Helen R. Williams

Church Member

Helen R. Williams, 76, a member of the Greek Orthodox Church of St. George in Bethesda, died May 31 of cancer at her home in Rockville.

Mrs. Williams was born in Bridgeport, Conn., and attended the University of Bridgeport. She graduated from the school of nursing at St. Vincent's Hospital in Bridgeport in 1950 and was a registered nurse before moving to Rockville in 1968.

Her husband of more than 40 years, Anthony James Williams, died in 1998.

Survivors include four children, Marcia Williams of Olney, Karen Creedon of Norcross, Ga., Jeffrey Williams of Rockville and James Williams of Boyds; a brother; and two granddaughters.

Josephine Giacalone

Art, Furniture Restorer

Josephine Giacalone, 91, who worked with her husband to restore artwork and furniture at some of the most famous sites in Washington, died of heart disease May 3 at Fort Washington Hospital.

Mrs. Giacalone, a native Washingtonian, graduated from the old Business High School in the District. In 1939, she married Arthur F. Giacalone, whose family restored frescoes and antique furniture, and she assisted him with the business and artistic sides of the enterprise. The family repaired art in Union Station, the Marine barracks, galleries and museums. A 1962 photo in The Washington Post showed her husband repairing a Constantino Brumidi fresco in a reception room on the Senate side of the Capitol building.

Her husband died in 1990.

She leaves no immediate survivors.

Dorothy Mae Christesen

Sales Clerk

Dorothy Mae Christesen, 92, a former department store sales clerk and church volunteer, died June 1 at the Sacred Heart Home in Hyattsville, where she had lived for the past eight months. She had cancer and heart ailments.

Mrs. Christesen was a native Washingtonian who sold dresses at the Woodward & Lothrop department store in downtown Washington for 13 years until 1977.

She moved to Clinton in 1986 and lived there for 18 years.

She was a member of the Catholic Daughters of America and Holy Comforter Lutheran Church in Washington.

Her interests included traveling and square-dancing.

Her husband, Fred Christesen, died in 1969, after 29 years of marriage.

Survivors include four children, Robert Christesen of Raleigh, N.C., Betty Mitteer of Salt Lake City, Anne-Marie Ramsey of Clinton and John Raymond Christesen of Richmond; 11 grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren.

Cathy Moore

Registered Nurse

Cathy Moore, 52, a registered nurse with a mobile health screening unit providing preventative medical services to senior citizens, died May 31 at Inova Loudoun Hospital after a heart attack.

For the past two years, Mrs. Moore worked with the hospital's Mobile Health Unit that provides on-site cancer screenings and other early detection services as part of its Wellness For Life program.

Mrs. Moore, who lived in Sterling, was born at the Patuxent Naval Air Station in Maryland, where her father, Joseph Malnerich, was stationed as a commander.

As a member of a military family, she grew up in a number of places, including Alexandria, Texas, California, Washington state and Italy.

She received a nursing degree from the University of Virginia in 1974 and for a few years worked at what is now Inova Fairfax Hospital.

After her marriage in 1978, she left nursing to raise a family. The Moores lived in South Lake Tahoe, Calif., for about four years before returning to the Washington area in 1982. Over time, she endeared herself to family, friends and neighbors as someone who helped others in need, according to her sister Kristina Linzer of Longmont, Colo.

In addition to her sister, survivors include her husband, Richard Moore, and their three children, Lisa, David and Daniel Moore, all of Sterling; two other sisters, Chris Boyle of Massanutten, Va., and Melissa Malnerich of Culpeper; a brother, Joseph Malnerich of Lockport, N.Y.; and her mother, June Martin of Massanutten.