A July 2 obituary and a July 4 Local Life feature stated incorrectly that J. William Matheson had worked at the Lilly Library at the University of Indiana. The school's name is Indiana University. (Published 7/21/04)
John William 'Bill' Matheson
Rare Books Librarian
John William "Bill" Matheson, 77, a rare books specialist at the Library of Congress, died of colon cancer June 17 at his home in Chevy Chase.
Mr. Matheson led the Rare Book and Special Collections Division from 1972 to 1987. During his tenure, the Library of Congress installed the Lessing J. Rosenwald Collection, consisting of thousands of volumes of rare illustrated books and prints. He also strengthened the library's other rare book holdings, including its collections of modern poetry and books from small presses.
He was the co-author of "Printer's Choice: A Selection of American Press Books, 1968-1978" (1983) and contributed to many catalogues and professional studies. He was a nationally recognized figure in bibliographical research and a fellow of the American Antiquarian Society.
Mr. Matheson was born in Montreal and grew up in Everett, Wash. He served in the Army Signal Corps during World War II. He graduated from the University of Washington in Seattle and received master's degrees in English and library science from the same institution. He also did graduate work in English at the University of Chicago.
He worked for the Library of Congress from 1959 to 1961, when he left to accept a fellowship at Lilly Library at the University of Indiana. From 1962 to 1971, he was the librarian of rare books at Washington University in St. Louis. He rejoined the Library of Congress in 1971. After his retirement in 1987, he was a dealer in rare books.
Survivors include his wife of 44 years, Nina Matheson, of Chevy Chase; and a brother.
Malcolm Emile 'Mike' Arnold
Malcolm Emile "Mike" Arnold, 69, comptroller of the Immigration and Naturalization Service from 1982 to 1987, died June 22 at Lancashire nursing home in Kilmarnock, Va. He died of complications from liver disease.
Mr. Arnold began his government career in 1965 at the Agency for International Development, where his positions included program officer in the office of Vietnam affairs. From 1969 to 1980, he worked at the Office of Management and Budget and became a senior budget examiner.
He worked for the Drug Enforcement Administration from 1980 to 1982, leaving as deputy assistant administrator in the office of administration.
After retiring from the INS, he became a certified public accountant and worked as a private accountant and consultant. He also did work for the Internal Revenue Service's volunteer income tax assistance program, helping low-income and elderly taxpayers with tax preparation.
He spent the past 18 years as a member of the Coast Guard Auxiliary and served as a coxswain.
A former Fort Washington resident, he had lived in White Stone, in the Northern Neck of Virginia, since 2001.
He was born in Washington and raised in Inglewood, Calif. He was a graduate of El Camino College in the Los Angeles area and received a bachelor's degree from UCLA. He did graduate work in political science and government at Harvard University.
He served in the Marine Corps from 1952 to 1955.
He was a member and former commodore of the Potomac River Sailing Association and a member of the National Yacht Club.
His marriage to Rita Kuhl Arnold ended in divorce.
Survivors include his wife of 31 years, Carol Condon Arnold of White Stone; four children from the first marriage, Lisa Greenleaf of Kenai, Alaska, Jennifer Lewis of Lake Forest, Calif., Zachary Arnold of Newberg, Ore., and Stephanie Guerrero of Fountain Valley, Calif.; a stepdaughter, Judy Elmore of Richmond; a brother; 12 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
John Daniel Bunce
John Daniel Bunce, 79, a retired pediatrician in Fairfax County, died of abdominal sepsis June 13 at Inova Fairfax Hospital.
Dr. Bunce, who lived in McLean, worked in private practice as a pediatrician in Annandale for more than 40 years. He retired in 1994.
He was a native of Buffalo. During World War II, he was in the Army Specialized Training Program and studied engineering at Penn State University.
He graduated from Canisius College in New York and received his medical degree from Georgetown University in 1951. He completed an internship at Mercy Hospital in Buffalo in 1952 and his pediatric residency requirements at Washington's Children's Hospital in 1953.
He was a member of the Fairfax Medical Society and the American Academy of Pediatrics.
His marriage to Marjorie Sullivan ended in divorce.
Dr. Bunce and his second wife traveled extensively in retirement, and he enjoyed music, reading and computers.
Survivors include his wife of 23 years, Margaret Bunce of McLean; six children from his first marriage, Mary Ann Gard of Jacksonville, Fla., Kathleen Whitney of Palmyra, Va., Patricia Ayers of Alexandria, Pa., John D. Bunce Jr. of Centreville, Brian Bunce of Anchorage and Terrence Bunce of Falls Church; a sister; and five grandchildren.
Thomas Oville Jenkins
Thomas Oville Jenkins, 77, a retired deputy assistant secretary for operations and management at the Department of Housing and Urban Development, died of uremia June 11 at Howard University Hospital. He was a Washington resident.
Mr. Jenkins was a former national president of Blacks in Government, an organization of federal, state and local employees.
In retirement, he worked for equality in housing opportunities and was recognized for that work in April 2003 by HUD's Office of Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity.
Born in Fairfield, Ala., Mr. Jenkins was an Army veteran of World War II. After his discharge, he received a bachelor's degree from Miles College in his home town. He later completed the program for senior managers in government at the Harvard University business school and the Kennedy School of Government.
After college, he went to work at a post office in Birmingham, Ala. He moved to Washington in 1964 to work for the Post Office Department's compliance office. He then transferred to the Civil Service Commission and later HUD. He was made deputy assistant secretary for operations and management in 1980.
Survivors include his wife of 53 years, Lucille Bell Jenkins of Washington; two children, Darwyn C. Jenkins of Washington and Angela Jenkins Wright of Tuscaloosa, Ala.; and a granddaughter.
John Davis Halterman
Machine Shop Owner
John Davis Halterman, 89, a Capitol Heights machine shop owner, died after a heart attack June 27 at his home in Croom.
Mr. Halterman was born in Moorefield, W.Va., and moved to the Washington area in 1940 to work at the Washington Navy Yard. In 1943, he and partner William O. Herbert opened the H&H Machine Shop in Capitol Heights. Mr. Halterman remained the owner of the business after his partner's death.
In 1954, Mr. Halterman bought a farm in Croom, where he lived until his death. For 50 years, he was a member of Brookfield United Methodist Church in Naylor and a member of the Marlboro chapter of the Order of the Eastern Star. He was a Mason for more than 60 years, a Shriner for 54 years and a Lions Club member with 54 years of perfect attendance.
He was a member of the Prince George's Farm Bureau, on the board of directors of Dimensions Health Systems and on the local board of Boy Scouts of America. He was a member of the Nottingham, Brandywine and Prince George's Democratic clubs and a founding member of the Patuxent 4-H Center. He also was a member of Tri-County Foxhunters and Maryland State Foxchasers.
His wife of 54 years, Margaret Halterman, died in 1991.
Survivors include two sons, John D. Halterman Jr. and William M. Halterman, both of Croom; two sisters; two brothers; and four grandchildren.
Amy N. Behrend Goldstein
Amy Nordlinger Behrend Goldstein, 91, a community volunteer and philanthropist, died of cancer June 28 at her home in Chevy Chase.
Mrs. Goldstein was a native Washingtonian, as were her parents, grandparents and two great-grandparents. The Behrends dated their arrival in the District to 1856. She remained a D.C. resident until 10 years ago, when she moved into a retirement home in Chevy Chase.
She graduated from Goucher College near Baltimore and opened a dance studio in 1934 for a year. She married in 1935 and served on many community boards, including the Washington Opera, the Jewish Historical Society of Greater Washington, the Washington Ballet and the National Council of Jewish Women. Through a family foundation, she disbursed funds to charitable causes in the area.
She enjoyed drawing and painting, and in the 1960s contributed feature stories to The Washington Post's Potomac magazine.
Her husband of 66 years, Col. Julius Goldstein, died in 2001.
Survivors include two daughters, SuSu Levy of Scottsdale, Ariz., and Joan Cooper of Calabasas, Calif.; five grandsons; and six great-grandchildren.
Priscilla C. 'Polly' Kemp
Financial Systems Analyst
Priscilla C. "Polly" Kemp, 58, a retired employee of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, died of a heart attack June 28 at Virginia Hospital Center-Arlington. She was a resident of Arlington.
Miss Kemp was born in Washington and graduated from Annandale High School. She went to work for the Patent Office directly out of school in 1964 and worked in its finance office as a financial systems analyst until her 1999 retirement.
Miss Kemp enjoyed travel, visiting Greece, Paris, Bermuda, New England and Key West, Fla.
Survivors include a daughter, Karen "Kelly" Beavers; a sister, Karen Garvey of Crownsville; and a brother, Louis Kemp of Vallejo, Calif.
Margaret Aune Chamberlain
Margaret Aune Chamberlain, 50, a cosmetologist, died of complications from diverticulitis June 25 at Anne Arundel Medical Center in Annapolis. She was a resident of Gaithersburg.
She was a native Washingtonian and graduated from Walter Johnson High School in Bethesda and the Bethesda Beauty School. She worked for Robert Paul salon in Rockville, the On the Edge salon in Gaithersburg and the Studio One salon in Gaithersburg, where she was working at the time of her death.
She enjoyed beachgoing and visiting Lake Anna in Virginia.
Survivors include three brothers, Thomas Chamberlain of Miami, Martin Chamberlain of Hagerstown, Md., and Peter Chamberlain of Bethesda.