Bernice Katherine Johnson
Bernice Katherine Johnson, 93, a retired budget analyst with the former Department of Health, Education and Welfare, died June 14 at Powhatan Nursing Home in Falls Church. She had cancer.
Mrs. Johnson was born and raised in St. Paul, Minn. After high school, she moved to Washington to begin work with the Bureau of Engraving and Printing. She joined HEW as a budget analyst in 1940 and retired in 1969.
She interrupted her work during World War II, when she joined the Women's Army Corp. She served for two years in the Philippines.
After retirement, Mrs. Johnson moved to Spring Hill, Fla., for 20 years.
She was a member of Church of the Reformation in Washington, the Women's Overseas League and the National Association of Retired Federal Employees.
Her husband, Henry Johnson, died during World War II.
Survivors include a son, Richard Johnson of Falls Church; a brother; two grandsons; and a great-granddaughter.
James W. Laporte
Fiscal Accountant Supervisor
James W. Laporte, 78, who worked 30 years for the Navy Department before retiring as a fiscal accountant supervisor in 1982, died of lung cancer June 10 at the Renaissance Gardens nursing facility in Silver Spring.
Mr. Laporte, who lived in Silver Spring, was born in Takoma Park and raised in Riverdale, where he lived for most of his adult life.
He served in the Navy in the Aleutians during World War II.
In recent years, he volunteered at the Nature Conservancy and with support groups for the vision impaired.
He was a member of Church of the Resurrection Catholic Church in Silver Spring and the American Legion.
Survivors include a brother.
Lillian Grace Briggs Pullen
Lillian Grace Briggs Pullen, 92, a former government statistical clerk, died May 20 at Waldorf Health Care Center. She had Alzheimer's disease.
Mrs. Pullen, who lived in the Washington area since the mid-1930s, was a native of Forsyth County, N.C.
She attended what was then North Carolina College for Women in Greensboro before moving to Washington to study nursing at the old Gallinger Hospital.
Mrs. Pullen, who lived in Suitland for more than 45 years, worked for the Census Bureau in the 1950s and the Department of Health, Education and Welfare in the 1960s.
She was a member of Epiphany Episcopal Church in Forestville and a volunteer in school and community organizations.
Her husband, William Louis Pullen, died in 1979 after 42 years of marriage.
Survivors include a daughter, Elizabeth "Betty" Ann Pullen Cooper of La Plata; a sister; nine grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and a great-great-granddaughter.
Charlie T. Wilson
U.S. Capitol Police Officer
Charlie T. Wilson, 60, a retired U.S. Capitol Police officer, died of a cerebral hemorrhage June 13 at Washington Hospital Center. He lived in Burtsonsville.
Mr. Wilson, a native of Burlington, N.C., moved to the Washington area in the mid-1960s.
He served on the Capitol Police force for about 30 years before retiring as a sergeant in 1996.
He was a member and trustee of Springfield Baptist Church in Washington.
Survivors include his wife of 36 years, Cassie Wilson of Burtonsville; three children, Michael Wilson of Woodbridge and Michelle Hawkins and Mark Wilson, both of Burtonsville; his mother, Mabel Wilson of Burlington, N.C.; four brothers; a sister; and three grandchildren.
Edmond William Bastek
Air Force Management Analyst
Edmond William Bastek, 85, a retired officer in the Air Force who later became a civilian employee of the service, died of renal failure June 3 at Charlotte Hall Veterans Home. He was a Clinton resident.
Born in Southbridge, Mass., Mr. Bastek was valedictorian of his high school class and joined the Army during World War II as an enlisted man. He later graduated from Officer Candidate School. He was assigned to the Army Air Forces and fought in North Africa and Italy.
After his discharge, he received a bachelor's degree from the University of Maryland and worked briefly for the Honeywell Corp. He was recalled to active duty in 1951 and served at various bases in the Washington area and in Germany. Mr. Bastek stayed in the Air Force and received a master's degree in business administration from the University of Maryland in 1955. He was ultimately assigned to Andrews Air Force Base, working as a management and systems analyst until he retired from the military as a major in 1966.
He then went to work for Honeywell again for two years but in 1968 rejoined the Air Force as a civilian employee until retiring again in 1980. Among his awards were the Bronze Star and the Civilian Meritorious Service Medal.
During his off-duty hours and in retirement, he taught business classes at the University College of the University of Maryland for 23 years.
He was former president and docent of the Surratt Society in Clinton, founder and president of the United Ostomy Association of Southern Maryland and one of the founders of the North Clinton Citizens Patrol. He was a Red Cross volunteer for years at Malcolm Grow Hospital.
He was a member of the Polish Heritage Association of Maryland, the Andrews Officers Club and the Military Officers Association of America and a life member of the Disabled American Veterans.
Mr. Bastek and his wife also owned an antiques business, Wood'n'Wares, for 40 years and appeared at area shows. He enjoyed refinishing furniture, bowling and square dancing. He also was a member of St. John the Evangelist Church in Clinton.
Survivors include his wife of 61 years, Rita E. Bastek of Clinton; two children, Ronald L. Bastek of Dallas and Deborah A. Bastek of Gaithersburg; a brother; and a sister.
David M. Glancy
Commerce Department Employee
David Matthew Glancy, 74, who spent more than a decade at the Commerce Department before retiring in 1990 doing strategic resource stockpiling of materials and minerals for national defense, died June 11 at his home in Chevy Chase. He had emphysema.
Mr. Glancy was a recipient of the Commerce Department's Silver Medal.
Earlier in his career, he was an engineer-economist for the Ohio highways department. He settled in the Washington area in 1963 and did engineering work for the D.C. Highway Department as well as the federal Transportation Department and the Department of Housing and Urban Development.
In the 1970s, he did volunteer work for the NAACP, traveling to Mississippi to study the infrastructure needs of largely black communities. He offered testimony about inadequate street paving, gutters and lighting.
He was a native of Sewickley, Pa., and a graduate of the U.S. Coast Guard Academy in New London, Conn. He received a master's degree in civil engineering from Ohio State University.
He was a Korean War veteran of the Coast Guard.
His marriage to Barbara Glancy ended in divorce.
Survivors include his wife, Suzumi Sagara, whom he married in 1994, of Chevy Chase; three children from the first marriage, Ann Gilchrist of Glen Burnie, Lise Glancy of Portland, Ore., and David Glancy II of San Francisco; a stepson, Curtis Sagara Thrift of Detroit; a sister; and six grandchildren.