Ivan Jay Potts
Washington Native, Labor Lawyer
Ivan Jay Potts, 70, a native Washingtonian who became a labor lawyer and a partner at a Los Angeles law firm, died Oct. 8 at a hospital in Thousand Oaks, Calif., his city of residence. He had emphysema.
Mr. Potts was a 1952 graduate of Woodrow Wilson High School, where he played varsity football. He was a 1956 graduate of the University of Michigan and a 1959 graduate of Georgetown University's law school.
He practiced law at the National Labor Relations Board in Washington until moving to its Los Angeles office in 1965. Within a few years, he became a partner at a Los Angeles firm. Much later, he was a hearing officer for the City of Los Angeles.
His wife of 40 years, Joyce Goodman Potts, died in 1998.
Survivors include three children, Leslie Albuquerque of Calabasas, Calif., Michael Potts of Rancho Santa Margarita, Calif., and Victoria Coates of Eugene, Ore.; a sister, Lois Adelson of Washington; and seven grandchildren.
Louise Compton Suite
Seat Pleasant Native
Louise Compton Suite, 75, a Seat Pleasant native and a resident of Upper Marlboro, died Oct. 7 at Southern Maryland Hospital Center in Clinton. She had lung cancer.
Survivors include her husband of 59 years, George E. Suite of Seat Pleasant; three children, George E. Suite Jr. of Boise, Idaho, Carolyn Walton of Upper Marlboro and Warren Suite of Glen Burnie; 11 grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.
Wayne A. Sanders
Wayne A. Sanders, 56, who spent most of his career as a computer network administrator for EG&G Pressure Science in Prince George's County, died Sept 16 at Washington Adventist Hospital in Takoma Park. He had congestive heart failure.
In the late 1990s, Mr. Sanders worked as an operations support specialist for Electronic Data Systems, a large federal technology contractor, until he was laid off in August 2001.
He was born in Cheverly and raised in Riverdale. He was a 1967 graduate of Northwestern High School in Hyattsville and a 1972 aerospace engineering graduate of the University of Maryland.
His memberships included the Atlantic Rangers, a skin and scuba diving club. He lived in Adelphi.
His marriage to Elaine Otte Sanders ended in divorce.
Survivors include a son, Cody R. Sanders of Greenbelt; a sister, Winnie Witten of North Myrtle Beach, S.C.; and a brother, Warren A. Sanders Jr. of College Park.
Paul G. Schuncke Jr.
Information Systems Manager
Paul Gabriel Schuncke Jr., 38, a Washington resident and information systems manager for the Cardiovascular Group in Fairfax County, died Sept. 25 while vacationing in North Carolina's Outer Banks.
He drowned in the Atlantic Ocean near Rodanthe, N.C., according to his death certificate.
Mr. Schuncke did computer systems work for the Norwood School in Bethesda and DocuTech in Crofton before joining the Cardiovascular Group about three years ago.
He was born in Falls Church and raised in Potomac. He was a graduate of Our Lady of Good Counsel High School in Wheaton and Washington College in Chestertown, Md., where he helped start the intercollegiate sailing team.
His hobbies included motorcycling, running in marathons and playing lacrosse and squash. He participated in log-canoe races on the Eastern Shore and in June completed an annual cruising yacht race from Marion, Mass., to Bermuda.
He was a member of the Rock Hall (Md.) Yacht Club.
Survivors include his parents, Jean S. Schuncke and Paul G. Schuncke of Potomac; and a brother, Michael T. Schuncke of Annapolis.
Elizabeth H. Drury
Homemaker, Church Member
Elizabeth H. Drury, 89, a former secretary, homemaker and church member, died of complications from heart disease Oct. 5 at Shady Grove Adventist Hospital. She was a resident of Temple Hills.
She was born in Washington and graduated from Immaculate Conception School. After graduation, she worked for about 20 years as a secretary at the Pentagon and then at a real estate office in Washington until 1953. She then became a homemaker.
Mrs. Drury was a member of Holy Family Catholic Church in Temple Hills for more than 50 years and served as a Eucharistic minister. She also held leadership positions in the Sodality of Our Lady.
Through the years, she belonged to the McNamara Unit of the Catholic Students' Mission Crusade, the Leisure Club and the Homemakers Club.
Her husband of 36 years, John Allen Drury, died in 1986.
Survivors include a daughter, Mary Elizabeth Hannan of Rockville.