Robert L. Bouchard
Robert Louis Bouchard, 75, the former president and chief executive of Glass Distributors Inc., a wholesale distributor of automotive and architectural glass, died Aug. 2 at Sibley Memorial Hospital. He had congestive heart failure.
Mr. Bouchard co-founded the company in Washington in 1956 and retired in 2001. Based in Bladensburg since 1981, the company is now solely focused on architectural glass and is operated by his son Stephen.
Mr. Bouchard was born in Portland, Maine. During his time in the Merchant Marines from 1948 to 1952, he traveled to Europe, Japan and Australia.
He then settled in Washington, where one of his first jobs was as a stand-in for actor Victor Mature on the set of "Something for the Birds" (1952).
He worked for Miles Glass Co. before starting his own business.
His memberships included the Glass Association of North America and Construction Specifications Institute. He was inducted into the Mid-Atlantic Glass Association's hall of fame in 2002.
He did fundraising and volunteer work for Heroes Inc., which helps families of law enforcement officers and firefighters who have died in the line of duty in the Washington area.
His hobbies included golf.
His marriage to Iris Rivera Bouchard ended in divorce.
Survivors include five children, Robert E. Bouchard and Stephen M. Bouchard, both of Arlington, Eleanor M. Mackintosh of Berryville, Va., Margaret A. Bouchard of Bethesda and Michelle C. Wells of Fredericksburg; three brothers; a sister; and 12 grandchildren.
Anne Grogan Miskovsky
Volunteer, CIA Employee
Anne Grogan Miskovsky, 79, a fifth-generation Washingtonian who was one of the first female graduates of Georgetown University's School of Foreign Service, died of leukemia Aug. 11 at Georgetown University Hospital.
Mrs. Miskovsky, a graduate of Trinity College in Washington, completed her studies in the School of Foreign Service at Georgetown in early 1952. She served with the CIA in Washington and abroad from 1947 to 1953.
In 1952, she married and lived in Frankfurt, West Germany, for several years. Mrs. Miskovsky was also owner and manager of Mainstay Woodlands in Jefferson, Maine, which produces raw materials for the manufacture of wood products.
She was a member of the Gonzaga College High School Mothers Club and the parents group at Georgetown Visitation Preparatory School. She was a parishioner of Holy Trinity Parish in Georgetown and served on the parish council. Mrs. Miskovsky and her husband served as co-chairs of the Holy Trinity Parish bicentennial celebration in 1987. She was also a volunteer with the Christ Child Society and the Child's Health Center Board at Children's Hospital, where she played a major role in the development of the public awareness campaign on lead poisoning.
Survivors include her husband of 52 years, Milan C. Miskovsky of Washington; six children, Peter Milan Miskovsky of Hedgesville, W.Va., Michael Thomas Miskovsky of Arlington, Anne Miskovsky Cekuta of Berlin, and Mark Stephen Miskovsky, Ellen Miskovsky Kentz and Thomas Augustine Miskovsky, all of Washington; 14 grandchildren; and a great-granddaughter.
Harry Aaron Dobkin
National B'nai B'rith Official
Harry Aaron Dobkin, 91, a former official with the national office of B'nai B'rith, died Aug. 8 of pneumonia at Howard County General Hospital in Columbia.
Dr. Dobkin spent 30 years in Washington as national director of B'nai B'rith's Youth Services Appeal, retiring in 1977. He was later a fundraising consultant with the United Way and other organizations.
He was born in Vetka, Russia, and came to this country when he was 5. He grew up in Pittsburgh and graduated from Westminster College in New Wilmington, Pa. He received two master's degrees in social work -- from Boston University and Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh. His graduate work at Carnegie Mellon qualified him for a doctoral degree, which he received from Pacific Western University in 1997.
From 1941 to 1945, Dr. Dobkin worked for the Jewish Welfare Board in Hattiesburg, Miss., and Fayetteville, N.C., assisting Jewish members of the armed forces. After World War II, he worked for the Jewish Welfare Board in New York and the housing authority in Pittsburgh.
He had lived in Silver Spring since 1947 and also had homes in Highland Beach, Fla., and Ocean City. He was a member of the Takoma Park Horticulture Club. He enjoyed gardening, cooking and swimming in the ocean.
Survivors include his wife of 66 years, Florence Klein Dobkin of Silver Spring, Highland Beach and Ocean City; two children, Sandra Toba Dobkin Barth of Columbia and Eric S. Dobkin of Pound Ridge, N.Y.; and four grandchildren.