George Manley Dudley

Personnel Officer

George Manley Dudley, 86, a personnel manager for the Central Intelligence Agency from 1955 until he retired in 1974, died of cardiopulmonary arrest Feb. 9 at the Sunrise at Mount Vernon retirement facility in Alexandria.

He had lived in Alexandria since the late 1940s.

Mr. Dudley, a native of Middlesex, N.C., attended Charlotte (N.C.) Business College.

He served in the Army during World War II.

In the 1940s and 1950s, he was a civilian personnel manager for the Defense Department.

At the CIA, he was a position management and compensation officer.

Following his retirement into the 1980s, he was a consultant for Booz Allen Hamilton.

Mr. Dudley was a member of the Aldersgate United Methodist Church of Alexandria and served on its administrative board.

Survivors include his wife, Ruth Dudley of Alexandria, whom he married in 1943; two sons, Robert, of Easton, Pa., and Gerald, of Leesburg; three brothers; a sister; and two grandchildren.

William K. Wilson

Research Scientist

William K. Wilson, 89, a retired government research scientist who helped establish standards to promote the manufacturing of durable and environmentally friendly paper, died of liver cancer Feb. 11 at Virginia Hospital Center-Arlington.

Mr. Wilson worked more than 35 years for what is now the National Institute of Standards and Technology, specializing in the chemical processing of paper.

In addition to his research, he led U.S. delegations to international standards organizations.

From his retirement in 1975 until last summer, he did volunteer work at the National Archives and Records Administration. Among other things, he was a member of the Preservation Advisory Committee to the National Archives and a member of the Advisory Committee to Preserve the Charters of Freedom.

He was a fellow of the American Society for Testing Materials and a recipient of its Award of Merit.

In 1995, he wrote "Environmental Guidelines for Storage of Paper and Records."

Mr. Wilson, a McLean resident, was a native of Harrisville, W.Va. He graduated from Salem College in Salem, W.Va., and received a master's degree in chemistry from West Virginia University.

Survivors include his wife of 59 years, Edith Gallien Wilson of McLean; three children, Dr. Bill Wilson of Houston, Dr. Brenda Gillespie of Ann Arbor, Mich., and Dr. Jenny Sakamoto of Torrance, Calif.; and three grandchildren.

Mary Catherine Dwyer


Mary Catherine Dwyer, 77, an Alexandria homemaker who raised 11 children and volunteered in church and civic organizations, died of a brain hemorrhage Feb. 15 at Inova Fairfax Hospital.

Mrs. Dwyer, a lifelong Alexandria resident, was a 1942 graduate of George Washington High School. She was a secretary for the Army's motion picture film unit at Fort Belvoir during World War II.

She was a member of Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church in Alexandria, serving as a eucharistic minister and volunteer chaplain at Inova Alexandria Hospital.

She was past president of the Alexandria Rotary Inner Wheel.

Survivors include her husband of 57 years, Richard J. Dwyer Jr., of Alexandria ; six sons, Paul B., of Oakton, Thomas A., of Las Vegas, David G., of Burke, and Richard J., Brian F., and Kevin C., all of Alexandria; five daughters, Mary D. Rinaldi of Reston, Nancy D. McKenzie of Arlington, Kathryn Dwyer of Oakton, Carole D. Waring of North Potomac and Therese D. Dayton of Breckenridge, Colo.; two brothers, Frank Becker of Alexandria and Bernard Becker of Mount Airy, Md.; a sister, Marie Marlatt of Arlington; 21 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.