Donald A. Haines

Navy Captain

Donald A. Haines, 69, a retired Navy captain and an executive at Lockheed Martin, died of lung cancer Aug. 21 at Anne Arundel Medical Center. He was a resident of Severna Park.

Capt. Haines served 24 years in the Navy, retiring in 1982. He was commanding officer of the Navy Security Group in Homestead, Fla., and the first commanding officer of the Naval Security Group in Augsburg, Germany. His sea duty was served aboard submarines as well as aboard the USS Oxford and USS Kitty Hawk. He had tours in Spain, Vietnam and Japan, at the National Security Agency and in the Naval Security Group in Washington.

After his retirement from the military, he joined Lockheed Martin as senior systems engineer and retired in 1998 as director of special programs.

Capt. Haines was born in Morristown, N.J., and graduated from Lehigh University. He received a master's degree in computer systems and management information systems from American University in 1970. He was a 1978 graduate of the National War College.

He was the cantor for his parish, Our Lady of the Fields in Millersville. He volunteered with Habitat for Humanity, using his handyman skills to help build homes in Annapolis and Baltimore. He loved sailing, enjoyed fishing and worked to improve his golf game. He enjoyed traveling with his wife.

Survivors include his wife of 36 years, Christine Carey Haines of Severna Park; three children, John A. Haines of Saumsville, Va., Christine New of Phoenix, Md., and Courtney A. Haines of Pittsburgh; and two grandchildren.

Timothy J. Hauser

Commerce Deputy Undersecretary

Timothy J. Hauser, 56, the deputy undersecretary of international trade at the Commerce Department, who had a hand in most of the major trade initiatives of the past quarter-century, died after a heart attack Aug. 18 on a beach at Nags Head, N.C., where he was vacationing. He was a resident of Falls Church.

In 1991, Mr. Hauser became the first career civil servant appointed deputy undersecretary in Commerce. He often filled in as acting undersecretary of international trade. He managed the Commerce Department's participation in negotiations at the World Trade Organization and trade negotiations with Japan, Canada, the European Union and other governments. He managed the day-to-day operations of the 2,500-person, $410 million International Trade Administration.

He twice won the Presidential Distinguished Rank Executive Award, in 1992 and 2003, an uncommon achievement, as the award is given to only 1 percent of Senior Executive Service employees each year. Mr. Hauser received the Presidential Meritorious Executive Award in 1988 and the Senior Executives Association's Executive Excellence Award in 1993.

Mr. Hauser was born in Pittsburgh. He graduated from Georgetown University and received a master's degree in international relations there in 1972. He did additional graduate work at the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies in Washington and Bologna, Italy.

He served in the Army as a captain in the 1970s.

He went to work as an economist with the Bureau of Labor Statistics in 1971. Eight years later, he went to Commerce, joining the staff of the assistant secretary for policy. He was detailed to the White House for a year in 1986 as deputy executive secretary of the Economic Policy Council. He returned to Commerce and served as deputy assistant secretary of planning until 1991.

Mr. Hauser was a member of Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Georgetown and the Bologna Center Alumni Organization.

Survivors include his wife of 22 years, Kathryn Flynn Hauser of Falls Church; a son, Christopher John Hauser of Falls Church; and a brother.

John A. Johnson

Lawyer, Satellite Executive

John A. Johnson, 89, a lawyer and leader in the field of international satellite communications, died Aug. 21 of cardiac arrest at his home in Lake Ridge.

Mr. Johnson was born in Milwaukee and grew up in Hammond, Ind. He received a bachelor's degree from DePauw University in 1937, a law degree from the University of Chicago in 1940 and a master's degree in law from Harvard University in 1946. During World War II, he saw action in the Pacific as a Naval officer on a destroyer.

He was general counsel of the Air Force from 1952 to 1958 and was general counsel of NASA from 1958 to 1963.

He was international vice president of the Communications Satellite Corp. (Comsat) from 1964 to 1974 and president of Comsat General Corp. from 1973 to 1977. He served as Comsat's board chairman from 1977 to 1980.

After his retirement in 1980, he served on the boards of several international communications satellite organizations, including Intercomsa, Intelsat and Inmarsat. He also contributed numerous articles to professional publications and the Encyclopaedia Britannica.

He was chairman of the Falls Church School Board from 1951 to 1956, a trustee of Northeastern Christian College in Pennsylvania from 1955 to 1985 and a member of the boards of visitors at the University of Chicago and the Case Western Reserve University School of Law. He also was active in development work in Central America and served on the boards of directors of the Pan American Development Foundation and Health Talents International.

A longtime member of the Falls Church Church of Christ, he served as an elder, as chairman of the missions committee and as a director of World Christian Broadcasting Corp. He also was a rose gardener, a fly fisherman and a bird-watcher.

Survivors include his wife of 67 years, Harriet Johnson of Lake Ridge; four children, Barbara Groff of Reedville, Va., John V. Johnson of Fredericksburg, Susan Boatwright of Sterling and Dick Johnson of Williamsburg; 11 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

Barry Daniel Murphy

Lawyer, County Supervisor

Barry Daniel Murphy, 74, a longtime lawyer in Vienna and Woodstock, Va., and former chairman of the Shenandoah County Board of Supervisors, died Aug. 15 of multiple myeloma at his home in Woodstock.

Mr. Murphy was a sole practitioner for 27 years in Vienna. He moved to Woodstock in 1989, where he continued his practice until his May 2004 diagnosis of cancer.

In 1996, he was elected to the Shenandoah County Board of Supervisors. He served as chairman in 2004 and 2005. His committee memberships included personnel, finance, code and safety, and chairman of property and public works. He represented the supervisors on the county's Department of Social Services Board. He resigned from the Board of Supervisors in July.

Mr. Murphy also was president of the Shenandoah County Bar Association from 1991 to 1992 and served as escheator for Shenandoah County from 1993-1995.

He was born in Pawhuska, Okla., and graduated from Washington-Lee High School in Arlington in 1949. He received a bachelor's degree from Western Maryland College in 1955 and a law degree from American University's Washington College of Law in 1959.

From 1950 to 1952, Mr. Murphy was a corporal in the Marine Corps. He served with the Reconnaissance Company, 1st Marine Division FMF in Korea. He received three Battle Stars and two Presidential Unit Citations.

Mr. Murphy, who was admitted to the Virginia Bar in 1961, taught criminal justice at Massanutten Military Academy for three years.

He was an active member of the Optimist Club while living in Northern Virginia.

His marriage to Barbara Burchett Murphy ended in divorce.

Survivors include his wife of 17 years, Linda Murphy of Woodstock; two children from the first marriage, Lynn Schwarz and Dawn Duvall, both of Vienna; three stepchildren, Kerry Blomquist of Reading, Mass., Dean Cowles of Powhatan, Va., and Erin Scaparo of Midlothian, Va.; a sister; and four grandchildren.

Capt. Donald A. Haines