The Jan. 29 obituary about Albert A. Virostek Jr. misspelled the name of his native city, Farrell, Pa. The obituary also misstated the number of his surviving daughters. He had three daughters. The obituary should have said Mr. Virostek was Notre Dame University's "Man of the Year" in 1969. (Published 1/30/03)

C. Lance Statler


C. Lance Statler, 67, a former principal of Prince George's County's Largo Senior High School, died Jan. 24 at a hospital in Lakeland, Fla., of complications resulting from surgery for removal of a cancerous tumor in the esophagus.

Mr. Statler was born in La Vale, Md., and graduated from Frostburg State Teachers College. In 1957, he moved to the Washington area and began his career as a science and math teacher in the Prince George's school system. He received a master's degree in education from George Washington University.

He was vice principal at Hyattsville Junior High School and principal at Glenridge Junior High School before his appointment as principal at Largo, where he retired in 1984 after seven years.

Mr. Statler, a former resident of Cheverly and Gaithersburg, moved to Florida at his retirement.

His marriage to Beverly Joyce Bennett ended in divorce.

Survivors include his wife of 21 years, Arlene Terminello of Bartow, Fla.; two children from his first marriage, Lance Seth Statler of College Park and Dean Bennett Statler of Annapolis; three stepchildren, Diane Anzalone and Bert Bulow of Winter Haven, Fla., and Michael Bulow of Lakeland; and three grandchildren.

Nuran Baydan Miller


Nuran Baydan Miller, 72, a psychologist who retired from private practice in 1997, died of lung cancer Jan. 18 at St. Mary's Hospital in Leonardtown. She had lived in California, Md., since 1974, and had a second home in Annapolis.

Dr. Miller was a native of Turkey and a graduate of Lindenwood College in Missouri. She received master's and doctoral degrees in psychology from Indiana University.

She returned to Turkey in the late 1960s to join the faculty of Hacettepe University, and then taught child psychology at Frostburg State University and St. Mary's College of Maryland. She established her practice, the Psychological Services Center of Southern Maryland, in 1976.

Dr. Miller was a member of the St. Mary's County Garden Club, Azalea Society of America, American and Maryland American Turkish associations, Maryland and American Psychological associations and Southern Maryland Sailing Association. She was a founding member of the Patuxent Monthly Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends.

Survivors include her husband of 39 years, Dr. H. Joseph Miller of California and Annapolis; two children, Deniz Carroll of Edgewater and Erol Miller of Silver Spring; a sister; and two grandchildren.

Albert A. Virostek Jr.

Real Estate Manager

Albert A. Virostek Jr., 68, who was manager of Weichert Realtors' Bethesda office when he retired in 2002 after an eight-year career with the firm, died of complications of surgery for an aneurysm Jan. 23 at Sibley Memorial Hospital in Washington.

He had lived in Bethesda since 1956.

Mr. Virostek, a native of Farrel, Pa., was a graduate of the University of Notre Dame.

From the 1950s to the 1970s, Mr. Virostek worked as a home builder in the Potomac and Bethesda areas and was a vice president of Waverly Taylor Inc.

He worked at the real estate firm of Shannon and Luchs in Kensington from 1977 until that firm was acquired by Weichert in the 1990s.

Mr. Virostek had been president of the Notre Dame Club of Washington and the Bethesda Country Club.

He was a member of St. Bartholomew Catholic Church in Bethesda, serving as a eucharistic minister, parish council member and member of the church finance and building committees. He also coached championship Catholic Youth Organization boys basketball teams and was a member of the Knights of Columbus there.

Survivors include his wife of 45 years, Peggy Virostek of Bethesda; two daughters, Anne Reap of Trenton, N.J., Sharon Wolford of Baltimore and Stacey DeGiorgi of Gaithersburg; two sons, Steven and Kevin, both of Potomac; a sister; and 13 grandchildren.

Charles Linn Haslam


Charles Linn Haslam, 58, who was general counsel for the Commerce Department in the late 1970s, died of a heart ailment Jan. 24 at his home in Washington.

He had lived in Washington since the late 1970s.

Mr. Haslam, a native of Birmingham, received a bachelor's degree from Princeton University and a law degree from Duke University.

After working for Juanita M. Kreps when she was an official at Duke and later commerce secretary, he was an independent specialist in business and law based in Washington.

His marriage to Foley Haslam ended in divorce.

Survivors include his companion, Linda Chandler of Washington; a son from his marriage, Charles, of Birmingham; a sister; and a brother.

Mary Evelyn White Gorman

Medical Secretary

Mary Evelyn White Gorman, 93, a medical secretary at the National Naval Medical Center from 1947 to 1969, died Jan. 21 at the Charlestown Retirement Center in Catonsville, Md., of complications from a fall this month.

At the medical center, Mrs. Gorman recorded President John F. Kennedy's autopsy after his assassination in 1963.

She was a native Washingtonian and a graduate of Eastern High School. In the 1920s and early 1930s, she did secretarial work at the National Geographic Society and was a legal secretary for patent lawyers.

She moved from Bethesda to the retirement center in 1986.

She was a former member of Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church in Bethesda and a former volunteer for the American Cancer Society.

Her avocations included playing bridge and piano.

Her husband, Clarence Reginald Gorman, whom she married in 1934, died in 1942.

Survivors include three children, Mary Catharine Winter of Kenmore, Wash., Timothy J. Gorman of Chevy Chase and Francis J. Gorman of Baltimore; 12 grandchildren; and 10 great grandchildren.

Mary Cawley Bieber


Mary Cawley Bieber, 87, who taught math, physics and chemistry at Montgomery County schools from 1959 until retiring in 1975, died of stroke complications Jan. 23 at the Mariner Health of Bethesda nursing home.

She had lived in Silver Spring from 1959 until moving to the Bethesda nursing home in 2002.

Mrs. Bieber, a native of Branford, Conn., received bachelor's and master's degrees in chemistry from the University of Massachusetts.

She taught in Massachusetts before moving to the Washington area.

She taught a year at Walter Johnson High School in Bethesda and the remainder of her Montgomery career at Julius West Junior High School in Rockville.

Mrs. Bieber was a member of St. Bernadette Catholic Church in Silver Spring and the parish's Tuesday Club and sodality.

Her husband, Robert A. Bieber, whom she married in 1940, died in 1990.

Survivors include three sons, Robert Jr., of Kansas City, Mo., and James and Frederick, both of Silver Spring; a daughter, Mary Elizabeth Roche of Puyallup, Wash.; a sister; seven grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

Mary Madeline Duggan

Administrative Employee

Mary Madeline Duggan, 77, who did administrative work at the National Education Association from the early 1980s to 1993, died Jan. 25 at Inova Alexandria Hospital. She had pneumonia.

Mrs. Duggan, an Alexandria resident, worked from the mid-1940s to about 1960 at the National Geographic magazine, where she became advertising services manager. She held the same position from the 1960s to early 1980s at the publication World Aviation Directory.

She was a native of Connellsville, Pa., and a fine arts graduate of Northern Virginia Community College. She attended American University.

Her memberships included St. Rita's Catholic Church in Alexandria, the Maryland Historical Society and the Art League in Alexandria.

Survivors include a brother, Edward Duggan of Alexandria.

Emma Gray Montgomery


Emma Gray Montgomery, 78, a librarian who retired as a principal acquisitions officer at the Library of Congress, died Jan. 23 at Sibley Memorial Hospital after a heart attack.

Ms. Montgomery was a native and resident of Washington and a graduate of Western High School and George Washington University. She received a master's degree in library science at the University of Hawaii in 1972.

As a young woman she worked for the D.C. Public Library, then in 1949 joined the Library of Congress as a staff member in the exchange and gift division, where she worked on the acquisition of government and institutional documents from Latin America, Spain and Portugal.

She retired in 1989 from the collections development office of the library's reference department after 42 years of government service.

She was a 50-year member of the choir at New York Avenue Presbyterian Church.

She had traveled extensively around the world.

There are no immediate survivors.

C. Louise Smith

CIA Reports Officer

C. Louise Smith, 80, who retired in 1983 as a CIA reports officer assigned to East Asian operations, died of congestive heart failure Jan. 27 at home in Bethesda.

She began her career as a secretary with the Democratic Party in her native Indianapolis. After joining the CIA in the late 1940s, she was posted to Turkey, Sri Lanka and India. She moved to Washington in 1957 and later returned to India for a second tour.

After she retired, she attended Montgomery College. She was a member of a Scripture group at the Catholic Church of the Little Flower in Bethesda.

Her husband, James Smith, died in 1958 after two years of marriage.

Survivors include a daughter, Mary Irene Smith of Washington.

Jane Thoma Hall

Schools Administrative Employee

Jane Thoma Hall, 82, who did administrative work for the Montgomery County public school system from 1970 to 1989, died Jan. 25 at the Wilson Health Care Center of Asbury Methodist Village in Gaithersburg. She had dementia.

Mrs. Hall, a resident of Asbury Methodist Village, was born in Salt Lake City and grew up in Washington. She was a graduate of Roosevelt High School and attended George Washington University.

She was a founding member of and volunteer at St. Luke's Episcopal Church in Bethesda.

Survivors include her husband of 59 years, Kenneth D. Hall of Asbury Methodist Village; five children, Judi Loe of Scottsdale, Ariz., Kenneth D. Hall Jr. of Atlanta, Shelley Lynn Hall of Port Angeles, Wash., Jane Hall Williams of Gaithersburg and Jenness Coffey of Fort Collins, Colo.; eight grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

Marie H. Kerkering


Marie H. Kerkering, 88, a volunteer and former schoolteacher who accompanied her husband to Army posts in Germany and across the United States when he was on active duty, died Jan. 24 at her home at the Fairfax retirement center at Fort Belvoir after a stroke.

She received Pope Paul VI's Pro Ecclesia et Pontifice award for service to the Catholic community at Fort Belvoir.

Mrs. Kerkering had lived in the Washington area since 1958. She was a volunteer in adult Bible education programs at Good Shepherd Catholic Church in Mount Vernon, and she participated in fundraising efforts at its international festival. She was volunteer of the year in 1994.

For 24 years, she was a volunteer tour guide at the National Arboretum. She was a gardener, librarian of the National Capital Area Garden Clubs and editor of its monthly publication, the Bulletin.

Her avocations included hiking. As a young woman, she played tennis and won regional and club championships.

She was born in Quincy, Ill., and graduated from Quincy University. She was an Illinois schoolteacher after college and later taught in Army adult education programs.

Survivors include her husband of 65 years, retired Army Col. John H. Kerkering of the Fairfax; four children, John C. Kerkering of Spokane, Wash., retired Air Force Lt. Col. Kenneth J. Kerkering of Dallas, Dr. Thomas M. Kerkering of Greenville, N.C., and Karen M. Kerkering of Austin; 10 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.