James R. Beyersdorfer

CIA Official

James Richard Beyersdorfer, 73, a former chief of the Latin American, European and Soviet divisions of the CIA, died Dec. 18 at his home in Bethesda. He had lung cancer.

He was a native of Cincinnati and a graduate of the University of Cincinnati. He did graduate work at the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies and attended the Industrial College of the Armed Forces and the American University of Beirut.

Mr. Beyersdorfer served in the Army during the Korean War. He later came to Washington to work as an analyst for the CIA. He went on to receive exceptional service awards and the agency's Intelligence Commendation Medal.

After more than 30 years of government service, including two with the State Department, he retired in 1990. He returned to the government as a CIA consultant.

He was president of the Woodburn Civic Association, a Boy Scout leader, camper, canoeist and gardener, and he sang in the St. Bartholomew Catholic Church chorus and was a founding member of the River Road Athletic Club.

He is survived by his wife of 47 years, Margaret, of Bethesda; two daughters, Marcie Beyersdorfer of Petersburg, W.Va., and Anne Beyersdorfer of Washington; a son, Gavin, of Bethesda; a brother; a sister; and two granddaughters.

Mattie Mae Clark-Pace

Church Member

Mattie Mae Clark-Pace, 79, a member of First Baptist Church of Waldorf, died Jan. 3 at her home in Fort Washington. She had Alzheimer's disease.

Mrs. Clark-Pace was born in Hendersonville, N.C., and moved to the Washington area in the 1940s. She was a waitress at Pat's Carry Out in Fort Washington in the 1940s and priced hair products at Military Outfitters in Marlow Heights in the 1960s.

Her husband, Edward Pace, whom she married in 1942, died in 1981.

Survivors include four children, Kathy Ferguson of Waldorf, Debbie Pace of Lexington Park and Edward M. Pace and Doris Bridgett, both of Fort Washington; six grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

Thomas E. Maxwell

Architectural Consultant

Thomas Eugene Maxwell, 61, an independent Washington architectural consultant for the past 25 years, died of cancer Dec. 21 at Howard University Hospital. He lived in the District.

Mr. Maxwell, who came to the Washington area about 1960, was born in Chattanooga. He served in the Navy from 1962 to 1966 and was a 1974 architecture graduate of Howard University.

He had been a member of Plan Takoma Inc., Neighbors Inc. and the Takoma Park Anti-Crime Task Force. He also had been active in his children's school, the Takoma School.

Survivors include his wife of 34 years, Julia, and a daughter, Gena Maxwell, both of Washington; two sons, Robert Nathan Maxwell of Greenbelt and William David Maxwell of Washington; and two brothers.

Bruce Marshal Ross

Nurse, Teacher

Bruce Marshal Ross, 44, a substitute teacher in the D.C. public schools and a former nurse, died of cancer Dec. 20 at the Hospice of Washington.

Mr. Ross, a resident of Washington, was born in New York. He had lived in the Washington area since the late 1970s, and he attended the University of Maryland.

During two years in the Army, he was a nurse at Walter Reed Army Medical Center. Later, he was a nurse at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore and George Washington University Hospital.

For the past two years, he had done substitute teaching in Washington public schools.

Survivors include his parents, Howard Ross of Deerfield Beach, Fla., and Barbara Freeman of Hollywood, Fla.; and two brothers, Stefan Ross of Deerfield Beach and Fletcher Ross of Royal Palm Beach, Fla.

Patricia Myers Sullivan

Prince George's Schools Official

Patricia Myers Sullivan, 62, a longtime employee of Prince George's County public schools who left as business manager of Forestville High School in 1995 after developing cancer, died of the ailment Jan. 1 at the Washington Home hospice. She lived in Clinton.

Mrs. Sullivan was a librarian at Stephen Decatur Middle School in Clinton in the 1980s and early 1990s. She previously did secretarial, clerical and administrative work at school system headquarters.

She did insurance brokerage work at Horgan Insurance Associates, a Clinton business she co-owned with her first husband.

She was a native Washingtonian and a graduate of Notre Dame Academy. She attended St. Agnes Hospital's nursing school in Baltimore.

She was a member of St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church in Clinton and a former member of Robin Dale Country Club in Brandywine.

Her hobbies included golf.

Her marriage to John F. Horgan Jr. ended in divorce.

Survivors include her husband, Don W. Sullivan, whom she married in 1996 and who lives in Clinton; three children from her first marriage, Deborah McGeady of Waldorf, Denise Stevens of Port Tobacco and Dawn Pittman of Greenbelt; two brothers, James Myers of Annapolis and John Francis Myers of Lake Gaston, N.C.; three sisters, Rita Felsher of Ocean Pines, Md., Mary Margaret Van Auken of Scranton, Pa., and Nora Ann Reese of Wheaton; and six grandchildren.