Bernard E. Buscher

FBI Agent

Bernard E. Buscher, 87, an FBI special agent who retired in 1974 after 27 years of service, died of a pulmonary ailment Oct. 24 at Holy Spirit Hospital in East Pennsboro Township, Pa.

Mr. Buscher was born in Washington and graduated from Western High School and the University of Maryland, where he received letters in football, basketball, baseball and lacrosse.

He was a detective with the D.C. police department in Washington from 1943 until joining the FBI in 1948. He was assigned in Washington for all but the last two years of his FBI career, then retired in Jacksonville, Fla. He had received personal letters of commendation from FBI Directors J. Edgar Hoover, L. Patrick Gray, William D. Ruckelshaus and Clarence M. Kelly.

In retirement, Mr. Buscher remained in Florida until 1980, then moved to central Pennsylvania. At his death, he was living in Harrisburg.

Survivors include his wife of 62 years, Mary E. Hunter Buscher of Harrisburg; two children, Bernard E. Buscher Jr. of Jackson, Mo., and Elizabeth J. Griffin of Boiling Springs, Pa.; a brother, Francis A. Buscher of Dover, Del.; a sister, Gertrude Ann Rizer of Washington; four grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

Karin S. Newman Krueger

Hill Aide

Karin Suzanne Newman Krueger, 35, a lobbyist at the Motion Picture Association of America since 1995, died of cancer Oct. 21 at her home in Bethesda.

She was a native of Akron, Ohio, and a graduate of Duke University and Harvard University law school.

Early in her career, she was in private practice with the Preston, Gates, Ellis & Rouvellas Meeds law firm. She was a legislative aide to Rep. Dan Glickman (D-Kan.) in the early 1990s.

Survivors include her husband, Elan Krueger, and daughter, Madeleine Krueger, both of Bethesda; her parents, Herb and Dianne Newman, both of Akron; a brother; and two sisters.

Thomas E. Alexander

IBM Electrical Engineer

Thomas E. Alexander, 68, who did electrical engineering work for IBM from the 1950s to the early 1990s, died of cardiac arrest Oct. 24 at Shady Grove Adventist Hospital. He lived in Germantown.

He was a Buffalo native and an engineering graduate of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in New York. He was a Navy veteran of the Korean War. He began working for IBM in New York state and moved to the Washington area in the 1970s.

Survivors include his wife, Lucy Alexander of Germantown; two daughters, Louisa Alexander and Suzanne Best, both of Frederick; and a brother.

Horace Douglas Millward

Tennis Pro

Horace Douglas "Doug" Millward, 68, a former soccer team manager who was the tennis pro at Springfield Country Club for 17 years until retiring in 1996, died Oct. 23 at Northern Virginia Community Hospital. He had suffered a stroke.

Mr. Millward, who lived in Springfield, was a native of Sheffield, England. He began playing professional soccer at 16 with the Doncaster Rovers. He went on to play for the teams in Southampton and Ipswich and then managed teams at Poole and St. Mirren. He won an amateur bowling championship in England and played with the Suffolk County cricket team.

Mr. Millward came to the United States in 1967 to manage the Baltimore Bays in the first season of the North American Soccer League. After managing the Baltimore Comets, he became a tennis pro at the Valley and Hillendale country clubs in Baltimore. After coming to Springfield, he helped develop tennis leagues in Northern Virginia.

Survivors include his wife, Patricia Millward, and son Doug Millward, both of Springfield; and a brother.

Gail LaVerne Webber


Gail LaVerne Webber, 46, a counselor with the Center for Correctional Health and Policy Studies at the District of Columbia's Medical and Mental Health Services' Central Detention Facility, died of endometrial cancer Oct. 16 at the Washington Home.

Ms. Webber had been a Central Detention Facility counselor for the past four years. Earlier, she had worked 13 years for D.C. Women's Services. She also had been employed at the Sasha Bruce Youth Works Outreach and Safe Haven Outreach Ministry and had worked part time counseling offenders at the D.C. Superior Court.

A resident of Forestville, she was born in North Carolina and moved to this area as a child. She graduated from Eastern High School and received an associate's degree in sociology at the University of the District of Columbia.

She was a member of Oxon Hill Lutheran Church.

Survivors include a daughter, Alexeus A. Webber of Forestville; three sisters, Bernice Grant of Charlotte and Angela Welch and Sylvia Sutton, both of Fort Washington.

Richard E. Brooks

Adjunct Professor

Richard E. Brooks, 60, an adjunct professor who had administered and taught licensing procedures classes for taxi drivers at the University of the District of Columbia since 1996, died of cancer Oct. 12 at Washington Adventist Hospital. He lived in Silver Spring.

Mr. Brooks was a native of Greenville, Miss. He served in the Marine Corps reserve. He was a graduate of Wichita State University and received a master's degree in public administration from Yale University.

In the 1960s, he was a caterer in Milwaukee and acting director of a new careers program in Chicago.

He was deputy director of veterans affairs at the National League of Cities in Washington from 1970 to 1978 and executive director of the Vietnam Veterans Foundation until 1981. After that, he was a manpower training consultant and taxi driver.

Mr. Brooks helped coordinate transportation and logistics during D.C. mayoral campaigns of Marion Barry in 1994 and Anthony A. Williams in 1998 and for the Million Man March in 1995.

He was a member of the National Association of Black Veterans, the National Forum of Black Public Administrators and the NAACP.

His marriage to Jeanette Jackson Brooks ended in divorce.

Survivors include his wife of 27 years, Akram Bakhtiar Sanjabi of Silver Spring; five children from his first marriage, Mark Brooks, Dominique Brooks and Richard Brooks Jr., all of Washington, and Angelique Hadnott and Abron Brooks, both of Zion, Ill.; and his stepmother, Nancy Washin of Chicago.

Roland A. Jones

Budget Analyst

Roland A. Jones, 86, a Defense Department budget analyst who retired in 1980, died of pneumonia Oct. 13 at the Powhatan Nursing Home.

He was a native of Falls Church, where he graduated from Villa Maria Academy. He was also a graduate of Benjamin Franklin University.

Mr. Jones began his career with the General Accounting Office before World War II. He served in the Coast Guard in the South Pacific during the war.

He was a member of St. James Catholic Church in Falls Church.

Survivors include a sister, Helen E. Horgan of Sterling.

Carol Louise Hall

Hospital and Shoe Store Employee

Carol Louise Hall, 46, an administrative assistant at Southern Maryland Hospital in Clinton from 1985 to 1991 and assistant manager of Naturalizer Shoes in Hyattsville from 1998 until May, died Oct. 22 at her home in Upper Marlboro. She had lung cancer.

She was a native of Leonardtown and a graduate of Patuxent High School in Lusby.

Her marriages to Carlo Volta and Phillip Zanco ended in divorce.

Survivors include her companion of three years, Paul Valenti, two children from her first marriage, Chris and Tammy Volta, and two children from her second marriage, Sean and Shannon Zanco, all of Upper Marlboro; her mother, Mary Gibson, and a sister, Barbara Quarry, both of Accokeek; two brothers, David Hall of Waldorf and Richard Hall of Annapolis; and a grandson.

Joaquin Bertran

Printer and Military Attache

Joaquin Bertran, 81, a former Cuban army lieutenant and military attache who sought political asylum in the United States in 1962 and then was a print shop manager until 1981, died Oct. 17 at Potomac Valley Nursing Home in Rockville. He had Alzheimer's disease.

Mr. Bertran was born in Havana. He attended the Havana Institute of Art. He entered the Cuban army in 1946 and was assigned largely to the Cuban embassy in Washington until relations with the United States were broken off in the early 1960s.

After defecting, he managed the Cumberland Press in Bethesda. He lived in Rileyville, Va., from 1981 to 1993.

Survivors include his wife of 56 years, Olga E. Bertran of Rockville; two daughters, Nydia Bertran Stone of Washington and Diana E. Bertran of Rockville; a brother, Jorge Bertran of Bowie; two grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.