Joyce Balansky Hadl
Joyce Balansky Hadl, 71, a social worker, died of stabbing wounds and blunt force trauma between Aug. 18 and 20 at her home near Chevy Chase, the Maryland medical examiner ruled.
A woman who rented a room from Dr. Hadl, Susan Lynn Sachs, and Roger M. Greenberg have been charged with first-degree murder. David G. Kaufman was charged with being an accessory after the fact.
Dr. Hadl was born in Boston and graduated from Tufts University. She received a master's degree in social work from Columbia University in 1960 and a doctoral degree in clinical psychotherapy from Pacific Western University in 1990.
Dr. Hadl was a social worker in Massachusetts at Beth Israel Hospital in Brookline and the Veterans Administration hospital in Jamaica Plain before moving to the Washington area in the 1960s. She taught social work at Howard University and was a social worker for Fairfax County for 20 years during the 1970s and 1980s. She went into private practice 15 years ago, based at her Montgomery County home.
She enjoyed hiking, skiing and traveling the world, and was a licensed professional tour guide in Washington. She was a disaster relief volunteer with the American Red Cross and worked during Midwestern floods.
Her marriage to Robert Hadl ended in divorce.
Survivors include three children, John Hadl of Los Angeles, Sara Hadl Langdon of San Francisco and Daniel Hadl of Los Angeles; and a sister, Ina Balansky Samuel of Baltimore.
Louise Vincent Spector
State Department Spouse
Louise Vincent Spector, 82, who helped manage diplomatic households in several foreign countries, died Aug. 24 at Sibley Memorial Hospital of complications from surgery for an ulcer. She also had multiple sclerosis.
Mrs. Spector had lived in the Washington area since 1943, when she joined the personnel office of the Army chief of staff. In January 1944, she was featured in an eight-page article in Look magazine called "Pentagon Girl," describing the work that she and thousands of other women performed in Washington during World War II. She remained a civilian employee of the Army chief of staff until after she married in 1948.
Her husband, an officer with the State Department, was posted to Paris in 1949 to help administer the Marshall Plan in Europe. Mrs. Spector presided over many formal and unofficial gatherings on her husband's behalf, including organizing a tea for Eleanor Roosevelt. She was an officer in the Paris chapter of Americans for Democratic Action. She later accompanied her husband to India, Mexico and postings throughout Europe.
In 1967, they returned permanently to Washington and made their home in Bethesda, where Mrs. Spector was active in Cub Scouts and was a member of the League of Women Voters.
Her multiple sclerosis curtailed her activities in recent years.
Survivors include her husband of 56 years, Mel Spector of Bethesda; a son, Stephen Spector of Chevy Chase; and two grandchildren.
Adriana Virginia Redding
Woman's Club President
Adriana Virginia Redding, 82, a past president of the Woman's Club of Bethesda, died Aug. 25 at Shady Grove Adventist Hospital as a result of complications from a July 28 auto accident near Bethany Beach, Del.
Mrs. Redding, a resident of Potomac for more than 30 years, was born in Laurel and graduated from high school in Baltimore. She worked for several years as a child development specialist at Johns Hopkins Hospital.
In addition to serving as president of the Woman's Club, she was its conservation chairman and was honored in April 2001 by the Chesapeake Bay Foundation for her support of the Save the Bay program.
She also was a member of the Potomac Echoes, Fox Hills Bridge Club and the American Antique Arts Association.
Her first husband, Leonard Bartkowiak, died in 1945. Her marriage to William George Korn Sr. ended in divorce.
Survivors include her husband of 32 years, Robert E. Redding of Potomac; two children from the first marriage, Patricia Rosenfeld of Baltimore and Leonard Bartkowiak of Fort Myers, Fla.; two children from the second marriage, William "Toby" Korn of South Bethany, Del., and James Korn of Pleasant Valley, Md.; three stepchildren, Rose Mersky of Port Chester, N.Y., Robert Redding Jr. of Pico Rivera, Calif., and Douglas Redding of Rockville; six grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
Leslie Webb Joyce
National Security Agency Analyst
Leslie Webb Joyce, 79, an analyst with the National Security Agency, died of congestive heart failure Aug. 24 at his home in Falls Church.
He was born in Decatur, Ga., and served as a medical corpsman in the Navy during World War II. After graduating from Emory University in Atlanta, he worked for NSA from 1951 to 1986, analyzing top-secret data.
After retiring, he enjoyed reading and travel, making several trips to the Middle East to study biblical history. He had lived in Falls Church since 1958 and was a member of the Church of Christ in Falls Church.
His marriage to Nina Hazen Joyce ended in divorce.
Survivors include three sons, Leslie W. Joyce III of Camarillo, Calif., James Joyce of Seneca, S.C., and Robert Joyce of Fairfax City; six grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.