Dr. Edward M. Macon

Emergency Physician

Dr. Edward M. Macon, 76, who practiced emergency medicine at several area hospitals, died of a stroke Oct. 9 at Reeder's Memorial Home in Boonsboro, Md. He was a longtime resident of Hagerstown, Md.

Dr. Macon was a native of the District and a graduate of Randolph-Macon Academy in Front Royal, Va. He enlisted in the U.S. Army in 1946 and served in Italy as part of the army of occupation.

After his discharge, he received a bachelor of science degree in chemistry from George Washington University in 1951 and his medical degree, also from George Washington, in 1955. He served an internship at McLaren General Hospital in Flint, Mich., and a residency in internal medicine at D.C. General Hospital before entering the practice of general medicine in Vienna in 1956.

From the late 1960s through the 1970s, he practiced emergency medicine at Prince George's General Hospital and at Suburban Hospital in Bethesda. He also practiced emergency medicine in Mississippi in 1981. He joined the Washington County Hospital Emergency Department in 1982, where he remained until he retired in 1994.

He was certified by the American Board of Emergency Medicine and was a charter member of the American College of Emergency Physicians, as well as a member of the Washington County Medical Society.

A genealogist, bird-watcher and student of history, Dr. Macon traveled extensively, both in the United States and abroad. He had visited all but one of this country's national parks.

Dr. Macon's first marriage, to Joan Crim Martin, ended in divorce.

Survivors include his wife of 36 years, Anne K. Mason; three children from his first marriage, Dr. Michael G. Macon of Columbia, Patricia Jane Macon of Hagerstown and Elizabeth Macon Skuntz of Bozeman, Mont.; three stepdaughters, Dori H. Hunt of Brighton, Colo., Anne H. Heacock of Purcellville, and Lise H. Kline of Williamsburg; a sister; and eight grandchildren.

James Emory Faust

Retired FCC Attorney

James Emory Faust, 90, a former attorney for the Federal Communications Commission, died of prostate cancer Sept. 30 at Sunrise Assisted Living of Rockville.

He worked with the FCC for more than 20 years. He retired in the 1970s.

Mr. Faust was born in Magdalena, N.M., and spent five years in the Navy as Navy Band conductor and musician. He was trained at the Navy School of Music before his service during World War II in Recife, Brazil.

After his military service, he received a bachelor's degree in history and a law degree from George Washington University. He also received an advanced law degree, from the National University School of Law, now part of GWU.

Mr. Faust came to Washington in 1946 and in the 1960s moved to Chevy Chase and later to Bethesda. Two years ago, he moved to Rockville.

His wife of 49 years, Lola Saunders Faust, died in 1995.

He and his wife were paid soloists at St. John's Episcopal Church at Lafayette Square during the 1950s. He sang tenor; she sang alto. They also were affiliated with the Mu Phi Epsilon musical sorority for many years. He was a lifelong devotee of opera.

Mr. Faust celebrated his 90th birthday in April at the Metropolitan Opera performance of Don Giovanni and then stayed at the Ritz-Carlton with three friends.

He leaves no immediate survivors.

Barbara J. Kline

Woodies Sales Clerk

Barbara J. Kline, 73, a former sales clerk for the Woodward & Lothrop department store, died of sepsis Oct. 3 at Civista Medical Center in La Plata. She lived in Adelphi.

Mrs. Kline was born in Bethlehem, Pa., and graduated from St. Luke's School of Nursing in Pennsylvania in 1951. For a number of years, she was a registered nurse at hospitals in Baltimore.

Mrs. Kline had worked for five years at the Woodies store at Prince George's Plaza when it closed in 1995.

She was a member of Adelphi Presbyterian Church in Adelphi, where she sang in the choir and served as a deacon and elder.

Her husband, Robert C. Kline Jr., died in 1971.

Survivors include two daughters, Janice J. Edwing of Darnestown and Judith E. Mills of Waldorf; a brother; and five grandchildren.

Ralph L. Cohen

Company Founder

Ralph L. Cohen, 83, president of Heritage Investors Management Corp. in Bethesda until 1990, died of a heart attack Oct. 6 at Inova Fairfax Hospital. He live in Bethesda.

Mr. Cohen, a certified public accountant, founded the business in 1974 and remained active until recently.

He was born in Washington and attended high school in Denver. He graduated from Benjamin Franklin University and Georgetown University School of Foreign Service. He earned an MBA from the University of Chicago in 1951.

He served in the Army's finance department during World War II.

During the 1940s and 1950s, Mr. Cohen practiced accounting and taught at the University of Bridgeport in Connecticut. After returning to the Washington area in 1955, he taught part time at American and George Washington universities.

He also ran a family laundry and dry-cleaning business, Arcade Sunshine, in Washington, and for a short time worked in the Washington area for Boston-based Fort Hill Investments.

Mr. Cohen had served on the board of the Bullis School, Columbia Lighthouse for the Blind, Jewish Social Services Agency, Washington Hebrew Congregation and Woodmont Country Club.

He was a director of the Stone Foundation and was instrumental in its support of both Bullis and the Chelsea School. He was the founder of the D.C. Institute of CPAs' scholarship fund.

Survivors include his wife of 53 years, Roberta Cohen, of Bethesda; three daughters, Emily Rosenthal of Potomac, Margi Conrads of Prairie Village, Kan., Nancy Cohen of North Chelmsford, Mass; and four grandchildren.