Alyce Marie Samalik

Interior Designer

Alyce Marie Samalik, 70, who worked as an independent interior designer for the past 21 years, died of kidney failure July 21 at her home in Gaithersburg. She had diabetes.

Mrs. Samalik was a native of Princeton, W.Va. Upon moving to the Washington area in 1962, she became a lab technician for Bechtel Corp. and then an accountant for a car dealership in Rockville.

She also worked in the 1970s in sales and design for a furniture store in Rockville.

She was a member of Epworth United Methodist Church in Gaithersburg.

Her marriage to Clarence Hylton ended in divorce.

Survivors include her husband of 27 years, John Samalik of Gaithersburg; two children from her first marriage, Donna Knight of Gaithersburg and Todd Hylton of New Market, Md.; a stepson, John Samalik Jr. of Sterling Heights, Mich.; 10 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

Opal Ellen Hernholm

Real Estate Agent

Opal Ellen Hernholm, 75, a lifelong Alexandria resident who worked as a real estate agent, died of congestive heart failure July 19 at Inova Alexandria Hospital.

Mrs. Hernholm was a 1946 graduate of George Washington High School who worked for the Charles R. Hoof real estate firm in Alexandria from 1970 to 1985.

Survivors include her husband of 58 years, George N. Hernholm of Alexandria; four children, George N. Hernholm Jr. of Woodbridge, Susan Hernholm of Key West, Fla., Karen Trump of Richmond and Clarice Kendrick of Alexandria; and two grandchildren.

Fannie Nahmod Boisvert


Fannie Nahmod Boisvert, 89, a secretary and homemaker, died of a stroke July 22 at her son's home in Gaithersburg. She lived in Pasadena in Anne Arundel County.

Mrs. Boisvert, who was born in New York and raised in Pittsburgh, moved to Washington during World War II as a naval petty officer first class. She married a soldier she had met while visiting Walter Reed Medical Center.

After the war, she settled in Silver Spring and raised a family. She also worked as a secretary at Operations Research Inc. and Printing Industries of America, where she retired in 1979 after about 15 years. In 1993, she and her husband moved to Pasadena.

She was an artist who painted china, ceramics, porcelain and pastels.

Her husband of 50 years, Ernest Willard Boisvert, died in 1995.

Survivors include three children, Pamela Sue Johns and Joyce Cowfer, both of Pasadena, and Ernest R. Boisvert of Gaithersburg; and seven grandchildren.