The obituary of Alice June Kelley that appeared Jan. 16 omitted the names of two surviving daughters, Peggy Hakemian of Greenfield, N.Y., and Kathleen Kelley of Spring Grove, Pa. (Published 1/17/03)
Jeanne L. Barbagallo
Foster Parent and Church Member
Jeanne L. Barbagallo, 81, who with her husband, Santoro, were foster parents to more than 100 infants over 29 years until 1986, died of congestive heart failure Jan. 10 at her home in Annandale.
Mrs. Barbagallo, a native of Illinois, came to the Washington area in the mid-1940s and settled in Annandale a short time later.
She became a member of St. Michael's Catholic Church in Annandale, volunteered her time making rosaries and opened her home to students studying for the priesthood at Mount St. Mary's Seminary in Emmitsburg, Md.
In 1985, she received the Catholic Charities Services' St. Martin de Porres Award for outstanding volunteerism.
Her husband died in 1986.
Survivors include three children, Theresa Ann Tester of Annandale, James Conrad Barbagallo of Fairfax and Daniel Thomas Barbagallo of Front Royal, Va.; three brothers; three sisters; six grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.
J. Louis Schroff
J. Louis Schroff, 88, who was a warehouse and purchasing manager for the old Barton, Duer and Koch Paper company in Washington when he retired in 1979 after 45 years, died of congestive heart failure Jan. 2 at a hospital in Snellville, Ga.
Mr. Schroff was born in Paterson, N.J., and moved to the Washington area in 1917. He lived in Arlington and Fairfax until moving to Florida in 1986. He moved to Georgia in 1999.
He was a 1933 graduate of Washington and Lee High School.
He had been a member of the Virginia State Guard during World War II.
He also was a member of the Virginia Gentleman Gun Club.
Survivors include his wife of 68 years, Doris Schroff of Loganville, Ga.; a son, John of Cheyenne, Wyo.; three daughters, Luann Chandler of Haymarket, Doris Crutchfield of Loganville and Debbie Schroff of Colonial Beach, Va.; nine grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and a great-great-granddaughter.
Barrick W. Groom
Smithsonian Benefactor Barrick W. Groom, 73, a financier, rancher and philanthropist who since the mid-1970s devoted much of his time to organizing and promoting international symposia for the Smithsonian Institution, died of an aneurysm Jan. 5 at Winchester (Va.) Medical Center. He lived in Upperville.
After careers as a registered representative of the New York Stock Exchange, an investment adviser to H.O. Peet & Co. in Kansas City, Mo., and an Arizona cattle rancher, Mr. Groom came to Washington in 1974 to accept President Nixon's appointment to serve in the Commerce Department as deputy assistant secretary for tourism.
When Nixon resigned, Mr. Groom turned his attention to volunteer work, mainly at the Smithsonian, where he helped raise funds for the 1976 Folklife Festival. He later established the Barrick W. Groom Endowment at the institution to promote cultural diplomacy through international and interdisciplinary studies.
He tapped into his connections with the business community to identify fundraising resources and served as a liaison between the Smithsonian and diplomatic officials. He was also a patron of the arts and charitable organizations.
Mr. Groom, who had homes in Tucson and London, was born in Buffalo, N.Y. He graduated from Dartmouth College in 1948 and served in the Army Counter-Intelligence Corps in Washington during the Korean War.
A descendant of Thomas Jefferson, Mr. Groom was an anglophile and member of the board of the British Institute of America. His marriage to Patricia Murphey Groom ended in divorce.
Survivors include three children, Louisa Tullis Groom, Barrick Warfield Groom and Randolph Whitney Groom, all of Arizona; and two grandchildren.
Kenneth F. Hanst Jr.
Insurance Organization President
Kenneth F. Hanst Jr., 82, who retired in 1983 as president of what is now the Army and Air Force Mutual Aid Association, an insurance organization for career officers, died of cancer Jan. 4 at The Fairfax at Fort Belvoir.
He was a native of Woodbury, N.J., and a 1942 graduate of the U.S. Military Academy at West Point. He served as an infantry officer in Europe during World War II and lost a leg to combat in the Heurtgen Forest in Germany. He was awarded two Bronze Stars and a Purple Heart. After his war service, he taught French at West Point.
Mr. Hanst retired on disability as a major in 1947 and became secretary of the Army Mutal Aid Association at Fort Myer.
He was scribe of his West Point class and president of the West Point Society of Washington, which gave him its first Benjamin F. Castle Award. He was a trustee of the Association of Graduates of the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, a director of the Army Distaff Foundation, and an American Legion post commander.
He sang in the choir and headed the adult Sunday school at Calvary United Methodist Church in Arlington. He also was a representative of his children's schools to the Arlington County Council of PTAs. He was a member of Army Navy Country Club and the Knights of the Golden Circle at the Army and Navy Club.
Survivors include his wife of 60 years, Barbara Gnau Hanst of Fort Belvoir; two children, Kenneth F. Hanst III of Falls Church and Susan H. Willis of Alexandria; a sister; two grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
Alice June Kelley
Alice June Kelley, 79, a clerk with the Government Printing Office from 1970 until retiring in 1983, died of congestive heart failure Jan. 15 at Doctors Community Hospital in Lanham.
Mrs. Kelley was born in Philadelphia and moved to Mount Rainier in the 1930s. She moved to New Carrollton in 1958.
She was a 1940 graduate of Mount Rainier High School and attended Strayer Business College and George Washington University.
In the early 1940s, she worked as a fingerprint file clerk for the Federal Bureau of Investigation.
Mrs. Kelley served in the WAVES during and shortly after World War II.
She was a member of the American Legion and Take Off Pounds Sensibly.
She also was a member of Lanham United Methodist Church.
Survivors include her husband of 55 years, Ashby A. Kelley of New Carrollton; five children, Alice Kelley of Dunkirk, Tom and Linda Kelley, both of Owings, and John and Teresa Kelley, both of Germantown; a brother, John L. Montgomery Jr. of Chantilly; 10 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
John S. 'Jake' Prescott III
John Sherwin "Jake" Prescott III, 47, founder and president of 1,000 Monkeys Typing media consulting company and the son of a former Washington Post Co. president, died in a drowning accident Dec. 30 while vacationing with his family in the Dominican Republic. He lived in Barcelona.
Mr. Prescott was a Detroit native and a 1979 graduate of Williams College. He did early work in computer graphics before joining the art department at Ogilvy & Mather in the early 1990s. He started his own company in 1997.
His marriage to Carmen Hernaiz Prescott ended in divorce.
Survivors include three children, Andre Prescott, Eric Prescott and Ana Prescott, all of Barcelona; his parents, Robin and John S. Prescott Jr. of New York and Lovell, Maine; a brother, Robert Prescott of New York; and two sisters, Ann Prescott of Bath, Maine, and Lyle Prescott of Takoma Park.
Ethel Glasse 'Penny' Needham
Fairfax School Guidance Director
Ethel Glasse "Penny" Needham, 80, who worked for Frost Middle School in Fairfax County from 1965 to 1985 and retired as guidance director, died Jan. 13 at Greenspring Village retirement community in Springfield. She had Alzheimer's disease.
From 1985 to 2000, Mrs. Needham was a volunteer docent at the National Museum of American History.
She was born in Philadelphia. She received an associate's degree from the College of William and Mary, a bachelor's degree from Butler University in Indiana and a master's degree in guidance counseling from the University of Virginia.
She accompanied her husband on his Navy assignments before settling in the Washington area in 1965. She was an Annandale resident before moving to Greenspring Village in 2000.
She was a member and deacon at Providence Presbyterian Church in Fairfax.
Survivors include her husband, retired Navy Cmdr. Donald A. Needham of Greenspring Village; two children, April Grastorf of Oakton and retired Navy Capt. William Needman of Columbia; four granddaughters; and a great-grandson.