John L. Stacey

Navy Commander

John L. Stacey, 69, a retired Navy commander and former submarine officer, died Aug. 26 at a hospital in Hilton Head, S.C. He had Hodgkin's disease.

Mr. Stacey was born in Honolulu and was a 1957 graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis. In addition to his duties as a submarine officer, he served at the Pentagon in the office of the chief of naval operations from 1970 until his retirement in 1980.

After retiring from the Navy, he worked for a Fairfax realty firm, Avis, Adams and Assoc. He lived in Fairfax until moving to Hilton Head in 2001.

He also worked as a consultant to some of the small firms in the Washington area that worked with the Defense Department.

In Hilton Head, Mr. Stacey was a member of Christian Renewal Church and the Republican Club. He also was employed by the Dunes Marketing Group.

His first two marriages, to Gil Chamblin and to Burnette Allen, ended in divorce.

Survivors include his wife of 10 years, Gloria Stacey of Hilton Head; three daughters from his first marriage, Ellen Kaeding of Tigard, Ore., Martha Latham of Jacksonville, N.C., and Lisa Payne of Bend, Ore.; a stepdaughter from his third marriage, Yevette Wyatt of Hilton Head; and seven grandchildren.

Tanja Friedberg

Student

Tanja Neugebauer Friedberg, 79, a Washington area resident since 1987 who took classes in French and Italian at Northern Virginia Community College and George Mason University, died Aug. 28 at Capital Hospice in Arlington. She had corticobasal degeneration, a neurological disorder.

Mrs. Friedberg lived in Annandale until January, when she moved to the Sunrise assisted-living facility in Oakton.

She was born in Czechoslovakia and attended the University of Erlangen in Germany. She immigrated to the United States after World War II, became a U.S. citizen and settled in Upstate New York.

She lived predominantly near Syracuse, where she was a medical secretary and a member of the Syracuse Symphony Opera Chorus. She also was an oil painter.

Her husband, Alfred Friedberg, died in 1965.

Survivors include two children, Dr. Fred Friedberg of Kent, Conn., and Victoria Rosenmarkle of Annandale; a sister, Ariadne Acchiardi of Bethesda; and two grandchildren.