Doris Yvonne Mosley
Doris Yvonne Mosley, 76, an AIDS education and training project officer in the Department of Health and Human Services, died of congestive heart failure Sept. 11 while visiting a friend in Nashville. She had been a District resident since 1960.
A native of New Orleans, Dr. Mosley graduated from Dillard University in her home town with a nursing degree and received a doctoral degree in education in 1971 from Columbia University in New York.
She worked at the HIV/AIDS Bureau in HHS's Health Resources and Services Administration in Rockville. Previously, she was director of a program at Medgar Evers College in New York that focused on nursing in the inner city, funded by the National Institute of Mental Health. She also taught at Columbia University and the Homer G. Phillips Hospital's School of Nursing in St. Louis.
Dr. Mosley served on the board for the National Society of Allied Health, an organization of historically black colleges' and universities' schools of health. She spearheaded an effort to have faculty from those colleges address HIV and AIDS education in their curricula. She was also a board member of Festus Molenje Memorial Children and Youth Foundation Inc.
She was a longtime member of Metropolitan AME Church in Washington, where she served as second vice president of the second board of stewards. She was a member of the Sarah Allen Missionary Society, the Hospitality Club and the Class Leaders of the church. She was also a longtime member of the National Black Nurses Association, for which she did numerous training sessions on HIV-AIDS, cultural competency and grant-writing.
Survivors include a brother and two sisters.
James B. Coulter
Md. Natural Resources Secretary
James B. Coulter, 85, secretary of the Maryland Department of Natural Resources from 1971 to 1983, died Sept. 9 at his home in Annapolis. He had melanoma.
Mr. Coulter joined the fledgling DNR in 1969, after it combined numerous environmental agencies within the state. Over the years, he coordinated efforts with neighboring states on environmental programs affecting the Chesapeake Bay and other waterways.
He also was a key figure in the development of Program Open Space, which set aside land for parks, recreation and conservation areas.
James Bennett Coulter was born in Vinita, Okla., and raised in Kansas City, Mo. He was an Army combat engineer in the Pacific theater during World War II, and his decorations included the Bronze Star.
He was a 1950 civil engineering graduate of the University of Kansas and received a master's degree in environmental engineering from Harvard University in 1952.
He worked for the U.S. Public Health Service in Cincinnati before settling in the Washington area in 1960. Within the health service's division of water supply and sewage disposal, he was deputy director of the technical services branch.
From 1966 to 1969, he worked in Annapolis for the Maryland Department of Health as assistant commissioner for environmental health services.
He was a board member of Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Maryland from 1972 to 1987. His memberships included Grace Lutheran Church in Bowie and the National Academy of Engineers.
Survivors include his wife of 63 years, Norma Brink Coulter of Annapolis; two children, James B. Coulter Jr. of Severna Park and Linda Prandoni of Rockville; a sister; seven grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
Irving W. Munroe
Irving W. Munroe, 83, an Army colonel who served in three wars, died Sept. 19 of cancer at his home in Falls Church.
Col. Munroe was born in Clinton, Wis., and was drafted into the Army in 1942. During World War II, he served in Europe as a platoon sergeant in the 309th Combat Engineer Battalion of the 84th Infantry Division. He was wounded in the Battle of the Bulge.
In 1950 and 1951, he was an officer with the Third Infantry Division in Korea. He also served in Germany and, in 1965 and 1966, in Vietnam. He spent 15 years at the Pentagon, working with the Army General Staff and Army Special Staff of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. After retiring from the Army in 1977, he worked for two years with the American Gas Association.
Col. Munroe's awards included the Legion of Merit, two Bronze Stars, the Purple Heart, two Meritorious Service Medals and two Joint Services Commendation Medals. He was a graduate of the University of Maryland and received two master's degrees from George Washington University, one in personnel administration and the other in data processing. He had lived in the Washington area since 1960 and had been a Falls Church resident since 1978.
He was a member of the Sons of the American Revolution, the Society of the 3rd Infantry Division, the Military Officers Association of America, the Veterans of Foreign Wars and the American Legion.
Survivors include his wife of 56 years, Elaine Heath Munroe of Falls Church; two daughters, Lynn Munroe Bragg of Chevy Chase and Cydney Munroe Mulieri of Silver Spring; a sister; and four grandchildren.
Elizabeth Osborn Umphred
Elizabeth Erskine Osborn Umphred, 88, a church member, homemaker and Junior League member, died of heart ailments Sept. 19 at a care center in Scottsdale, Ariz.
She was born in Oakland, Calif., and attended the University of California at Berkeley. She moved to New York during World War II. She married Howard J. Osborn and moved to Akron, Ohio, McLean and Germany.
The family returned to McLean in the mid-1950s and spent the next 40 years there. The Osborns were founding members of First Church of Christ, Scientist in McLean, and she was a sustaining member of the Junior League of Washington.
In the 1980s, she graduated from George Washington University. She later moved into Leisure World in Loudoun County. Her first husband died in 1984, and she remarried in 1999 and moved to Phoenix.
Survivors include her husband, Lee Umphred of Phoenix; three children from her first marriage, Elizabeth Osborn Bruner of Chicago, Michael T. Osborn of Bend, Ore., and David H. Osborn of McLean; a sister; and six grandchildren.
Don F. Anderson
Don Fredrick Anderson, 78, a retired Air Force major who also had worked as a senior systems analyst with Innovative Technology Services in McLean, died of acute myelocytic leukemia Sept. 16 at the Johns Hopkins Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center in Baltimore.
In recent months, he participated in a clinical trial at the cancer center for an experimental treatment.
Mr. Anderson, who lived in Springfield, was born in Elkton, Mich. After serving in the Navy for about a year at the end of World War II, he graduated from what is now Michigan State University and in the early 1950s worked for the Ford Motor Co.
He joined the Air Force in 1953 and helped develop one of its first computer systems. He was posted in Morocco, Guam and elsewhere, and his duty assignments involved computer design work.
Upon his retirement from the Air Force in 1972, Mr. Anderson went to work as a computer specialist for the House of Representatives. After a couple of years, he began another career, working for several defense contractors before retiring from Innovative Technology in 1990.
He was a member of St. Bernadette's Catholic Church in Springfield and a volunteer with Ecumenical Community Helping Others, a faith-based charitable organization. Mr. Anderson visited 76 countries in his lifetime.
Survivors include his wife, Mary G. Anderson of Springfield; five children, Susan Anderson of Pretty Lake, Ind., Nancy Anderson of Greensboro, Ga., John Anderson of Fort Lauderdale, Fla., Mary Clare Anderson of Silver Spring and Margaret Anderson of Washington; and three grandchildren.
Building Management Specialist
Charlie McCormick, 54, a building management specialist who worked at the Pentagon for 20 years, died Sept. 20 of cancer at Calvert Memorial Hospital. He was a resident of Sunderland.
Mr. McCormick worked in the operations and maintenance branch of the Federal Facilities Division. He also served as a firefighter on the Pentagon Emergency Action Team.
On Sept. 11, 2001, he helped in rescue efforts following the terrorist attack on the Pentagon. He also played a role in the rebuilding of the Pentagon. He was awarded the Defense Department's Medal of Valor "for his role in support of rescue and recovery efforts."
Charles Francis McCormick was born in Washington and graduated from Central High School. For 12 years, he was a sheet metal worker with Sheet Metal Local 100.
He enjoyed hunting.
Survivors include his wife, Catherine McCormick of Sunderland; two daughters, Shelly Randall of Odenton and Carrie McConnell of Rex, Ga.; his mother, Margaret McCormick of Bowie; and a grandson.
Julia Mansvetov, 95, a retired researcher and translator for the Voice of America, died of a stroke Sept. 14 at Suburban Hospital in Bethesda. She was a Chevy Chase resident.
Mrs. Mansvetov was born in Moscow. Her father, who worked for the imperial government, was on assignment in New York when the February 1917 Russian revolution broke out. He sent for the family and met their ship in a skiff in New York harbor, thus avoiding Ellis Island. They settled in New York City.
She graduated from Barnard College in 1931 and became an actress on the New York stage and in repertory theaters around the country. She traveled to Italy with the USO in 1946 to entertain active duty soldiers.
In 1950, she moved to Washington and became a researcher and translator in the Russian division of the Voice of America. She retired in 1990.
Her marriage to James Llewlyan Hutchinson ended in divorce. Her second husband, Vladimir Mansvetov, died in 1974.
Survivors include a daughter from the second marriage, Anne Mansvetov Kefauver of Towson; and a grandson.