The July 8 obituary for Glenn Venning Gibson incorrectly referred to Mr. Gibson as Mr. Baldwin. The obituary also did not include one of his three children, June Gibson Dale of Canton, N.C., and it gave an incorrect cause of death. He died of respiratory arrest. (Published 7/9/2005)
Glenn Venning Gibson
Pentagon Budget Director
Glenn Venning Gibson, 92, a Pentagon comptroller and budget director for 30 years, died of lung cancer June 25 at his home in Longwood, Fla. He was a longtime Bethesda resident.
Mr. Baldwin was born in Youngstown, Ohio, where as a boy he delivered newspapers. When President Warren G. Harding, a fellow Ohioan, died in 1923, Mr. Baldwin won a prize of 50 cents for staying on the streets all night and selling the most copies of the newspaper's "extra."
After graduating from high school, he enlisted in the Navy and was stationed aboard ship and at Pearl Harbor from 1931 to 1935. He played tennis on the Pearl Harbor Navy team.
He graduated from the University of Alabama in three years, receiving a bachelor's degree in business administration in 1938. He was named "most likely to succeed" and worked for a year at the university as assistant dean of men.
He won a Sloan Fellowship to the University of Denver, where he received a master's degree in government management in 1941. As part of his thesis, he developed a state budget and accounting system that was adopted by the state of Illinois.
He moved to Washington in 1942 and became an assistant to the deputy director of the War Production Board. During World War II, he was in the Naval Reserve, where he was assistant to the Navy management engineer; from 1946 to 1949, he worked in the Navy's Office of Budget and Reports.
He moved to the Department of Defense in 1949 to work as assistant budget director, deputy comptroller and budget director and special assistant to the director of defense. In 1957, he was appointed director for planning and requirements policy in the office of the assistant secretary of defense. He later became deputy assistant secretary for requirement and readiness planning.
As a civilian employee at the Pentagon, he was instrumental in changing how the branches of the military related to each other; he emphasized cooperation instead of competition to make good use of resources. He also assisted the General Accounting Office in its audit dealings with the military.
During his tenure, the Pentagon dealt with such events as the Berlin Airlift, the North Korean invasion of South Korea, the Cuban Missile Crisis and the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. In 1964, Mr. Gibson coordinated efforts to help Alaska recover from a devastating earthquake.
He retired in 1972 and moved to Florida in 1978. He had been a member of New York Avenue Presbyterian Church in Washington and Bradley Hills Presbyterian Church in Bethesda. He enjoyed traveling, genealogy and gadgets, particularly computers, and at the time of his death, he was writing several books.
Survivors include his wife of 66 years, Helen Gibson of Longwood; two children, Dr. Wade Gibson of Baltimore and Carol Gibson Smith of New York; eight grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.
Charles A. Young
Charles A. Young, 68, founder and former chairman of the University of the District of Columbia's art department, died of lung cancer June 5 at his home in Washington.
Mr. Young taught art for 27 years at the college level, joining Federal City College in 1968, before UDC was created by the merger of Federal City College, Washington Technical Institute and the District of Columbia Teachers College. He helped form the school's art department while pursuing a career as a professional artist.
He was an abstract expressionist and exhibited paintings in galleries, museums and universities in this country and abroad, including shows at the Corcoran Gallery of Art and in Russia, Italy and Haiti. He was artist-in-residence in 1989 at the Virginia Center for Creative Arts. For 10 years, he served on the visual arts panel of the D.C. Commission of the Arts.
Mr. Young was born in New York City. He graduated from Hampton University and received a master's degree in fine arts from New York University in 1959. He did postgraduate work at Bowie State College in African art history and at Catholic University in printmaking and painting.
Survivors include his wife of 36 years, Dr. Elizabeth Bell Young of Washington; a daughter, Dr. Paula Denise Young of Hempstead, N.Y.; a sister; and a brother.
Doris Naomi Hackley Hundley
D.C. Schools Administrator
Doris Naomi Hackley Hundley, 83, who as a D.C. public schools administrator established the first public school Montessori program in Washington, died June 25 of pulmonary edema at the Ingleside Presbyterian home in Washington.
Mrs. Hundley began her career in the District school system in 1942 as a teacher at Birney Elementary School. When the District began placing counselors at elementary schools, she became the first one at Truesdale Elementary School in Northwest Washington and served for five years.
In the late 1960s, she became principal at John Burroughs Elementary School. She served for 10 years before becoming assistant to the superintendent for Region II, which included Southwest Washington. She retired in 1990.
Mrs. Hundley was born in her grandmother's home in York, Pa. Her parents lived in Alexandria, but her mother returned to York to give birth to her first child. Her parents moved to Washington when she was 8. She graduated from Dunbar High School in 1939 and was a member of the National Honor Society.
As a high school student, she was selected to attend a White House tea hosted by first lady Eleanor Roosevelt, said her daughter. Other visits to the White House followed, with Mrs. Hundley meeting first ladies Lady Bird Johnson, Pat Nixon and Barbara Bush.
Mrs. Hundley received a bachelor's degree from Miner Teachers College. She received a master's degree in education from Columbia University in New York in 1947. She did post-graduate work in educational administration at New York University and Howard University.
An active member of the Northeastern Presbyterian Church, Mrs. Hundley served as director of Christian education. She developed a summer program and an after-school program and helped establish the church's child development center.
To encourage the children of the church to read frequently, Mrs. Hundley wrote proposals and received funding from the Reading Is Fundamental program. She met Barbara Bush through her volunteer work with RIF.
Mrs. Hundley was a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, the Madrecitas, the Tuesday Evening Club and the Adult Council and the Morning Echoes of Northeastern Presbyterian Church.
Her husband, Toussaint Hundley, whom she married in 1946, died in 1999.
Survivors include two children, Janice Young-Gonzalez of Silver Spring and Thomas Russell Hundley of New York, and four grandchildren.
Lillian A. Warren
Lillian A. Warren, 95, a physiotherapist and 65-year resident of Bethesda, died after a stroke July 4 at Manor Care Health Services in Chevy Chase. She recently had hip surgery.
Mrs. Warren worked as a physiotherapist for a group of orthopedic surgeons in Washington from 1933 until 1976, treating celebrities, athletes and entertainers who flocked to the practice because one of the physicians, Edward "Bunny" Larkin, was the official doctor for the Washington Senators, the Washington Redskins and the University of Maryland football team until he died in 1944.
She was born in Southold, N.Y., as Lillian A. Stelzer. She graduated from Arnold College in New Haven, Conn. She came to Washington in 1933 as one of a small group of physical therapists who were to be trained at Walter Reed Army Medical Center. She went to work for a group of prominent orthopedic surgeons. Her association with athletes turned her into a lifelong baseball fan, and she often attended Senators games at the old Griffith Stadium as a guest of team owner Clark Griffith's wife, her husband said.
Miss Stelzer soon acquired the nickname "Bromo" in reference to a popular headache remedy. "She didn't care for it," said Walter D. Warren Jr., her husband of nearly 70 years. "The nickname started to fade away as other headache remedies became popular."
She married on Aug. 10, 1935, and had a one-day honeymoon at Annapolis Roads Beach Club before returning to work. The couple lived in Clarendon until they moved to Bethesda in 1939.
Mrs. Warren loved gardening, golf and school and church activities. She spent summers at a girls' camp in New England, where she taught swimming and water safety. She was a member of St. John's Episcopal Church, Norwood Parish, and its women's group, which operates its opportunity shop. She was a member of Manor Country Club in Rockville and the Kenwood Golf and Country Club in Bethesda.
A daughter, Judith Marich, died in 1999.
In addition to her husband, survivors include two sons, Richard D. Warren of Salisbury, Md., and Roger G. Warren of Basseterre, St. Kitts, West Indies; a daughter, Mary Spinks of Middletown, N.Y.; three grandchildren; and one great-granddaughter.
Patricia Poulson Willis
Real Estate Agent
Patricia Poulson Willis, 85, a retired real estate agent, died of complications of Parkinson's disease July 2 at Holy Cross Hospital in Silver Spring. She was a Bethesda resident.
Mrs. Willis was a real estate agent with Reuters Inc. in Washington for 15 years. She retired in the mid-1980s.
She was born in Haines, Ore., and grew up in Los Angeles. She was a graduate of the UCLA. She moved to Washington in 1942 after her father, Norris Poulson, was elected to Congress. She married and remained in the Washington area.
She was a member of the Sulgrave Club and an associate member of the Cosmos Club.
Her husband of 50 years, J.W. Willis, died in 1993.
Survivors include three children, Diana Rothman of Santa Cruz, Calif., Erna Kerst of Washington and Port au Prince, Haiti, and Henry Willis of Los Angeles; a sister; and three grandchildren.