Charles F. Schultz

Speechwriter, Journalist

Charles F. Schultz, 79, a speechwriter for the American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees and a former editor at the San Francisco Chronicle, died of lung cancer Sept. 16 at his home in Middletown Springs, Vt.

Mr. Schultz wrote copiously about workplace inequities, educational flaws, discrimination, racial injustice, human rights and conservation and environmental issues.

He moved to Washington in 1968 to work for the Peace Corps and later formed a public affairs group. He wrote testimony, editorials and speeches for clients that included unions, environmental groups and civil rights organizations.

He worked for the employees federation from 1980 to 1999, then retired and moved to Vermont.

Mr. Schultz was born in San Francisco in 1926 -- on April 15, a day that seemed to be jinxed, he noted, because it was the date on which Lincoln died, the Titanic sank and income taxes are due.

He served in the Navy during World War II in the Pacific theater. After the war, he received a bachelor's degree from the University of California Berkeley in 1949 and joined the San Francisco Chronicle.

Starting as a copy boy, he rose to op-ed editor, Sunday editor and then copy desk chief. He also helped edit a Franciscan magazine, The Way of St. Francis.

His marriages to Jean Randall and Adele Conover ended in divorce.

Survivors include his wife of 11 years, Toyo Biddle, of Middletown Springs; five children from his first marriage, Stacie Schultz of Gastonia, N.C., Michael Schultz of Corte Madera, Calif., Ellen Schultz of New York, Sara Schultz of Corte Madera and Carrie Bazemore of Kelford, N.C.; a daughter from his second marriage, Gillian Schultz of Seattle; four grandchildren; and four step-grandchildren.

Teresa Dunnington

Human Resources Specialist

Teresa "Terry" Dunnington, 52, a human resources specialist for the Defense Department, died Sept. 18 in a snorkeling accident while on vacation in Maui, Hawaii. She lived in Silver Spring, at a home her mother and grandmother bought when it was built in 1939.

Ms. Dunnington was swimming with a friend off Maui when she apparently became trapped in an underwater cave and drowned, according to a Maui County police report.

She had worked for the Defense Department's civilian personnel management service since 2001 and found great satisfaction in helping members of the military who returned from active duty in Iraq, her family said. She had worked for almost 30 years in human resources at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, then worked for the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms and Explosives for a year before beginning work with Defense.

A fifth-generation Washingtonian and the great-great-granddaughter of a German immigrant who founded the Humphrey and Juenemann Brewery and Beer Garden in Northeast Washington, Ms. Dunnington graduated from Immaculata Preparatory School and from the University of Maryland.

She volunteered as a teenager at the National Zoo, where she was particularly fond of the orangutans. She was a member of St. Bernadette Catholic Church in Silver Spring, where she was on the parish council and liturgy committee and served as a Eucharistic minister.

Ms. Dunnington served on the Four Corners Library Advisory Committee, judged Christmas decorations for the Woodmoor Civic Association, voted in every local, state and national election and was a self-appointed monitor of manners on public transportation. She also was a charter member of the Brookside chapter of the Azalea Society of America and supported the Christian Appalachian Project.

Survivors include two sisters, Jean Dunnington of Silver Spring and Betty Thompson of Takoma Park.