Edward John Bauser

Navy Captain

Edward John Bauser, 85, a retired Navy captain and World War II veteran who designed and supervised the construction of naval vessels, died of cancer June 12 at his home in Naples, Fla.

In the 1950s, Capt. Bauser was working in Washington at the Navy's Nuclear Power Division as head of technology. In that capacity, he helped develop the nuclear propulsion system for the submarine Nautilus, the Navy's first commissioned nuclear-powered ship. He also participated in the design of the nuclear reactors for the Enterprise, the Navy's first nuclear-powered aircraft carrier.

In 1958, Capt. Bauser, who lived in Arlington at the time, was assigned to the staff of the Joint Congressional Committee on Atomic Energy. He assisted with the development of legislation for nonmilitary and military applications of nuclear energy.

Capt. Bauser retired from active duty in 1963 but continued to work for the committee as a civilian, rising to executive director.

He retired in 1974 but later worked on the staff of the House Armed Services Committee, where he exercised oversight responsibilities on nuclear propulsion systems and weapons programs.

He moved to Naples full time in 1995.

Capt. Bauser was born in South St. Paul, Minn., and graduated with a degree in engineering from the University of Minnesota in 1941. He entered the military through the Naval ROTC, which sent him to study naval architecture at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

After serving aboard cruisers at the end of World War II, he returned to MIT, where he received a master's degree in nuclear physics.

His first wife, Doloris Bauser, died in 1979 after 37 years of marriage.

Survivors include his wife of 21 years, Merle Sloan Bauser of Naples; three children from his first marriage, Michael Alan Bauser and John Bauser, both of Arlington, and Mary Comp of Sarasota, Fla.; six grandchildren; and a great-granddaughter.

Janet Feldman

Community Volunteer

Janet Feldman, 66, a volunteer and tour guide, died of a heart attack June 10 at Holy Cross Hospital in Silver Spring.

Mrs. Feldman was born in New York and graduated from Barnard College. She received a master's degree in English from UCLA.

She came to Washington with her husband in 1963 and lived in Brightwood and Takoma, where she became a member of Neighbors Inc., a community organization that promoted integration in housing.

In 1970, she moved to Silver Spring, where she became an officer of the PTA at Highland View Elementary School.

She was a volunteer docent at the Folger Shakespeare Library and then had a staff position in the public programs department, which brought performers to District public schools.

In the 1980s, she held a series of staff positions in the offices of Temple Israel in Silver Spring, Temple Micah in Washington and the national headquarters of B'nai B'rith Women in Washington. She obtained her license as a Washington tour guide and was a member of the Guild of Washington Tour Guides. In recent years, she served as a volunteer for Travelers Aid in Union Station and as a docent guide at the Library of Congress.

Survivors include her husband of 44 years, Martin Feldman of Silver Spring; two children, Jonathan Feldman of Rochester, N.Y., and Lisa Ginns of Bethesda; two brothers; and four granddaughters.

Douglas Graham Murray

Ship Designer

Douglas Graham Murray, 44, a ship designer, died of brain cancer June 21 at Inova Alexandria Hospital. He was an Alexandria resident.

Mr. Murray, who was born in Montreal, moved with his family to the Washington area in 1960. He graduated from Rockville High School in 1977. For the past 20 years, he worked for M. Rosenblatt and Son in Crystal City as a ship designer.

His avocation since childhood was playing the drums, and he played with several are bands until 1998. He also played trumpet, baritone horn, bass trombone and bass guitar.

Survivors include his mother and stepfather, Martha and Arthur Linkins, of Port St. Lucie, Fla.

Shau-Yan Leung

VOA Editor

Shau-Yan Leung, 95, who worked for Voice of America for 20 years before retiring in 1977 as editor of its China branch, died May 30 at Sibley Memorial Hospital. He had congestive heart failure.

Dr. Leung, a Washington resident, was a member of Chinese Community Church in the District. He formerly taught Sunday school and Chinese, organized an immigrant club, chaired the church council, wrote and edited the church yearbooks and chaired the culture and education committee.

He also brought musicians, lecturers and others of cultural note to the church. In 1976, his work earned him a social education medal from the Republic of China's education ministry.

He was a native of China, where he was a graduate and student body president of Lingnan University. In the late 1930s, he received a master's degree in political science from the University of Washington and a doctorate in international relations from Georgetown University.

During World War II, he was an aide to a general in the Republic of China and worked in the embassy of the Republic of China in Washington.

He later was a stockbroker in New York and owned a porcelain enamelware manufacturing business in Hong Kong.

Survivors include his wife, Woot-Tsuen Wu Leung of Washington; a son, Woodrow Leung of Glendale, Wis.; three brothers; and a granddaughter.