James Patrick 'Pat' Reed

GU Alumni Official

James Patrick "Pat" Reed, 71, a stalwart figure in the alumni affairs of Georgetown University who led a campaign to increase its endowment fund, died Oct. 31 at Suburban Hospital. He had Parkinson's disease.

Mr. Reed rose from student assistant to assistant fund director, alumni fund director and associate alumni director before serving as executive director of the Georgetown University Alumni Association from 1968 to 1984.

During his tenure, he renewed interest in the Athletic Hall of Fame and assisted in the development of the alumni magazine.

He oversaw an increase in the Georgetown Alumni Annual Fund, which reached $2 million in annual contributions, and expanded regional alumni club programs.

From 1984 until his retirement in 1995, he was assistant to the president of the university for alumni affairs.

In 1978, he received the John Carroll Award, the highest honor conferred by the Alumni Association. In 1993, a house used for alumni functions was named the James P. Reed Residence in his honor.

Mr. Reed was a native Washingtonian and a 1949 graduate of Gonzaga College High School. He graduated from Georgetown University in 1953 and served in the Army Intelligence Corps for three years.

In the late 1970s and 1980s, he was active in the savings and loan industry, serving on the boards of Montgomery Federal Savings and Loan and Maryland National Savings and Loan. He was past president of the Georgetown University Federal Credit Union, a president of the Reciprocity Club of Bethesda and a member of the parish advisory group of Holy Cross Catholic Church in Kensington.

Survivors include his wife of 47 years, Mary L. Reed of Rockville; three children, Robert A. Reed of Arlington, Margaret Reed of Olney and James Reed of Gaithersburg; a sister, Margaret Caudle of Bethesda; and four grandchildren.

Ida Silver Marien


Ida Silver Marien, 89, a secretary with the Girl Scout Council of the Nation's Capital in the 1970s and the Florence Crittenton Home in the 1950s and 1960s, died Nov. 2 at her home in Washington. She had leukemia.

Mrs. Marien was a native of Rochester, N.Y.

She was a member of the Palisades Citizens Association, which honored her in July for her beautification and preservation efforts over 67 years as a resident of that Northwest neighborhood. She was a founder in the 1940s of the preschool at the Palisades Field House and a member of the Palisades Garden Club. She participated in programs of the Palisades Community Church and volunteered with the Girl Scouts.

Her husband of 48 years, Henry Marien, died in 1983.

Survivors include two children, Michael Marien of LaFayette, N.Y., and Rose Black of Oakland, Calif.; four sisters; a brother; and a granddaughter.

Barbara M. Huntington

Office Manager

Barbara Malecki Huntington, 54, a former financial analyst who was office manager for French Country Living and Design Partners in Great Falls from 1996 to 2000, died of cancer Nov. 1 at her home in Great Falls.

She was born in Wisconsin Rapids, Wis., and raised in Falls Church. She was a graduate of George C. Marshall High School and the Whittemore School of Business and Economics at the University of New Hampshire. During the 1970s, she was a financial analyst with General Research Corp. and Flow General Inc., in McLean.

Her interests included decorating and design, and she did sales and accounting work for Lenox China in Tysons Corner from 1988 to 1994.

She taught preschool classes at Forestville Methodist Church in Great Falls in the 1980s and edited the monthly PTA newsletter at Great Falls Elementary. She was also co-chairman of Langley High School's all-night graduation party and volunteered with the Booster Club for girls soccer.

Survivors include her husband of 32 years, Albert H. Huntington III of Great Falls; three children, Albert H. Huntington IV and Samuel B. Huntington, both of Franklin, Va., and Susanne E. Huntington of Great Falls; her mother, Billie J. Malecki of Falls Church; and two sisters, Susan Renda of Catonsville, Md., and Kathy Sindall of Severna Park.