Frederick A. Myers

Oil Company Representative

Frederick A. Myers, 95, who represented Gulf Oil Co. in Washington, died Sept. 18 of complications of a stroke at the Wilson Health Care Center at Asbury Methodist Village in Gaithersburg.

Mr. Myers, a native of Pittsburgh, was employed by Gulf Oil Co. there before he enlisted in 1942 in the Army's Ordnance Department. He had several postings in the United States before serving in Britain and arriving at Utah Beach in France on June 30, 1944.

After his discharge from the Army in 1945, he married and returned to Gulf Oil in Pittsburgh and worked there until 1956. He then transferred to the company's Washington office, from which he retired in 1976.

Mr. Myers lived in Bethesda until 1999, when he moved to Asbury Methodist Village.

He was a member of Bethesda United Methodist Church, the Congressional Country Club and the Jefferson Group, an association of Washington representatives. He was a life member of a Masonic lodge in Pittsburgh.

Survivors include his wife of nearly 59 years, Willard Adair Myers of Gaithersburg.

Russell T. Powers

Social Security Employee

Russell T. Powers, 85, a former employee with the Social Security Administration, died Sept. 2 at Holy Cross Hospital in Silver Spring of an embolism of the small intestine. He lived in Silver Spring.

Mr. Powers was born in Portage, Pa., and worked at the local Chevrolet dealership before World War II. He joined the Army in 1942 and served as a combat officer in Europe and again during the Korean War. He attained the rank of first lieutenant, and he won two Bronze Stars and received two Purple Hearts as a result of wounds received in both wars.

From 1946 to 1963, he sold real estate in Maryland, Virginia and the District, and in 1963 became a realty officer with the General Services Administration, Region III. In 1966, he joined the Social Security Administration. He retired in 1986 as a special training assistant involved with real estate contracting matters.

Mr. Powers lived in Silver Spring until his retirement and then moved to Cape Coral, Fla. He returned to Silver Spring in 1996, becoming a resident of Leisure World.

He was a member of the Father Rosensteel Council, Knights of Columbus, and a longtime member of St. Bernadette Roman Catholic Church in Silver Spring. He was active in the Catholic Youth Organization and Boy Scouts of America.

Survivors include his wife of 60 years, Agnes J. Powers of Silver Spring; a son, Robert T. Powers of Cheltenham; a sister; and three grandchildren.

David Lewis Anderson

VA Executive

David Lewis Anderson, 78, retired national deputy director of social work services at the Veterans Administration, died of prostate cancer Sept. 17 at HCR Manor Care in Wheaton. He was a Silver Spring resident.

Mr. Anderson established and administered the program of 13 outreach centers for Vietnam War veterans.

He was a native of Buffalo, N.Y., and he received both his bachelor's and master's degrees from the University of Buffalo, the latter in 1956 in social services.

He began work as a social worker for the VA Hospital in East Orange, N.J., and became a supervisor a few years later.

During the civil rights movement, he helped establish the Essex County Chapter of the Congress of Racial Equality (CORE), where he acted as social action chair, handling individual discrimination cases in the hospital and systemic discrimination of the workers in the breweries of North Jersey.

In 1965, Mr. Anderson became chief of social work services at the VA Hospital in Lincoln, Neb., where he assumed responsibility for overseeing social work services in three Midwestern states.

In 1969, a program created in the VA's Department of Veterans Benefits brought Mr. Anderson to the Washington area. He retired in 1985 as national deputy director for social work service.

He was a member of the NAACP and Alpha Phi Alpha fraternity.

Survivors include his wife of 56 years, Nancy Anderson of Silver Spring; two daughters, Kathy E. Anderson of Silver Spring and Paula L. Anderson of Temple Hills; and a brother.

Adrienne Deere Hewitt

Lawyer, Equestrian

Adrienne Deere Hewitt, 49, a lawyer and an equestrian, died Sept. 18 of lung cancer at a clinic in Tijuana, Mexico. She lived in Middleburg.

Ms. Hewitt practiced law for several years in the 1980s with the Washington office of Milbank, Tweed, Hadley and McCloy. After moving to Middleburg in 1995, she rode Arabian horses in endurance races. She won several races, ranging in length from 25 to 100 miles.

She was born in Moline, Ill., and was a sixth-generation descendant on her mother's side of John Deere, founder of the farm implements company. Her father, William A. Hewitt, was chairman of Deere and Co. from 1955 to 1982 and was U.S. ambassador to Jamaica from 1982 to 1985.

She was a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Dartmouth College and graduated from Georgetown University's law school.

Ms. Hewitt was a director of the Rock River Trust Co., a private family trust in Illinois. She was also on the board of directors of Notre Dame Academy, a college preparatory school in Middleburg, the Old Dominion 100 Mile Endurance Ride and the Butterworth Trust, a cultural center in Moline.

She had lived in Washington and Falls Church before moving to Middleburg.

Survivors include her husband of 20 years, R. Carey Beer of Middleburg; three children, Alexander Carey Beer, Adrianna Christian Beer and Patrick Edward Beer, all of Middleburg; a sister; and a brother.