Elizabeth Bailey Shoemaker
Elizabeth Bailey Shoemaker, 94, who taught at Lynbrook Elementary School in Bethesda from the early 1950s to the early 1970s, died of heart ailments on April 15 at Sycamore Acres assisted-living home in Derwood.
Mrs. Shoemaker was a resident of Asbury Methodist Village in Gaithersburg until moving to Sycamore Acres about two weeks ago.
She was a native of Dryden, Va., and a graduate of what is now Radford University. She received a master's degree in education from the University of Maryland.
She taught at Round Hill Elementary School in Loudoun County in the 1930s.
Her memberships included Grace United Methodist Church in Gaithersburg and the Daughters of the American Revolution. She did volunteer work at Asbury Methodist Village. Her interests included bridge.
Her husband, Maynard P. Shoemaker Jr., whom she married in 1938, died in 1981.
Survivors include two daughters, Nancy Werner of Derwood and Ellen Joyce of Damascus; a sister; four granddaughters; and seven great-grandchildren.
Nancy Bogardus West
Nancy Bogardus West, 66, a Falls Church resident who taught adult and children's art classes at recreation centers in Arlington and Fairfax counties for the past 16 years, died of cancer March 25 at Virginia Hospital Center-Arlington.
She taught classes on drawing and painting as well as art forms found in primitive cultures. The classes were organized through Arlington and Fairfax counties' departments of parks and recreation.
Ms. West, who had lived in the Washington area since 1985, was born in Louisville and raised in Austin, Ind. She graduated from John Herron School of Art in Indianapolis and worked as a commercial artist for a Chicago department store.
She later moved to Bloomington, Ind., where she held a series of administrative jobs while exhibiting her art locally.
When she moved to the Washington area, she initially worked as a private art instructor.
Her marriage to Stephen West ended in divorce.
Survivors include two children, Amanda B. West of Washington and Stephen D. West of Indianapolis; her mother, Jeanette E. Bogardus of Oklahoma City; a brother, Dr. Carl. R. Bogardus Jr. of Oklahoma City; a sister, Jane Cornwell of Annapolis; and a granddaughter.
Michael A. Openlander
Bartender, Restaurant Manager
Michael Alan Openlander, 52, a longtime fixture on the restaurant bartending scene who was known for his views on baseball and his charity work, died April 16 at his home in Shady Side after a heart attack.
In the 1970s, Mr. Openlander was a bartender at Danker's steakhouse and day manager at the Hawk & Dove. He worked for Chadwicks from 1982 until 1999, becoming general manager at the Old Town Alexandria and Georgetown locations.
In recent years, he had worked at Phillips seafood restaurant in Annapolis as beverage manager, ordering liquor and deciding the wine list, among other duties.
At his death, he was manager of the Davidsonville Country Market in Maryland, a combination deli and small market.
Mr. Openlander was born in St. Louis, where, he proudly told friends, beer was served at Little League games.
He moved to the Washington area in 1968 and did clerical work for the FBI until the early 1970s.
He was a tall and imposing man who shaved his head as his hair thinned and often wore dark glasses that made him resemble a bodyguard, said his friend Dan Shaughnessy, a Boston Globe sports columnist and former Washington Star baseball writer.
They attended games together, and Shaughnessy said he relied on his friend's advice to choose Hall of Fame selections for the Baseball Writers' Association of America.
Mr. Openlander was former chairman and board member of the Bartenders' Ball charity event and a former chairman of the Chadwicks charity golf tournament.
Over the years, he also did consulting work for friends and acquaintances who were opening restaurants.
His wife, Lisa Openlander, predeceased him.
His marriages to Maura O'Connor Openlander and Bonnie King Openlander ended in divorce.
Survivors include two brothers.
Joseph Aloysius Barry
Joseph Aloysius Barry, 84, a lawyer who worked for the Justice Department for 35 years before retiring in 1986 as chief legal counsel of the U.S. Board of Parole, died of congestive heart failure April 17 at his home in Gainesville.
Mr. Barry had lived in Gainesville since 2000. He had lived previously in Alexandria. He was a graduate of St. Joseph's University in his native Philadelphia and Georgetown University's law school.
After starting his career in private practice, he joined the Justice Department in 1951 and for a time worked in the criminal division.
He was a former member of Good Shepherd Catholic Church in Alexandria.
Survivors include his wife of 52 years, Eleanor Quill Barry of Gainesville; four children, Michael Barry of Falls Church, James Barry of Memphis, Eleanor Carpenter of Falls Church and Kathy Levin of Atlanta; a sister; a brother; and nine grandchildren.
William A. Carlson
Agriculture Department Official
William A. Carlson, 76, who worked more than 20 years for the Agriculture Department before retiring in 1975 as director of planning and evaluation, died of cancer April 15 at Manor Care nursing home.
In retirement, he was a consultant on budget planning and evaluation. His clients included the governments of Kuwait, Nigeria, Afghanistan and Thailand. He also wrote articles for professional journals and enjoyed deep-sea diving.
Mr. Carlson, a Washington resident, was born and raised in Ann Arbor, Mich. He served in the Navy during World War II. He graduated from Michigan State University and received a master's degree in public administration from Harvard University.
He was a member of the American Society for Public Administration, the American Evaluation Society, the Policy Studies Organization and the Society of International Development.
Survivors include his wife of 47 years, Dr. Sevinc Carlson of Washington.