Kenneth Stahl

Navy Financial Officer

Kenneth Stahl, 95, a financial officer with the old Office of Naval Material, died July 8 of congestive heart failure at his home in Westport, Conn.

Mr. Stahl was born in Oakland, Md., and graduated from the University of Maryland. In the 1930s, he worked as a bank examiner in Frostburg, Md., and in Philadelphia.

From 1940 to 1944 and again from 1946 to 1950, he was an investigator for the Treasury Department's former Office of Alien Property in New York and San Francisco. In that capacity, he examined properties and investments held by residents of nations considered enemies of the United States.

He served in the Navy from 1944 to 1946 in the Atlantic and Pacific theaters of World War II. He came to Washington in 1950 as head of the financial and statistical branch of the Office of Navy Material. He retired in 1970.

Mr. Stahl served in the Naval Reserve from 1946 to 1965, reaching the rank of commander. As a boy, he was an Eagle Scout.

He lived in the Lake Barcroft neighborhood of Fairfax County from 1954 to 2000, when he moved to Springfield. He moved to Connecticut last year.

He was a 50-year member of Annandale United Methodist Church and also was a member of the Rotary Club and the Lake Barcroft Community Association. He belonged to Army Navy Country Club and played golf until he was 87.

His interests also included reading and travel.

His wife of 60 years, Dorothy Stevenson Stahl, died in 2002.

Survivors include two daughters, Barbara Murray of Rockville, Va., and Nan Wachen of Westport, Conn.; five grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

Daniel A. Thompson

Newspaper Distributor

Daniel A. Thompson, 76, a Washington newspaper distributor for 40 years, died of congestive heart failure July 8 at Inova Fairfax Hospital. He was a Vienna resident.

Mr. Thompson was born in Washington and attended Washington-Lee High School and Woodward Prep. He enlisted in the Marine Corps in 1945 and served in Hawaii.

After World War II, he returned to the Washington area and began a 25-year career as a newspaper distributor with the Washington Daily News. After that paper folded, he did the same job for The Washington Post until his retirement in 1988.

Survivors include his wife of 55 years, Charlotte K. Thompson of Vienna; five children, Jan Thompson of Annandale, Daniel A. Thompson of Overland Park, Kan., Mary Steen of Reston, Trish Wentworth of Zeeland, Mich., and Jim Thompson of Reston; a brother, Frank Thompson of Beltsville; and eight grandchildren.