Joseph Alexander Hamilton


Joseph Alexander "Alex" Hamilton, 91, a Washington area resident from the late-1960s to 1999 who did volunteer work for the National Children's Choir, Beethoven Pops and National Symphony orchestras, died Nov. 10 at a nursing home in Bayville, N.J. He had diabetes and pneumonia.

Mr. Hamilton's memberships included the Republican Party of D.C. and area dance societies. He did security planning work for the inaugural balls of Presidents Richard M. Nixon, Ronald Reagan and George H.W. Bush.

He moved from Washington to Lavallette, N.J., in 1999.

He was a native of Portland, Ore., and a business administration graduate of Wheaton (Ill.) College.

Before coming to Washington, he worked in New Jersey for Englehard Industries as personnel manager and Federal Pacific Electric Co. as personnel director and safety and security manager.

His first wife, Ruth Clemens Hamilton, died in 1964. His marriage to Barbara Bolling Hamilton ended in divorce.

Survivors include three children from his first marriage, William C. Hamilton of Clifton Park, N.Y., Mary L. Hamilton of Northampton, Mass., and Janet R. Hamilton of Lavallette; a sister; six grandchildren; and a great-grandson.

Michael Albert Aquilla


Michael Albert Aquilla, 83, a Washington native and former owner and manager of Maryland Litho, a Rockville printing business, died Nov. 14 at a hospital in Key West, Fla. He had heart ailments and prostate cancer.

Mr. Aquilla, who moved two years ago from Silver Spring to Summerland Key, Fla., ran a taxi service in the 1940s, then worked as a printer in a press shop at the Omni Shoreham Hotel in Washington before starting Maryland Litho in the early 1970s. He retired in the mid-1980s.

His wife of 59 years, Olga Aquilla, died in February.

Survivors include two daughters, Linda Michaud of Summerland Key and Deborah Ramsburg of Walkersville in Frederick County; five grandchildren; and a great-grandson.

William G. Rae

Navy Lawyer

William G. Rae, 80, a retired government lawyer who was chief counsel for the Naval Supply Systems Command, died of cancer Oct. 31 at his home in McLean.

Mr. Rae, a Washington area resident since the early 1950s, was a native of Milford, Mass., and a field officer for the Red Cross in Korea during the Korean War. He was a graduate of Boston College and Boston University's law school.

He worked for 36 years for the Navy Department office of general counsel and attained charter member status in the Senior Executive Service. He retired in 1989, then spent nearly three years in Tuscany, Italy, before returning to the Washington area.

He was a recipient of the Navy Superior Civilian Service Award and was an avid cyclist, tennis player and gardener.

His marriage to Pat Rae ended in divorce.

Survivors include his wife of 22 years, Jan Rae of McLean; a daughter from his first marriage, Tiffany Rae of Hawaii; a brother; and a sister.

Joyce Farbstein Bolz

Marketing Researcher

Joyce Farbstein Bolz, 85, a former marketing researcher, real estate agent and homemaker who lived in Washington off and since her days as a Red Cross volunteer during World War II, died Nov. 14 at the Washington Home after a heart attack. She had been undergoing physical therapy after hospitalization for kidney failure.

Mrs. Bolz, a New Jersey native and psychology graduate of Cornell University, returned to Washington in 1991 after living here from 1941 to 1960 and from 1965 to 1968.

In the 1950s, she was a district supervisor for Gallup TV audience consumer products research. She also was a real estate agent, elementary school substitute teacher in Chevy Chase and an active member of charitable and arts organizations. In later years, she volunteered as an elementary school tutor through the Oasis senior center in Washington.

Mrs. Bolz began her career working in market research for the Princeton Market Research Project, followed by employment with New York advertising agencies J. Walter Thompson and Young & Rubicam.

In the early 1960s, she lived in Salinas, Calif., where she ran the campaign office of her husband, Sanford H. Bolz, an unsuccessful congressional candidate. They later moved to Albany, N.Y.

She was a founder of Temple Sinai in Washington and a member of the Women's Democratic Club.

Her husband died in 1991.

Survivors include two daughters, Diane M. Bolz of Washington and Jody Bolz of Bethesda; and four grandchildren.

Frances K. Saxton


Frances K. Saxton, 81, a bookkeeper who retired from Tots 'n Teens in Springfield about 1985, died of cardiac arrest Nov. 14 at Inova Mount Vernon Hospital.

Mrs. Saxton, who lived in Alexandria, was born in Woodstock, Va. She moved to the Washington area as a young woman and for 30 years was a bookkeeper at the Kresge's store in Washington. She began working at Tots 'n Teens about 1970.

She was a member of Wesley United Methodist Church in Alexandria.

Her husband, Robert J. Saxton, died in 2000.

Survivors include three sisters, Hazel K. Boyer of Woodstock, Hilda K. Geist of Satellite Beach, Fla., and Betty K. Price of Doylestown, Pa.; and one brother, John W. Kipps of Fairfax.

Ned Joslin

NSA Senior Executive

Ned Joslin, 66, a member of the Senior Executive Service who did electrical engineering and information technology work for the National Security Agency from 1964 to 2000, died Nov. 12 at a son's home in Kansas City, Mo. He had cancer.

Mr. Joslin, a Silver Spring resident, was traveling from his second home in Victor, Colo., to the Washington area when he died.

He was a native of Colorado Springs and a 1957 electrical engineering graduate of the University of Kansas.

He served in the Army from 1957 to 1960 and then spent four years doing electrical engineering work for Rixon Corp. in Silver Spring.

His memberships included All Saints Episcopal Church in Chevy Chase.

An Eagle Scout in his youth, he became a Boy Scout troop leader in the Washington area.

Survivors include his wife, Jane Werth Joslin, whom he married in 1956, of Silver Spring; three children, David Joslin of Chevy Chase and Dr. Paul Joslin and Julie Carter, both of Kansas City; and four grandchildren.