Maggie Ann Bolling


Maggie Ann Bolling, 68, a retired nurse, died of kidney failure June 1 at Washington Hospital Center. She lived in the District.

Ms. Bolling was born in Wakefield, Va., and moved to the District at 13. She graduated from Martha Washington Vocational School with a licensed practical nursing degree. She became a registered nurse after graduating from the Washington Technical Institute, now part of the University of the District of Columbia.

She worked for Washington Hospital Center for about eight years. In 1980, she joined Howard University Hospital, where she worked until retiring in 2000.

In 1994, the Gamma Beta Chapter of the Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing named Ms. Bolling one of its "100 Extraordinary Nurses." She was a member of Chi Eta Phi Sorority Inc. and a life member of the Ladies Auxiliary of the Veterans of Foreign Wars.

She was a member of the Young at Heart ministry of Antioch Baptist Church.

Her marriage to Frederick Bolling ended in divorce.

Survivors include her companion, Leo Simms; a son, Anthony Bolling of Washington; two sisters, Ella Thomas and Rose L. Graves-Holmes, both of Wakefield; a brother, Charles Graves of Newark; and two grandchildren.

Ronald Herbert Reifsteck

CIA Officer, Business Owner

Ronald Herbert Reifsteck, 71, a former CIA communications officer and a founder of a fiber-optics company, died May 27 in the crash of a private airplane at Marsh Harbor, Bahamas. He lived in Oakton and was en route to his vacation home in the Bahamas.

Two other people on board were killed in the crash. Mr. Reifsteck's wife, who was seriously injured, is recovering at a hospital in Philadelphia.

From 1956 to 1985, Mr. Reifsteck worked in the Central Intelligence Agency's Office of Communications as a communications security officer. During his 29-year career, he was posted to Europe and to CIA headquarters in Langley.

After his retirement from the CIA, he was vice president at Versitron Inc., a fiber-optics company in Washington. In 1987, he was one of the founders of FiberPlex Inc., a company in Annapolis Junction that designs fiber-optic products for communication networks. He worked at FiberPlex at the time of his death.

Mr. Reifsteck was born in Buffalo and served in the Navy from 1952 to 1956 as an electronics technician. He had a lifelong love of the water and was a member of Ducks Unlimited and of the International Brotherhood of the Coast, an organization of people interested in boating and in preserving wetlands. He enjoyed cruising in his 38-foot motor launch, Eyes Only. In addition to his homes in Oakton and the Bahamas, he had homes in Jacksonville, Fla., and Montross, Va.

His marriage to Joan Reifsteck Baumann of Bradenton, Fla., ended in divorce.

Survivors include his wife of eight years, Patricia Farrell Reifsteck, of Oakton; two daughters from his first marriage, Laurel Reifsteck Tinkham of Portland, Maine, and Debra Reifsteck Johnson of Jacksonville; two brothers; a sister; and two grandsons.

Alfred Woodard Fox

Service Technician

Alfred Woodard Fox, 87, a retired service technician with Washington Gas, died of complications of cancer May 29 at his home in Arlington.

He retired from Washington Gas in 1976 after more than 27 years, earning him recognition in the Washington Gas Quarter Century Club.

Mr. Fox was born in Durham, N.C., and graduated from Arlington's Washington-Lee High School in 1936. He lived in the Arlington area for 75 years.

He was a 50-year member of St. Ann's Catholic Church in Arlington and a 4th Degree Member of the Knights of Columbus, Edward Douglas White Council in Arlington.

Survivors include his wife of 52 years, Dorothy Snyder Fox of Arlington; five children, Theresa Shapiro of Fairfax, Martha Castellano of Manassas, Nancy Ryan of Burke, Mary Kay Nachman of Centreville and Gregory H. Fox of Herndon; 15 grandchildren; and a great-granddaughter.

Frieda C. Furr

Clinic Aide, Crossing Guard

Frieda C. Furr, 51, a former clinic aide at Glen Forest Elementary School in Fairfax County, died of a stroke May 31 at Virginia Hospital Center-Arlington.

Mrs. Furr was an Alexandria resident who worked as a clinic aide for Fairfax County elementary schools from 1988 to 2001. Most of that time was spent at Glen Forest Elementary.

For the past 21 years, she also served as a crossing guard, assisting students at Bailey's, Parklawn, Beechtree, Westlawn and Sleepy Hollow elementary schools.

Mrs. Furr was born in Memphis and raised in a number of areas, including Arlington. She graduated from Wakefield High School in Arlington and received an associate's degree from Northern Virginia Community College.

She was a member of Church of Christ in Falls Church and a past member of the Parent Teacher Associations at J.E.B. Stuart High School in Falls Church and Glasgow Middle School in Alexandria.

Survivors include her husband of 32 years, William "Bill" Furr of Alexandria; three sons, Steven Furr of Springfield, Ryan Furr of Washington and Nathan Furr of Columbia, S.C.; her mother, Mary Mott of Cherry Valley, Ark.; her stepmother, Dorothy Mott of Moscow, Tenn.; a brother; three sisters; and a granddaughter.

Gertrude Welch Gray Toth

Church Volunteer

Gertrude Welch Gray Toth, 91, who volunteered with Westmoreland Congregational Church in Bethesda, died of congestive heart failure May 31 at Eden Homes in Silver Spring.

She was born in Nevada, Mo., and the family moved in 1926 to Washington, where she graduated from Western High School and George Washington University with a bachelor's degree in library science.

She worked at the Library of Congress from 1934 to 1942. In 1938, she married Alexander Bela Toth. When her first child was born, she left her job to care for her family.

The family bought a house in Bethesda in 1940 and had lived there since, except for several years when Mrs. Toth and her family lived in London while her husband was on assignment with the State Department.

Mrs. Toth was active in the American Association of University Women. She was a gardener and for years was a Brownie and Girl Scout leader. She also raised and trained dogs for obedience trials.

Her husband died in 1999.

Survivors include two children, Sarah Gertrude Toth of Silver Spring and Alexander Bela Toth Jr. of Southport, N.C.; a brother, Harold Gray of the District; two sisters, Carolyn Thornton of Nevada, Mo., and Ellen Massey of Lebanon, Mo.; and three grandchildren.

Maggie Ann Bolling was named among "100 Extraordinary Nurses" by a chapter of a nursing society.