Thomas F. Wyatt

SSA Manager

Thomas F. Wyatt, 93, who retired in 1968 as a manager of the D.C. office of the Social Security Administration, died of renal failure Sept. 27 at Asbury Village's Wilson Health Care Center in Gaithersburg.

He spent most of his 29-year career with the Social Security Administration. His service began as a claims representative in the D.C. office, and later he was a manager in regional offices in North Carolina and West Virginia from 1958 to 1968.

Mr. Wyatt was born in Luzon, Philippines, where his father, Thomas B. Wyatt, a U.S. Army officer, was stationed. The younger Wyatt grew up in Texas and the District, where he graduated from Western High School in 1929.

He attended the University of Maryland for two years before leaving to work for the Social Security Administration. Later, after serving in the Army during World War II, he received an undergraduate degree from George Washington University.

In retirement, he served as a court commissioner in Montgomery County and worked as a marshal and starter at Needwood Golf Course in Derwood. He also did genealogical research at the National Archives.

He lived at Leisure World in Silver Spring for 36 years before moving to Asbury Village in Gaithersburg in 2003.

His wife, Jane Wyatt, died in April. They had been married for 68 years.

Survivors include a daughter, Beverly Graham of Potomac; two granddaughters; and four great-grandchildren.

Virginia McDonnell Radigan

Homemaker, Bridge Player

Virginia McDonnell Radigan, 91, a homemaker and avid bridge player who lived in Arlington for 84 years, died of pneumonia Sept. 30 at Virginia Hospital Center-Arlington.

Mrs. Radigan was born in Arlington and graduated from Georgetown Visitation Preparatory School in 1932. She received a bachelor's degree in mathematics from George Washington University in 1936.

An accomplished equestrian as a young woman, she learned horsemanship at Fort Myer and won numerous medals in area riding competitions. She founded the riding club at GWU.

She was a member of St. Agnes Catholic Church in Arlington for 56 years. She also was a member of the Northern Virginia Assistance League, the Washington Golf and Country Club, the Neighbors Club and the Rock Spring Garden Club.

Her husband, Charles M. Radigan, died in 1982.

Survivors include four children, Charles McD. Radigan and Mary Joe Barrazotto, both of Arlington, William M. Radigan of Louisville and Thomas P. Radigan of New York City; eight grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.

Kathleen Mary Harding Danihel

Accounting Supervisor

Kathleen Mary Harding Danihel, 75, an accounting supervisor for a photography store, died Sept. 10 of a heart attack at Laurel Regional Hospital. She lived in Laurel.

Mrs. Danihel, who was called Mary, was born in England. She served in the Women's Royal Naval Service in Great Britain before immigrating to the United States in 1950. She later became an American citizen and settled in Laurel in 1959.

Throughout the 1960s, she was a teller and manager for Citizens National Bank in Laurel. From 1969 to 1974, she lived in California with her family. She was accounting supervisor for District Photo in Beltsville from 1975 to 1990, when she retired.

After her retirement, Mrs. Danihel became a volunteer at Laurel Regional Hospital. She was an avid traveler who visited most of the countries in Europe.

Her husband of 32 years, Gabriel J. Danihel, died in 1983.

Survivors include two children, Marya Danihel of Portsmouth, N.H., and Mark Danihel of Laurel; and two grandchildren.