The Sept. 8 obituary for William Charles Goodliff Jr. did not give the full name for an aunt who helped take care of Mr. Goodliff when he was a child. She is Ruth "Jean" Goodliff. Also, Debbie Bearchel of Bowie was identified incorrectly as Mr. Goodliff's sister. She is a family friend. (Published 9/10/2005)
Fred L. Barnette
Montgomery County Principal
Fred Lee Barnette, 81, a Montgomery County elementary school principal who retired in 1980 after about five years at Darnestown Elementary School, died Sept. 5 at his home in Harpers Ferry, W.Va. He had cancer.
Mr. Barnette began his career as a Montgomery principal shortly after joining the school system in 1954. He was principal of the old Silver Spring Intermediate School as well as Bethesda, Flower Valley and the old English Manor elementary schools.
He moved to West Virginia from Derwood in the early 1980s.
He was born in Gauley Mill, W.Va., and raised in Camden On Gauley, W.Va. He served in the Army in Europe during World War II and participated in the Battle of the Bulge. His decorations included the Bronze Star.
He also was an Army dance band trumpeter and, years later, played trumpet in such Washington area dance bands as the Continentals and the Music Makers. He played at such venues as the Silo Inn in Olney and the Peter Pan Inn in Urbana.
He was an honors education graduate of Fairmont State College in West Virginia and received a master's degree in educational administration and supervision from West Virginia University. He took continuing education courses in education from American University and the University of Maryland.
Survivors include his wife of 59 years, Wilmith Arbogast Barnette of Harpers Ferry; three children, Alana Dunn of Potomac, Fred W. Barnette of Walkersville and Jim Barnette of Gaithersburg; a sister; and four grandsons.
William Charles Goodliff Jr.
Accountant, Tuba Player
William Charles Goodliff Jr., 59, a Bowie accountant and former tuba player in Salvation Army bands, died Aug. 13 at Washington Hospital Center. He had metastatic pheochromocytoma, a cancer of the adrenal glands.
Mr. Goodliff was born in Niagara Falls, N.Y., and was brought up in the Salvation Army by his parents, who were members of the organization, and by an aunt, Jean Goodliff, who looked after him when his parents were traveling. As a child, he developed his skills as a musician in the Salvation Army's youth bands and singing groups; he sang with several school groups as well.
An accomplished tuba player, his passion for brass band music continued into adulthood. He played with several renowned Salvation Army bands, including the New York Staff Band, the Cambridge Citadel Silver Band, the National Capital Band, the Southern USA Territorial Band and various local Salvation Army church bands. He toured Britain and Australia with Salvation Army bands.
He received an associate's degree from Jefferson Community College in Watertown, N.Y., and served with the Army from 1961 to 1963, including two tours of duty in Vietnam.
He moved to the Washington area in 1985 and became an accountant with several area companies over the years. At the time of his death, he was an accountant with Way Broadcasting.
He was an avid Redskins fan and, more recently, a Washington Nationals fan.
His marriages to Gail Goodliff and Kimberly Goodliff ended in divorce.
Survivors include his wife of 18 years, Teresa A. Goodliff of Bowie; two sons from his first marriage, Heath Goodliff of Merrimack, N.H., and William C. Goodliff III of Saratoga Springs, N.Y.; a daughter from his second marriage, Melanie Weir of Silver Spring; and two daughters from his third marriage, Jennifer L. Crawmer and Jessica S. German, both of Bowie; his mother, Betty Griffin of Lakeland, Fla.; two sisters, Betty Jean Donaldson of Vienna and Debbie Bearchel of Bowie; and a brother, Bruce Goodliff of Leavenworth, Kan.
Roland Walter Kinney
Roland Walter Kinney, 78, a retired microbiologist with the National Academy of Sciences-National Research Council, died Sept. 1 of respiratory failure at Shady Grove Adventist Hospital. He was a Potomac resident.
Dr. Kinney was born in Highland Park, Mich., and received his bachelor's degree in biology from the University of Detroit in 1949. He received a master's degree in biology from Wayne State University in 1954 and a doctorate in physiological bacteriology from Iowa State University in 1960.
He worked at the Squibb Institute for Medical Research in New Brunswick, N.J., from 1960 to 1964 and at Smith Kline & French Laboratories in Philadelphia from 1964 to 1969. He moved to the Washington area in 1969.
At the National Academy of Sciences-National Research Council, he was director of National Research Council Associateship Programs. His duties involved oversight of research fellowship programs at federal laboratories, and he was known for his work with visiting international scientists. He retired in 1995.
Dr. Kinney was a sailor and computer enthusiast.
Survivors include his wife of 55 years, Grethe B. Kinney of Potomac; three children, Janet Richie of Largo, Steve Kinney of Gaithersburg and Diane Hight of Germantown; and two grandchildren.
Richard Leland Ulrich
Minister, Fire Science Professor
Richard Leland "Rich" Ulrich, 66, a minister and former fire science professor at Montgomery College, died after a heart attack Aug. 19 at Washington Adventist Hospital in Takoma Park.
Mr. Ulrich, who served from 1987 to 1991 on the Montgomery County Fire and Rescue commission, coordinated Montgomery College's fire science program for 20 years, until he retired in 1999.
He was born in Peoria, Ill., the son of a fire chief, and served two years in the Navy. He graduated from Arizona State University while working for the Phoenix Fire Department. He received a master's degree in public administration in 1973 from the University of Illinois, and that year, he became chief of the fire department in DeKalb, Ill.
In 1976, he moved to Olney, where he went to work for Montgomery College, teaching fire science and English composition. In addition to running the fire science program, he helped set up the career center, where he tutored students in writing. He also appeared in community theater and as an extra in a 1980 film, "Raise the Titanic."
He received a second master's degree in 1990 in writing and literature from Goddard College in Plainfield, Vt., and he wrote more than 100 articles for newsletters and trade magazines. He attended a number of churches over the years, was ordained as a minister by Festival Church in Adams Morgan and returned to Heritage Christian Church in Silver Spring before his death.
He counseled prisoners in the Montgomery County Detention Center and a state prison in Jessup. He began working on a third master's degree in pastoral counseling at Loyola University, but did not complete the work.
His marriage to Janet Ulrich ended in divorce.
Survivors include two children, Jerry Ulrich of Jefferson, Md., and Lori Kaufman of Burtonsville; his mother, Madeline Maibach of Peoria; and five grandchildren.
Amos Towle Camp
Printing Shop Owner
Amos Towle Camp, 76, owner of a Northern Virginia printing company, died of a heart attack Aug. 27 at Inova Fairfax Hospital. He lived in Annandale.
Mr. Camp was born in Columbus, Ohio, and grew up in Norfolk. After graduating from Davidson College in North Carolina in 1950, he served in the 82nd Airborne Division during the Korean War.
He lived in Norfolk, where he was a salesman, and then moved to Arlington in 1965. He was a salesman for a business record-keeping company until 1970, when he opened Camp Distributors, an Alexandria printing company that later moved to Falls Church.
He printed many church and civic newsletters, as well as the Graybeards, the official magazine of the Korean War Veterans Association. He retired in 1989.
As a longtime member of the Kiwanis Club, Mr. Camp supported the admission of women to the Kiwanis Club and printed documents advocating that cause. (Women were first accepted as Kiwanis members in 1987.)
In the 1980s, he led a Kiwanis lobbying effort in Congress in support of legislation providing reparations to Japanese Americans held in internment camps during World War II. He held several prominent positions in the Kiwanis Club in Northern Virginia.
Mr. Camp lived in Arlington before moving to Annandale in 1991. He was a Sunday school teacher and Bible study leader at Arlington United Methodist Church and later at Capital Baptist Church in Annandale.
He was a past commander of Post 225 of the American Legion in Falls Church. After retiring from the printing business, he was a sales representative of Pharmenex dietary supplements and Nu Skin skin-care products.
His marriage to Patricia Camp ended in divorce.
A son from that marriage, Stephen Camp, died in 2003.
Survivors include his wife of 16 years, Emelina R. Camp of Annandale; a daughter from his first marriage, Tracey C. Furman of Kensington; five stepchildren, Jose Maria Garcia, Jayne Redding and Jo Flood, all of Woodbridge, Janice Cana of Manila and Jem Sabado of Jeddah, Saudi Arabia; two brothers; one sister; and 15 grandchildren.