Walter C. Levi

Public Health Administrator

Walter C. Levi, 76, a retired public health administrator and child advocate, died of complications from diabetes Sept. 29 at Suburban Hospital in Bethesda.

A native Washingtonian, Dr. Levi graduated from Armstrong Technical High School in 1945. He served in the Army and then returned to graduate from Lincoln University in Pennsylvania in 1952. He also studied at the University of Oslo in Norway and received a master's degree in public health from the University of Michigan in 1953 and a doctorate in public administration from Nova Southeastern University in 1965.

Dr. Levi worked for the U.S. Public Health Service until his retirement in 1992.

He was founder of the Montgomery County chapter of the National Black Child Development Institute and served as the organization's first president. He also was polemarch of the Silver Spring chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi fraternity.

A son, Kevin A. Levi, died in 2003.

Survivors include his wife of 49 years, Dr. Eileen C. Levi of Potomac, and two sons, Neville T. Levi of Gaithersburg and Travis D. Levi of Bethesda.

Edward 'Eddie' W. Lockwood

Insurance Company Employee

Edward "Eddie" William Lockwood, 96, who worked at Prudential Insurance Co. for more than 20 years, died of complications from pneumonia Sept. 27 at his home in the Greenspring Village retirement community in Springfield.

Mr. Lockwood was born in Washington and graduated from St. John's College High School. Before moving to Springfield, he lived in Arlington for 60 years.

In the early to mid-1940s, Mr. Lockwood worked as a conductor on the Pennsylvania Railroad at Washington's Union Station. His duties included moving World War II troops through the area.

After the war, he became a salesman for Armour Meat Co. He then worked for Prudential, retiring in 1973.

Mr. Lockwood was a member of St. James Catholic Church in Falls Church. He was a fourth-degree member of the Knights of Columbus from the Edward Douglass White Council in Arlington.

Survivors include his wife of 60 years, Mary Ryan Lockwood of Springfield; two children, Edward W. "Ned" Lockwood of Potomac Falls and Kathleen McBlair of Virginia Beach; two sisters, Elizabeth Hisle of Boynton Beach, Fla., and Rita Wallace of College Park; three grandchildren; and two great-granddaughters.

Fred C. Stevenson


Fred C. Stevenson, 93, a lawyer for 33 years with the Federal Trade Commission and the Consumer Product Safety Commission, died of pneumonia Sept. 15 at Inova Fairfax Hospital.

Mr. Stevenson, a resident of Fairfax, was a native of Atlantic City and a graduate of George Washington University. He received a law degree from GW's law school.

From 1942 to 1945, he served in the Army and was assigned to what was then the Combined Chief of Staffs. After retiring from the federal government in 1975, he worked for Club Med at various locations around the world.

Mr. Stevenson was a member of Pi Kappa Alpha, Delta Phi Epsilon, Omicron Delta Kappa and the Federal Bar Association.

He leaves no immediate survivors.

Leona 'Lee' Ringus Keough

Homemaker, Choir Member

Leona "Lee" Ringus Keough, 63, a homemaker, quilter and church choir member, died of cancer Sept. 30 at her home in Huntingtown.

Born in Baltimore, Mrs. Keough grew up in St. Leo's Orphanage. She was a member of St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church in Baltimore. She attended Anne Arundel Community College.

In 1962, she married and began raising a family. The Keoughs moved to Cape St. Claire near Annapolis in 1972, where she had a clerical job in the Westinghouse security office. She retired about 1995. She was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church and St. Andrew by the Bay Catholic Church, both in Annapolis.

Mrs. Keough and her husband moved to Huntingtown in Calvert County in 1992. There, she was a member of Jesus the Divine Word Catholic Church, where she joined the Sodality of Mary and sang in the church choir.

In recent years, quilting had become one of her favorite pastimes.

Survivors include her husband of 42 years, Brendan Keough of Huntingtown; three children, Brenda Bloom and Michael Keough, both of Ellicott City, and Thomas Keough of Annapolis; two brothers; three sisters; and eight grandchildren.