Adelia Callaway Wheeler


Adelia Callaway Wheeler, 85, a teacher of English as a second language who retired as an adult education program administrator in Montgomery County, died Oct. 27 at Reston Hospital. She had lymphoma.

Mrs. Wheeler was a native of Huntington, W.Va., and a graduate of Marshall University. She did graduate work in education at the University of Hawaii and Georgetown University.

She was a dental hygienist in San Francisco as a young woman. In 1947, she began teaching English in Tokyo, where she lived for 15 years. She moved to Bethesda after that and later lived in Washington and Potomac Falls. She worked for the Montgomery adult education program from 1967 to 1982, teaching largely in Silver Spring.

Her first husband, Robert P. Wheeler, died in 1980 after 42 years of marriage. Her marriage to Robert Wilson ended in divorce.

Survivors include six children from her first marriage, Geraldine Dessau Wheeler Florence of Portland, Ore., Rosella Chadwich Wheeler Shapiro of Sacramento, Robert Prentiss Wheeler of McLean, Melissa Callaway Wheeler of Berkeley, Calif., Charles Slayton Wheeler of Leesburg and Mary Slayton Wheeler Ross of Orlando; eight grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

Lisa Lewis Gibson

Cancer Fundraiser

Lisa Lewis Gibson, 32, a homemaker who became an active fundraiser for the Duke University Brain Tumor Center and the Brad Kaminsky Foundation for Brain Tumor Research in Ashburn after doctors diagnosed her brain tumor in January 2001, died of the tumor Oct. 16 at Inova Fairfax Hospital. She lived in Springfield.

Mrs. Gibson was born in Buffalo and grew up in Springfield. She was a 1989 graduate of Engleside Christian School in Alexandria and a psychology graduate of Liberty University in Lynchburg, Va.

She met Kaminsky, who later died, while undergoing treatment at Duke. She and Kaminsky's sister worked together on a cookbook, "Cooking Up a Cure," to raise money for brain tumor research. They recently completed a second edition.

She was a member of South Run Baptist Church in Springfield.

Survivors include her husband of six years, Dallas D. Gibson Jr., and a daughter, Logan Elizabeth Gibson, both of Springfield; her parents, George W. and Barbara A. Lewis of Springfield; and her grandparents, Nicholas and Betty Babicz of Toms River, N.J.

Morris Kerman

Real Estate Appraiser

Morris Kerman, 83, a real estate appraiser with offices in College Park from the 1960s to the 1980s, died of a heart ailment Oct. 23 at Suburban Hospital in Bethesda.

He lived in the Washington area since the 1920s and in Silver Spring from 1957 until moving to Rockville last year.

Mr. Kerman was born in Petersburg, Va., and raised in Washington.

He was a graduate of McKinley Technical High School and the Benjamin Franklin School of Accounting.

He served in the Army in Europe during World War II and later retired from the Army Reserve with the rank of captain.

In the 1950s, he was a real estate broker for the Ted Lerner firm.

He had been a member of the Jewish War Veterans and the Lions Club.

Survivors include his wife of 60 years, Sara Kerman of Rockville; two sons, Edward, of Columbia, and Fred, of Oakton; a daughter, Beverly Perlman of Aspen Hill; a sister, Betty Lichtenstein of Aspen Hill; and three grandchildren.

Dorothy Jane 'Dot' McIntosh

30-Year Resident

Dorothy Jane "Dot" McIntosh, 77, a 30-year resident of Falls Church and a member of St. Mark's Lutheran Church in Springfield, died Oct. 27 at Warren Memorial Hospital in Front Royal, Va. She had peritonitis.

Mrs. McIntosh, who lived in Linden, was born in Sparta, Wis. She lived in Falls Church from 1955 until 1985, then moved to Florida. She moved back to this area and settled in Linden in 1996.

Her husband, Charles W. McIntosh, died in 1988.

Survivors include two children, Greg McIntosh of Annandale and Wendi Garrett of Linden; a brother; a sister; and two grandchildren.