Deborah McCann

Program Analyst

Deborah McCann, 50, a program analyst with the Homeland Security Department's Transportation Security Agency, died of cancer March 24 at her home in Fort Belvoir.

Mrs. McCann, who was born in Ohio and grew up in North Carolina, was a graduate of Trinity College in Washington, from which she also received a master's degree in human resources.

She began her government career in 1970 with the Secret Service in Charlotte. She moved to Secret Service headquarters in Washington in 1988 and to the Transportation Security Agency last year.

She had been a member of the Washington chapter of Toastmasters International.

Survivors include her husband of 21 years, Harvey McCann, of Fort Belvoir and a daughter, Patricia Moore of Dumfries.

Natalie 'Nan' Sears


Natalie Pierce "Nan" Sears, 84, who did volunteer work with church, cultural and social groups, died March 19 in an assisted-living facility in St. Louis after a stroke.

She was born in Syracuse, N.Y., grew up in Michigan, and came to Washington in 1941. She lived in Annapolis from 1978 until moving to St. Louis in 2000.

Mrs. Sears was a founder of the Mary Garden at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Annapolis in 1988. The garden now includes more than 100 varieties of flowers and other plants.

She was a past president of the Gardeners of the Junior League of Washington and the Maryland Federation of Art in Annapolis, and she had been a docent with the Smithsonian Institution.

She had done volunteer work with the Hospital Information Service of Washington and the London Town Public House in Edgewater. She also had worked in the Naval Academy's plebe sponsorship program and was a member of the Washington Antique Group.

From the mid-1970s until the late 1990s, Mrs. Sears taught exercise classes with Shapes of Bethesda.

She had won flower-arranging awards.

Her husband, W. James Sears, whom she married in 1941, died in 1989.

Survivors include a son, Walter J. III, of Birmingham; two daughters, Chrissie Sears Hereford of St. Louis and Frances Sears Nunez of Havertown, Pa.; seven grandchildren; and a great-grandchild.

Anne Barnett

WAVES Veteran

Anne Barnett, 80, a World War II Navy WAVES veteran who was a member of American Legion Post No. 176 in Springfield, died of lymphoma March 10 at Walter Reed Army Hospital. She lived in Springfield.

Mrs. Barnett, a Rochester, N.Y., native who settled in this area in 1968, was an auxiliary member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars in Springfield. She had done volunteer work with the Red Cross at DeWitt Army Hospital at Fort Belvoir.

Her husband, Harold D. Barnett, died in 1989.

Survivors include two daughters, Christine Kehrli of Oak Ridge, N.C., and Patricia Barnett of Richmond; a brother; and two grandchildren.

Alan Wolfe

CIA Officer

Alan Douglas Wolfe, 75, a retired CIA operations officer who had served as chief of the Near East and South Asia division and the European division, died of a brain tumor March 5 at his home in Potomac.

Mr. Wolfe retired from the CIA in 1989 after almost 40 years with the agency. His overseas career included duty in Pakistan, Jordan, Iraq, Afghanistan, London and Rome. He received two Distinguished Intelligence medals.

He was born in New York and graduated from Columbia University, where he also received a master's degree in Chinese history and language.

His interests included the history of India during the period of the British raj, theater, films and books.

His marriage to Nancy Hatch ended in divorce.

Survivors include his wife, Ann Wolfe of Potomac; their daughter, Tracy Bays of Fairfax Station; three stepchildren, Julie Gill of St. Thomas, Ontario, Louis F. Dupree of Vancouver, Wash., and Sara Jerace of Newtown, Conn.; a sister; and six grandchildren.

Rudolph Perez

Army Master Sergeant

Rudolph Perez, 76, an Army master sergeant who retired in 1969 and then was a mechanic with a Sears auto center in Alexandria, died of cancer March 17 at the Veterans Affairs Hospital in Washington. He lived in Springfield.

He was a native of Trenton, Neb., who worked for a year at a lumber company before being drafted into the Army in May 1945. He served in electronics assignments in posts that included Germany, Alaska, Hawaii and Iran.

He was a member of St. Bernadette's Catholic Church in Springfield, the Knights of Columbus and the National Rifle Association.

Survivors include his wife of 51 years, Eileen Perez of Springfield; five children; a brother; a sister; and 12 grandchildren.

Janice W. Bodor

Church Member

Janice W. Bodor, 78, a member and former registrar of Universalist National Memorial Church in Washington, died of cancer March 22 at a Brattleboro, Vt., nursing home. She moved there in January from Charlestown, W.Va.

Mrs. Bodor, a former resident of Falls Church who had lived in the Washington area from 1949 until 1985, was born in Brattleboro, where she worked in the town clerk's office before moving here. She was a secretary at the headquarters of Perpetual Savings and Loan Association until 1960.

Her husband, Andre Bodor, died in 1990.

Survivors include a son, Timothy Bodor of Surrey, England; a sister; and three grandchildren.

Brian B. Bucklee

NSA Analyst

Brian Brooks Bucklee, 73, a senior research analyst who retired in 1986 after 31 years with the National Security Agency, died March 22 at the Collington Episcopal Life Care Community in Mitchellville after a heart attack. He had diabetes.

Mr. Bucklee was a native of East Orange, N.J., and a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania.

Last year, he moved to Mitchellville from Laurel, where he was a member of the vestry of St. Philip's Episcopal Church. He was senior and junior warden at the church and treasurer and head of its 1997 building campaign. He represented the bishop of Washington for six years on the board of Collington Episcopal Life Care Community and attended several General Conventions of the church. He was also business manager of the Episcopal Women's Caucus.

Survivors include his wife of 50 years, Sally Mitchell Bucklee, of Mitchellville; two children, Andrew Bucklee of Baltimore and Elizabeth B. Zelasko of Falls Church; and three grandchildren.

William G. Page Jr.

Systems Engineer

William G. Page Jr., 40, a principal information systems engineer with the Center for Enterprise Modernization of Mitre Corp. in McLean, died of a blood disorder March 3 at Inova Mount Vernon Hospital. He lived in Alexandria.

Mr. Page, a native of North Carolina, graduated from the University of North Carolina. He received a master's degree in computer science from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, where he also taught graduate computer courses. He also taught at Northern Virginia Community College and wrote computer reference books.

He began his career as an engineering construction and operations specialist with Duke Power Co. He became a mathematical statistician at the Census Bureau in 1987. He joined Mitretek Systems as principal database engineer in 1997.

Mr. Page presented papers at conferences of Oracle users and other professionals.

Survivors include his wife of 12 years, Betty Fong Page, and two children, Lindsey Page and Benjamin Page, all of Alexandria; and his mother, Judith W. Kakavas of Burlington, N.C.

James E. Schultz

Agriculture Department Official

James Emil Schultz, 82, who spent about 20 years at the Agriculture Department and retired in the mid-1970s as head of a unit that developed forms, died March 22 at Mount Vernon Nursing Home in Alexandria. He had chronic anemia.

Mr. Schultz, an Alexandria resident, was born in Baynesville in Westmoreland County, Va., and attended Virginia Tech. He served in the Army Air Forces in the China-Burma-India theater during World War II.

His earliest jobs included clerical work for the Air Force Department and the Internal Revenue Service.

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

Survivors include his wife of 60 years, Frances Schultz of Alexandria; a daughter, Barbara Schultz of Alexandria; a son, James E. Schultz Jr. of Avon, N.C.; and a grandson.

Sheldon Silverman

ICC Official

Sheldon Silverman, 84, a retired director of the Interstate Commerce Commission's proceedings office, died of cancer March 14 at a hospice in Boynton Beach, Fla. He lived in Boynton Beach.

In 1947, Mr. Silverman came to Washington and joined the ICC, serving as office director from the late 1960s until retiring in 1974. As director, he oversaw routes and rate regulation and rules involving operating conditions for surface and marine transport.

At the ICC, he also was a successful proponent of the commission taking a legal position that the U.S. Supreme Court's Brown v. Board of Education ruling ending racial segregation in education should also apply to transportation issues.

Mr. Silverman, who attended the University of Michigan and graduated from its law school, was an Army veteran of World War II. He later retired from its reserve as a lieutenant colonel.

A native of Pennsylvania, he lived in Silver Spring and Ocean City in retirement before moving to Florida in the late 1990s.

Survivors include his wife of 59 years, Mildred Silverman of Boynton Beach; two sons, Steve, of Takoma Park, and Marc, of New York; a brother, Maurice, of Rockville; a sister, Natalie Roth of Fullerton, Calif.; and three grandchildren.

Kenneth D. Lawrence

Lab Employee

Kenneth Donald Lawrence, 84, who worked at the Naval Research Laboratory for 33 years and retired in 1979 as a physical science aide who assisted in the chemistry lab, died March 19 at Potomac Hospital in Woodbridge after a stroke.

Mr. Lawrence, a Woodbridge resident, received a Masonic award for community service in 1989.

He was a past president of the Woodbridge chapters of AARP, formerly the American Association of Retired Persons, and the National Association of Retired Federal Employees. He was a former treasurer of the Mineral Society of Washington and a former secretary of the Woodbridge Park Association.

His memberships also included the Toastmasters chapter at the Naval Research Laboratory and St. Paul United Methodist Church in Woodbridge.

He was a 100-pint blood donor to the American Red Cross.

Mr. Lawrence was born in Stickney, S.D. He attended Morningside College in Iowa and served in the Army in the Pacific in World War II.

Survivors include his wife of 61 years, Ellen Brown Lawrence of Woodbridge; six children, Kenneth E. Lawrence of Kissimmee, Fla., Dorothy E. Smith of Fredericksburg, Joanne L. McCartney of Baden, Pa., Barbara A. Sinegal of Reston and George A. Lawrence and Carol J. Thompson, both of Woodbridge; one brother; 10 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. A daughter, Ginger K. Brewster, died last year.

Frances A. Royce

Registered Nurse

Frances A. Royce, 73, a registered nurse who worked for Alexandria Hospital in the 1950s, died of cancer March 23 at her home in Alexandria.

Mrs. Royce, who had lived in the Washington area since 1954, was a native of Westport, Ontario, Canada, and a graduate of a nursing school at Ontario Hospital.

She was a member of St. James Episcopal Church in Alexandria.

Survivors include her husband of 46 years, Richard Kneeland Royce of Alexandria; a son, Richard Sean Royce of Laurel; a sister; and a granddaughter.

Sharon Erskine Campbell


Sharon Elizabeth Erskine Campbell, 33, who had taught third grade for 10 years at Lucy B. Slowe Elementary School in Washington, died of breast cancer March 22 at Inova Fairfax Hospital. She lived in Arlington.

Mrs. Campbell was born in Washington and raised in Pittsburgh. She was a graduate of Bethany College in West Virginia.

Her first teaching post was at the Edlin school in Fairfax County. At Slowe Elementary, she was involved in Saturday school, the after-school program and yearbook work.

In Northern Virginia, she was a sales representative for Creative Memories scrapbooks and taught classes for the company.

Mrs. Campbell was a member of the choir and the Jubilate hand-bell team at Lewinsville Presbyterian Church in McLean. She was also co-chair of the worship committee, chair of the music committee and a member of the Christian education committee.

She was founder of the Lewinsville Voluntares, a hand-bell quartet.

Mrs. Campbell also volunteered with church-sponsored Habitat for Humanity projects in Garrett County, Md., and Easton, Md. She was a member of the P.E.O. Sisterhood and Alpha Xi Delta social sorority.

Survivors include her husband, Jeffrey Campbell of Arlington; her parents, John and Cynthia Erskine, both of Pittsburgh; a brother; a sister, and a grandmother, Janice Lightfoot, of the Fairfax at Fort Belvoir.

John F. Weatherby


John F. Weatherby, 57, former vice president for government-assisted financing of the Rouse Co. and executive vice president of the development arm of Harkins Builders in Washington, died of stomach cancer March 22 at a hospice in Jacksonville, Fla.

He lived in Woodbine and Baltimore before moving to Jacksonville in 1993.

Mr. Weatherby was born in Pomona, Calif. He was a graduate of George Washington University and received a master's degree in business from American University.

His marriage to Dorothy G. Weatherby ended in divorce.

Survivors include his wife, Lisa Strange Weatherby of Jacksonville; two sons from his first marriage; a stepdaughter; his mother; a brother; and a granddaughter.