Richard L. Callaghan
Government Relations Executive
Richard L. Callaghan, 80, a retired government relations executive with Western Union, died Sept. 17 of aspiration pneumonia at his home in the District.
Mr. Callaghan was born in Missoula, Mont. He served in the Army during World War II, saw action in Germany and France and received the Purple Heart, among other citations.
He moved to the Washington area in 1948 and worked as a Capitol guard while attending the Georgetown University School of Foreign Service. He received a bachelor's degree from Georgetown in 1950 and his law degree from George Washington University in 1957.
In the early 1950s, he became staff director for the Senate Committee on Interior and Insular Affairs, chaired by Sen. James E. Murray of Montana. He moved to the National Aeronautics and Space Administration in the early 1960s, where he was assistant administrator for legislative affairs. An oral history interview with former NASA administrator James E. Webb recounted how Mr. Callaghan joined NASA at the behest of President John F. Kennedy, who believed he could facilitate closer contacts between Congress and the agency.
Mr. Callaghan worked at Western Union from 1967 to 1987, when he retired as vice president of government relations.
He was a member of Sigma Chi fraternity, Burning Tree Country Club and Congressional Country Club.
Survivors include his wife of 57 years, Marcia Callaghan of the District; two children, Brian Callaghan of Falls Church and Lisa Callaghan of Boston; and two grandchildren.
Elizabeth R. Granzow
State Department Nurse
Elizabeth R. Granzow, 83, a State Department nurse who worked at several U.S. embassies, died Aug. 29 of pneumonia at Anne Arundel Medical Center. She lived in Annapolis.
Ms. Granzow joined the State Department in 1958 after working as a public health specialist in Milwaukee. She also spent five years as a nurse for Aramco, the petroleum company, in Saudi Arabia.
She worked at State Department headquarters in Washington and also was the head nurse at U.S. embassies in Afghanistan, Brazil, Japan, Laos, Yugoslavia, Cambodia, Honduras and Mexico. She retired in 1984.
Ms. Granzow was born and raised in Manitowoc, Wis. She attended Carroll College in Waukesha, Wis., and the University of Wisconsin. She graduated from the College of St. Scholastica in Duluth, Minn., and received a master's degree in public health from Marquette University in Milwaukee.
She was a nursing instructor and director of education at Mount Sinai Hospital in Milwaukee and also worked at a veterans hospital in Wisconsin before going overseas.
After retiring, she moved to Annapolis. She was a volunteer with the Anne Arundel County Literacy Council and was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church in Annapolis.
There are no immediate survivors.
Former Redskins Player
Ray Lemek, 71, a former Pro Bowl tackle who played for the Washington Redskins in the late 1950s and early 1960s, died of a stroke Sept. 17 at his home in Readfield, Maine, where he had lived since 1997.
Mr. Lemek, a versatile, quick-footed athlete at 6-foot-1 and 240 pounds, was a standout player at the University of Notre Dame when the Redskins drafted him in 1956.
Because of a knee injury, he didn't join the Redskins until the 1957 season. In Washington, his intense play helped him quickly win a starting position on the offensive line.
"Only on the football field was he very tough," said his wife, Mary Lemek of Readfield. "Off the field, he was very gentle, warm. But once he put on the pads -- watch out."
Mr. Lemek played for the Redskins for the next five seasons and made it to the Pro Bowl in 1961.
The Redskins traded him to the Pittsburgh Steelers, for whom he played four seasons until his retirement from professional football in 1965.
A natural salesman and business graduate of Notre Dame, he turned his attention to a different career. He lived for a time in Boston, then settled in Cleveland, where he rose to vice president of sales for a steel hauling company.
Mr. Lemek was a native of Sioux City, Iowa, where he excelled in just about every sport he tried. He was a shot-putter, discus thrower and baseball, basketball and football player.
He earned a scholarship to Notre Dame, where he played guard and middle linebacker. In 1955, his teammates elected him team captain.
In addition to his wife of 48 years, survivors include two daughters, Caroline Leutenegger of Avon, Ohio, and Margaret Lemek of Brooklyn, Ohio; a sister; and a grandson.
Kenneth Manley, 62, a property manager for the Cafritz Co., died of cancer Sept. 18 at Howard County Hospital. He was a Columbia resident.
Mr. Manley was born in Mount Olive, N.C. He attended North Carolina A&T State University and Howard University and served in the Army in the mid-1960s, including a tour in Vietnam. He had been an employee of Cafritz, a Washington real estate services firm, since 1969. He had worked as a property manager, assistant residence manager and, most recently, general manager for Riggs Plaza.
Survivors include his wife of 40 years, Peggy Manley of Columbia; two sons, Kenneth E. Manley II of Ellicott City, and Keith E. Manley of Catonsville, Md.; two sisters; a brother; and five grandchildren.
Jacqueline Mazzie Rhode, 62, a Vienna resident who had been head receptionist for Northern Virginia Pediatric Associates in Falls Church, died Sept. 18 at the National Institutes of Health intensive care unit in Bethesda. She had cancer.
Mrs. Rhode was born in Springfield, Mass. After her marriage in 1965, she accompanied her husband on his military assignments. They had a home in the Washington area since 1975 and settled permanently in 1989.
From 1978 to 1982, she was a legal secretary for a Vienna patent law firm, Geiger Associates. She began work at the pediatric practice in 1990.
She was a member of St. Catherine of Siena Catholic Church in Great Falls.
She was a former member of the Great Falls Players and helped organize and run the Virginia State DanceSport Championship. She was a former volunteer with the Westbriar Elementary School library in Vienna as well as with the Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts.
Her avocations included gardening and quilting, and she specialized in Hawaiian quilts.
Survivors include her husband, retired Air Force Col. Storm C. Rhode III of Vienna; two children, Storm C. Rhode IV of Omaha and Jacqueline S. Longbottom of San Pedro, Calif.; her mother, Cecilia Mazzie of Chicopee, Mass.; and two grandsons.