Marilyn E. Funk

Antiques Collector

Marilyn E. Funk, 64, who collected and sold antique glassware, died Oct. 7 from complications of cancer at Inova Alexandria Hospital.

Her love for collectibles and antiques became a hobby as well as a business. She had an antiques shop in Leesburg from 2000 to mid-2003, and was particularly fond of antique glass.

Mrs. Funk was born in Queens Village, N.Y., and was raised in Staten Island, N.Y. She had lived in Alexandria's Rose Hill community for 36 years.

Mrs. Funk, a homemaker, traveled extensively with her photographer-husband and was an avid birder. She also had volunteered at Huntley Meadows Park.

Survivors include her husband of 45 years, Edwin H. Funk Jr. of Alexandria; four children, Edwin H. Funk III of Springfield, Douglas G. Funk of Chester, Va., Robert M. Funk of Los Angeles and Laura Judith of Virginia Beach; and her father, George Tallaksen, brother, Ronald Denig and sister, Madeline Wilkinson, all of Staten Island, N.Y.

Karen Divers

Flight Attendant

Karen Divers, 57, a retired flight attendant for American Airlines, died Oct. 8 at her home in Fairfax Station. She had breast cancer.

Mrs. Divers was born in Towson, Md., and graduated from Strayer College. After college, she joined American Airlines and began a 35-year career. She retired in 2001.

She flew both domestic and international routes out of Washington and New York, following her husband, an FBI agent, to postings in those cities. She visited numerous European countries, South American and the Caribbean.

Mrs. Divers was an active member of Lord of Life Lutheran Church in Burke.

Survivors include her husband of 30 years, Neil F. Divers, and two children, Michael Divers and Thomas Divers, all of Fairfax Station; and a brother.

Eileen L. Sentell


Eileen L. Sentell, 78, who was a stenographer with the Maryland State Roads Commission in the 1960s, died of respiratory failure Sept. 27 at her home in Laurel.

She was born in Orlando, W.Va., and worked several years for an attorney in Fairmont, W.Va. She had lived in the Washington area for 44 years.

After working for a short time with Maryland State Roads Commission, Mrs. Sentell became a full-time homemaker. She was involved in her children's school and was a member of a genealogy group.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 34 years, Jack C. Sentell, in 1988, and a son, Charles Lough, in 2002.

Survivors include two children, Jon Sentell and Jacquie Sentell, both of Laurel; a brother; three grandchildren; and five great grandchildren.

Daniel Webster

CIA Officer

Daniel Webster, 63, a senior CIA Middle East officer, died of cancer Oct. 7 at his home in Clifton.

Mr. Webster was born in Fort Sam Houston, Tex. He graduated from the School of International Relations at American University in 1963.

He joined the Central Intelligence Agency the same year. After a year of Arabic language training in Lebanon, Mr. Webster served for many years in various locations in the region. Later in his career, he served as chief of station in two Near East and Southeast Asian posts. Among his positions at CIA headquarters in Langley were deputy chief of the Near East Division and national intelligence officer for the Middle East. Mr. Webster retired in 1998. Afterward, he served in an advisory capacity on matters related to counterterrorism.

Among his awards are the CIA Distinguished Career Intelligence Medal, the CIA Intelligence Commendation Medal and the Defense Intelligence Agency Director's Award.

Mr. Webster was a collector of rare books on the Middle East and South Asia, 19th century Middle East prints and Persian rugs. In 2003, he contributed his extensive collection of leather-bound books to the Swem Library at the College of William and Mary.

Survivors include his wife of 41 years, Ann Webster of Clifton; two children, Daniel Webster of Centreville and Victoria Lyon of Reston; two grandchildren; a brother, Robert Webster, and his mother, Mildred Webster, both of Arkadelphia, Ark.

Kristina Schwensen


Kristina Schwensen, 48, a veterinarian, died of colorectal cancer Oct. 6 at her home in Fitchburg, Wis. She had lived in Gaithersburg until a year ago.

Ms. Schwensen joined Gaithersburg's VCA Veterinary Referral Associates, where she specialized in veterinary radiology for more than 15 years. She was born in Detroit and attended Michigan State University for two years until she was accepted into the School of Veterinary Medicine there, graduating in 1978.

She practiced in Michigan and Ohio for several years, then completed a residency in radiology at the University of Georgia, where she became a diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Radiology, and a clinical instructor at the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine.

Ms. Schwensen moved to Maryland in 1988 when she joined VCA. She returned to the Midwest a year ago to be near family while she fought cancer. She enjoyed attending rounds and working with the residents of the University of Wisconsin Veterinary School.

Survivors include two sisters.

Bella Mae Isemann


Bella Mae Isemann, 92, a retired secretary, died of an infection Oct. 10 at Sunrise Senior Living of McLean, where she lived.

Mrs. Isemann was born in Pittsburgh and in her early twenties moved to the Washington area, where she worked for a number of businesses as a secretary. Her last position was as an executive secretary to a vice president of Gulf Oil, a job from which she retired in the 1970s.

She enjoyed crossword puzzles, watching television and cooking.

Survivors include two children, Cynthia Buxton of Vienna and Frank Isemann Jr. of Vienna; three grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

William Joseph Hughes


William Joseph Hughes, 92, a retired government attorney, died of cancer Oct. 4 at his son's home in Gainesville, Fla. He lived in Washington for 35 years.

Mr. Hughes, who was born in Thompsonville, Conn., graduated from Holy Cross College in Worcester, Mass., and Georgetown University Law School in Washington in 1938.

He worked as an attorney in the War Assets Administration, General Accounting Office, Atomic Energy Commission, Office of the Secretary of Defense and State Department (Arms Control Agency). He was a member of the Senior Executive Service and received the Civilian Meritorious Achievement Medal.

He retired in 1965 and in 1970 moved to Mount Dora, Fla., where he helped coordinate numerous parish-building campaigns at his local Catholic church. Mr. Hughes was an athlete and musician who enjoyed tennis, bowling, baseball, hockey and golf. He played bridge throughout his life.

As a young trumpeter, he led the Holy Cross College band and later served in the Marine Corps Reserve Band.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 60 years, Helen Barry, who died in 1998, and by their son William Joseph Hughes III, who died in 2003.

Survivors include three sons, T. Barry Hughes of Silver Spring, John P. Hughes of Gainesville, and James E. Hughes of Washington; three sisters; 10 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

Donald R. McCoy

IBM Salesman and Musician

Donald R. McCoy, 74, a salesman with IBM for many years and a musician who played in local orchestras, died Oct. 9 of cancer at Capital Hospice in Arlington.

Mr. McCoy sold IBM equipment from 1955 to 1987 and came to the Washington area in 1968, when he was transferred to IBM's Bethesda office. He lived in Fairfax City.

Shortly after he arrived in Northern Virginia, he began to play the string bass with the Arlington Symphony. For the next 34 years, he continued to perform in semiprofessional community ensembles, including the McLean Orchestra, the Jewish Community Center Symphony Orchestra in Fairfax and the Friday Morning Music Club in Washington. He retired from performing in 2002.

Mr. McCoy was born in Ridgewood, N.J., and graduated from Northwestern University in Evanston, Ill., with a bachelor's degree in music. He served in the Marine Corps before joining IBM in 1955.

He served on the national Girl Scout Council and was a member of St. Leo the Great Catholic Church in Fairfax. He was known for his humor and his devotion to his family.

In addition to playing the string bass, Mr. McCoy also composed songs and orchestral music. Two of his daughters became musicians and music teachers.

Survivors include his wife of 51 years, Rosemary Winter McCoy of Fairfax; five daughters, Lucy McCoy of Smithsburg, Md., Susan Kloss of Roslyn, Pa., Catherine McCoy of Fairfax, Colleen Helmacy of Hop Bottom, Pa., and Nancy McCoy of Denver; a sister; a brother; and a granddaughter.

Gregory James Lock Jr.

Fairfax County Principal

Gregory James Lock Jr., 56, a retired Fairfax County elementary school principal, died of complications from brain cancer Oct. 7 at Inova Fairfax Hospital. He was a Reston resident.

Mr. Lock was principal at Centreville and Oak View elementary schools and had been an assistant principal at Kings Park Elementary School. He started teaching in 1973 at Forest Edge Elementary School in Reston and also taught at Floris and Oak Hill elementary schools.

In 2003, he left Fairfax County schools to become principal of the upper school at International Schools in Beijing, but returned to the United States in November after being diagnosed with cancer.

He had been president of the Fairfax Association of Elementary School Principals and was twice nominated for principal of the year. He won the Optimist Club of Fairfax's 1993 educational achievement award and the Virginia elementary school principals' School Bell Award, and was the county representative for The Washington Post's Principals' Institute. He chaired many committees, including the group that developed a vision document for the future of Fairfax's elementary schools.

Mr. Lock was born in Washington and graduated from St. Stephen's and St. Agnes school in Alexandria. He received a bachelor's degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and a master's degree in religious education from Boston College in 1973.

His marriage to Martha Lock ended in divorce.

Survivors include his wife of eight years, Letitia V. Lock of Reston; a daughter from his first marriage, Vanessa Lock Gelinas of Reston; a daughter from his second marriage, Madeline Lock of Reston; his mother, Laura Lock of Alexandria; and a grandson.

Marilyn Funk turned her love of collectibles into a business, opening an antiques store in Leesburg.