Nancy M. Milne
Republican Club Member
Nancy Matthews Milne, 73, a McLean resident and former member of the Greater McLean Republican Women's Club, died July 16 at Cherrydale Health and Rehabilitation Center in Arlington. She had Parkinson's disease.
Mrs. Milne was born in Oradell, N.J., and raised in Ridgewood, N.J. She settled in the Washington area in 1966.
She played the piano.
Survivors include her husband of 54 years, Edward G. Milne of McLean; three children, Linda Carter of Reston, Deborah Stoken of Sterling and David Milne of Alexandria; a sister; six grandchildren; and a great-granddaughter.
Donald M. Boyd
Medical Supply Firm Executive
Donald M. Boyd, 85, a retired vice president of Wills Corp. in Charlottesville, a medical supply company, died of cancer July 8 at the Danville Village nursing home in Danville, Calif.
Dr. Boyd was born and raised in Washington and graduated in 1943 from the University of Maryland, where he was member of Phi Sigma Kappa fraternity. He received a doctoral degree in microbiology/biochemistry from Georgetown University in 1953.
During World War II, he served in the Army's 69th Infantry Division and was part of the patrols that joined with Soviet forces in Germany near the end of the war. After the war, he was attached to the Mobile Army Surgical Hospital Division. He retired as a colonel.
Dr. Boyd worked as a research scientist for the Food and Drug Administration, Booz Allen and Research Analysis Corp. In the 1980s, he became vice president for environmental affairs of 7 Up Co. in St. Louis. He opened and then owned a Lynchburg, Va., manufacturing site where bone wax for surgical use was made. He then joined Wills Corp., retiring in 1998.
Until 1971, he lived in Norbeck, where he was a scoutmaster and swim coach. He was also regional commander of the Military Order of World Wars.
His wife, Verabell Klomparens, whom he married in 1943, died in 2002.
Survivors include three sons, Brian Steven Boyd of Villa Ridge, Mo., Douglas Alan Boyd of Annapolis and Gregory James Boyd of Laurel; a brother, Ralph C. Boyd of King George, Va.; nine grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.
Eugene A. Reiter Sr.
First Virginia Bank Manager
Eugene A. Reiter Sr., 82, retired manager of the former First Virginia Bank car dealer loan department for more than 20 years, died from complications of a stroke July 7 at Virginia Hospital Center-Arlington. He lived in McLean.
Mr. Reiter managed the department from 1964 to 1986. He helped the bank build one of the largest indirect lending businesses in the country. First Virginia Bank was acquired in October by BB&T.
He was born in Chicago and grew up during the Roaring Twenties. Mr. Reiter considered Al Capone to be a Robin Hood of his time, because he used to treat the poor kids in South Chicago to movies and candy from time to time, said his son, John P. Reiter.
During World War II, Mr. Reiter served in the Navy Seabees and was based in France. He met his wife, a United Services Organization volunteer, while he was stationed in Long Beach, N.Y. Soon after, he began his 40-year career in banking working for a finance company, making $25 and $50 loans.
He moved to the Washington area in 1963. He was a member of St. John's Catholic Church in McLean and Knights of Columbus in Arlington.
In addition to his son, of Vienna, survivors include his wife of 58 years, Gina Reiter of McLean; two sons, Eugene A. Reiter Jr. of Melrose, Mass., and Charles J. Reiter of Long Beach; a sister; and three grandsons.
Joseph Frank Baker
CIA Financial Officer
Joseph Frank Baker, 83, a financial officer with the Central Intelligence Agency, died July 20 of a heart attack at his home in McLean.
Mr. Baker joined the CIA in 1952 and was assigned to postings in Vietnam, Pakistan, Hong Kong, Paris, Iran, Guatemala and the Congo, as well as agency headquarters in Langley. He was a financial analyst.
A native of Grand Ledge, Mich., he received his bachelor's and master's degrees in economics from Michigan State University. He served in the Army during World War II in North Africa, Italy and France. He was awarded the Bronze Star and two Purple Hearts.
After his retirement from the CIA in 1973, Mr. Baker was a volunteer for the Dolley Madison Library in McLean, where he sorted and selected books for the library's sales. He enjoyed reading, particularly of books about history and espionage.
His wife of 44 years, Lillian M. Baker, died in 1991.
Survivors include a daughter, Vicki J. Baker of Washington, and two brothers.