Marcelle 'Mimi' Clark

Claims Adjuster

Marcelle "Mimi" Clark, 70, a claims adjuster with the National League of Postmasters, died Sept. 23 of a cerebral hemorrhage at Inova Mount Vernon Hospital. She lived in Alexandria.

Ms. Clark was born in Paris and lived in Alexandria for the past 40 years. She attended college in Paris.

She worked with the National League of Postmasters for more than 25 years, retiring in 2000. She also volunteered at Inova Mount Vernon Hospital and supported the Humane Society.

Her marriages to Claude Fouet and Peter Clark ended in divorce.

Survivors include a daughter from the first marriage, Valerie Vergne of Paris; two daughters from the second marriage, Corinne Robinson of Park Hills, Mo., and Lisa Clark of Lake Ridge; a sister; and four grandchildren.

Damian Crane

Cancer Institute Administrator

Damian Crane, 68, a retired administrator for the National Cancer Institute, died of cancer Oct. 4 at Montgomery Village Health Care Center. He lived in Rockville.

Mr. Crane, a native Washingtonian, graduated from Priory High School, now St. Anselm's Abbey School, and American University. He played baseball and basketball throughout his high school and college years. He received a master's degree in public administration from Harvard University's Kennedy School of Government in 1978.

He joined the National Institutes of Health in 1962 as a personnel specialist and joined NIH's National Cancer Institute in 1973 as a research contracting officer. Mr. Crane managed several cancer drug development programs and the cancer prevention program documenting the health risks of cigarettes.

Mr. Crane was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church in Rockville, volunteering with its youth sports programs as coach for boys' baseball and basketball and girls' basketball teams. He enjoyed golf, billiards, tennis and bridge.

Survivors include his wife, Joan Crane of Rockville; a son, Kevin Crane of Rockville; and a daughter, Cathy Wilkins of Reston.