Linda Marie Gitelson

Real Estate Executive

Linda Marie Gitelson, 61, who was a regional recruiting director at Weichert Realtors, died Aug. 8 of ovarian cancer at Georgetown University Hospital. She lived in Rockville.

Mrs. Gitelson's career in real estate began in 1985, when she became an agent with Merrill Lynch. In 1992, she moved to Shannon and Luchs, which became Weichert Realtors, and was assistant vice president-manager in the Potomac office. She was promoted to her most recent position three months ago.

She was born in Washington and graduated from High Point High School in Beltsville. She attended Montgomery College, the University of Maryland at College Park and American University.

She was a runway model during college, and in the late 1960s and early 1970s was a media spokeswoman for Capital Cat Fanciers in Washington. She also was an independent travel agent.

Mrs. Gitelson was president for four years of Hadassah in Potomac. She also was a member of Washington Hebrew Congregation.

She traveled to more than 50 countries, visiting Venice 27 times.

Survivors include her husband of 42 years, Stanley H. Gitelson of Rockville; three children, Deborah G. Krauth of Bethesda, Angela G. Dixson of Rockville and Mark W. Gitelson of Rockville; and three grandchildren.

Phyllis Joyce 'Billie' Rogers

Western Union Administrator

Phyllis Joyce "Billie" Rogers, 78, a retired administrator for Western Union, died of lung cancer July 22 at the CJW Medical Center in Richmond. She lived in Moseley, Va.

Mrs. Rogers worked for 44 years at Western Union before retiring in 1988. Her responsibilities included planning the retirement luncheon each October. She began her career typing telegrams at the Western Union office at 14th and G streets NW.

Mrs. Rogers, a District native, lived in the Washington area for 75 years before moving to Moseley in 2001. She lived in the District, Clinton and, since 1970, Fort Washington.

She received an associate's degree in business management from Prince George's Community College in 1985.

Mrs. Rogers was a member of Clinton Baptist Church, where she served as a media specialist in charge of the church library for more than 25 years. She was secretary of the D.C. Police Wives Association and the Auxiliary of the Maryland Chiefs of Police.

She was a Washington Redskins fan and a season ticket holder for more than 30 years.

Her marriage to Donald William Witherow ended in divorce.

Survivors include her husband of 46 years, Carlton L. Rogers of Moseley; two children from her first marriage, Donna Lynn Wilson of Chesterfield and Richard William Witherow of Riverside, Calif., and a daughter from her second marriage, Dawn Marie Rogers of Pembroke Pine, Fla.; two sisters, Bernice J. Brooks of Washington and Mary Lou Motta of Dale City; three brothers, Frank H. Bledsoe of Calabash, N.C., Donald F. Bledsoe of Dale City and Norman C. Bledsoe of Montgomery, Ala.; and six grandchildren.

Paul Alfred Beaulieu


Paul Alfred Beaulieu, 87, a retired salesman for American Home Improvement Co., died Aug. 6 of complications of cancer at Holy Cross Hospital in Silver Spring.

He worked for American Home Improvement for about 20 years, retiring in 1982.

Mr. Beaulieu was born in Quebec City and immigrated to the United States in 1947. He lived in the Washington area for more than 55 years and was a resident of Silver Spring.

After coming to Washington, he worked for the French Embassy for several years and became a U.S. citizen in 1955.

Mr. Beaulieu enjoyed playing golf and chess.

His wife of 56 years, Yvette Lelievre Beaulieu, died in 1999.

Survivors include seven children, Marc Beaulieu of Bowie, James Beaulieu of Boca Raton, Fla., Linda Engle of Prince Frederick, Robert Beaulieu of College Park, Pauline Gerhoff of Deerfield Beach, Fla., Ronald Beaulieu of New Carrollton and Bernard Beaulieu of Silver Spring; 13 grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.