Lewis P. Anderson

Postal Employee

Lewis P. Anderson, 94, a retired postal employee, died of respiratory failure Sept. 5 at his home in Arlington.

Mr. Anderson was born in Baltimore and began working for the government in 1935 at the Treasury Department. He received a law degree from Washington College of Law in 1938.

During World War II, he served in the Army and was awarded the Soldier's Medal for risking his life to save a fellow soldier stranded on railroad tracks in the path of a speeding freight train.

After the war, Mr. Anderson worked as an adjudicator in the Veterans Administration and then as a security specialist in U.S. Post Office until his retirement in 1971.

He was a member of Holy Trinity Episcopal Church in South Arlington.

He leaves no immediate survivors.

Arnold C. Petersen

Church Member, Volunteer

Arnold C. Petersen, 95, who in retirement volunteered at Lynbrook Elementary School in Springfield until five years ago, died of pneumonia Sept. 11 at Commonwealth Care Center in Fairfax.

Mr. Petersen moved to Springfield in 1971. He volunteered at Lynbrook Elementary through Kirkwood Presbyterian Church, where he was a member.

Mr. Petersen was born in Muscatine, Iowa, and attended the now-closed Pleasant View Luther College in Ottawa, Ill. He worked several years for the U.S. Post Office, beginning in 1940 to 1957 as a postal inspector. He was director of postmasters in Washington from 1957 to 1960; regional director of the Chicago division from 1960 to 1963; and assistant inspector in charge of that division, from 1963 to 1965.

He then served for two years as director of the commerce department for the state of Michigan, and from 1967 to 1971 as income tax director for the city of Lansing. He retired in 1971 and moved to Springfield.

Mr. Petersen was a member of the Springfield Stamp Club and the National Association of Retired Postal Employees.

A daughter, Cheryl Petersen, died in 1990.

Survivors include his wife, Gladys Petersen of Springfield; a daughter, Janet Petersen of New York City; and a brother.

David Roy Roudybush


David Roy Roudybush, 72, an accountant with companies and trade associations, died of cancer Sept. 18 at Inova Fairfax Hospital. He lived in Annandale.

Mr. Roudybush came to Washington in 1951 and worked in supplies for the FBI. After two years in the Army, in which he served in counterintelligence, he rejoined the FBI's supplies department until 1961.

He received a master's of commercial science degree in accounting from Benjamin Franklin University in Washington. In 1961, Mr. Roudybush embarked on a career in accounting, working briefly for a brokerage firm and for two trade associations, National Business Media and the National Cable Television Association. For about 18 years, until he left work for health reasons in 1993, he was accountant and office manager for Congressional Couriers Inc., in Washington.

He was born in West Franklin Township, Pa., and grew up in Worthington, Pa.

He lived in Washington from 1951 to 1963, when he moved to Alexandria. He moved with his family to Annandale in 1973.

Survivors include his wife of 44 years, Phyllis J. Roudybush of Annandale; two sons, Mark Roudybush of Annandale and Richard Roudybush of Fairfax County; three brothers; and two grandsons.

Daniel Willard Roberts Sr.

IRS Agent

Daniel Willard Roberts Sr., 85, a World War II veteran and former auditor for the Internal Revenue Service, died Sept. 12 of congestive heart failure at Sunrise of George Mason in Fairfax. He lived in Arlington for many years before moving to Burke in 1991.

Mr. Roberts was born in Washington and graduated from Highland Park High School in Highland Park, Ill., where his parents had moved when he was a child. He joined the Army Air Forces in 1940 and saw combat in Normandy, northern France, the Rhineland and the Ardennes.

After leaving the service in 1945, he graduated with an accounting degree from Ben Franklin Universty in Washington. He joined the IRS in 1947 and retired in 1973 as an auditor.

In retirement, he was a member of the Arlington branch of the Veterans of Foreign Wars and a former post commander of the Baltimore branch. He also was a member of Clarendon United Methodist Church and volunteered for the Arlington public library.

Survivors include his wife of 58 years, Doris Kinsella Roberts of Burke; two sons, Daniel Willard Roberts Jr. of Fairfax and David Alan Roberts of Burke; two brothers; and three grandchildren.

Richard E. Sheppard

Labor Department Official

Richard Eugene Sheppard, 68, a longtime Labor Department official who became an employment adviser for the President's Committee on Employment of People With Disabilities, died Sept. 19 at a nursing home in Salem, Ore.

Mr. Sheppard, who had polio as a child and was paraplegic from age 7, died of complications from post-polio syndrome.

He worked at Labor from the mid-1960s to 1999, most recently affiliated with the High School/High Tech program, a national career-development program for high school students with disabilities.

He was born in Chicago and raised in San Antonio. He was an English and history graduate of Baylor University in Waco, Tex.

He settled in the Washington area in 1958 and became assistant director of Help for Retarded Children's occupational and training center early in his career.

His marriage to Sondra Seymour Sheppard ended in divorce.

Survivors include two children, Shannon Oussoren of Silver Spring and Scott Sheppard of Salem; a brother; and two grandchildren.

Ivy Farquhar Hackley


Ivy Farquhar Hackley, 83, who did secretarial work in the 1970s and 1980s for Victor O. Schinnerer & Co. Inc., a Washington liability insurance firm for architects and engineers, died Sept. 20 at Sibley Memorial Hospital. She had chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.

Mrs. Hackley, a Chevy Chase resident, was born in Southampton, England, and raised in Washington, where she was a graduate of Holy Trinity High School.

In the 1940s, she did secretarial work for Sen. Ernest W. McFarland (D-Ariz.).

She was a former member of St. Mary's Catholic Church in Laurel and attended Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church in Washington.

She formerly did volunteer work for schools in Laurel.

Survivors include her husband of 62 years, Leo E. Hackley of Chevy Chase; three children, Pamela Howton of Olney, Penelope "Penny" Helfgott of Charlotte Hall and Piers Hackley of Kensington; two brothers, Francis B. Farquhar of Wilmington, N.C., and Gerald W. Farquhar of Washington; and six grandchildren.

Katherine P. Lewis

WAF Lieutenant Colonel

Katherine Parrish Lewis, 83, who spent 21 years in the Women in the Air Force and retired in 1973 as a lieutenant colonel, died Sept. 18 at the Department of Veterans Affairs Hospital in Washington. She had pulmonary failure.

Col. Lewis's WAF assignments took her to England as an exchange officer. Her final active-duty assignment was as protocol officer at Air Force Systems Command at Andrews Air Force Base.

She settled in the Washington area in the late 1960s. She was a former president of the Charlestown Owners Association, a residential community of about 500 homes in Springfield, where she lived.

She was a native of Enfield, N.C., and a graduate of Louisburg College in North Carolina and what is now East Carolina University. Early in her career, she taught at high schools in North Carolina and Florida.

Survivors include a brother, William H. Lewis of New York and Springfield.