of 55 years, the former Martha Horton, died in 1996.
Survivors include two daughters, Virginia Marshall of Kilmarnock, Va., and Elizabeth Lenehan of Concord, N.H.; six grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.