Romeo Di Giulian

Business Executive

Romeo Di Giulian, 86, who had served as president of the American Mosaic Tile Co. since the mid-1940s, died of a heart ailment Dec. 18 at the Mariner Health Care Center in Bethesda. He lived in Washington.

The business was located in the District before moving to Landover.

Mr. Di Giulian was a Washington resident and native. He was a 1934 graduate of McKinley Technical High School and a 1936 graduate of Strayer Business College, where he majored in accounting.

He served with the Army in the Mediterranean Theater during World War II.

He was a member of Holy Rosary Catholic Church in Washington.

Survivors include two brothers, Charles, of Washington, and Albert, of Cheverly.

John Robert Radcliffe Ewan


John Robert Radcliffe Ewan, 91, an internist who practiced in the District from the mid-1940s until 1987, died of a cerebral aneurysm Dec. 13 at Suburban Hospital. He lived in Chevy Chase.

Dr. Ewan was a native of Millville, N.J., and a graduate of Brown University. He received a medical degree from Jefferson Medical College and interned at Lankenau Hospital in Pennsylvania. He served in the Army Medical Corps during World War II.

He established his Washington practice after completing a fellowship at the Cleveland Clinic.

He was a member of the American Medical Association, the American College of Internal Medicine and the D.C. and Southern medical societies; the Shrine of the Most Blessed Sacrament in Washington; and the Brown, Columbia Country and Army and Navy clubs.

Survivors include his wife of 60 years, Elizabeth Gedney Ewan of Chevy Chase; and three children, Nancy Ewan Miller and Robert Radcliffe Ewan, both of New York, and Bruce Tayloe Ewan of Silver Spring.

Robert F. Burgess

Audit Officer

Robert F. Burgess, 89, an audit and financial officer with the D.C. government for 39 years and a competitive tennis player, died Dec. 19 at home in McLean after a heart attack.

Mr. Burgess retired in 1973 as deputy director of the D.C. government's internal audit division.

He was born in Washington and graduated from Eastern High School and Ben Franklin University.

He played tennis in local and national senior tournaments and was ranked as high as ninth in the Middle Atlantic 45-and-older group. He was among the top five seniors in the 55-and-older group.

He was a member of the Army Navy Country Club, and he operated a tennis shop at the McLean Racket Club.

His wife of 45 years, Jocelyn J. Burgess, died in 1998.

Survivors include three sons, Richard M. Burgess of Vienna, Robert F. Burgess Jr. of Arlington and Diana E. Burgess of McLean; a sister and three grandchildren.

Madeline Stuart Ross

Administrative Assistant

Madeline Stuart Ross, 92, an administrative assistant at the National Institutes of Health from 1957 to 1964, died of pneumonia Dec. 8 at Shady Grove Adventist Hospital in Rockville.

Mrs. Ross, a native of Washington, was a 1936 graduate of Eastern High School.

She had lived in Silver Spring and Bethesda and, since 1991, in Gaithersburg.

She was a member of Woodside United Methodist Church in Silver Spring. She also was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star.

Her first husband, Raymond C. Williams, whom she married in 1935, died in 1956.

Her second husband, Hugh Ross, whom she married in 1964, died in 1985.

Survivors include three children from her first marriage, Wayne Williams of Gaithersburg, Daniel Williams of Madbury, N.H., and Judith Williams of Germantown; two sisters, Ruth Reynolds of Bethesda and Sylvia Wolfrey of Sun City, Ariz.; and five grandchildren.