Colette M. Hunsberger


Colette M. Hunsberger, 74, a docent at the Torpedo Factory Art Center and Green Spring Gardens Park, both in Alexandria, died of a neurological ailment Jan. 28 at her home in Falls Church.

Mrs. Hunsberger taught French privately and was a substitute teacher at Congressional School of Virginia. She worked in the men's department at the Seven Corners Lord & Taylor store in the 1980s.

Mrs. Hunsberger was a native of Orleans, France, who came to the United States in 1947 as a war bride. She settled in Chicago, where she worked as a translator before coming to Falls Church in 1952. She studied art at American University.

Her interests included painting, collage making and crocheting. She volunteered in the Target Gallery at the Torpedo Factory and was a member of the Art League of Northern Virginia. She was a civil defense volunteer in Falls Church and was a volunteer with the Homes Run Acres Civic Association and Girl Scouts.

Survivors include her husband of 55 years, Ira J. Hunsberger of Falls Church; three children, Adrian Hunsberger of Holmstead, Fla., Kristin Hunsberger of Kensington and Jason Hunsberger of Dexter, Mich.; a brother and a granddaughter.

Frederick Albert Voigt

Intelligence Officer

Frederick Albert Voigt, 91, an intelligence officer for the CIA and its predecessor from 1946 until he retired in 1971, died of a lung ailment Jan. 31 at the nursing unit of Goodwin House West in Falls Church.

He lived in Arlington from the 1940s until he moved to Goodwin House in the late 1990s. He also had a residence in Danville, Vt.

Mr. Voigt, a native of Sheboygan, Wis., was a mechanical engineering graduate of the University of Wisconsin. During World War II, he was an intelligence officer specializing in the German order of battle. He worked closely with British intelligence and was involved in the effort to break the German cipher machine Enigma and in handling the resulting information.

He retired from active duty as a major and from the Army Reserve as a lieutenant colonel.

At the CIA, he was involved in creating a framework for the new agency's intelligence-gathering. He was associated with the U-2 reconnaissance aircraft program in the 1960s and helped in the establishment of the CIA Watch Office.

Mr. Voigt was a member of Westminster Presbyterian Church.

Survivors include his wife of 61 years, Amy C. Voigt; a daughter, Sally Schumacher of Hollywood, Md.; two sons, Frederick C., of Oak Hill, Va., and Colin, of Shepherdstown, W.Va.; a brother; eight grandchildren; and one great-granddaughter.

Martha Ann Uttley

Supply Specialist

Martha Ann Young Uttley, 56, a supply specialist and property office administrator with the Army Materiel Command in Alexandria who worked for the government for the past 38 years, died of cardiac arrest Feb. 3 at her home in Falls Church.

Mrs. Uttley, who was born in Oklahoma and grew up in Arlington, became paralyzed on the right side of her body at the age of 2 years. She was a 1964 graduate of Yorktown High School.

She was a member of Knox Presbyterian Church in Falls Church, where she did volunteer work and sang in the choir.

Survivors include her husband of 34 years, John Guyer Uttley of Falls Church; her mother, Marie T. Young of Arlington; and her twin sister, Mary Y. Fox of Stow, Mass. A daughter, Michelle Marie Uttley, died in 2000.

Richard T. Taylor Jr.

FBI Special Agent

Richard Thomas Taylor Jr., 76, who worked for the FBI from 1956 until he retired in 1980 as a special agent in the Washington field office, died Feb. 4 at Woodbine Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center in Alexandria. He had emphysema.

Mr. Taylor, an Alexandria resident, did counterintelligence work during part of his FBI career. After retiring, he did consulting work on security clearances for the State Department.

He was born in Somerville, Mass., and served in the Navy in the Pacific during World War II. He was a graduate of Tufts University and a 1953 graduate of Northeastern University law school.

He settled in the Washington area in 1959 and was a member of St. Rita's Catholic Church in Alexandria.

Survivors include his wife of 50 years, Barbara Marad Taylor of Alexandria; six children, Richard Taylor of Decatur, Ga., Henry Taylor of Newton, Mass., Paul Taylor of Shepherdstown, W.Va., Robert Taylor of Colonial Heights, Va., Marion Platte of Fredericksburg and Grace Taylor of Boulder, Colo; a brother; and five grandchildren.

Susan Sulke-Wiesenthal


Susan Sulke-Wiesenthal, 61, who co-founded EuroMotorcars in Bethesda in 1976 and at her death was a vice president and treasurer of the company, died Jan. 31 at her home in Vienna, Austria, after a stroke. She also had a residence in Washington.

Mrs. Sulke-Wiesenthal was born in Austria and was the daughter of Guenther Wiesenthal, founder of the Wiesenthal Group, a collection of Mercedes-Benz dealerships in Europe.

She became general manager of the Wiesenthal Group before coming to the Washington area in 1976. With Austrian businessman Patrick Douglas, she bought McNey Motors and turned it into EuroMotorcars, a subsidiary of the Wiesenthal Group.

She was a graduate of the University of Vienna in Austria, where she also received a master's degree in business administration. She also studied economics at Columbia University.

She was a member of Congressional Country Club in Bethesda.

Survivors include her husband, Eric Sulke, whom she married in 1972, and three children, Katarina Sulke, Carolina Sulke and Phillip Sulke, all of Austria; a stepson, Alexander Sulke of Austria; her mother, Hilde von Wangenheim of Austria; a brother; and two sisters.

Sumiko Smith

Church Member

Sumiko I. Smith, 82, a member of the Jehovah's Witnesses in Springfield who had lived in the Washington area since the mid-1960s, died of cancer Feb. 3 in Arlington in the Manor Care nursing home, where she had been since March.

Mrs. Smith, who lived in Alexandria, was born in Korea to Japanese parents. She lived in Tokyo before coming to this country and New York state about 1960.

Her husband, John Charles Smith, died in 1999.

Survivors include a brother and a sister.

Anita White McClellan Stuart

Volunteer Librarian

Anita White McClellan Stuart, 87, a volunteer librarian for Prince George's County schools in the 1950s and 1960s, died Jan. 21 at Wilson Health Care Center at Asbury Methodist Village in Gaithersburg after a fall in November.

Mrs. Stuart, a resident of Asbury Methodist Village, was a docent at the National Gallery of Art in the 1950s and 1960s.

She was a charter member of University United Methodist Church in College Park and a member of the PEO Sisterhood.

She was a native of Oakland, Calif., and a history graduate of the University of California at Berkeley

Her hobbies included playing bridge.

Her husband of 43 years, Bill McClellan, died in 1981. Her second husband, Neil Stuart, died in 1988.

Survivors include three children from the first marriage, Donald H. McClellan of Germany, Marjorie A. Quelet of Gaithersburg and William Dee McClellan of Wilmington, Del.; two stepchildren, Betty Fonda of Sarasota, Fla., and Mary Lamb of Hixon, Tenn.; 11 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.

John L. Smith Jr.

Air Force Officer

John L. Smith, Jr., 82, a retired Air Force lieutenant colonel who served as a personnel manager with the Treasury Department's Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms, died of cardiac arrest Feb. 1 at Fairfax Hospital.

Col. Smith, who lived in Alexandria, was born in Nashville and attended the University of Pittsburgh. He retired from the Air Force in 1962 after a 20-year military career, most of it as a personnel officer. He was assigned to the Strategic Air Command and served in the Panama Canal Zone, Alaska, Maine, Wisconsin, Kansas and Washington state.

In 1964, he began his ATF career with the bureau's alcohol division in Atlanta. He was posted to Washington in 1970 and retired in 1987.

His wife, Bonita Libby Smith, died in 1988.

Survivors include two sons, Garrick Smith of Frederick and M. Randal Smith of Alexandria; and four brothers.

Elaine P. Rosenthal

Chief Librarian

Elaine P. Rosenthal, 81, who retired in 1978 as chief librarian of AARP, died of a brain tumor Feb. 3 at the Hospice of Washington. She lived in the District.

Mrs. Rosenthal was born in Troy, N.Y. She was a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of George Washington University and received a master's degree in library science from Catholic University.

She began her career as director of informational services at the Interior Department in the early 1960s. She joined the staff of what then was known as the American Association of Retired Persons, now AARP, in 1973.

She was a member of the American Library Association, Special Library Association, Hadassah, Friends of the Library organizations for Catholic and GW universities and the Palisades Library in Washington, the George Washington Society and Washington Hebrew Congregation and its seniors group, the Prime Timers.

After she retired, she published travel articles in newspapers that included The Washington Post and Washington Times, New York Times and Jewish Week and in the magazine Washington League Outlook.

Survivors include her husband of 60 years, Robert J. Rosenthal of Washington.

W. Russell Roberts

Golf Course Architect

William Russell Roberts, 80, a golf course architect who designed, built and maintained golf courses on the Eastern Seaboard, died Feb. 6 at his home in Gaithersburg after a heart attack. He had Alzheimer's disease.

Mr. Roberts was born and raised on a farm in Gaithersburg, and it was there that he operated his business, Russell Roberts Co. Inc. Two of the last golf courses he designed were the Hidden Valley Resort in Pennsylvania and the Bay Club in Ocean City. Not only did Mr. Roberts design the golf courses, he often participated in the construction, operating a backhoe and doing the clearing, scooping and filling work himself.

He served in the Navy during World War II, attending an engineering school in Norfolk and later learning to fly Navy aircraft. After the war, he flew private airplanes in the course of his business, and often landed Cessna aircraft on golf courses.

He was a member of the Golf Course Superintendents Association's Speakers Club.

He was an elder and 75-year member of Darnestown Presbyterian Church.

His first wife, Dodie Roberts, died in 1975.

Survivors include his wife of 25 years, Lillian Roberts of Gaithersburg; three sons from his first marriage, Jack, of Elko, Nev., James, of Gaithersburg, and Bill, of Poolesville; and three stepsons, Philip Johnson and Anton Johnson, both of Clayton, N.C., and Chris Johnson of Apex, N.C.

Fred Allen Rader

Masonry Foreman

Fred Allen Rader, 57, a masonry foreman with the L.F. Jennings, Inc. construction company for the past 20 years, died Feb. 4 at Inova Fairfax Hospital. He had a lung ailment.

Mr. Rader, who lived in Vienna, attended Salem College in his native West Virginia. He served in the Marine Corps in Vietnam. His honors include two Purple Hearts.

He began his career in 1970 with Bonded Masonry and later worked for Magnum Construction.

He was a Moose and a member of the American Legion.

His marriage to Kay Dee Rader ended in divorce.

Survivors include two sisters.

Milton B. Popeck


Milton B. Popeck, 69, a partner with the Buchbinder Tunick & Co. accounting company and a founder of the Old Geezer financial planning firm, died Feb. 5 at Georgetown University Hospital. He had lung cancer.

Mr. Popeck , who lived in Potomac, was a native of Philadelphia. He served in the Army in Germany in the early 1950s. He was a graduate of Benjamin Franklin University, now part of George Washington University.

He began his career in the mid-1950s as a bookkeeper with the Campusville store in Silver Spring and was later a partner in the accounting firm of Carl Fredericks. Mr. Popeck expanded the business after Fredericks retired to create Popeck Musher & Kowler and merged it with Buchbinder in 1991.

He began the Old Geezer firm two years ago.

Mr. Popeck served on the founding committee for the Children's Inn at the National Institutes of Health and was a fundraiser for the National Cancer Society. He was a member of Alcoholics Anonymous.

His marriage to Dorothy Popeck ended in divorce.

Survivors include his wife of seven years, Lisa Popeck of Potomac; two children from his first marriage, Bart Popeck and Rhonda Love, both of Olney; two stepsons, Steven Subar of Chicago and David Subar of Los Angeles; and 10 grandchildren.

M. Everett Parkinson

Arthur Andersen Executive

M. Everett "Parky" Parkinson, 90, a certified public accountant who retired in 1975 as a senior partner in the Washington office of Arthur Andersen & Co., died of congestive heart failure Feb. 5 at Washington Hospital Center.

Mr. Parkinson worked at Arthur Andersen for 42 years, commencing after his graduation from Columbia University. In 1946, he transferred from the firm's New York office to open a full-fledged Arthur Andersen operation in Washington. For several years, he was the partner in charge of the Washington office. He was among the last employees of the firm to have known Arthur Andersen, with whom he worked in the establishment of Washington Hospital Center.

Mr. Parkinson, a resident of Washington, was born in New York..

He was a former member of the board, chairman of the finance committee and treasurer of the National Symphony Orchestra. He served on the budget committee of the Health and Welfare Council and was a former board member, president and vice president of Burning Tree Club and a member of the University Club.

His wife of 54 years, Louise "Sally" Parkinson, died in 1993.

Survivors include two sons, Roger, a former vice president of The Washington Post who is publisher and chief executive of the Toronto Globe and Mail, of Toronto, and Walter, of Warwick, N.Y.; and three grandchildren.