David Warren Cathcart

Program Manager

David Warren Cathcart, 53, a retired Defense Department program manager and an Arlington native, died Jan. 16 at Inova Fairfax Hospital after a heart attack.

He had worked more than 30 years for Defense Department agencies. For the past two months, he worked for the international programs staff of the office of the secretary of defense, managing cooperative acquisition, technology and logistic support programs with European and NATO allies.

Mr. Cathcart, who lived in Oakton, graduated from Yorktown High School in Arlington and George Mason University, where he also received a master's degree in business administration.

He was an Eagle Scout. He served 30 years in the Naval Reserve before retiring in the mid-1990s as a lieutenant commander.

Survivors include his wife Mary Margaret Cathcart and their daughter, Holly Lauren Cathcart, both of Oakton.

John W. "Bill" Weaver

Art Designer

John W. "Bill" Weaver, 79, a landscape artist who worked for 20 years as an art director for the Washington Star before the newspaper closed in 1981, died of cancer at his home in Alexandria.

Since 1981, he was a member of the Art League at the Torpedo Factory Art Center in Alexandria, the American Art League in Washington and the Washington Society of Landscape Painters, and he participated in their juried art shows.

He was a native of Pittsburgh and a graduate of the Art Institute of Pittsburgh. After working as an art director for the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, he moved to the Washington area in 1961 to work for the Washington Star, where he was involved in advertising artwork.

Survivors include his wife, Erma Weaver of Alexandria; two daughters, Elizabeth Casazza of Syracuse, N.Y., and Sarah Collins of Helsinki; a sister; and four grandchildren.

Monya Lerner


Monya Lerner, 80, a secretary who retired in 1982 from Postal Service headquarters, died Jan. 17 at the Hebrew Home of Greater Washington. She had Alzheimer's disease and had suffered a stroke.

Mrs. Lerner was born in Russia and raised in New York. She moved to the Washington area in the early 1940s. She worked for Vitro Corp. before going to work for the post office in the 1950s. She did volunteer work with the homeless in Takoma Park.

Survivors include her husband, David Lerner of Takoma Park; and three children,

Galina Kudrashoff

Nursing Home Resident

Galina Kudrashoff, 91, a resident for about 20 years of what is now the Mariner Health of Silver Spring nursing home, died Jan. 16 at Holy Cross Hospital after a heart attack.

A native Russian, she moved to New York in 1949 and the Washington area in 1968.

Her husband, Nicolai Kudrashoff, died in 1974.

Survivors include a son, Nick Shoff of Derwood.

Margaret Leona Gardner

Bank Teller

Margaret Leona Gardner, 77, a teller during the 1960s at Alexandria National and First and Citizens National banks, died of kidney failure Jan. 16 at Woodbine Nursing Center in Alexandria.

Mrs. Gardner, who lived in Alexandria, was born in Occoquan and graduated from Alexandria's George Washington High School.

For periods in the late 1930s and '40s, she was a sales clerk at the Woodward & Lothrop store downtown and at Shuman's Bakery in Alexandria.

Her husband of 57 years, Melvin Earl Gardner, died in 1995. Survivors include four children, Lawrence Gardner of Ottumwa, Iowa, and Gerald Gardner, Deborah Lee and Thomas Gardner, all of Alexandria; and seven grandchildren.

Jeannette Burgess Lewis

Office Manager

Jeannette Burgess Lewis, 97, a retired office manager for AT&T, died Jan. 17 at home in Washington of complications resulting from head injuries suffered in an accidental fall.

Mrs. Lewis was a lifelong Washington resident.

She began her career at AT&T in the 1930s and retired in 1960. She was a member of the National Federation of Business and Professional Women's Clubs and St. Ann's Catholic Church in Washington.

Her husband, David William Lewis, died in the early 1930s.

There are no immediate survivors.