Melvin S. Weinstein
Labor Relations Specialist
Melvin S. Weinstein, 57, the director of labor and employee relations at the Financial Management Service, a branch of the Treasury Department, died of cancer Dec. 23 at home in Clarksville.
For 30 years, he had been a federal personnel and employee relations officer and director with a variety of agencies and departments, including the Department of the Army, the Drug Enforcement Administration, the Labor Department, the Department of Housing and Urban Development and the Department of Veterans Affairs.
Mr. Weinstein was born in Aberdeen, Md., and graduated from the University of Maryland. He received a master's degree in business administration from George Washington University. He served in the Army in Vietnam from 1968 to 1970.
Survivors include his wife, Mary Jean Weinstein of Clarksville; and two sons, Jason A., of Arlington, and Jonathon R., of Alexandria.
Robert L. Bannerman
Robert L. Bannerman, 90, who worked 23 years for the Central Intelligence Agency before retiring in 1970 as deputy director for support services, died Dec. 12 in a nursing home in Niceville, Fla., after a stroke.
Mr. Bannerman was born in Red Granite, Wis. He graduated from George Washington University.
He had been the State Department's top security official when he joined the CIA as deputy director of security in 1947. He later moved into support services, where he had responsibilities over personnel, finance, logistics, communications, training and security.
His first wife, Grace Powell Bullard, died in 1984, and their son, Robert Bullard Bannerman, died in 1987.
Survivors include his wife of 10 years, Carrie Nelle Moye of Santa Rosa Beach, Fla.; a daughter from his first marriage, Celia Elaine Bannerman of Herndon; three stepchildren, F. Conyers Thompson III of New York, Moye F. Thompson of Santa Monica, Calif., and Ashley Thompson of Berkeley, Calif.; and four grandchildren.
Ruth Margaret Deangelis
Ruth Margaret Deangelis, 84, a receptionist from the mid-1970s to the mid-1990s in the Springfield dermatology office of her son, Dr. Robert N. Deangelis, died of breast cancer Dec. 17 at the Heatherwood Retirement Community in Burke.
She was a native of Tacoma, Wash., who moved to this area in 1944. She was a saleswoman for Kann's department store before going to work for her son.
She attended Columbia Baptist Church in Falls Church.
Her husband, Fulvio Deangelis, died in 1957.
In addition to Robert Deangelis of Burke, survivors include three other children, Dr. Diana Parnell of Ross, Calif., Ronald A. Deangelis of Falls Church and Linda Carollo of Jacksonville, Fla.; 16 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.
Theresa M. Facchina Burke
Clerk and Cashier
Theresa M. Facchina Burke, 69, who was a general clerk in The Washington Post's accounting credit department from 1955 to 1971 and a cashier at the Kmart store in Waldorf in the 1980s and early 1990s, died of a heart ailment Dec. 30 at the Civista Medical Center in La Plata.
Mrs. Burke, a White Plains resident, was a native of Washington and graduate of Holy Cross Academy.
She was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church in Pomfret.
Survivors include her husband of 49 years, John L. Burke of White Plains; a daughter, Theresa Barnard of Waldorf; two sisters; and three brothers.
Margaret T. Shaffer
Margaret T. Shaffer, 64, an ergonomics consultant who worked on ways to improve performance in complex work environments, died of congestive heart failure Dec. 29 at her home in Edgewater.
Mrs. Shaffer specialized for three decades in human-systems engineering, matching workers with machinery. Among the contracts she handled through her firm, Paradigm International, was a study of helicopter pilot performance for the Defense Department.
She also did contract work for the Canadian Air Force.
Mrs. Shaffer was a native of Cumberland, Md., and a former resident of Bethesda. She moved to Edgewater last year, when she retired.
She graduated with a degree in music education from the Eastman School of Music in Rochester, N.Y., and received a master's degree in psychology from Southern Illinois University.
In the early 1960s, she taught music in the Prince George's County public schools. In the late 1960s, she worked for Washington area firms that included Tracor Applied Sciences, Urban Sciences Corp. and Century Research.
She was a member of the Human Factors and Ergonomic Society and the International Ergonomics Association.
Her marriage to Michael E. Shaffer ended in divorce.
Survivors include two sons, Ian M. Shaffer of Rockville and Marc C. Shaffer of Laurel; a sister; and a granddaughter.