The obituary of Madelyn Fay Malik that ran Aug. 2 gave an incorrect date of death. She died July 14. (Published 8/3/2005)

Madelyn Fay Malik

Broadcaster, Federal Employee

Madelyn Fay Malik, 82, a former broadcaster and federal employee, died of complications from breast cancer July 17 at the Cleveland Clinic in Ohio. She was a Rockville resident.

Mrs. Malik was born in Brooklyn, N.Y., and attended Fordham University.

During World War II, she worked for the Office of War Information in Algeria, Italy and Austria. After the war, she worked for the Department of the Army in occupied Japan from 1947 to 1949.

She then worked for Voice of America's South Asia division as a feature writer and English-language broadcaster in New York City before the division relocated to Washington in 1954.

She also moved to Washington but switched to other agencies, including the Agency for International Development's Office of Near East Affairs.

In the early 1960s, she worked for a few years as an aide to Rep. Martha Griffiths (D-Mich.).

She accompanied her husband, a foreign service officer, to assignments in Greece, Jordan, Pakistan, Lebanon and Morocco, where she taught conversational English to prominent women. In Beirut, she worked as an assistant librarian at the American Community School. She also volunteered with the women's auxiliary of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency.

She was a member of DACOR (Diplomatic and Consular Officers, Retired).

Survivors include her husband of 46 years, Boulos Malik of Rockville; two sons, Paul Malik of Arlington and Peter Malik of Chagrin Falls, Ohio; a sister, Agnes Crowley of Washington; a brother, David Fay of Vienna; and three grandchildren.

Robert Earl Metz

Steamship Executive

Robert Earl Metz, 77, a retired steamship company executive, died of respiratory failure July 26 at Montgomery General Hospital. He had lived at Leisure World in Silver Spring since 2001.

Mr. Metz spent most of his 35-year career in the commercial shipping industry, with American Export Lines, and his assignments included work in Spain and Italy.

While living in Rome in the mid-1960s, Mr. Metz was named general agent for the merchant ship Savannah, which was among the first nuclear-powered passenger-cargo vessels.

He also held various executive management positions involving freight traffic and port operations in New York, Philadelphia and Baltimore.

In 1989, Mr. Metz received Maryland's Governor's Salute to Excellence Award for his contributions to port community affairs.

He retired in 1990 from American Export Lines's successor organization, Farrell Lines.

Mr. Metz was born in Lansing, Mich., and raised in Chevy Chase. He graduated from Woodrow Wilson High School and the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy at Kings Point, N.Y.

He sailed one year as a licensed deck officer with the steamship company U.S. Lines. He also worked in Washington as assistant deputy security officer and aide to Vice Admiral Edward L. Cochrane, then head of the Maritime Administration.

Mr. Metz served on a destroyer during the Korean War.

His wife of 50 years, Ossy Metz, died in 2001.

Survivors include two daughters, Christine Murray of San Antonio and Elizabeth Coulter of Vienna; a sister, Margie Crouch of Kensington; four grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.