Mark D. Browne

D.C. Teacher

Mark D. Browne, 81, a retired educator who taught history at Deal and MacFarland junior high schools, died of cardiopulmonary arrest Nov. 16 at Holy Cross Hospital.

Mr. Browne, who was known as "Brown with an e," was a fifth-generation Washingtonian and a graduate of Armstrong High School. He attended Virginia State University, then served in the Army in the Pacific during World War II. After the war, he graduated from Howard University and received a master's degree in education at Trinity College in Washington.

He was a schoolteacher for 30 years before retiring in 1981.

His avocations included golf and travel, and he was a co-founder of the Pro-Duffers Golf Club. He was a member of Kappa Alpha Psi fraternity and the Do Nothing Club.

Survivors include his wife of 53 years, Doris Burke Browne of Washington; three children, Burke W. Browne of Washington, Mark Browne Jr. of Springdale and Alison Parks of Richmond; and two grandsons.

Audrey Ratchford

Trade Official

Audrey Ratchford, 93, who retired in 1968 as assistant chief of the Foreign Trade Commission, died of cancer Oct. 28 at Paul Spring Retirement Community in Alexandria, where she lived.

Ms. Ratchford was born in Sedro-Woolley, Wash. She attended the University of Washington and graduated from George Washington University. In 1934, she moved to this area and began her 34-year federal career as a secretary. She worked in the Agriculture and Commerce departments until retirement.

She did volunteer work with the Literacy Council in Arlington, teaching adults to read.

At Paul Spring Retirement Community, she was treasurer and vice president of the Residents' Association.

There are no immediate survivors.

Carol Frederick

Public Policy Analyst

Carol Giffen Frederick, 59, a public policy analyst from the mid-1970s to early 1980s for what is now the American Public Human Services Association, died of cardiopulmonary arrest Nov. 16 at her home in Springfield.

She was a native of Clarksdale, Miss., and a graduate of the University of Mississippi. She received a master's degree in social work from the University of Maryland.

She was a social worker and teacher in Mississippi before settling in the Washington area in the early 1970s.

Survivors include her husband of 38 years, Fred Frederick of Springfield; two children, Kirk Frederick of Singapore and Annelle Frederick Wiederkehr of Corona, Calif.; a brother; two sisters; and four grandchildren.

Edward C. Moroney Jr.


Edward C. Moroney Jr., 74, who retired in 1993 from the engineering partnership of Steele and Moroney Inc. and whose work included restoration of historic properties in the District, died Nov. 19 at his home in Vienna. He had prostate cancer.

Mr. Moroney was born in Framingham, Mass. He served in the Army in Japan after World War II and then received a bachelor's degree in civil engineering at Worcester (Mass.) Polytechnic Institute.

He worked on road and bridge projects for the federal Bureau of Roads in the early 1950s and went to work for the excavation firm Spencer, White and Prentiss in 1959. He formed a partnership with Ronald W. Steel in 1968. They did excavation and foundation work on buildings that included Ford's Theatre, the Bond Building and the Evening Star Building in Washington.

Mr. Moroney was co-chairman of the Mount Vernon Civic Association and a member of the Hunters Places Homeowners Association and St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Herndon. He also belonged to the American Society for Testing Materials, the American Society of Civil Engineers and the American Institute of Steel Construction.

Survivors include his wife of 50 years, Lorraine Moroney of Vienna; five children, Edward Moroney of Derwood, Paul Moroney of Vienna, William Moroney of Middleburg, Lisa Metcalf of Yuba City, Calif., and Patrick Moroney of Fairfax City; a sister; a brother; and four grandchildren.

David Walter Windley


David Walter Windley, 64, a lawyer who specialized in administrative and transportation law, died of cancer Nov. 16 at his home in Alexandria.

Mr. Windley was born in Beaufort, N.C., and graduated from the University of North Carolina. He received a law degree from American University.

From 1962 to 1964, he worked at the U.S. Fisheries biological laboratory in Beaufort, then came to Washington, where he worked for the Commerce Department and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. He was in Albany, N.Y., from 1974 to 1977 as an administrative law judge for the New York Department of Transportation and a hearing officer for the New York Department of Environmental Conservation.

From 1977 until his death, he had a private law practice with offices in Brooklyn, N.Y., and Washington.

His marriage to Sandra Ione Kling ended in divorce.

Survivors include his wife of 28 years, Kirsten Kaas Windley of Alexandria; a daughter from his first marriage, Hannah Horseman of Indiantown, Fla.; and a sister.

Edward W. Chaillet

Police Detective Sergeant

Edward W. Chaillet, 82, a detective sergeant with the D.C. police department who retired in the 1970s as a recruiter, died Nov. 18 at a hospital in Elizabeth City, N.C. He had prostate cancer.

Mr. Chaillet was a native of Washington and a graduate of Anacostia High School. He moved from Waldorf to Hertford, N.C., in 1993.

He served in the Army during World War II and fought in the Battle of the Bulge. His honors included a Bronze Star.

Mr. Chaillet began his police career as a precinct patrol officer and was later assigned to the missing persons and vice divisions.

He was a member of the Fraternal Order of Police and the Loyal Order of the Moose.

His marriage to Jean Chaillet ended in divorce.

Survivors include his wife, Nancy Chaillet of Hertford; two children from his first marriage, Ned Chaillet of London and Linda Chaillet of Crofton; two stepdaughters, Karen Shotwell of Virginia Beach and Cindy Bowling of North Carolina; five sisters, Jean Ernst of Alexandria, Annette Crites of Fairfax, Betty Hall of Manassas, Joan Stanley of Fort Washington and Nancy Chaillet of Concord, Va.; four brothers, James Chaillet of Clinton, Charles Chaillet of Dunnellon, Fla., George Chaillet of Indian Head and Jack Chaillet of Fairfax; and eight grandchildren.

Fontaine Maury Goeltom


Fontaine Maury Goeltom, 69, who taught at Montgomery County elementary schools from the mid-1950s to the mid-1980s, died of pneumonia Nov. 14 at Washington Adventist Hospital. She had scleroderma and lung cancer.

Mrs. Goeltom, who lived in Silver Spring, taught at Radnor, Larchmont, Rosemary Hills and Harmony Hills elementary schools.

She was born in Chicago and raised in Chevy Chase. She was a graduate of Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School and Towson State University. She received a master's degree in education from the University of Maryland.

Mrs. Goeltom, who was herself dyslexic, tutored learning-disabled children after she retired.

Her husband, Fil Goeltom, died two years ago.

Survivors include a son, Henry Jesse Goeltom of Germantown; two brothers, Jesse Lewis Maury Jr. of Annapolis and Henry Lowndes Maury of Washington; and two sisters, Ann Maury Maupin of Los Angeles and Alice Maury Beeler of Cambridge, Mass.

Marvin Frederick Garnett

Warehouse Manager

Marvin Frederick Garnett, 60, a warehouse manager at Southern Distributors, died Nov. 17 of a pulmonary embolism after coronary bypass surgery at Washington Adventist Hospital.

Mr. Garnett, who lived in Hyattsville, was born in Washington. He attended Dunbar High School.

As a young man, he began his working career at Hardesty's Market, a family-owned grocery store with locations in Northeast and Northwest Washington. There, he would eventually occupy positions ranging from delivery carrier to butcher and cashier.

In 1982, when Hardesty's changed ownership, he began working at Southern Distributors, an auto parts company with locations in Washington, Maryland and Virginia. In 20 years there, he worked at all three sites and rose to the position of warehouse manager.

Since 1960, Mr. Garnett had been a member of Mount Carmel Baptist Church, where he attended Sunday worship services, Sunday church school, Bible study, prayer meeting and the church training program. In the past year, he served as vice chairman of the brotherhood and treasurer of the Judah Tribe and the pastor's aid club.

He was an avid fisherman.

Survivors include his wife of 39 years, Carolyn, and two daughters, Carla and Shannon Garnett, all of Hyattsville; a sister, Delores Peyton of Washington; and two brothers, Delno, of Washington, and Charles, of Dale City.

Theresa Persico Olson

Research Editor

Theresa Nell Persico Olson, 76, a Navy wife who since 1991 was a research editor at the U.S. Navy Journal of Underwater Acoustics, died Nov. 15 at the Casey House hospice in Rockville. She had ovarian cancer.

From 1981 to 1991, Mrs. Olson was a research editor with Engineering and Science Associates in Rockville.

She was a native of Richmond, Calif., and a 1948 graduate of the University of California at Berkeley. After graduation, she did customer relations work for Pacific Bell in San Francisco.

She accompanied her husband on his military assignments until settling in the Washington area in 1964. She was a resident of North Bethesda.

Her memberships included Trinity Lutheran Church in North Bethesda and the Daughters of the American Revolution.

Survivors include her husband, retired Navy Cmdr. R. Craig Olson, whom she married in 1950, of North Bethesda; three daughters, Marta Olson Fitzgerald of Arnold, Lisa C. Olson-Rankin of Columbia and Karen Aileen Olson of Huntington Station, N.Y.; and six grandchildren.

Doris S. 'Dottie' Keene

CIA Imagery Tasking Officer

Doris S. "Dottie" Keene, 79, a former McLean resident who retired from the CIA in 1985 after about 16 years as document librarian and imagery tasking officer, died of congestive heart failure Nov. 16 at Inova Fairfax Hospital. She had lived at Falcons Landing in Sterling for the past six years.

Mrs. Keene, a Washington area resident since 1953, was a Baltimore native and a graduate of the State University of New York. She served in the Navy WAVES -- Women Accepted for Volunteer Emergency Service -- during World War II, trained as an air traffic controller and was stationed in Hawaii, among other places.

In McLean, where she lived from 1953 to 1996, she did volunteer work at St. John's Catholic School. She was past president of its women's council and PTA. She also was a school bus driver in the 1960s.

In retirement, she became an avid genealogist, helping others with their research, traveling extensively to visit the homes of her ancestors and establishing a genealogy club at Falcons Landing.

She was a past member of St. John's Catholic Church in McLean, a Eucharistic minister at Christ the Redeemer Catholic Church in Sterling and a member of the Fairfax County Genealogical Society, the Republican Party and the Central Intelligence Retiree Association.

Survivors include her husband of 53 years, William C. Keene of Sterling; five children, William Keene of Faber, Va., Deborah Taub of Springfield, Patricia Homan of Stuart, Fla., Nancy Keene of Annandale and Mary Ellen Keene of McLean; a brother; and four grandchildren.

Julian Leon McConnell

NSA Cryptologic Officer

Julian Leon McConnell, 78, who retired in 1979 as a cryptologic staff officer at the National Security Agency, died of a heart ailment Nov. 7 at Doctors Community Hospital in Lanham. He lived in Glenarden.

He was a native of Washington and a graduate of Dunbar High School and Howard University. He did graduate work in psychology at American University and the University of Connecticut.

Mr. McConnell served in the Navy during World War II.

At the NSA, he started as a training officer and was later a signals preparation specialist and division chief and a program analyst. He served on the agency grievance committee and received outstanding and superior work awards.

After he retired, he was the code enforcement officer for the city of Glenarden and assistant manager of Landover Mall Liquors. He also worked for Schwartz Bros. Distributors.

He was a member of Kappa Alpha Psi social fraternity and the Lucky 8 Fishing Club.

His marriage to Elizabeth Trollinger ended in divorce.

A son from his first marriage, Frederick "Ricky" McConnell, died in 1995.

Survivors include his wife of 40 years, Iris Harkins McConnell of Glenarden; three stepchildren, Jovita Yeldell of Mitchellville, Dexter Slaughter of Bowie and Brian Slaughter of Washington; a brother, Dr. Roland McConnell of Baltimore; five grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

Mary S. Kirk


Mary Schlenck Kirk, 82, who taught English at Hammond High School in the 1960s and later was a substitute teacher in Alexandria schools, died Nov. 14 at the Arleigh Burke Pavilion in McLean. She had congestive heart failure and had suffered a stroke.

Mrs. Kirk, who lived at Vinson Hall, was a native of Indianapolis. She was a graduate of Miami University of Ohio and received a master's degree in education from George Washington University.

In the 1940s, she was assistant to the director of women's and children's programming at CBS and a code clerk for the Office of War Information in New York, London, Paris, Copenhagen and Berlin.

After marrying Robert Joseph Kirk, she accompanied him to Army postings that included Bamberg and Heidelberg, Germany. She also taught English at a high school in Oxford, Ohio.

She was a member of the Miami University and George Washington University alumni associations, Phi Beta Kappa and the Delta Delta Delta education honorary society.

Survivors include her husband of 56 years, a retired colonel, of McLean; four children, Dr. Pamela J. Rappaport of Arlington and New York, Robert S. Kirk and Susan K. Abeyta, both of Alexandria, and Army Sgt. 1st Class Ellen V. Kirk of Warwick, R.I.; a brother; and two granddaughters.

Nicholas Emmanuel Manos

Public Health Service Statistician

Nicholas Emmanuel Manos, 85, a Public Health Service statistician from 1950 to 1973 who then spent seven years doing statistical consulting for government agencies and private businesses, died Nov. 16 at Frederick Memorial Hospital. He had Alzheimer's disease and pneumonia.

Mr. Manos, a Frederick resident, was born in Modesto, Calif. At the University of California at Berkeley, he received bachelor's and master's degrees in mathematics and statistics. He did graduate work in statistics at George Washington University.

He was a meteorologist for the Army Air Forces in Washington during World War II and after the war did civilian meteorology for the Air Force Weather Service and the U.S. Weather Bureau.

His memberships included the Cretan Association of Washington -- his parents had emigrated from the island of Crete -- and the French clubs of Washington and Bethesda.

He did volunteer work for the National Alliance for the Mentally Ill.

Survivors include his wife of 53 years, Barbara Brown Manos of Frederick; five children, Steven Manos of Poolesville, Bonnie Deetz of Colorado Springs, Peter Manos of Sedona, Ariz., and Susan Manos Nahwooksy and Michael Manos, both of Frederick; and eight grandchildren.