A July 2 obituary for Winfield Briggs Kuhlman incorrectly listed the relationships of Mr. Kuhlman's five children. Survivors include three children from his first marriage, Barbara Brown and Susan Byrnes, both of Omak, Wash., and Diane Teixeira of Baker City, Ore.; and a son and stepdaughter from his second marriage, Jonah Kuhlman of Springfield and Patricia Hassanzadeh of Anaheim, Calif. (Published 7/4/04)
John B. Kenkel
John B. Kenkel, 80, a communications lawyer who retired in the mid-1990s from what became the firm of Kenkel and Associates in Washington, died June 26 at his home in Potomac. He had cancer.
In 1952, Mr. Kenkel joined what was then the firm of Miller & Schroeder. He argued cases before the U.S. Supreme Court, the Federal Trade Commission and the Federal Communications Commission.
He had been an attorney for the towns of Bladensburg and Morningside and general counsel for the Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission.
John Bonaventure Kenkel was a native Washingtonian and a 1941 graduate of Gonzaga College High School. He was a graduate of Colgate University and a 1952 graduate of George Washington University law school. He also received a master's degree in law from GWU in 1954.
During World War II, he served in the Navy as a radioman on convoy escort duty in the Atlantic Ocean and the Mediterranean Sea. He also attended the Navy's V-12 officer training program at Dartmouth College.
In the late 1940s and early 1950s, he did radio communications work for the Central Intelligence Agency.
He was a charter member and former president of the Bladensburg Lions Club.
Survivors include his wife of 49 years, Grace Miller Kenkel of Potomac; two sons, Dr. Jeffrey Kenkel of Dallas and David Kenkel of Whitefish, Mont.; three brothers, William Kenkel of Lexington, Ky., Joseph Kenkel of Bladensburg and James Kenkel of Spotsylvania, Va.; and five grandchildren.
William Wesley Cantelo
William Wesley Cantelo, 77, an entomologist with the State Department and Agriculture Department, died June 22 at his home in Fulton in Anne Arundel County. He had Parkinson's disease.
Dr. Cantelo was a federal research entomologist for 40 years, many of them outside the United States. His government career began in 1956, when he was posted to Guam, where he worked jointly for five years as a civilian employee of the U.S. Navy and the territorial government of Guam.
From 1961 to 1966, he was attached to the State Department and stationed in Thailand, where he was an adviser to the Thai government. While there, he found a way to control the rice gall midge, a pest that attacked rice plants.
In 1966, he moved to St. Croix, in the U.S. Virgin Islands, where he worked for the Department of Agriculture and developed ways to eradicate the tobacco hornworm and other pests that preyed on crops.
In 1971, he returned to the United States and was a researcher in the vegetable laboratories of the Agricultural Research Center in Beltsville. He spent 13 years analyzing mushrooms and the insects that attack them. For his work in eliminating mushroom pests, he was presented a number of awards by the mushroom industry.
During his tenure at the Agricultural Research Center, he wrote more than 80 research papers and frequently presented his findings at international symposiums. He retired in 1996.
Dr. Cantelo was born in Medford, Mass., and graduated from Boston University in 1948. He received a doctorate in entomology from the University of Massachusetts in 1952. In 1991, he was elected to the Collegium of Distinguished Alumni of Boston University.
Survivors include his wife of 45 years, Carol Crinklaw Cantelo of Fulton; three children, Pamela Newman of Hanover in Anne Arundel County, Ross Cantelo of Boise, Idaho, and Amy White of Thousand Oaks, Calif.; a brother; and four grandchildren.
Morton Robin Neviaser
Morton Robin Neviaser, 83, a retired accountant with the Navy Department, died after a heart attack June 10 at his home in Silver Spring's Leisure World.
Mr. Neviaser, a native Washingtonian, graduated from the District's Central High School in 1940. He attended George Washington University and graduated from Southeastern University with a bachelor's degree. He received a master's degree in accounting from Southeastern in 1955.
When he and his twin brother were drafted into the Army, Mr. Neviaser requested induction at the same time. Both served in Europe during World War II as surgical technicians assigned to the medical corps.
After discharge from the Army, he worked briefly for the Office of Price Administration, then joined the Department of the Navy's Naval Sea Systems Command as an accountant, a job he held until his retirement in 1979.
He was a member of Ohev Sholom Talmud Torah congregation in Washington for more than 50 years and served as treasurer of the board from 1960 to 1962. He and his wife moved to Florida in 1985; he returned to the Washington area after his wife of 36 years, Adele Kessler Neviaser, died in 2000.
Mr. Neviaser loved sports and enjoyed attending games at the old Griffiths Stadium in Washington. Upon his return to the area, he joined the Jewish Residents' Group at Leisure World in Silver Spring and acted in three shows as a member of the Fun and Fancy theater group.
Survivors include his brother, David Raphael Neviaser of Silver Spring.
Anne Corinne Perkins
Anne Corinne Perkins, 63, a longtime elementary school counselor and administrator, died June 8 of cancer at her home in Bowie.
She spent more than 25 years in the Prince George's County schools as a teacher, guidance counselor and supervisor of counselors. She began her career in the county in 1967 as an elementary school teacher for one year, then returned as a teacher in 1976. She taught at Catherine T. Reed, Meadowbrook and University Park elementary schools before becoming a guidance counselor.
From 1978 to 1992, she was a guidance counselor at Rogers Heights, Matthew Henson, Lewisdale and Cooper Lane elementary schools. From 1992 until her retirement in 2003, Mrs. Perkins was a counselor specialist, supervising 145 guidance counselors in the county's elementary schools, based in Adelphi.
In 1986, the Prince George's County Chamber of Commerce named her the county's outstanding educator of the year. She received a similar award in 1990 from the Prince George's County school district. In 1994, she received a professional development award from the Maryland Association for Counseling and Development.
Mrs. Perkins was born in Baltimore and graduated from Leonardtown High School. She received a bachelor's degree in elementary education from the University of Maryland and a master's degree in counseling from Vanderbilt University. She and her family lived in England for several years in the 1960s and 1970s.
Survivors include her husband of 44 years, John C. Perkins of Bowie; three children, Cheryl A. McGowan of Alpharetta, Ga., Brian H. Perkins of Davidsonville and Christopher J. Perkins of Bowie; three sisters; a brother; and six grandchildren.
George Willmarth Wallace
Navy Department Employee
George Willmarth Wallace, 87, who spent 40 years as a Navy Department civilian and retired in the early 1980s doing procurement work for the Naval Air Systems Command, died June 26 at Laurel Regional Hospital. He had congestive heart failure.
In his final Navy job, he helped procure parts for a carrier-based airborne warning and control plane, the E-2C Hawkeye.
Mr. Wallace, a Beltsville resident, was a native Washingtonian and a graduate of Eastern High School.
During World War II, he worked as a civilian master machinist at the Washington Navy Yard. He made torpedo gears as well as beryllium gears used for the atomic bomb project.
After the war, he served briefly in the Army stationed in Korea.
Survivors include his wife of 56 years, Rita Lockwood Wallace of Beltsville; three children, Charles Wallace of Beltsville and George William Wallace and Susan Wallace, both of McLean; a sister, Louise Lucas of Frederick; a brother, Samuel Wallace of Orlando; two grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
Winfield Briggs Kuhlman
Store Merchandiser, Buyer
Winfield Briggs Kuhlman, 87, an employee for Southland Corp., operator of the 7-Eleven convenience stores, from 1959 until 1984, died of congestive heart failure June 28 at Capital Hospice in Arlington. He lived in Springfield.
Mr. Kuhlman began as a store clerk for Southland and ended as a merchandiser/buyer for the company's Capitol Division. Before working for Southland, Mr. Kuhlman held a variety of other jobs, including a salesman and supervisor for Armour Co.
He was born in Royal, Neb., and came to Washington in 1937 to take a job with the Bureau of Engraving and Printing.
He was a former member of the Springfield Rotary Club and St. John's United Methodist Church, and was a tennis player, winning a medal in the 1988 Senior Olympics.
His marriage to Mildred Van der Pool ended in divorce.
His wife of 45 years, Mary Jo Kuhlman, died in 2002.
Survivors include five children from his second marriage, Barbara Brown and Susan Byrnes, both of Omak, Wash., Diane Teixeira of Baker City, Ore., Patricia Hassanzadeh of Anaheim, Calif., and Jonah Kuhlman of Springfield; and nine grandchildren.