Patricia Hopkins Klotz

Interior Designer, Hostess

Patricia Hopkins Klotz, 77, an interior designer and socially prominent hostess, died of cancer May 30 at her home in McLean.

For the past quarter-century, Mrs. Klotz had a Virginia-based interior design business and decorated the homes and offices of many well-known judges, public officials and business people. She also was known for entertaining figures from the Washington worlds of politics, business and journalism at her McLean home, dating to the presidency of John F. Kennedy. Her late husband, Herbert Werner Klotz, was an assistant secretary of commerce in the Kennedy administration and later was chief executive of QuesTech Inc. in Falls Church.

Mrs. Klotz was born in Chicago and lived in New York and Paris as a young woman. She received an associate degree from Bennett Junior College in Millbrook, N.Y., and later studied at Columbia University in New York and the Sorbonne in Paris. She moved with her husband to McLean in 1959.

In addition to her interior decorating business, Mrs. Klotz volunteered with the Fairfax County Family Court, regularly attended services at the Washington National Cathedral for many years and enjoyed recreational horseback riding.

Her husband, whom she married in 1954, died in 1986.

Survivors include three children, Radford Klotz and Leslie Klotz, both of New York, and J. Taylor Klotz of Arlington; two grandchildren; and one stepsister.

Edmond J. Rouhana

Management Consultant

Edmond J. Rouhana, 89, a retired government manager and management consultant, died of congestive heart failure May 26 at Inova Mount Vernon Hospital in Alexandria.

Mr. Rouhana was born in Lebanon and immigrated to the United States as a child. He moved to Washington in 1936. He served in the Army in the United States during World War II and received a bachelor's degree from Benjamin Franklin University in the District.

He rose from the position of messenger to a senior level in the civil service. Among his positions were budget examiner with the old Bureau of the Budget; director of the program budget coordination office of the Agency for International Development; comptroller of the General Services Administration; director of program and policy planning at the GSA; and deputy assistant administrator for planning, research and analysis with the Small Business Administration.

He retired from the federal government in 1969 and became a freelance management consultant, working with Arthur Young & Co. as it established its own management consulting business in Washington. He also spent three years with the Inter-American Development Bank as a controller of the review and evaluation system of the bank. Mr. Rouhana's other jobs included making two consulting trips to Jamaica, working on an audit manual for the United Nations and creating a budget-management training seminar for Saudi Arabian officials through the Treasury Department.

An Alexandria resident, he was a member of Belle Haven Country Club, the International Club of Washington, the American Society for Public Administration, the Federal Government Accountants Association and St. Mary's Catholic Church in Alexandria.

His first wife, Thelma Jones, died in 1982.

Survivors include his wife of 20 years, Helen Brodie Rouhana of Alexandria; two stepdaughters, Julie Anne Willis of Alexandria and Jeanne-Marie Dill of West Hartford, Conn.; and three grandchildren.

Myron Yourshaw

GSA Electrical Engineer

Myron Yourshaw, 80, a Falls Church resident and an electrical engineer at the General Services Administration from 1961 to 1989, died of complications of a stroke and other disorders May 5 at Fairfax Nursing Center.

Mr. Yourshaw was a native of St. Clair, Pa., and a 1950 electrical engineering graduate of Catholic University. Early in his career, he did electrical engineering work at Walter Truland Corp. in Alexandria.

He served in the Army in Europe during World War II with the 104th Infantry Division, known as the "Timberwolf Division." He received a machine-gun wound to the upper thigh during fighting near Eschweiler, Germany. His decorations included the Bronze Star and the Purple Heart.

His memberships included St. Anthony's Catholic Church in Falls Church, the 104th Infantry Division National Timberwolf Association and the Disabled American Veterans of Virginia.

He formerly did fundraising work for the American Heart Association.

Survivors include his wife of 44 years, Therese Fecher Yourshaw of Falls Church; five children, Mary Helen Gregory of Lorton, Cynthia M. Yourshaw of Springfield, Robert M. Yourshaw of Falls Church, David A. Yourshaw of Blacksburg, Va., and William M. Yourshaw of Springfield; a sister, Eve Grace of Irving, Tex.; three brothers, Joseph Yourshaw of Dade City, Fla., Steven Yourshaw of Washington and Alexander Yourshaw of Falls Church; and two grandsons.

Mabel Lewis Hankes


Mabel Lewis Hankes, 105, one of the oldest residents of Falls Church, died after a stroke May 31 at her home.

She had lived in the same house in Falls Church since 1941, and at the time of her death she was still living on her own, with drop-in help for meal preparation, cleaning and laundry.

Mrs. Hankes was born in Berea, Ky., the 12th of 13 children. She graduated from Berea College and moved to Lexington, Ky., where she became an assistant accountant for the University of Kentucky.

She married in 1934 and moved to Washington four years later when her husband became a lawyer at the Department of Agriculture.

Mrs. Hankes enjoyed square dancing, playing bridge, doing needlework and solving crossword puzzles. She read voraciously, devouring a 300-page novel in three days last week.

Her husband of 57 years, Francis H. Hankes, died in 1988.

Survivors include two children, Betty Jane Hayden of Annandale and Lewis Hampton Hankes of Ocean Isle Beach, N.C.; four grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

Edna Joslin Thomas

Office Manager

Edna May Marie Joslin Thomas, 74, former manager of the Hillcrest Heights Weight Watchers office, died of complications from Alzheimer's disease May 25 in Dexter, Maine.

Mrs. Thomas, who had lived in Camp Springs until five years ago, was a native Washingtonian. She worked for Weight Watchers for about 14 years, beginning in the late 1960s.

She was a member of the Ladies Auxiliary for the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, and after President John F. Kennedy's assassination, she was among auxiliary members who helped the Kennedy family open the condolence mail.

In 1998, she moved to Maine, where her former husband, Edward M. Thomas, and his wife, Nancy M. Thomas, cared for her as her illness progressed.

Survivors include her children, Edward Michael Thomas of Newport, Maine, Evonne M. Crocker of Waldorf, Eric M. Thomas of Montclair, Elane M. Whaler of Indian Head and Evan M. Thomas of Woodbridge; 12 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

Timothy P. Brooks

Army Lieutenant Colonel

Timothy P. Brooks, 36, a lieutenant colonel in the Army, died of cancer May 29 at the Capital Hospice in Arlington. He was a Fort Belvoir resident.

Col. Brooks was born in Panorama City, Calif., and was a graduate of the U.S. Military Academy at West Point. He received a master's degree from Syracuse University's Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs in 1998.

He joined the military and served three years in Germany as a platoon leader in Bradley fighting vehicles, as a mobile mortar unit leader and as a company executive officer. As a captain, he was company commander of the Old Guard at Fort Myer. As a major, he was aide-de-camp for the president of the National Defense University in Washington.

Col. Brooks served in Afghanistan as the battalion operations major at division headquarters for the officer in charge of all U.S. ground troops.

Most recently, he was chief of future operations and force modernization for the Third U.S. Infantry Regiment at Fort Myer. Among his awards was the Legion of Merit and a Bronze Star for his work in Afghanistan.

Col. Brooks was a youth soccer and basketball coach and Cub Scout master of the Fort Drum pack. He taught religious education and was an extraordinary minister of the Eucharist at Catholic churches where he was stationed.

Survivors include his wife, Kim E. Brooks of Fort Belvoir; four children, Meghan, Brian, John and Stephen Brooks, all of Fort Belvoir; his parents, Sheila and Dennis Brooks of New Milford, Conn.; two sisters; and a brother.

Kathleen Ruth McGuire

Student and Writer

Kathleen Ruth McGuire, 22, a college student who wrote about living with hearing loss, died of cancer May 21 at her family's home in Rockville.

She was a junior at Colby College in Waterville, Maine, majoring in mathematics, with a minor in studio art.

Ms. McGuire was born in Washington and lived most of her life in Rockville, where she graduated from Richard Montgomery High School in 1999. Born with a severe hearing impairment, she was a volunteer and advocate for hard-of-hearing children and adults. She volunteered with the Maryland Special Olympics and with Best Buddies, a residence for mentally challenged adults in Maine.

Ms. McGuire, a lifelong member of the Girl Scouts, was a counselor and unit leader at Camp Potomac Woods in Leesburg. She won the Gold Award, the highest honor of the Girl Scouts, for a booklet she wrote, "The Real World in the Eyes of Hard of Hearing Teenagers," which was distributed by the Montgomery County school system.

Survivors include her parents, Robert A. and Elizabeth A.H. McGuire of Rockville; a sister, Corrie E. McGuire of Beltsville; two brothers, Matthew R. and Christopher JH McGuire of Rockville; and a grandmother, Ruth E. Hughes, of Mount Kisco, N.Y.

At her death, Mabel Lewis Hankes, 105, still lived on her own with drop-in help.