James Michael Schweitzer

Police Sergeant

James Michael Schweitzer, 67, who headed the Arlington County Police Department's sex-crimes unit for a decade before retiring in 1995 with the rank of sergeant, died Nov. 23 at his home in Arlington. He had cancer.

Sgt. Schweitzer, a native of Montgomery, W.Va., was a 1957 graduate of Virginia Tech. He served in the Army and sold insurance in West Virginia before moving here and joining the Arlington police in 1964. Before becoming head of the sex-crimes unit, he had served as head of the juvenile division.

His hobbies included landscaping.

Survivors include his wife of 42 years, Carole Earls Schweitzer of Arlington; two daughters, Lisa Schweitzer Courtice of Delaware, Ohio, and Anne Schweitzer Crank of Herndon; a brother; a sister; and three grandchildren.

Charles W. Pooley Jr.

Business Owner

Charles William Pooley Jr., 87, who owned and operated Charles W. Pooley Building Specialties in Alexandria from 1957 until 1998, died of heart ailments Nov. 8 at his home in Alexandria.

Mr. Pooley began his business as a manufacturer representative for skylights, library shelves and other parts. It became a commercial construction company over the years.

He was born in Buffalo and served in the Army in the Pacific during World War II.

He did carpentry work and other construction-related jobs in Alabama, California and Hawaii before settling in the Washington area in 1957.

He was a member of the Army Navy Country Club in Arlington.

Survivors include his wife of 43 years, Rita Amer Pooley of Alexandria; a sister; and two brothers.

Helen B. Seymour


Helen B. Seymour, 82, a secretary who retired from Vitro Laboratories in 1983 after 28 years of service, died Nov. 22 at Heartland Nursing Center in Bedford, Tex., of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.

Mrs. Seymour was born in Washington. She graduated from Wilson High School and Strayer Business College.

She moved to Texas earlier this year after the death of her second husband, Edgar E. Seymour. Her marriage to David C. Bebermeyer ended in divorce.

Survivors include two sons from her first marriage, David C. Bebermeyer Jr. of Venice, Fla., and James E. Bebermeyer of Bedford; two grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

Arnold A. Quintyne

Army Photographer

Arnold A. Quintyne, 91, a civilian Army Department photographer in Washington for 31 years before retiring in 1986, died Nov. 24 at a hospital in Red Bank, N.J. He had diabetes and a heart ailment.

He had lived in Washington for 45 years before moving to Eatontown, N.J., four months ago.

Mr. Quintyne, who was born in Culebra in the Panama Canal Zone, came to this country from Panama in 1950. He was a graduate of the School of Modern Photography in New York and had attended Kodak photo seminars in Rochester, N.Y.

In Washington, he had been a member of St. Paul's Episcopal Church, the Elks and Les Cherie Ami social club.

His marriage to the former Vangie Nix ended in divorce.

Survivors include his wife, Ivy, and a stepdaughter, Cecillia Ballentine, both of Eatontown; a stepson, Muhammad Ali-Salaam of Boston; and a sister.