John E. Onyun
John Edward Onyun, 89, who held various offices with what became National Savings & Trust Co. before retiring in 1978, died Sept. 25 at his home in Kensington. He had a heart ailment.
Mr. Onyun was born in Washington and attended McKinley Technical High School. He began his banking career in 1937 with the Bank of Commerce, which in 1966 merged with National Savings & Trust. He was an assistant branch manager for many years and retired from the wire-transfer department.
He served in the Army's 82nd Airborne Division in Europe during World War II.
His hobbies included gardening, playing the piano and singing in barbershop harmony groups.
His wife of 49 years, Virginia Burns Onyun, died in 1998.
Survivors include a son, John C. Onyun of Kensington.
Louise H. Leishear
Sales Clerk, Hair Stylist
Louise H. Leishear, 97, a retired department store sales clerk and hair stylist, died of congestive heart failure Sept. 25 at her home in Springfield.
Mrs. Leishear was born in Milford, Va., and moved with her family to Alexandria in the mid-1920s. She was a homemaker and later worked as a clerk at the Hecht Co. in the District. Later in life, she was a part-time hair stylist at Hines Funeral Home.
She was passionate about housekeeping and loved to brag about her grandchildren.
Her marriage to Ross J. Snell ended in divorce. Her second husband, Robert M. "Dolly" Leishear, died in 1968. Her daughter, Barbara J. Snell, died in 2000.
Survivors include two grandsons and five great-grandchildren.
Mary L. Scully
CIA Staff Chief
Mary L. Scully, 83, retired editorial staff chief for the Central Intelligence Agency, died Sept. 17 at Springhouse at Westwood assisted living facility in Bethesda. She had pneumonia and Alzheimer's disease.
Miss Scully was born in Springfield, Mass., and graduated from St. Joseph College in West Hartford, Conn. After college in 1943, she moved to Washington to work for the State Department.
At the end of World War II, she became one of the original employees of the CIA. She was an intelligence officer, senior analyst and editorial staff chief before retiring in 1977. Miss Scully was awarded the CIA's Career Intelligence Medal.
For more than 40 years, she was a member of Shrine of the Most Blessed Sacrament Church in Washington, where she served as Eucharistic minister, editor of the parish newsletter, president of the parish council and prefect of the sodality.
She volunteered for many years at Georgetown University Hospital and served a term as president of the hospital's Ladies Board. She was one of the founding members of Victory Housing, an organization formed by the Catholic Archdiocese of Washington to establish affordable housing for the elderly with limited financial means.
Survivors include three brothers and a sister.