The July 24 obituary of Navy Rear Adm. David B. Bell incorrectly gave the location of the old National War College, now the National Defense Institute. It is at Fort Leslie J. McNair. (Published 7/26/2005)
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Paula Shore, 56, a former teacher who was an assistant office manager at a medical practice, died of lung cancer July 18 at her home in Potomac.
She was born in Philadelphia and received a bachelor's degree and, in about 1974, a master's degree in education, both from Temple University. She taught in the Philadelphia public school system and at a Jewish day school in Toronto and later provided special education services at a private school in Philadelphia.
She moved to Bethesda in 1977 and later settled in Potomac with her family. She played a major administrative role in her husband's dermatology practice and helped establish and maintain a recall system for early detection of skin cancer.
She supported numerous charities and was a major contributor to the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum. She loved to read and belonged to several book clubs.
Survivors include her husband of 32 years, Ronald Shore of Potomac; and two daughters, Janine Shore and Briana Shore, both of Potomac.
Genevieve Marsh Fisher
Church Member, Volunteer
Genevieve Marsh Fisher, 89, a member of All Saints Episcopal Church in Chevy Chase and a volunteer for several organizations, died July 1 at College Manor, an assisted living facility in Lutherville, Md. She was a longtime resident of Chevy Chase Village.
At her church, Mrs. Fisher was a member of the Women of All Saints and volunteered in the Thrift Shop. She also volunteered generously with Martha's Table, Meals on Wheels, the American National Red Cross and the former House of Mercy.
A Washington native, she graduated from the Hannah More Academy in Reisterstown, Md., and Sweet Briar College in Virginia.
She worked as a legal secretary for Miller and Chevalier in Washington and Chicago and later as a private secretary for a poet until 1952. She married in 1949 and later began raising a family.
A competitive athlete, she played basketball and field hockey in her youth and was an accomplished ocean and pool swimmer as an adult. She taught herself the rules of football and closely followed the fortunes of the Washington Redskins. Bridge was a favorite pastime.
Like her mother, Mrs. Fisher was a member of the Chevy Chase Garden Club. She had special interest in roses, particularly hybrid teas. She also was a skilled and often whimsical flower arranger who enjoyed participating in judged events.
She was a member of the Sulgrave Club and the National Society of the Colonial Dames of America in the District.
Her husband, Wheeler Yule Fisher, died in 1983.
She traveled widely with her husband and, after his death, with family and friends, visiting all of the continents except Antarctica. Mrs. Fisher was a voracious reader and a wry observer of politics.
She moved to Lutherville in 2004 to be closer to her family.
Survivors include three children, David Yule Fisher of Laurel, Charles Martin Fisher of Hunt Valley, Md., and Genevieve "Viva" Cutler Fisher of Belmont, Mass.; two sisters, Elizabeth Saint of Lutherville and Mary Ericksen of Portland, Ore.; and five grandchildren.
James Lopes, 79, an economist with the U.S. Agriculture Department and other federal agencies, died of brain injuries, after a fall, July 1 at Georgetown University Hospital. He lived in Bowie.
Mr. Lopes held various positions as an international economist, beginning in the early 1950s. He worked with the Securities and Exchange Commission, the Guatemalan desk of the U.S. Agency for International Development and the Commerce Department before joining the Agriculture Department in 1965. He retired in 1987.
Mr. Lopes was born in Holyoke, Mass. He moved with his parents to their native Portugal, where he grew up and attended college in Oporto. He moved to Washington after World War II.
Accepted to Georgetown University, he mistakenly enrolled at George Washington University instead. He didn't realize his error until six months later, but he decided to continue his studies at George Washington, completing his bachelor's degree. He received a master's degree in international relations from George Washington in the 1950s and did additional graduate work at American University.
Mr. Lopes was fluent in French, Spanish and Portuguese and traveled extensively throughout Europe. His hobbies included painting, woodworking and building Spanish-style furniture and desks.
He was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Bowie.
Survivors include his wife of 40 years, Patricia Lopes of Bowie; two children, Alexandre Lopes of Burtonsville and Maria Rhine of Glen Burnie; a sister; and three grandsons.
Linda Elizabeth Brannock
Linda Elizabeth Gnadt Brannock, 79, a former Takoma Park resident who retired in 1989 after 15 years as an office manager of the Employee Health Unit at Washington Hospital Center, died of cancer July 13 at a hospice in Auburndale, Fla.
Mrs. Brannock, who had lived in Winter Haven, Fla., since her retirement, was born in Smithfield, N.C. She grew up in Quantico, graduated from Occoquan District High School and worked as a secretary at the local Marine Corps military base.
She lived in Mount Airy, N.C., before settling in Takoma Park in 1963. Over the next few years, she worked with her husband, Wayne Ellerbe Brannock, in the bowling business at Riverdale Bowl and Wheaton Triangle Lanes.
Some of her interests included bridge, crossword puzzles, reading, watching movies and attending her grandchildren's sporting events.
Her husband died in 1993.
Survivors include five children, Peggy B. Alexander of Ashton, Deborah Jean Atkinson of Laurel, Wayne Ellerbe Brannock Jr. of Spotsylvania and Barbara V. Clack and Patricia T. McMillan, both of Winter Haven; 13 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.
Charles E. Lockhart
Charles E. Lockhart, 79, an accountant specializing in defense contracts, died of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease July 18 at Inova Alexandria Hospital. He had lived in Alexandria for more than 70 years.
He was born in Birmingham and moved as a boy to Alexandria. After graduating from George Washington High School, he joined the Navy and served in World War II.
Mr. Lockhart graduated from American University in 1954 and joined the old Capital Airlines as an accountant. Beginning in about 1957, he spent 17 years as an accountant with Washington Gas Light Co.
He worked for the American Association of School Administrators in the mid-1970s before joining Computing & Software Corp. in Alexandria. Through a series of mergers, the company later became Unisys Corp. Mr. Lockhart was an accountant in charge of defense contracts for the company and retired in 1991.
As a teenager, he played clarinet in the Washington Redskins band. He remained a lifelong fan of the Redskins. He also attended every home game of the now-defunct minor-league baseball team, the Alexandria Dukes.
Mr. Lockhart was a lifetime member of Henry Knox Field Lodge No. 349 of the Masons in Alexandria and reached the rank of worshipful master.
Survivors include his wife of 59 years, Peggy Sellers Lockhart of Alexandria; four children, Lynette Borders of Tulsa, Deborah Wise of Aquia Harbor, Donna Durany of Dale City and Paul W. Lockhart of Bealeton; and five grandchildren.
Mary Helen Dunn
Day-Care Center Operator
Mary Helen Murphy Mewshaw Dunn, 88, the former owner of a children's day-care center in her home in Prince George's County, died of congestive heart failure July 20 at her daughter's house in Severna Park. She lived in Riverdale, Adelphi and other Prince George's County communities from 1951 until 1984, when she moved to Severna Park.
Mrs. Dunn was born in Washington and graduated from Eastern High School in 1936. During World War II, she worked as a secretary at the Naval Ordnance Lab at the Washington Navy Yard. She also operated the day-care center for children of working parents from the early 1950s until 1964, when she retired. A neighbor and former day-care client told Mrs. Dunn's daughter that, thanks to her mother's dependability over the years, she never had to miss a day of work to stay home with her children.
Mrs. Dunn, a movie buff and avid reader who indulged both enthusiasms in retirement, also took care of her grandchildren. She was a member of St. John the Evangelist Church in Severna Park.
Her marriage to John F. Mewshaw Jr. ended in divorce.
Her second husband, Thomas D. Dunn, died in 1982.
Survivors include two children from her first marriage, J. Patrick Mewshaw of Chandler, Ariz., and Michael F. Mewshaw of London; two children from her second marriage, Karen L. Brusnighan of Severna Park and Kris T. Dunn of Belton, Tex.; 12 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
David B. Bell
Navy Rear Admiral
David B. Bell, 92, a retired Navy rear admiral who twice during World War II received the Navy Cross, the branch's second-highest medal for extraordinary heroism, died July 9 of congestive heart failure at Ginger Cove assisted living facility in Annapolis.
Adm. Bell was awarded his Navy Crosses while serving in the Pacific as commanding officer of the submarine USS Pargo in 1945.
The citation for the first Navy Cross states that Adm. Bell, then a lieutenant commander, directed the submarine in a special three-day mission that greatly assisted Allied navies in clearing an area in Japanese enemy waters. The Pargo sank hostile ships, then avoided two severe depth-charge attacks before returning safely to port.
In a subsequent war patrol, for which Adm. Bell received the gold star denoting a second award, the submarine penetrated anti-submarine barriers in the Sea of Japan, where it launched torpedo attacks against heavily escorted Japanese convoys, sinking two freighters and damaging two others.
His duties after World War II included commands of two other submarines, flag secretary to the commander of submarines in the Atlantic Fleet, submarine detail officer in the Bureau of Naval Personnel and commander of Submarine Division 62 and Submarine Squadron Six.
In the 1960s, he served as commodore of Submarine Squadron 14 in Holy Loch, Scotland, and as Supreme Allied Deputy Commander Atlantic for NATO. He appeared to be in line for the post of commander of the submarine fleet in the Pacific in 1968 when he had a heart attack.
He finished his tour with the chief of naval operations staff at the Pentagon, then served as deputy commandant of academic affairs at the National War College at Fort Meade. He retired from active military duty in 1970.
Adm. Bell, who lived in Annapolis since 1991, was born in Fargo, N.D., and raised in Washington, where he attended Central High School, Columbian Preparatory School and George Washington University. As a young man, he served as a fireman in the Naval Reserve.
He entered the Naval Academy in Annapolis in 1934, served as captain of the fencing team and graduated in 1937. He also received a master's degree in mechanical engineering from the Naval Postgraduate School in Annapolis. He served on battleships before transferring to the submarine fleet.
In addition to the Navy Cross with gold star, his military decorations include the Silver Star and Bronze Star.
In recent years, Adm. Bell belonged to St. Anne's Episcopal Church in Annapolis and attended Naval Academy functions, sailed and traveled abroad.
His wife, Mary Elizabeth Bell, died in 1985.
Survivors include his wife of four years, Margaret Bomar Bell of Annapolis; two children from his first marriage, Ann Bell Layman of Daleville, Va., and William Bonar Bell of Oakton; four stepchildren, Patricia Ray Nalley of Annapolis and Lycille Ray Stabler, Thomas D. Ray III and Edward Bomar Ray, all of Birmingham, Ala.; and 13 grandchildren.
Samuel E. Cohen
Samuel E. Cohen, 95, a statistician with the Department of Labor, died of an aneurysm July 17 at his home in Washington. He died on his 50th wedding anniversary.
Mr. Cohen joined the Labor Department in 1935 and spent his entire career in the Bureau of Labor Statistics. His specialty was working on wage surveys. He retired in 1971.
He was born in Riverside, N.J., and was a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania, from which he received a master's degree in mathematics in 1932. He held various jobs, including work in a bakery, before coming to Washington.
He was drafted in 1940 and served in the Army Corps of Engineers in Europe until 1945, when he returned to Washington.
In retirement, Mr. Cohen delivered Meals on Wheels until he was 90. He enjoyed puns and bird-watching and once participated in a National Park Service study in which he counted the squirrels in Lafayette Park.
His first wife, Anne Hine Cohen, died in 1950.
Survivors include his wife, Jeannette Clark Cohen of Washington; a son from his first marriage, David J. Cohen of Bethesda; and a granddaughter.
Anne Marie Rose Bailey
Anne Marie Rose Bailey, 86, a retired bookkeeper whose favorite expression, "use what you got," helped to fuel her creativity her entire life, died after a stroke July 17 at Future Care nursing home in Annapolis.
She was born in Duluth, Minn., and graduated from Minnesota State Teachers College. She, her mother and her sister moved in 1943 to Washington, where she worked for the FBI and several private companies. During World War II, she volunteered as a nurse's aide.
She married and settled in Baltimore, worked for Azrial Advertising and volunteered with a church sodality and the Girl Scouts. Mrs. Bailey taught sewing and "baked the world's best oatmeal cookies," said her daughter, Barbara Colleen Bailey. A kitchen drawer was full of aluminum foil and twist-ties that were used over and over again. Some attempts to save resources didn't work out so well, such as when the cookie-baking Mrs. Bailey was out of butter and disastrously tried chicken fat in a recipe.
She and her husband built a dream home in Cape St. Claire near Annapolis, primarily by themselves. They learned home construction by reading books, which failed to mention that there is lye in cement. She and her husband unknowingly stood in the wet cement while leveling it and ended up with severe burns on their feet and ankles. The cement hardened, however, and the house rose and still stands.
The family moved permanently to Cape St. Claire in 1963. Mrs. Bailey worked as a bookkeeper at AUA Insurance Co. in Annapolis and at Westinghouse Oceanographic until she retired in 1984.
"The saying 'use what you got' became more about using what you were given, your creative skills, in dealing with life," her daughter said. "My mother was big on donating her time as well as things."
She was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church in Annapolis, the Cape St. Claire Garden Club, Toastmasters Club, Sweet Adelines and the Ladies Auxiliary at Anne Arundel Medical Center.
Mrs. Bailey read the encyclopedia from A to Z and had a great love of family and friends, a sunny disposition and a sense of humor. She enjoyed entertaining, watercolor painting, crafts and singing, as well as traveling, swimming and ice skating.
Survivors include her husband of 57 years, James Carroll Bailey of Cape St. Claire; and her daughter, of Rockville.