John Daniel Gallivan IV
Army Officer, NOAA Engineer
John Daniel "Sean" Gallivan IV, 49, a former Army officer who was later an engineer with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, died Sept. 4 at Suburban Hospital of injuries from a fall at his home in Silver Spring.
Born in Kansas City, Kan., Mr. Gallivan grew up in Fairfax County and graduated from W.T. Woodson High School.
He graduated from the U.S. Military Academy and received a master's degree in business administration from the Florida Institute of Technology.
He served at Army posts in New Jersey, Maryland, Michigan and Germany before leaving the Army in 1989 at the rank of captain. He then served until his death in the Army Reserve, attaining the rank of major.
After leaving the Army, Mr. Gallivan became a research engineer with NOAA, helping to design radar equipment for weather forecasting. He retired last year.
He lived in Silver Spring and attended St. Catherine Laboure Catholic Church in Wheaton.
Survivors include his wife of 15 years, Veronika M. Ulrich Gallivan of Silver Spring, and two sisters, Kathleen M. Gallivan of Clemmons, N.C., and Maureen G. Savage of Hampton, Va.
Beulah Compton Ricks
Beulah Compton Ricks, 98, a teacher, artist and homemaker, died of complications from arthritis and diabetes Sept. 25 at Future Care of Chesapeake rehabilitation center in Arnold.
Mrs. Ricks, an Arnold resident, was born in Camden, N.J. She graduated from South Jersey Teaching College and taught in New Jersey public schools.
After marrying in 1928, she moved with her husband to Washington.
She taught in the Arlington school system for about 10 years, from 1946 to the mid-1950s, and began painting, primarily landscapes of the Chesapeake Bay area, an avocation she continued into her nineties.
Her husband of 73 years, Albert R. Ricks, who flew the first commercial airliner to land at Reagan National Airport, died in 2002.
Survivors include two sons, Albert W. Ricks of Vero Beach, Fla., and Jay E. Ricks of Arlington; six grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.