Stephen Lee Grover

Journalist

Stephen Lee Grover, 77, a journalist, died Sept. 1 of bronchial pneumonia at his home in Bexhill-on-Sea, England. He also had a home in Athens.

Mr. Grover was born in Salt Lake City and grew up in Washington, where his father was a journalist with the Associated Press.

Mr. Grover graduated from Woodrow Wilson Senior High School and was a 1948 graduate of Yale University. He received a master's degree in journalism from Columbia University in 1949.

He worked for Newsweek in New York and for Reuters news service in London and Paris in the 1950s and early 1960s. He worked for several years for the International Herald Tribune in Paris as a reporter and movie critic.

In the mid-1960s, he moved to New York to work for the Wall Street Journal, for which he wrote a series of front-page stories on the State Department. He also covered the entertainment business and, in December 1971, wrote a celebrated story examining the many uses of carrots.

In 1986, he moved to Cairo to teach journalism at the American University in Cairo. He moved to Athens in 1995 and, in 2001, he bought a second home in England.

He leaves no immediate survivors.

Shirley Hyink Kramer

Clinical Trials Monitor

Shirley Hyink Kramer, 63, a clinical trials monitor at Westat Inc. from 1994 to 2004, died Aug. 26 at Manor Care nursing home in Potomac. She had amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or Lou Gehrig's disease.

Mrs. Kramer worked as a medical technologist and laboratory supervisor at Sibley Memorial Hospital from about 1980 to 1994. She also had worked for private doctors in Friendship Heights.

She was born in Redlands, Calif., and grew up there and in San Marino, Calif. She spent a year in Tehran in 1957 when her father taught at American University there. She graduated with a bachelor's degree in zoology from the University of California at Berkeley in 1962 and completed medical technology training at the University of California at San Francisco in 1964.

She returned to school while working at Sibley and received a master's degree in public health from Johns Hopkins University in 1994.

Mrs. Kramer was a member of the Registry of Medical Technologists, the Association of Clinical Research Professionals and Delta Omega Alpha at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.

She took birding and camping trips worldwide and was a voracious reader.

Mrs. Kramer lived in Washington for 38 years until moving last year to the assisted living facility.

Her marriage to Albert Kramer ended in divorce.

Survivors include two sons, Caleb Kramer of London and Zachariah Kramer of Los Angeles; her mother, June Hyink of Fullerton, Calif.; and a sister.