The obituary of Emile J. Mallette, which appeared in The Post Jan. 28, incorrectly spelled her last name. (Published 01/29/2000)

Russell G. Hansborough

Elevator Union Official

Russell George Hansborough, 75, who retired in 1988 as business manager and fourth vice president of the Elevator Constructors Union Local No. 10, died of cancer Jan. 27 at his home in Silver Spring.

Before he started working at the union in the 1970s, Mr. Hansborough was an elevator constructor with Otis Elevator Co. from 1948 to 1972.

He was born in Washington and attended Eastern High School. During World War II, he served in the Army in the European theater.

His memberships included Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church in Silver Spring, and his hobbies included golf.

His wife of 52 years, Jane Webster Hansborough, died in 1998.

Survivors include two sons, George, of Union Bridge, Md., and Russell, of Prince Frederick; two daughters, Catherine Nieves of Damascus and Donna Ricucci of Louisville; and seven grandchildren.

William D. Wallace


William D. Wallace, 71, an obstetrician-gynecologist who retired a year ago from private practice in Silver Spring, died Jan. 18 at his home in Chevy Chase. He had amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or Lou Gehrig's disease.

Dr. Wallace was born in Newcastle, Pa. He was a graduate of Westminster College and Jefferson Medical College. He did his internship at George Washington University and his residency at D.C. General Hospital. He served in the Air Force.

Dr. Wallace was in practice in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., from 1960 to 1968. In Silver Spring, he was chairman of the ob-gyn department of Holy Cross Hospital.

He was a member of the American Medical Association, the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology and the Washington Gynecology Society.

Survivors include a brother, John Wallace of Speedwell, Tenn.

Margaret Hawken


Margaret Hawken, 96, a secretary from the 1930s to the 1970s at the Washington office of her brother-in-law, obstetrician and gynecologist Stafford Hawken, died of a cardiovascular disease Jan. 21 at ManorCare nursing home in Chevy Chase. She lived in Washington.

She was born in McAdoo, Pa.

Her husband, Harold Hawken, died in 1970.

Survivors include a daughter, Sally Moore of Wilmington, Del.; two grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

Elizabeth `Betty' Alexander

Church and DAR Member

Elizabeth "Betty" Alexander, 96, a member of Lewinsville Presbyterian Church in McLean and the Falls Church chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution, died Jan. 23 at Fairfax Nursing Center. She had cancer.

Mrs. Alexander, who lived in McLean, was born in Carbondale, Pa. She moved to the Washington area after the death of her husband, Gerald D. Alexander, in 1968.

Survivors include a daughter, Shirley Arey of Falls Church; two grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

Emile J. Malette

Procurement Specialist

Emile J. Malette, 74, a procurement and contracting specialist who retired from the National Bureau of Standards about 20 years ago, died Jan. 20 at Shady Grove Adventist Hospital after a heart attack.

Mr. Malette, who lived in Gaithersburg, was born in Leominster, Mass. He served in the Navy during World War II and participated in combat operations aboard the destroyer Laffey off the coast of Okinawa in 1945. He received a degree in accounting at Stevens Business College.

In 1950, he moved to Washington and began his civilian federal career. He worked for agencies of the Departments of Commerce and Health, Education and Welfare.

He was a member of the Disabled American Veterans Association and the U.S.S. Laffey Society.

Survivors include a brother and a sister, both of Massachusetts.