Christopher Jason Broussard
Red Cross Volunteer
Christopher Jason Broussard, 20, a Chevy Chase resident and Red Cross volunteer, died Oct. 22 at the National Naval Medical Center in Bethesda after an asthma attack.
Mr. Broussard, who had attended Frederick Douglass and Rockville high schools, began doing Red Cross volunteer work as a student, receiving an award for his work at Walter Reed Army Medical Center. He had most recently worked at Red Cross offices in Silver Spring.
Born in Washington, he grew up across the country while his mother served in the Army. He returned to this area in 1991. In the 1990s, he studied theater at Montgomery College and worked in such Rockville stores at Food Lion, Kay-Bee Toys and the Broadway Diner.
In 1998 and 1999, he worked in sales in Rockville's Zany Brainy store, where his Japanese language skills led to his regularly assisting Japanese customers. From 2000 until this year, he worked at the Starbucks coffee shop in Potomac, where his regular customers included actress Lynda Carter.
Mr. Broussard also had worked as a model for Millennium Model Management in Vienna. He had written and illustrated unpublished graphic novels and had experimented with Japanese-style animation.
Survivors include his mother, Meloney Broussard-Jones, and a brother, Joseph Broussard, both of Chevy Chase; his father, Martin F. Payne Jr. of St. Louis; three grandparents, Dorothy Broussard of San Jose and Martin and Freddie Mae Payne of St. Louis; and a great-grandmother, Alice Bower of Milpitas, Calif.
Robert F. Shoemaker
Robert F. Shoemaker, 76, who worked for the Defense Department for 40 years before retiring in 1990 as an electrical engineer with the Army's Harry Diamond Laboratories, died of cancer Nov. 2 at his home in McLean.
Mr. Shoemaker, a native of Washington, attended George Washington University. He served with the Navy in the Pacific during World War II.
He was a member of St. Luke Catholic Church in McLean.
Survivors include his wife of 49 years, Andrea, of McLean; a son, Michael, of Seattle; two daughters, Ann Shoemaker of Sterling and Linda Sanders of Ashburn; and seven grandchildren.
John Jordan O'Neill
John Jordan O'Neill, 97, who was a field director for the Federal Bureau of Budget in 1946 and later division director for the Office of Emergency Planning before retiring in 1967, died of pneumonia Nov. 1 at his home in Bethesda.
Mr. O'Neill, a former longtime Chevy Chase resident, was born in Wilmette, Ill., and raised in Chicago and St. Louis. As a young man, he worked on the Panama Canal as a project manager for Callahan Construction Co.
He also worked for the Harry S. Truman presidential campaign in St. Louis.
Mr. O'Neill was a longtime member of the Shrine of the Most Blessed Sacrament Catholic Parish in Washington and was active in the parents' associations there and at Gonzaga High School, Georgetown Visitation and Trinity College in Washington.
In retirement, he was involved in fundraising for the YMCA.
His wife of 66 years, Gisella O'Neill, died in 1998.
Survivors include two daughters, Joan O'Neill Gillespie of Chevy Chase and Christine O'Neill Gremp of Riverside, Conn.; five sons, John J. O'Neill Jr. of Bethesda, Dr. Mark F.X. O'Neill of New York; Justin T. O'Neill of Guilford, Conn., Brendan T. O'Neill of Potomac and James H.M. O'Neill of Kensington; a sister; 18 grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren.
Addison E. Johnson III
Addison E. Johnson III, 52, a Pennsylvania native who had worked in the Washington hotel industry since shortly after coming to this area in the early 1970s, died of a brain aneurysm Oct. 28 at his home in the District.
He had been a purchasing employee of Lowe's L'Enfant Plaza Hotel from the 1970s to the early 1980s and then was a hotel manager with Carlyle Suites until the early 1990s. Since then, he did freelance work at various hotels.
Survivors include a brother and a sister.