Madeline H. Hanchak

Personnel Official

Madeline H. Hanchak, 90, a retired Interior Department personnel official who was active in the Daughters of the American Revolution, died of cancer March 16 at Inova Fairfax Hospital. She lived in Fairfax.

Mrs. Hanchak, an Ohio native, came to the Washington area and then worked for the Interior Department until 1975. She lived in Poland from 1945 to 1947 while her husband was a State Department vice consul.

She was a 35-year member of the DAR. She served as secretary of the Falls Church chapter and regent of the Judge Lynn chapter in Washington. She also served as a chapter newsletter editor with the National Association of Retired Federal Employees and was a member of Dulin United Methodist Church in Falls Church.

Her husband, Martin R. Hanchak, whom she married in 1940, died in 1978.

She leaves no immediate survivors.

Austin G. Roe

Administrative Law Judge

Austin G. Roe, 91, who served as an administrative law judge with the Armed Services Board of Contract Appeals from 1973 to 1980, died of pneumonia March 19 at his home in Harrisonburg, Va.

Mr. Roe, a Rhode Island native, came to Washington in 1932 and lived in McLean before moving to Harrisonburg last year. He was a 1937 graduate of George Washington University and a 1940 graduate of Yale Law School.

He was a lawyer with the Reconstruction Finance Corp. from the 1940s to early 1950s. He engaged in the private practice of government procurement and administrative practices law in Washington from 1953 to 1959. He was secretary and general counsel of Melpar Associates in Falls Church from 1959 to 1973. After retiring as an administrative law judge, he practiced law in Washington until retiring in 1989.

Mr. Roe was a lecturer at Catholic University's law school from 1949 to 1954. He lectured and wrote technical works on government procurement law.

His professional memberships included the Federal Bar and Board of Contract Appeals Judges associations. He served as Holy Name Society president at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church in Bethesda, where he also was an usher. His hobbies included travel, hunting, photography, bowling, fishing and scuba diving.

A daughter, Kathleen R. Camp, died in 1995.

Survivors include his wife of 64 years, Yolanda G. Roe of Harrisonburg; three daughters, Marie R. Matthews of Fredericksburg, Geraldine R. Maloney of Harrisonburg and Eileen R. Bulcroft of Montague, Calif.; and eight grandchildren.