Natalie Joyce Goldenberg

Actress, Librarian

Natalie Joyce Goldenberg, 93, an actress in community theater and volunteer at the Arena Stage in Washington for years, died of a heart ailment June 6 at the Scandinavian Home in Cranston, R.I.

Mrs. Goldenberg was born in Chicago and attended the University of Chicago, where she appeared in a number of productions, including the 1931 world premier of Thornton Wilder's "Queens of France," which the playwright directed. After college, she worked at several social agencies in Chicago as an office manager.

From 1947 to 1957, she lived in Paris with her husband, a diplomat. After their return to the United States, Mrs. Goldenberg worked as a translator and librarian for what was then the National Bureau of Standards until 1967.

She appeared in more than 80 community theater productions over the years in Chicago, Paris, Germany and Washington. She participated in radio dramatizations, directed children's plays, taught drama classes and provided English language dubbing for foreign films. She was also a volunteer tutor and reader for the blind and ushered at Arena Stage until she was 85. She played tennis into her early seventies. She moved to Rhode Island in 1996.

Her husband, Leon Goldenberg, died in 1958. A daughter, Judith Iris Goldenberg, died in 1996.

Survivors include her son, David Goldenberg of Cranston; two sisters; two grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

Gary L. FitzGerald


Gary L. FitzGerald, 49, vice president of Arlington Iron Works, died of lung cancer May 11 at his home in Fairfax Station.

Mr. FitzGerald worked for 27 years at the steel fabricating firm, which his grandfather founded in 1948.

Born in Arlington County, Mr. FitzGerald graduated from W.T. Woodson High School in Fairfax County and from Clemson University. He was a member of Kappa Sigma fraternity, Belle Haven Country Club, Fairfax United Methodist Church and Belmont Bay Yacht Club.

He was also active in many professional associations, including the Associated Builders and Contractors, Northern Virginia Builders Industry Association and the American Institute of Steel Construction.

He loved to cook big gourmet meals, play golf and go boating. His family called him a compassionate conservative and devout Republican.

Survivors include his wife, Brenda B. FitzGerald of Fairfax Station; three children, Stephanie Purvis of Clifton, Amber Scruggs of Ashburn and Melissa Maness of Centreville; his mother, Shirley A. FitzGerald of Fairfax; his grandmother, Hazel Ramey of Fairfax; one sibling; and three grandchildren.

Katherine Kitchin 'Kay' Snider

Real Estate Agent

Katherine Kitchin "Kay" Snider, 55, a former congressional aide who became a real estate agent, died of lung cancer June 9 at her home in Arlington County.

Ms. Snider was born in Salisbury, N.C., and graduated in 1970 from the old Mount Vernon College in Washington. She received a bachelor's degree in 1972 from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

She moved to Alexandria in 1974 to serve on the staff of former Rep. W.G. "Bill" Hefner (D-N.C.), where she worked until 1985.

She then joined the Alexandria-Landmark office of Long & Foster as a real estate agent. In 1995, she led her office in sales volume and was later recognized as one of the company's top residential sales agents in the nation. Three years later, she received life membership in the Multimillion Dollar Sales Club of the Northern Virginia Association of Realtors.

Ms. Snider had an outgoing personality and enjoyed golf. In the late 1990s, she designed, built and furnished a vacation home on the Outer Banks of North Carolina.

She lived in Alexandria from 1974 to 1982, when she moved to Arlington. She was a member of Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Alexandria.

Survivors include her mother, Kate Mills Snider of Salisbury; and two brothers, Arnold H. Snider of Princeton, N.J., and L. Britt Snider of McLean.