Mabel Orndorff Warder

Executive Assistant

Mabel Orndorff Warder, 88, a retired executive assistant to the Defense Science Board, died of cancer May 23 at her daughter's home in Williamsburg.

A native Washingtonian, she attended the former Conduit Road and Addison primary schools in Washington before moving to Arlington. She graduated from Washington-Lee High School and attended the State Teachers College, now James Madison University, in Harrisonburg, Va., for one year before returning to Washington to work at Woodward & Lothrop department store.

In 1953, she went to work for the Defense Department in the office of the secretary. During her career, she received numerous superior performance awards and upon her retirement was awarded the Secretary of Defense Meritorious Civilian Service Medal. She retired in 1977.

She was a longtime resident of Hallowing Point in Lorton. During her retirement, she served as treasurer and volunteer at the Lorton Community Action Center until 1989. She was a member of First Church of Christ, Scientist in Alexandria, where she served as an usher and a member of the literature distribution committee.

Her husband of 46 years, Harry C. Warder, died in 1984.

Survivors include three children, Judith Schroeder of Williamsburg, Stanley Warder of Richmond and Ginger Warder of St. Petersburg, Fla.; six grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.

Louis R. Morcone

Engineering Contractor

Louis Rocco Morcone, 75, a Washington resident and retired engineering contractor, died May 22 at Fort Washington Hospital. He died of complications from diabetes.

Mr. Morcone worked on fire-suppression devices for Fenwall Inc. in Massachusetts before becoming the company's Washington representative in 1971. Soon after, he left to start his own engineering contracting business and worked on government projects.

After retiring about a decade ago, he worked part time as a starter at Hains Point and Potomac Ridge golf courses.

He was a native of Milford, Mass., and a Navy veteran of the Korean War.

He coached youth hockey teams, including Capital Boys Hockey Club, Montgomery Youth Hockey Association and the Little Caps.

His marriage to Anne P. Morcone ended in divorce.

Survivors include his wife of 19 years, Susan Moore Morcone of Washington; six children from the first marriage, Steve Morcone of Bethesda, Michelle Morcone of Annapolis, Robert Morcone of Frederick, Paul Morcone of North Beach, Md., Jacqueline Morcone of Damascus and Simone Morcone Boyer of France; two stepchildren, James M. Porter of Kensington and Tracey M. Porter of Los Angeles; a brother; and nine grandchildren.