Kenneth James Stoll Sr.

Drywall Mechanic

Kenneth James Stoll Sr., 54, a drywall mechanic, died Aug. 22 of complications of diabetes at Inova Fairfax Hospital. He was a resident of Lorton.

Mr. Stoll was born in Daytona Beach, Fla., and moved to the Washington area as a youth. He graduated from Potomac High School and went to work installing drywall. He worked at Carydale Enterprises for the past 18 years.

Mr. Stoll was a member of Christian Center Ministries in Alexandria.

Survivors include his wife of 36 years, Barbara Stoll of Lorton; three children, Christina L. Grimes of Gulfport, Miss., Kenneth J. Stoll Jr. of Middleburg, Fla., and Stacey L. Dionne of Lorton; two sisters; a brother; nine grandchildren; and a great-grandson.

Michael J. Daly

Systems Engineer

Michael J. Daly, 61, a systems engineer with Raytheon Co. in Falls Church, died of a heart attack Aug. 19 at Inova Loudoun Hospital after collapsing during a bike ride near his Ashburn home.

Mr. Daly was born in Washington and graduated from Gonzaga College High School in 1962. He received a bachelor's degree in engineering from Catholic University in 1966. A member of the Air Force ROTC in college, he was commissioned as an Air Force officer shortly after graduation.

Serving during the Vietnam War, he completed a tour of duty as a C-47 pilot before flying 33 missions as a B-52 aircraft commander. He also served four years with the Strategic Air Command at Minot Air Force Base, N.D. He received two awards of the Distinguished Flying Cross, as well as the Vietnam Medal of Honor, 1st Class.

After leaving the Air Force as a captain in 1979, he developed computerized flight simulators for the company then known as Sperry Rand. He spent most of his career with Raytheon, except for a brief hiatus when he worked for a Northern Virginia computer company. He rejoined Raytheon in 2002 as a principal systems engineer.

Survivors include his wife of 25 years, Ruth Daly of Ashburn; four stepchildren, Shelley Long of Maple Grove, Minn., Ron Rau of Colorado Springs, Rhona Hoyt of Greenfield, Minn., and Renita Woodman of Ashburn; a brother, Paul F. Daly of Warrenton; and four sisters, Dr. Eleanor J. Daly of Jackson, Miss., Dorothy D. Pesci of New Carrollton, Kathleen D. Gvozdas of Columbia and Rita D. Rucky of Mitchellville.

Cheryl A. Rooney

Preschool Teacher

Cheryl A. Rooney, 46, a preschool teacher at Church of the Holy Comforter Episcopal Preschool, died of cancer Aug. 23 at her home in Vienna.

Mrs. Rooney taught at the preschool for the last eight years and was known for her colorful holiday costumes, arts and crafts projects and annual searches for the leprechaun on St. Patrick's Day.

She was a member of Wesley United Methodist Church in Vienna.

Mrs. Rooney was born in Newton, N.J., and moved to Vienna in 1990. She graduated with honors from George Mason University in 1995, receiving a degree in anthropology. Prior to attending college, she supported her husband through Seton Hall University and the University of Virginia School of Law.

Survivors include her husband of 26 years, John J. Rooney of Vienna; her parents, John and Fran Landgraff of Louisa, Va.; two sisters; and two brothers.

Mary Groomes Foster

Clerical Worker

Mary Groomes Foster, 91, a former employee of the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Lab, died of heart disease and Parkinson's disease Aug. 22 at Asbury Methodist Village in Gaithersburg, where she lived.

Mrs. Foster was born in Sunshine, in Montgomery County, and graduated from Sherwood High School in Sandy Spring. She attended Towson State Teachers College and Strayer College and then worked for Montgomery County Circuit Court before joining the Applied Physics Lab during World War II. She worked there until the 1970s and then finished her career at Green Castle Country Club near Burtonsville, retiring in 1979.

She was a longtime member of the former Brook Manor Country Club, where she enjoyed playing golf.

She was a longtime resident of Leisure World in Silver Spring until moving to Asbury about 1998.

Her marriage to Edward L. Foster ended in divorce.

Survivors include a sister, Margaret G. Hobbs of Olney.

Pamela Mary Hatchard Stech

IMF Worker

Pamela Mary Hatchard Stech, 77, a records management officer with the International Monetary Fund, died Aug. 19 at a nursing home in Orange City, Fla. She had Parkinson's disease.

Mrs. Stech came to Washington during World War II, when she was evacuated from England with her sister and mother. She worked briefly at the British Embassy before joining the IMF, where she worked for more than 30 years. She retired in the mid-1980s.

She lived in Springfield until moving to Florida with her husband after retirement. She won many awards as a golfer and was a member of the Springfield Golf and Country Club. She also belonged to Grace Presbyterian Church in Springfield.

Her husband of 40 years, Edward G. Stech, died in 1996.

Survivors include a sister.