Byron Rosen

Washington Post Copy Editor

Byron Mark Rosen, 74, a copy editor and occasional writer for The Washington Post's sports pages from the late 1960s to early 1990s, died March 26 at his home in Lancaster, Ohio, after a heart attack.

Mr. Rosen also compiled The Post's "Fanfare" column, a digest of sports news and off-beat items.

He did copy editing work for the Journal newspapers in the mid-1990s. He moved from Chantilly to Ohio in the late 1990s.

He was born in Columbus, Ohio, and grew up in Steubenville, Ohio. He was a journalism graduate of Ohio State University.

He did reporting and editing at small Ohio newspapers before joining the Associated Press in Columbus in the early 1960s.

He served in the Air Force in the late 1940s.

His avocations included playing golf, softball, basketball and bowling.

His wife, June Holland Rosen, died in 2000.

Survivors include two children; a sister; and two grandchildren.

Anne Reid Copeland


Anne Reid Copeland, 95, a longtime member of the Altar Guild at St. David's Episcopal Church in Washington who also volunteered at the Florence Crittenden Home and American Cancer Society, died of septicemia March 28 at a nursing home in Charlottesville. She had Alzheimer's disease.

Mrs. Copeland lived in Bethesda and Gaithersburg before moving to Charlottesville last year. She was a native of Marion, N.C., and a graduate of St. Mary's College in North Carolina. She worked for an insurance company in Richmond as a young woman and was a secretary at the U.S. embassy in Buenos Aires prior to World War II.

She and her husband,. William Winston Copeland, lived in Argentina and Brazil, where he worked for United Press International, and in Manila, Tokyo, Madrid and Bangkok, where he was posted with the U.S. Information Agency.

Mrs. Copeland was a member of the Sumner Garden Club in Bethesda.

Her husband died in 1994.

Survivors include three sons, retired Rear Adm. William Winston Copeland Jr. of San Jose, Calif., Douglas R. Copeland of Takoma Park and J. Reid Copeland of Roseland, Va.; a sister; and three grandchildren.

Eleanor P. Karpe

Montgomery County Teacher

Eleanor P. Karpe, 81, a longtime Montgomery County kindergarten teacher, died March 31 at Suburban Hospital after gallbladder surgery. She had lived in Chevy Chase since 1958.

Mrs. Karpe spent most of her career at Chevy Chase Elementary, where she taught from 1959 to 1973. She taught at Luxmanor Elementary from 1974 to 1981 and worked as a consultant in Montgomery County's public schools interagency program for seven years until her retirement in 1988.

She was a native of Norfolk and graduate of James Madison University. She received a master's degree in education from the University of Maryland.

She began her career in 1943 as a teacher in Norfolk, then worked in D.C. schools for two years before moving to the Montgomery County school system. She worked at Rolling Terrace Elementary School in Silver Spring in 1955 and 1957 and at Wheaton Woods Elementary in 1958.

Her husband of 50 years, Sol F. Karpe, died in 1993.

Survivors include two children, Eleanor K. Shutak of Rockville and Richard D. Karpe of Los Lunas, N.M.; a brother; and two grandchildren.

George H. Mikesell

Sales and Advertising Man

George H. Mikesell, 88, who retired in 1984 from the advertising and sales promotion division of U.S. News & World Report, died of congestive heart failure March 28 at the Hospice of Northern Virginia.

Mr. Mikesell, a longtime resident of Kensington, was born in Waynesboro, Pa. He graduated from Tufts University.

As a young man, he served in a horse cavalry unit in the Ohio National Guard that was called to active duty in World War II. He was shipped to Europe with his horse but was later reassigned to the Army Air Forces.

After the war, he settled in the Washington area. He was a copywriter with the Henry Kaufman Agency and Woodward & Lothrop store.

Later, he worked in sales promotion for National Geographic. He was with U.S. News & World Report for 24 years before he retired.

His wife, Barbara Boyd Mikesell, died in 1977.

Survivors include two children, George H. Mikesell Jr. of San Marcos, Tex., and Libby Mikesell of Arlington; and a sister.

Dorothy M. Lyle

Annapolis Hostess

Dorothy Mollin Lyle, 91, a hostess in the early 1960s at the Naval Academy Alumni House in Annapolis, died April 1 at Caroline Nursing Home in Denton, on Maryland's Eastern Shore. She had a heart ailment.

Mrs. Lyle moved from Silver Spring to Denton in 1998 and lived at the nursing home.

She was born in Golconda, Nev., and attended the University of California at Los Angeles. She accompanied her first husband on his naval assignments and settled in the Washington area in the late 1950s.

She was a member of the Maryland Federation of Art.

Her avocations included painting, predominantly with watercolors.

Her first husband, Navy Capt. William W. Brown, died in 1957. Her second husband, George A. Lyle, died in 1989.

Survivors include two sons from her first marriage, William W. Brown Jr. of Lewes, Del., and Michael G. Brown of Cambridge, Md.; four grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

Graham Rogers Lobb

Telecommunications Specialist

Graham Rogers Lobb, 79, a telecommunications specialist who retired from the State Department in 1981 and then worked for firms that included Contel ASC, died of pneumonia March 15 at Georgetown University Hospital. He lived in Washington.

Mr. Lobb was a native of Honesdale, Pa., and was a copyboy on the old New York Herald Tribune before joining the Army to serve in World War II. He was assigned to the Signal Corps in the Pacific and with the Signal Intelligence Service at Gen. Douglas MacArthur's headquarters. He reenlisted after the war and was stationed in Italy.

He attended Georgetown University before joining the Foreign Service in 1949. His assignments included Kabul, Afghanistan; London; The Hague; Port-au-Prince, Haiti; Paris; and Accra, Ghana.

Survivors include his wife of 50 years, Roberta Lobb of Washington; and two children, David Lobb of Denver and Jennifer Lobb of Washington.

Donald Wayne Jeffries


Donald Wayne Jeffries, 78, a World Bank economist who retired in 1987, died of sepsis April 2 at Georgetown University Hospital after emergency surgery for an abdominal hemorrhage.

Mr. Jeffries joined the World Bank staff in 1954. In the early years of his career, he was a personnel officer, and he worked on an internal staff training program. Later he became a senior staff economist and financial analyst. He specialized in the Middle and Far East regions, including Turkey, India and Nepal.

He was born in Terre Haute, Ind., and graduated from Harvard University. He received a master's degree from Harvard Business School. He worked for Arthur D. Little consulting in the Boston area for six years before joining the World Bank.

Mr. Jeffries, a resident of Georgetown, was a trustee of Georgetown Presbyterian Church and a member of the Georgetown Assembly, a social organization.

He was a gardener and a skier. With his wife he made annual ski outings to France and Switzerland.

Survivors include his wife, Paula G. Knight Jeffries of Washington; and a brother.