Betty Pittman Mogensen

Federal Secretary

Betty Pittman Mogensen, 75, a retired federal worker, died from septic shock caused by an infection in her blood May 25 at Potomac Hospital. She was a Dale City resident.

She graduated from George Washington High School in Alexandria and had a 30-year career as a secretary in the federal government, including with the Defense Supply Agency, which later became the Defense Logistics Agency. She retired in the late 1980s.

Mrs. Mogensen was a Baptist and read the Bible every day. She used many of her resources to buy food for birds, squirrels and other wild animals, her husband said.

She is survived by her husband of 28 years, David Mogensen, of Dale City.

Joseph Daniel Kelly

GPO Employee

Joseph Daniel Kelly, 65, a Government Printing Office employee who worked on Capitol Hill, died in a traffic accident May 22 when his car struck a tree in Bowie.

He was killed a mile from his Bowie home after his 1997 Toyota Camry hit a mailbox, sped forward several blocks, then crashed into a tree near Belair and Kembridge drives just before 8 p.m., Prince George's County police said.

Mr. Kelly was born in New York and served in the Army during the 1950s. He moved to the Washington area in 1972 and went to work for the Government Printing Office.

His work with the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions involved final editing on various committee documents before publication.

Mr. Kelly, who people often thought looked like a former Marine, bench-pressed 300 pounds on his 50th birthday, nearly twice his weight of 165 pounds, earning a "sandbagger" award from his friends at the gym.

He attended daily Mass at St. Joseph's Catholic Church on Capitol Hill and was a member of Sacred Heart Church in Bowie.

Survivors include his wife of 43 years, Gisel Kelly of Bowie; two daughters, Colleen Perret of Silver Spring and Christine Bauer of Hanover; three sisters; and three grandchildren.

Joseph B. Boiseau

Business Executive

Joseph B. Boiseau, 95, retired president of American Trailer Co., died of congestive heart disease May 8 at Sibley Hospital.

Mr. Boiseau, a fourth-generation Washingtonian, was born on a farm on Tunlaw Road NW, near the Naval Observatory. His family later moved to a farm on Blair Road, near Walter Reed Army Medical Center.

Mr. Boiseau graduated from the old Business High School and then held several jobs, including working briefly for the Federal Maritime Commission.

In the 1940s, he graduated from Benjamin Franklin University with a degree in accounting. In the early 1950s, he worked for American Trailer Co. in the District and became its treasurer, then its president. He retired in 1972 and moved to Boynton Beach, Fla.

He was a former president of the Loughboro Lions Club in Washington.

His first wife, Natalie Boiseau, to whom he was married for 58 years, died in 1987.

Survivors include his wife of 14 years, Isabelle Curtin of Port North, Fla.; a daughter from his first marriage, Barbara Boiseau of Washington; and a stepson, Thomas Curtin of Englewood, Fla.

Bernard Francis Schmid

Interstate Commerce Director

Bernard Francis Schmid, 90, who directed the Interstate Commerce Commission for 10 years, died May 21 at Friends Nursing Home in Sandy Spring. He had renal disease.

Mr. Schmid was managing director, the highest position at the ICC, for most of the 1960s. In that role, he supervised the administration of the agency and instituted a number of organizational changes. He was an authority on management and often addressed professional groups on that and other business topics.

He was born in Little Falls, Minn., and grew up in Rapid City, S.D. He attended the South Dakota School of Mines and Technology for two years before moving to Washington in 1934. While attending the Columbus School of Law at Catholic University, he worked for Homeowners Loan Corp. After graduation, he was admitted to the bar in 1937.

During World War II, he was an economic statistician and was instrumental in helping regulate prices during wartime. He later worked with the National Housing Agency and the Bureau of the Budget until he was appointed deputy administrative assistant attorney general in 1954.

He served with the Bureau of the Budget before joining the ICC, which regulated truck and railroad trade. The commission was abolished in 1995.

After retiring in 1971, Mr. Schmid was a consultant and lecturer on management and budgeting.

He resided in various places in Virginia and Maryland, including Arlington County, College Park, Silver Spring and Alexandria. He was a lifelong Catholic and was elected to several leadership positions with the Edward Douglass White Council of the Knights of Columbus in Arlington.

His wife of 58 years, Pearl Carroll Schmid, died in 1992.

Survivors include four children, Darlene Jo Piacesi of Rockville, Carol Marie McEvoy of Clancy, Mont., Robert Anthony Schmid of Westborough, Mass., and Kathleen Rose Rada of Fuquay-Varina, N.C.; 12 grandchildren; and 17 great-grandchildren.

Edward Carl Clobus Jr.

CIA Officer

Edward Carl Clobus Jr., 77, a longtime CIA officer, died May 26 of pancreatic cancer at Capital Hospice in Falls Church.

After serving in the Navy during World War II, Mr. Clobus joined the CIA in 1947. He spent 31 years as a cable-duty officer with the communications office at the agency's headquarters in Langley.

He lived in Falls Church and was a member of the Navy Reserve.

After retiring in 1978, he took up golf, which he played often, and duckpin bowling in the winter months.

He was a member of the American Legion, the Arlington-Fairfax Elks Lodge and Our Savior Lutheran Church of Arlington.

His wife of 46 years, Marie Entzian Clobus, died in 1995.

Survivors include two children, Raymond C. Clobus of Glen Burnie and Diane M. Dean of Sterling; and three grandchildren.