Mabel Grover Mango
Mabel Grover Mango, 78, a social worker and family therapist, died of lung cancer Oct. 5 at Suburban Hospital. She was a Bethesda resident.
Ms. Mango supervised the Family Therapy Adolescent Program at the former Taylor Manor Hospital in Ellicott City, where she practiced family therapy and trained mental health professionals in family therapy for more than 16 years. She also had a private family therapy practice in Bethesda and worked part time at the Family Life Center in Columbia.
Ms. Mango worked and trained extensively with Virginia Satir, a proponent of the human potential movement and pioneer in family therapy. She was a founding member and former president of the Human Learning Resource Network and participated in Avanta, an organization that promotes healthy relationships.
Ms. Mango was born in Waltham, Mass., and spent most of her childhood in Gloversville, N.Y. She graduated from Antioch College, then traveled and worked in orphanages in France to help children recover from family traumas that occurred during World War II.
She moved to the Washington area in 1953. In 1960, she was one of eight women in a pilot project at the National Institute of Mental Health for training female mental health counselors. The study was replicated at Johns Hopkins University, which helped establish a master's degree program in mental health counseling and served as a model for the Psychiatric Institute of America.
Later, Ms. Mango worked with drug-abusing teenagers at Karma House in Rockville, a training project that became a model for Maryland.
She received a master's degree from the Kent School of Social Work at the University of Louisville in 1975.
Her commitment to helping families was underscored by her passion for serving victims of the Chernobyl nuclear power plant accident. Through her involvement with Friends of Chernobyl Center, U.S., she traveled to Ukraine to meet with affected children and families, helped establish social services and contributed to charitable fundraising. She also was a member of the Institute for International Connections.
She was a member of the Cedar Lane Unitarian Church in Bethesda.
Her marriage to Cyril Mango ended in divorce.
Survivors include her daughter, Cecily Mango of Kensington; a brother, Charles Grover of Bethesda; a sister, Jean Grover Sylvester of Buffalo; and a grandson.
Neil H. Campbell
State Department Official
Neil H. Campbell, 79, a former FBI special agent who held successive positions in the State Department before retiring in 1988 as acting director of the Intergovernmental Affairs Office, died of pneumonia Sept. 25 at the Renaissance Gardens Nursing Home in Silver Spring.
Before his final assignment, Mr. Campbell served as special assistant to Charles Wick, then director of the U.S. Information Agency; director of the Speakers Bureau for the Agency for International Development; assistant to the coordinator of the Food for Peace program; and a senior analyst with the Office of the Inspector General for Foreign Assistance.
In retirement, he worked about two years for the MSM investigative agency in Greenbelt.
Mr. Campbell, a former longtime Annapolis resident, was born in Nashville and raised in Denver. He served in the Army Air Forces at the end of World War II and was stationed in Japan.
He graduated from the University of Colorado, then attended its law school before joining the Federal Bureau of Investigation in 1954.
After assignments in the agency's field offices in Baltimore, New York and Washington, he worked in the criminal records division at bureau headquarters, served in media relations and became an authority on juvenile delinquency cases.
He was a member of Toastmasters International and the Maryland Writers Association.
In 2003, he self-published a novel titled "The Morning Star."
Survivors include his wife of 49 years, Helen Campbell of Silver Spring; two sons, Timothy Campbell of Pasadena and Gregg Campbell of Bowie; three daughters, Mary Ryan of Takoma Park, Susan O'Brien of Bowie and Kerry Alder of Columbia; and 10 grandchildren.
Robert Matthew Randall
Robert Matthew Randall, 72, a retired forest economist and policy analyst, died of non-Hodgkin's lymphoma Sept. 23 at his Springfield home.
Mr. Randall retired from the Agriculture Department's Forest Service in 1992 as national economist for its fish and wildlife division. Previously, he had been on the policy analysis staff since 1980, when he moved to Washington.
He was born in Aberdeen, Wash., served in the Navy from 1952 to 1956 and graduated from Utah State University. He received a doctoral degree in forest economics in the late 1960s from Oregon State University.
In 1967, he joined the Forest Service as a research forester in its Pacific Northwest Forest and Range Experiment Station, based in Portland, Ore.
Mr. Randall loved travel and reading and maintained an intense interest in history, meteorology, astronomy and other natural sciences. He was a member of the Society of American Foresters and was active in the Forest Service Retirees Club of Washington.
Survivors include his wife of 30 years, Linda Randall of Springfield; three children, Carl Randall of Orinda, Calif., Debra Randall-Fleming of Mapleton, Ore., and Scott Randall of Sedro Woolley, Wash.; a stepson, Paul Landis of Springfield, Ore.; and eight grandchildren.
Mark J. Davis
Government Relations Official
Mark John Davis, 56, a government lawyer who since January had been assistant director of government relations for the Financial Planning Association, died Oct. 6 at Johns Hopkins University Hospital in Baltimore. He suffered complications from liver failure.
After leaving federal service in 2000, Mr. Davis, a resident of Greenbelt, became associate general counsel for the North American Securities Administrators Association.
He was a native Washingtonian and a 1966 graduate of Wilson High School. He was a 1970 political science graduate of Albion College in Michigan and a 1973 graduate of Georgetown University's law school. In 1987, he received a master's degree in legislative affairs from George Washington University.
Early in his career, he was a staff assistant for Sen. Vance Hartke (D-Ind.) and legislative counsel for the Justice Department's Law Enforcement Assistance Administration, among other positions in government.
In 1993, he became senior staff counsel for the old House Committee on the District of Columbia. He later was legislative director and legal counsel for Reps. Frank D. Riggs (R-Calif.) and Lee R. Terry (R-Neb.)
As a young man, he was known for elaborate pranks on friends, including taking street signs and, in essence, directing traffic to their homes.
At his death, he was president of the Woodland Hills Community Association in Greenbelt.
Survivors include his wife of 33 years, Constance Kerns Davis of Greenbelt; a son, Matthew Z. Davis of Savage; and a sister.
Paul O. Kirrkamm
NBC Engineering Supervisor
Paul Otto Kirrkamm, 82, who spent 37 years with NBC News and retired in 1984 as an engineering supervisor, died Oct. 7 at his home in Silver Spring. He had throat cancer.
Mr. Kirrkamm worked for NBC News in his native Cleveland before moving to the Washington area in 1957.
He was a graduate of the Midland Radio School in Kansas City, Mo., in 1943. He was a chief radio operator in the Merchant Marines in the Pacific during World War II.
His memberships included Hughes United Methodist Church in Wheaton, the Anne Arundel Radio Club, the American Legion and the Association of Washington Executive Broadcast Engineers
He formerly was a volunteer tour guide at the Radio & Television Museum in Bowie.
His avocations included ham radio, boating and golf.
His wife, Mary Crawford Kirrkamm, whom he married in 1942, died in 1991. A daughter, Paula Townsend, died in 1998.
Survivors include three daughters, Kathy Berry of Churchton, Md., Kris Iskow of Bowie and Linda Lane of Gainesville, Fla.; and seven grandchildren.