Raymond Loyola Hogan


Raymond Loyola Hogan, 91, formerly a psychiatrist at St. Elizabeths Hospital, died Oct. 9 of cardiac arrest at Villa Rosa Nursing Home in Mitchellville. He had been a Southeast Washington resident since 1956.

Dr. Hogan was born in Brooklyn, N.Y., and graduated from Georgetown University in 1934. He received his medical degree from Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons in 1937. He served as an Army medic in the South Pacific during World War II.

After the war, he was a psychiatric resident in Seattle before joining St. Elizabeths Hospital in 1956. He took early retirement in 1975.

In retirement, his extensive travels included a trip to Cambodia for Catholic Relief Services and a trip to Australia to reunite with old Army buddies. An avid reader, he also wrote poetry, painted and sculpted and enjoyed listening to classical music. He was a longtime member of St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church, where he was involved with Meals on Wheels and the Holy Name Society. He also sang in the choir.

Dr. Hogan married Barbara O'Neil in 1949. She died in 1986.

Survivors include three children, Raymond L. Hogan Jr. of Portland, Ore., Elizabeth Hogan of the District and Thomas Hogan of Sunnyvale, Calif.; and three grandchildren.

Lawrence A. Funke

Chemist, Grants Administrator

Lawrence A. Funke, 55, a former professor of chemistry who worked as a grants administrator for the American Chemical Society in Washington, died of an aneurysm Oct. 5 at Howard County General Hospital.

Dr. Funke taught chemistry at Drake University in Des Moines and the College of Notre Dame of Maryland in Baltimore -- where he also was chairman of the Chemistry Department -- before joining the American Chemical Society in 1988.

At that time, he was an assistant program administrator for the society's Petroleum Research Fund, which provided research grants for scientific education and fundamental research in the petroleum field.

Dr. Funke advanced to program director in 1998. He also directed the society's office of research grants and served as a liaison to the organization's committee that sets the standards on chemical safety.

He was born in Covington, Ky., and raised in Erlanger, Ky. He graduated with a degree in chemistry from the University of Dayton in Ohio, and he received a doctorate in inorganic chemistry from Michigan State University.

Dr. Funke, a resident of Clarksville, was a member of St. Louis Catholic Church.

Survivors include his wife of 16 years, Mary L. Funke of Clarksville; a son, Larry Funke of Columbia; his mother, Dorothy Funke of Erlanger; two brothers; and a sister.

Col. Fred C. Schmidt Jr.

Air Force Chemist

Retired Air Force Col. Fred C. Schmidt, Jr., 88, a research and development chemist who worked on various missile programs during his 30-year career, died of pneumonia Oct. 5 at Nanticoke Memorial Hospital in Seaford, Del., He lived in Rehoboth, Del. and was formerly of Fairfax.

Col. Schmidt worked in research and development during World War II and the Korean War. At Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, he headed a group of Air Force engineers who helped develop the airborne warning and control (AWAC) technology and Atlas missiles.

Also during the Korean War, he developed a sulfur compound to stop wounds from bleeding. From 1963 until 1968, when he retired, he was based at the Pentagon.

Among his awards was the Legion of Merit.

He was born in Newark and graduated in 1938 from Rutgers University in New Jersey with a dual degree in chemistry and biology.

After retiring from the Air Force, he worked as a chemist with General Dynamics in Rochester, N.Y., for about three years. He then returned to Fairfax.

He taught hotel and restaurant management at Northern Virginia Community College's Annandale campus from 1978 to 1982.

He was active in the Lions Club in Fairfax and Rehoboth. He enjoyed reading and watching football. Col. Schmidt moved to Rehoboth in 1997 and helped managed a kite company with his daughter.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Ellen Flanagan Schmidt, in 1988; and two sons, Michael F. Schmidt in 1957 and Ronald B. Schmidt in the mid-1940s.

Survivors include a daughter, Pam Hertel of Rehoboth, and a grandson.

Dominic V. Pensabene

Chevron Representative

Dominic V. Pensabene, 78, a former Washington representative for the Chevron Corp., died Oct. 1 of cardiac arrest at the Johnson Center at Falcon's Landing retirement home in Sterling. He was a longtime resident of Lansdowne.

Mr. Pensabene was born in San Francisco and served in the Navy during World War II, primarily in the South Pacific. After the war, he received his undergraduate degree from the University of San Francisco and, in 1950, his law degree from the university.

He was a Chevron employee for 36 years, representing the company in Washington from 1966 until his retirement in 1986.

Survivors include his wife of 55 years, Janet M. Pensabene of Lansdowne; three children, Gregory M., of Alexandria, Mary J., of Washington, and Paul V., of Rancho Mirage, Calif.