Corinne Heurich Martin


Corinne Heurich Martin, 77, a retired nursery school and special education teacher, died of pulmonary disease April 26 at Suburban Hospital in Bethesda.

Mrs. Martin was a third-generation Washingtonian whose father donated 10 Potomac River islands near Seneca to the Nature Conservancy and a 3,750-square-foot tract of land for the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts.

The family owned the Heurich Brewing Co., which made Senate and Old Georgetown beers, from 1873 until it was closed in 1956. The brewery, a local landmark in a castle-like building on the Potomac, one of the first fireproof buildings in Washington, and was demolished in 1962 to make way for the approaches to the Theodore Roosevelt Bridge.

Mrs. Martin graduated from the National Cathedral School as a Bishops Scholar and from Wellesley College. She returned to Washington to teach nursery school at National Cathedral before she taught special education at the old Montrose School in Rockville. She later taught at the Christ Church Children's Center in Bethesda, and retired in the late 1980s.

Survivors include her husband of 56 years, James Martin of Bethesda; five children, James C. Martin Jr. of Poolesville, Christian Heurich Martin of Rockville, Robert C. Martin of North Potomac, John Y. Martin of Frederick, and Gail M. Martin of Frederick; and six grandchildren.

John F. Gulick

Public Relations Consultant

John F. Gulick, 65, who managed his own public relations and media consulting practice in Fairfax, died May 16 at his home in Fairfax after a heart attack.

From 1963 to 1982, he served in the Air Force and held several public-affairs assignments before retiring as a lieutenant colonel. He worked primarily in support of Air Force research, development and acquisition activities. He had two tours of duty at the Pentagon. In the mid-1970s, he was the public affairs officer for the new A-10 Thunderbolt II close air support aircraft, which was entering the Air Force inventory at the time.

After retiring from the Air Force, he joined Fairchild Republic aircraft manufacturing company in New York as a director of communications. He served in similar positions with Grumman Corp. and COMSAT Corp., and spent 10 years with Computer Sciences Corp. in Falls Church and San Diego.

He also founded and operated Gulick Public Relations Inc., an advertising and public relations agency in Fort Walton Beach, Fla., from 1984 to 1989. He opened the agency in Fairfax in 2002.

Col. Gulick co-wrote a book, "Media Isn't a Four Letter Word" in 1994. Now in its fifth edition, the book offers tips and techniques to businesses for dealing with the news media.

He was a native of Sellersville, Pa., and a graduate of Temple University. He received a master's degree in public relations from American University.

Col. Gulick was a founding member of the Air Force Public Affairs Alumni Association and had served on its board of directors.

Survivors include his wife, Lynn Gulick, of Fairfax; two children, Ron Gulick of San Diego and Michele Gulick of Springfield; and a sister.