David I. Siskind
Census Bureau Official
David I. Siskind, 86, a statistician who retired from the Census Bureau in 1980 as assistant chief of the construction statistics division, died of cancer March 8 at the Hebrew Home of Greater Washington. He moved there from Silver Spring last summer.
Mr. Siskind was a native of New York and a graduate of the City College of New York. He received a master's degree in economics from George Washington University.
He began his career at Census in 1940 and later worked at the War Production Board and the Labor Department. He was responsible for an early input-output study of the construction industry at the Bureau of Labor Statistics and for statistical surveys in the division of manpower and employment statistics.
He returned to Census in 1960, where he worked on a variety of construction surveys. He was a consultant for construction organizations after he retired.
Mr. Siskind was a member of the American Economics Association and the men's clubs of Tikvat Israel and Temple Israel congregations in Silver Spring. He was a collector of stamps and first-day covers.
Survivors include his wife of 61 years, Blanche G. Siskind of Silver Spring; three children, Fred Siskind of McLean, Anita Blumenthal of Potomac and Ralph Siskind of Merion Station, Pa.; and five grandchildren.
Stephen P. Lynch
Capitol Hill Staff Member
Stephen Peter Lynch, 56, who retired in 1997 as staff director of the House Small Business Committee, died March 8 at his home in Takoma Park after a heart attack.
Mr. Lynch began working for the House in 1973 as a Judiciary Committee research assistant. His assignments included the proceedings to impeach President Richard M. Nixon for his role in the Watergate scandal. After he retired, Mr. Lynch assisted the Judiciary Committee during the 1998 proceedings to impeach President Bill Clinton on charges that he lied under oath.
Mr. Lynch was a native of New Bedford, Mass., and a 1968 graduate of Stonehill College in Massachusetts. He did graduate work in political science at Saint Louis University.
He served in the Army from 1968 to 1970.
Mr. Lynch was a founding partner in 1979 of Murphy's Grand Irish Pub in Alexandria. From 1998 to 2002, he was chairman of the District's St. Patrick's Day Parade committee. He was a founding member and board member of the American Foundation for Irish Heritage. He also did fundraising work for the Negro Leagues Baseball Players Association.
Survivors include a sister.
George F. Uhl
Air Force Officer
George F. Uhl, 82, a retired Air Force lieutenant colonel who helped establish Falcon's Landing retirement community in Sterling, died of renal failure March 5 at a health care center in Wooster, Ohio.
Col. Uhl, a native of Philadelphia and a graduate of the University of Maryland, served in the Far East with the Army Air Corps during World War II. He left the military after the war but later returned to active military duty as an officer. He had assignments in Japan and Taiwan.
He was a transportation officer at Andrews Air Force Base when he retired in 1968.
In retirement, he worked as a transportation specialist for the Interstate Commerce Commission. He also served as treasurer of the board of directors of the Air Force Retired Officers Community. In that capacity, he was instrumental in the planning of Falcon's Landing .
He had lived at Falcon's Landing since 1996. He was a Forestville resident for the previous 30 years.
Survivors include his wife of 56 years, Helen S. Uhl of Wooster; two children, Michelle Uhl of Wooster and Keith Uhl of Pensacola, Fla.; a brother; a sister; and two grandchildren.
Harlan Pomeroy, 79, a retired senior partner in the Washington office of Baker & Hostetler who was also legal adviser to Eastern European nations on local government, corporate governance and alternative dispute resolution issues, died Feb. 28 at a hospital in Sarasota, Fla. of complications following heart surgery.
Mr. Pomeroy, a native of Cleveland, was a graduate of Yale University and Harvard University's law school. He began his career in the late 1940s as a lawyer in the Justice Department. In 1958, he joined Baker & Hostetler in Cleveland, then transferred to the Washington office after nearly 20 years.
A former resident of Bethesda, he specialized in tax and commercial law.
In 1983 and 1984, he was general counsel to the John Glenn Presidential Committee.
Mr. Pomeroy moved to Florida in 1988 but continued to work for Baker & Hostetler until his retirement in 1992. He then became a foreign legal adviser with extended assignments in Bulgaria, Romania, Macedonia and Kosovo. He was also active as an arbitrator and mediator for the American Arbitration Association, the National Association of Securities Dealers and the New York Stock Exchange.
Survivors include his wife, Barbara Pomeroy of Sarasota; three children, Bob Pomeroy of Japan, Carrie Pomeroy of Santa Cruz, Calif., and Harlan "Tripp" Pomeroy III of Nokomis, Fla.; a stepson, Peter Klein of Florida; a sister; and four grandchildren.
Robert W. Ourand
Diesel Engine Mechanic
Robert W. Ourand, 74, a diesel engine mechanic who worked 32 years at Safeway Stores' Landover garage before retiring in 1991, died March 12 at Prince George's Hospital Center after a heart attack.
Mr. Ourand, a Bladensburg resident since the late 1960s, was born in Olney and raised in Takoma Park. He attended Takoma Park Junior High School.
He was a member of the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers.
Survivors include his wife of 51 years, Gloria Ourand of Bladensburg; four sons, Michael J.S., of Severn, Steven H., of Columbia, Robert A.., of Huntingtown and Christopher M., of Forestville; three daughters, Maggie Dawson of Friendship, Patty Walker of Woodstock, Va., and Betty LeBrun of Myrtle Beach, S.C.; a sister, Gloria Schmidt of Damascus; and 15 grandchildren.
Mary Cubranich Gartland
Bank Teller and Volunteer
Mary Cubranich Gartland, 80, a teller for the Bank of Maryland in Hillcrest Heights and Prince Frederick in the late 1970s and 1980s, died Feb. 26 at St. Agnes Hospital in Catonsville. She had pneumonia.
Mrs. Gartland, a Catonsville resident, did volunteer work for Meals on Wheels and the school library at Holy Family Catholic Church in Hillcrest Heights.
She was born in what is now Croatia and raised in East Chicago, Ind., and the Bronx, N.Y.
She was a 1943 graduate of St. Mary's Hospital's nursing school in Brooklyn, N.Y., and served in the Army Nurse Corps in the Pacific during World War II. She met her future husband, Dr. George Gartland, an Army surgeon, while they worked on Iwo Jima.
They married in 1946 and settled in the Washington area. Over the years, she did secretarial work for him.
Her memberships included Veterans of Foreign Wars, and her hobbies included playing bridge.
Her husband died in 1981.
Survivors include seven children, Dr. Diane Gartland of Farmington Hills, Mich., George Gartland of Chesapeake Beach, Sandra Gartland of Leawood, Kan., Dr. Patrick Gartland of San Jose, Michael Gartland of Madison, Conn., Marianne Gartland May of Wichita, and Carol Gartland of Baltimore; a brother; and three grandchildren.
Patricia Few Buckelew
Patricia Few Buckelew, 81, who did volunteer work at the thrift shop at Inova Fairfax Hospital in the 1980s, died March 5 at a hospital in Virginia Beach. She had pneumonia and cancer.
In the late 1980s, Mrs. Buckelew was a licensed private investigator for Howard Miller & Associates. She specialized in cases involving abducted and runaway children.
She moved from Falls Church to Virginia Beach in 1989.
She was a native Washingtonian and attended Washington and Lee High School in Arlington and the University of New Mexico.
During World War II, she was a model for war bonds advertisements and was a civilian instructor for the Army, where she trained active-duty members in identifying aircraft silhouettes.
Her husband of 55 years, Morris T. Buckelew, died in 1998.
Survivors include three sons, Roger C. Buckelew of Burke, Bruce N. Buckelew of Virginia Beach and Daniel V. Buckelew of Vienna; a brother; and a grandson.