Elinor Jones Clapp
Republican Party Official
Elinor Jones Clapp, 79, a Republican Party official and former Arlington resident, died of breast cancer June 9 at her home in Duxbury, Mass.
Mrs. Clapp spent most of her life in Rhode Island, where she was president of the New England Republican Council, a state delegate to four Republican national conventions and an executive committee member of the Rhode Island Federation of Republican Women.
She came to Washington in 1983 when her husband, Charles E. Clapp II, received a presidential appointment as a U.S. Tax Court judge, a position he held until his retirement in 1998.
During that time, Mrs. Clapp's activities included serving on the Republican National Committee and the committee for the selection of White House fellows.
Mrs. Clapp, who moved to Duxbury in 1998, was born in Boston and raised in Mexico, where her father ran a sugar cane business. She graduated from Swarthmore College in 1946 and, for a few years, worked in California as an administrative assistant to movie producers.
Her husband died in 2004 after 53 years of marriage.
Survivors include four daughters, Judith Ellen Clapp of Prescott, Ariz., Martha Clapp Hall of Vernon, N.J., Loraine Clapp Codega of Barrington, R.I., and Nancy Clapp Kerber of Hingham, Mass.; three sons, David W. Clapp of Lake Forest, Ill., Peter C. Clapp of Rockport, Maine, and Charles E. Clapp III of Hingham; a brother; and 14 grandchildren.
John F. Finamore
Printing Company Owner
John F. Finamore, 73, a former owner of a Maryland printing company, died of lung cancer June 12 at Union Memorial Hospital in Baltimore. He lived in Naples, Fla., and Stone Harbor, N.J.
Mr. Finamore, who was born in Washington, graduated from Eastern High School and studied printing at American University. After serving in the Coast Guard in the 1950s, he worked in sales for the old Moore and Moore Printing Inc. in Washington from 1960 to 1980.
He and two business partners bought VMW Printing Inc. in Hyattsville in 1981. He sold his share of the company in 2001.
He lived in Rockville from 1960 to 2002. He was a member of the Shrine of St. Jude Catholic Church and St. Patrick's Catholic Church, both in Rockville. He was a member of the Holy Name Society, a men's service organization. He also was a member of the Knights of Columbus and the American Legion.
Survivors include his wife of 48 years, Margie Finamore of Naples and Stone Harbor; four children, L. John Finamore of Rockville, Faith Finamore Fiocco of Ellicott City, Kathleen Finamore Roberson of Potomac and Paul McDermott Finamore of Glenelg; two brothers, Frank Finamore of Hartsville, S.C., and the Rev. Robert A. Finamore of Fort Washington; a sister, Catherine Finamore Peake of Annapolis; and 11 grandchildren.
James Louis Gabriel
James Louis Gabriel, 77, an English instructor at Northern Virginia Community College and George Washington University, died June 16 after a heart attack at Fort Knox Self Storage in Leesburg, where he worked.
Mr. Gabriel, who lived in Alexandria, managed the storage facility for the past 15 years while he taught. He was an NVCC instructor for more than 25 years.
A native Washingtonian, he attended Washington-Lee High School in Arlington, enlisted in the Coast Guard during World War II and served in the Air Force during the Korean War. He graduated from Catholic University in 1958 and received a master's degree in English literature from George Washington University in 1967.
Mr. Gabriel taught English at Suitland High School in 1959 and at JEB Stuart High School in the Falls Church area of Fairfax County from 1960 until 1967 before moving on to GWU and NVCC.
He was also an artist, writer and tennis enthusiast.
Survivors include his wife, Sandra Donadio Gabriel of Alexandria; a daughter, Regina Gabriel Esposito of Sterling; a sister; four brothers; two grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
Marian Keller Iglehart
Emergency Room Nurse
Marian Keller Iglehart, 52, an emergency room nurse from 2000 to 2002 at Howard County General Hospital in Columbia, died June 19 at her home in Clarksville, Md. She had cancer.
Mrs. Iglehart was born in the District and lived around the world because of her father's military assignments. She was a graduate of High Point High School in Beltsville and Adams State College in Colorado.
Early in her career, she worked as a production master planner for such Washington area businesses as Data Measurement Corp., a maker of measurement systems for the metals industry, and Wilcoxon Research Inc., a maker of laboratory and test instrumentation sensors.
She also was a homemaker and cared for her ailing mother-in-law, tasks that persuaded her to change careers. She graduated in 2000 from the Howard Community College nursing program.
She collected cowboy hats and western wear, refinished old furniture and, during her years in Colorado, climbed and hiked extensively.
Her marriage to Pat Barron ended in divorce.
Survivors include her husband of 10 years, Harry Iglehart of Clarksville; a son from her first marriage, Michael Barron of Clarksville; a daughter from her second marriage, Christine Iglehart of Clarksville; three sisters, Ann Auth of Severna Park, Elizabeth Cloud of Ocean City and Susan Keller of Takoma Park; and four brothers, Lawrence Keller of Chicora, Pa., Paul Keller of Burtonsville, Nick Keller of Ellicott City and Daniel Keller of Naples, Fla.
Marjorie Young Pack
Army Wife, Volunteer
Marjorie Young Pack, 95, an Army wife and volunteer, died May 31 at the Belvoir Woods Health Care Center at Fort Belvoir, where she lived. She had dementia.
Mrs. Pack was born in Allen, Tex., and grew up in Dallas and Fort Worth. She attended Southern Methodist University and graduated from Texas Christian University. She worked in commercial advertising and performed with a Dallas theater group.
She married an Army officer in 1937 and spent the next 27 years following her husband to 29 posts, including the Philippines and Colombia. While her husband served overseas during World War II, Mrs. Pack worked with the USO. In the late 1950s, she worked with the Army's Mutual Aid organization to secure funds for Army widows and children. She was an Alexandria resident for many years.
Mrs. Pack was vice president of the Daughters of the American Revolution, a member of the Daughters of the Republic of Texas and a member of the Texas State Society in Washington.
Her husband of 64 years, Col. Charles Manly Pack, died in 2002.
Survivors include her daughter, Lesley Pack Bender of Edgewater, and a grandson.
Ellis A. Woody
Personnel Manager, Teacher
Ellis A. Woody, 85, a former personnel manager with the Federal Aviation Administration and college teacher, died of pneumonia May 29 at his home at the Fairfax, a military retirement home at Fort Belvoir.
Mr. Woody worked in the personnel office of the FAA from 1951 to 1975. After retiring from the federal government, he was an administrator for several years with the Arlington County Mental Health and Retardation Services Board.
He helped organize the Learning in Retirement Institute at George Mason University in the early 1990s and taught in the program. He also taught courses in personnel management at George Washington University and in a Washington program offered by Central Michigan University.
Mr. Woody was born in Santa Fe, Tenn., and was a graduate of Vanderbilt University in Nashville. He received a master's degree in education from Vanderbilt in 1951. He joined the Navy in 1941 and served in the Pacific theater during World War II. He was discharged in 1950 with the rank of commander and later served in the Naval Reserve.
He lived in Burke for 20 years before moving to the Fairfax in 1995. He previously lived in Annandale and Springfield. He was a member of St. Christopher's Episcopal Church in Springfield and enjoyed gardening.
Survivors include his wife of 58 years, Mary Woody of Fort Belvoir; two children, Steven Woody of Memphis and Mary Ann Saunders of Alexandria; three grandchildren; and one great-granddaughter.