Fairfax County Schools Clerk
Kay Oyster, 83, who did clerical work for the Fairfax County school system in the 1980s and early 1990s, died Aug. 26 at a nursing home in Independence, Mo. She had Parkinson's disease.
Born Anna Katherine Jennison, she was a native of Parkersburg, W.Va., and a graduate of Marietta College in Ohio. She settled in the Washington area in 1969. A former resident of Annandale, she moved to Missouri in 1999.
Her husband of 54 years, Dale E. Oyster, died in 1996.
Survivors include three children, Carol Oyster of La Crosse, Wis., Barbara Oyster of Bozeman, Mont., and Roger Oyster of Independence; a brother; and seven grandchildren.
Donald A. Barclay
Donald Arthur Barclay, 72, who retired in 1995 as a facilities manager for the Agriculture Department's Foreign Agricultural Service, died Aug. 26 at his home in Bethesda. He had brain cancer.
As a facilities manager, Mr. Barclay helped with the logistics of reconfiguring office space.
He was a Los Angeles native and a graduate of the University of Southern California. He did graduate work in international relations at George Washington University.
Early in his career, he held a variety of jobs in private industry, including working as a systems analyst for Control Data Corp.
Before joining Agriculture in the 1980s, he spent a few years in space management for the Department of Housing and Urban Development.
In retirement, he served on a Montgomery County blue-ribbon panel on pedestrian and traffic safety as well as the Keep Montgomery County Moving and Keep Montgomery County Beautiful committees.
He was vice president of the English Village Citizens Association, a Bethesda neighborhood group.
He was a self-taught bricklayer and furniture builder.
Survivors include his wife of 31 years, Lynn Garber Barclay of Bethesda; a sister; and two brothers.
Franklin W. Taylor
Civil Rights Commission Employee
Franklin Worthington Taylor, 70, a case researcher and reporter for the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights from the mid-1960s to mid-1980s, died Aug. 26 at his home in Cambridge, Mass. He had lung cancer.
After retiring, Mr. Taylor spent several years doing hotel security work in Washington. He moved to Cambridge from the District in 1995 and began an acting career, doing commercials and voice-overs as well as some stage and film work.
He was a native of Baltimore and attended Morgan State, Howard and American universities. He was a Navy medic in the late 1950s.
Mr. Taylor was a jazz enthusiast.
His marriage to Mary Taylor ended in divorce.
Survivors include his wife of a year, Rosalind Thomas Clark of Cambridge; two children from his first marriage, Jocelyn Taylor of Los Angeles and Franklin Taylor Jr. of Washington; three children from another relationship, Benjamin Hopps of Germany and Roxanna Hopps and Jeremy Hopps, both of Chicago; three stepchildren, Benjamin Clark of Maynard, Mass., and Rachel Clark and Anna Fort, both of Somerville, Mass.; and three grandchildren.