Fannie Johnson Goode

Church Member

Fannie Johnson Goode, 103, a member of Apostolic Bible Way Temple in Washington and its new members club, died April 11 at Doctors Community Hospital in Lanham after a heart attack.

Mrs. Goode was born in Bowman, S.C., and moved to Washington in the late 1920s. She had lived in Greenbelt since the late 1990s.

She was a housekeeper and cook for a Washington family for about 35 years until retiring in her eighties.

Her husband, Thomas Goode, whom she married in 1929, died in 1972. Three children also preceded her in death, Barbara Goode in 1992, Thomas A. Goode in 2000 and Mary T. Paschal in January.

Survivors include two children, James Goode of Alexandria and Robert Goode of Greenbelt; a sister; 17 grandchildren; and 28 great-grandchildren.

Buell L. 'Herky' Herchenroeder


Buell L. "Herky" Herchenroeder, 81, a baker and former partner in Posin's Bakery and Delicatessen on Georgia Avenue in Washington, died of a heart attack April 13 at his vacation home in Sun City, Ariz.

Mr. Herchenroeder was born on a family farm in Lynn, Kan. He served in the Navy during World War II and met his future wife, Jewel "Julie" Connelly, at a USO social while posted at the Washington Navy Yard. He later served in the Pacific aboard the destroyer Mertz and participated in combat operations at Saipan, Okinawa, Leyte Gulf, Guam, Iwo Jima and Mindoro Islands.

In March 1945, he married Jewel Connelly.

After the war, Mr. Herchenroeder worked for his brother-in-law, Phil Pittle, who owned Pittle's Bakery. There, he learned baking and cake decorating. In 1951, he began working at Posin's, of which he became part owner in 1959. He sold his interest in the bakery and retired in 1983.

In retirement, Mr. Herchenroeder relocated to Ocean City, where his avocations included fishing.

Survivors include his wife of 58 years, of Ocean City; six children, Nancy Herchenroeder Ehringer of Alpharetta Ga., Stephen L. Herchenroeder of Rockville, John A. Herchenroeder of Silver Spring, Patricia Herchenroeder Biondo of Laurel, W. Joseph Herchenroeder of Columbia and Brian E. Herchenroeder of Owings; 17 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

William H. Kessenich


William H. Kessenich, 79, a native Washingtonian who worked as a physician at Veterans Administration hospitals in Florida for 22 years until his retirement in 1984, died of congestive heart failure April 13 at a hospital in Clearwater, Fla.

Dr. Kessenich was a graduate of Gonzaga College High School and Georgetown University, where he also received a medical degree. He interned and did a residency in internal medicine at Providence Hospital in Washington.

He served in the Army during World War II and in the Air Force during the Korean War.

From 1955 to 1962, he worked for the Food and Drug Administration and rose to the position of medical director.

He moved to Florida in 1962 and worked for VA hospitals in Lake City and St. Petersburg.

In retirement, he split his time between his winter home in Clearwater and his summer home in Hendersonville, N.C.

Survivors include his wife of 54 years, Rose Mary Connor Kessenich of Clearwater; three sons, Christopher J. Kessenich, of New Port Richey, Fla., and Thomas G. Kessenich and William C. Kessenich, both of Clearwater; and three granddaughters.