The Aug. 17 obituary of Bruce Kevin Peetz incorrectly stated Mr. Peetz's duties while serving in the Navy. He worked with computers. (Published 8/19/04)
Calvin S. Martin
Animal Control Director
Calvin S. Martin, 85, a longtime resident of Olney and a former animal control director for the Montgomery County Health Department, died of a stroke Aug. 1 at Fahrney-Keedy Memorial Home in Boonsboro, Md.
Mr. Martin was born in the District and graduated from Sherwood High School in Sandy Spring in 1937. He received bachelor's and master's degrees in accounting from the University of Maryland before World War II and an accounting degree from Strayer College in 1951.
During World War II, he was a first lieutenant in the Army Air Forces and flew a B-24 Liberator with the 449th Bomber Group, based in Italy. He received two Air Medals and remained an active member of American Legion Post 68.
After the war, Mr. Martin moved to Olney, where he worked for Martin's Dairy, the family business, until it closed in 1956. He went to work for the county Health Department shortly thereafter.
In 1973, Mr. Martin was dealing with rats in Montgomery. "Sure we have rats in the suburbs," he told The Washington Post in December of that year. "They're not choosy as to whom they attach themselves to. We have rats in residential areas, but they're not out of control."
Three years later, he was working to reduce the number of dog bites in the county, which had remained steady for several years at about 130 a month. "It's one of our priorities," he told The Post. "We have a leash law, and we're trying to enforce it."
Mr. Martin retired as animal control director in 1982.
He lived in Olney for more than 54 years and was a longtime member of Oakdale Emory United Methodist Church. He also enjoyed model trains and restoring antique cars. Active with the Sugarloaf Mountain Region Antique Car Club, he was the proud owner of two vintage Mustangs, which he bequeathed to his grandsons, and a 1923 Lincoln touring car. He also enjoyed fox hunting with the Redland Hunt Club.
Survivors include his wife of 64 years, Mary Kengla Martin of Myersville, Frederick County; four children, Mary Lou Aronson of Keystone Heights, Fla., Thomas C. Martin of Yelm, Wash., Deborah Spears of Orange Park, Fla., and Susan Fear of Myersville; a brother, O. Clifton Martin of Comus; two sisters, Katherine Torbeck of Callao, Va., and Joann Mayne of Laytonsville; 12 grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.
Paul E. Treagy
Naval Captain, Engineer
Paul E. Treagy, 73, a retired Navy captain and engineer for several military contractors, died of a brain tumor Aug. 8 in his home in Falls Church.
Capt. Treagy was born in West Pembroke, Maine, and joined the Navy after graduating from high school. He spent two years in the fleet before receiving a congressional appointment to the U.S. Naval Academy, entering by way of the Naval Academy Preparatory School in Newport, R.I. He graduated from the academy in 1954.
Capt. Treagy spent 25 years as a surface line officer, serving as an antisubmarine warfare officer on the destroyer Ware and as communications officer for Destroyer Squadron Five. He was first lieutenant on the cruiser Albany and executive officer of the destroyer Nicholas.
His sea assignments included commanding officer of the USS Redwing, the USS Bluebird and the USS McCloy. He both commanded and commissioned the USS Fanning in 1972. He also served as commodore of Destroyer Group Five.
His shore assignments included work at the Bureau of Personnel; as a White House aide during John F. Kennedy's administration; administrative assistant to the vice chief of naval operations; executive assistant to the Joint Chiefs of Staff; the Naval Academy's deputy commandant of midshipmen in 1976, when women were first admitted; and head of the surface antisubmarine warfare branch in the office of the chief of naval operations.
He was a graduate of the Naval War College, the National War College and the Naval Postgraduate School, where he earned a master's degree in 1979.
His awards include the Legion of Merit. He was a member of the American Society of Naval Engineers.
He retired from the military in 1979 and worked as a senior engineer for military contractors, including Raytheon and TRW.
He was a member of Sleepy Hollow United Methodist Church.
Survivors include his wife, Julia Ann Drenning of Falls Church; two children, Michael Treagy of Richmond and Carrie Treagy of Falls Church; and one granddaughter.
Bruce Kevin Peetz
Heavy Equipment Operator
Bruce Kevin Peetz, 45, a former Arlington resident and a heavy-construction-equipment operator, died July 15 in a construction accident in Bonita, Calif.
He died of blunt force injuries to his head and chest, according to the San Diego County medical examiner's office. An earthmover that was being repaired accidentally started, rolled forward and pinned Mr. Peetz between a wheel well and a tire.
Mr. Peetz, who worked for Otay River Constructors, had been a heavy-equipment operator for more than a decade.
He was born in Arlington and graduated from Thomas Edison High School in Fairfax County. In 1977, he enlisted in the Navy and served five years as a heavy-equipment operator.
After the Navy, he lived in King George, Va., and moved to Spring Valley, Calif., in 1997.
His hobbies included model trains, gardening and remodeling projects, but his passion was camping in the desert. He called himself "the Professional Camper," his sister said.
Survivors include his parents, Fred and Marge Peetz of Ormond Beach, Fla., and a sister, Lori Dukeman of Haymarket.
John F. 'Butch' Carpenter
Army Department Official
John Frank "Butch" Carpenter, 59, a Prince George's County native who was an Army Department civilian from the late 1970s to 2000, died Aug. 4 at a hospital in Goose Creek, S.C. He had lung cancer.
A former resident of Seat Pleasant, he left the area about 1990 and retired from the Army Department as chief of contracting in Germany for the Army Corps of Engineers. At his death, he was a resident of Goose Creek.
He was a native of Cedar Heights and a 1963 graduate of Fairmont Heights High School in Capitol Heights. He attended Morgan State University and served in the Army during the Vietnam War.
Early in his career, he did procurement work for the Treasury Department's Bureau of Public Debt and U.S. Customs Service.
His hobbies included fishing and barbecuing as well as building and repairing computers for family members.
His marriages to Veronica Flood Carpenter and Emily Carpenter ended in divorce.
Survivors include his wife of 11 years, Gloria Flores Carpenter of Goose Creek; a daughter from his first marriage, Tracy Ann Carpenter of Seat Pleasant; two stepchildren, Meca Flores and Michael Flores, both of Goose Creek; two brothers, William Carpenter of Castro Valley, Calif., and Wilbur Carpenter of Silver Spring; and four sisters, Marion Carlton of Takoma Park, Julia Hammond of Seat Pleasant, Barbara Davis of Houston and Jeanne Carpenter of Washington.
Karimeh 'Karen' Halteh
Karimeh Musleh "Karen" Halteh, 68, who co-owned Halteh's Pizza in Arlington with her family for 27 years until selling the business in 2001, died Aug. 14 at Virginia Hospital Center-Arlington of complications from a respiratory ailment.
Mrs. Halteh, an Arlington resident, was born of Arabic descent in the British Mandate of Palestine, what became Israel. She lived around the Middle East until settling in the Washington area in 1968. She became a U.S. citizen in 1973.
Her husband of 42 years, Nakaleh "Nick" Halteh, died in 1999.
Survivors include five children, George Halteh of Richmond, Sam Halteh of Fairfax, Gina Maley of Alexandria, Haitham Halteh of Falls Church and John Halteh of Purcellville; a sister, Ellen Saah of Silver Spring; and 10 grandchildren.
Mary Elizabeth Hopkins Gilliam
Mary Elizabeth Hopkins Gilliam, 86, a lifelong resident of Alexandria who volunteered with the Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts, among numerous other organizations, died Aug. 14 of lung cancer at the Goodwin House retirement community in Alexandria.
Mrs. Gilliam was born in Alexandria and entered St. Agnes School in first grade. She was a member of the first graduating class to attend the school through all 12 grades. She received her undergraduate degree in 1939 from Randolph-Macon Woman's College in Lynchburg, Va., where was a member of the Delta Delta Delta sorority.
Mrs. Gilliam moved back to Alexandria after college. She married Luther A. Gilliam in 1940, and the couple lived on Lloyd Lane, two doors down from the house where Mrs. Gilliam had grown up, until moving to Goodwin House in 1998.
Mrs. Gilliam, who never worked outside the home, was a member of the St. Agnes School Board of Governors, the American Red Cross, the Hunting Creek Garden Club, the Altar Guild at Emmanuel Episcopal Church, the Twig Hospital Junior Auxiliary, the Ladies 9 Hole Golf Group at Belle Haven Country Club and the Music Appreciation Group. She enjoyed needlepoint, knitting and smocking and dabbling in art.
Her husband died in 1999.
Survivors include two children, Ann G. Sutton of Alexandria and Luther Rice "Rick" Gilliam of Little River, S.C.; six grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
Gregory Hale Jones
Gregory Hale Jones, 49, a 1973 graduate of Fort Hunt High School in Alexandria who became an award-winning composer, died July 22 at his home in Los Angeles.
A spokesman for the Los Angeles County coroner said that the cause of death was asphyxia by hanging and that the death had been ruled a suicide. Prescribed medication for depression might have been a factor, his mother said.
Mr. Jones worked at his own studio much of his life, whether based in San Francisco, Minneapolis or, most recently, Los Angeles. He received two national Emmy Awards for compositions he did for MTV and the Disney Channel, as well as an advertising industry Clio Award for his work for MTV.
He was born in Enid, Okla., and raised in Enid, Williamsburg and Alexandria. He was a 1977 graduate of the Oberlin Conservatory in Ohio and received a master's degree in composition, orchestration and arranging from the California Institute of the Arts in 1980.
He wrote scores for movies and released his own music, some of which has been performed at music festivals.
In a 2002 Entertainment Weekly review of his release "Boll Weevil," critic Josh Tyrangiel noted that Mr. Jones "builds contemporary music around old vocals" in a way that "lets the music and voice rise and converge until they burst with joy and life, like an open field in early spring."
His marriage to Cullyn Anderson Jones ended in divorce.
Survivors include two children, Katy Jones and Evan Jones, both of Minneapolis; and his parents, Charles and DeJuana Jones of Alexandria.
Margaret Hook Pagnotta
Margaret Hook Pagnotta, 80, a homemaker and a volunteer with church groups in McLean, died Aug. 3 of bronchiectasis at her home in Arlington.
Mrs. Pagnotta was born in Hardinsburg, Ky. She placed third in the 1934 National Spelling Bee, before enrolling in the University of Kentucky at age 16.
She lived in California for a few years after attending college and then, after her marriage in 1950, lived in Belgium and Japan for several years before moving to the Washington area in 1959. She lived in McLean for 42 years before moving to Arlington in 2001.
She was a member of McLean Baptist Church for more than four decades and served as deacon, among many other volunteer activities. She also was an avid reader, bridge player and traveler and collected Japanese art, antiques and porcelain.
Mrs. Pagnotta's husband, retired Army Col. Frank R. Pagnotta, died in 1989.
Survivors include three children, Robert H. Pagnotta of Vienna, Brent T. Pagnotta of the District and Mary Margaret Dill of Winchester, Va.; and five grandchildren.
Edward Tearney Fazzi
Edward Tearney Fazzi, 81, a retired FBI agent, died of congestive heart failure Aug. 4 at the Blue Ridge Christian Home in Bealeton. He lived in Warrenton.
Mr. Fazzi joined the Federal Bureau of Investigation in 1951. Most of his career was spent in the Washington field office, from which he retired in 1975.
He was born in Lynchburg, Va. During World War II, he served in the Army Air Forces as a waist gunner on a B-24 Liberator and completed 30 missions over Europe.
After his military service, Mr. Fazzi graduated from Lynchburg College.
Survivors include his wife, Lucy G. Fazzi of Warrenton; two children, E. Lee Fazzi of Charlotte and Ellen Polk of Wake Forest, N.C.; and four grandchildren.
Sports Marketing Executive
Craig Tartasky, 47, a top executive of sports marketing businesses, died Aug. 13 at Georgetown University Hospital of complications from cancer. He lived in Rockville.
Mr. Tartasky, a former director of athletic relations at American University, began working in sports marketing for E.J. Krause and Associates of Bethesda in 1992.
At E.J. Krause, he was executive director of the International Sport Summit, a conference of ranking sports marketing executives. He became senior vice president and executive director of Krause's sports division.
After his cancer was diagnosed in 2001, he left Krause as a full-time employee but remained a consultant. He then started his own agency, Bethesda-based Vertical Sports and Entertainment, and continued to run the Sports Summit.
He briefly was senior vice president of the fledgling Football Network, a digital sports cable network that ran out of financing and went off the air in 2003.
Craig Neal Tartasky was a native of Brooklyn, N.Y., and a 1978 political science graduate of Syracuse University.
He received a master's degree in public administration from American University in 1980.
Active in intramural sports from high school, he worked part time at AU's athletic department during graduate school and was heavily involved in intramural refereeing.
Mr. Tartasky became a board-certified high school basketball referee more than 25 years ago and remained active through the end of last season.
He formerly led an educational and athletic foundation in honor of the late Michael L. Trilling, the high school sports editor of The Washington Post.
Survivors include his mother, Iris Tartasky of Tamarac, Fla.; and a sister.