Owen R. Bullock
Owen R. Bullock, 52, an information technology consultant, died Aug. 15 at his home in the District. The cause of death is under investigation by the D.C. medical examiner's office.
Mr. Bullock was born in Vallejo, Calif. His family moved to Falls Church in 1959. He attended Mount Daniel Elementary, then George Mason junior and senior high schools, graduating in 1970.
He started his own business, ORB Associates, as a personal computer systems development and information technology consultant.
He had a lifelong love of books and reading, including Civil War history, modern religion, popular fiction, mysteries, biographies, the classics and science fiction. He supplemented his income in recent years by working part time at Barnes & Noble Booksellers at Seven Corners.
His interests included the performing arts, especially live theater, as well as public radio, old movies, cooking, wine, the Washington Redskins, gardening, hiking, biking and snorkeling.
He loved to socialize and was often the last to leave a party. His Fourth of July parties, with gourmet food and icy cold martinis, offered a wonderful view of the fireworks and the waterfront.
Survivors include his parents, Bob Bullock of Farmington, N.M., and Mary Jo Bullock of Falls Church; a sister, Diann Watkins of Falls Church; a brother, Bobby Bullock of Stephens City, Va.; and a half-sister, Sandra Bullock of Yakima, Wash.
Maxwell F. Westbrook
Maxwell F. Westbrook, 90, retired deputy chief of the federal supply division of the General Services Administration, died of a stroke Aug. 17 at Virginia Hospital Center-Arlington. He was an Arlington resident.
Mr. Westbrook was born in Huntingdon, Pa., and graduated from Pennsylvania State University with a degree in engineering. He moved to the Washington area in the 1930s and began a federal government career, working for the Army Corps of Engineers and the Department of Agriculture before joining GSA.
He was a noncommissioned officer in the Army during World War II, serving in England and Northern France. He returned to the Washington area and resumed his government career while attending American University. He retired in 1972 and enjoyed world travel during his later years.
Mr. Westbrook was a member of First Presbyterian Church in Arlington, the Disabled American Veterans, the National Association of Retired Federal Employees, the Institute of Industrial Engineers and the Society of American Military Engineers. He was active in Democratic Party politics.
Survivors include his wife of 48 years, Rena Westbrook of Arlington; and a son, Roger Westbrook of Alexandria.