John M. 'Jack' McMahon


John Martin "Jack" McMahon, 89, an internist who specialized in rheumatology and gastroenterology and spent his youth in Washington and his medical career in Alabama, died Oct. 15 at Baptist Health Systems in Birmingham, where he worked. He had kidney failure.

Dr. McMahon was born in Buffalo, N.Y., and raised in Washington. He was a 1932 graduate of Gonzaga College High School, a 1936 graduate of Georgetown University and a 1940 graduate of the university's medical school.

He served in the Army Medical Corps in the Pacific during World War II.

At Baptist Health Systems, he had a major role in starting the internal medicine residency program and was a former chairman of the medicine department at Baptist Princeton hospital. In retirement, he continued to teach at the hospital system. He lived in Bessemer, Ala.

His wife of 57 years, Virginia Tracy McMahon, died in 1999.

Survivors include his wife, Ann Schober McMahon of Bessemer; six children from the first marriage, Ed McMahon of Takoma Park, Barbara Argote of New Orleans, Bobby McMahon of Tuscaloosa, Ala., Bruce McMahon of Bessemer and Dr. John McMahon Jr. and Tom McMahon, both of Mobile, Ala.; a sister, Mary Virginia Thren of Bethesda; 12 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

David Leroux Villarreal

International Trade Specialist

David Leroux Villarreal, 52, an international trade specialist with the Commerce Department, died Oct. 7 at Winchester Regional Medical Center in Virginia. He suffered injuries from an Oct. 1 single-vehicle motorcycle accident in Front Royal.

Mr. Villarreal had worked for the Commerce Department since 1995. Before that, he was a district manager with General Motors Corp., based in Pittsburgh, responsible for 13 Chevrolet dealerships.

He was born in Charleston, S.C., and came to the Washington area in the 1970s. He graduated from the Bullis School in Potomac and the University of South Carolina. He attended the London School of Economics and earned a master's degree in international affairs at Georgetown University in 1994.

Survivors include his daughter, Danielle Villarreal of Houston; his father and stepmother, Carlos and June Villarreal of Rockville; a brother, Timothy Villarreal of Sterling; and a stepsister, Alessandra Gelmiof Washington.

Darrell L. Marsh

Real Estate Executive

Darrell L. Marsh, 45, the owner of a real estate investment and management firm in Falls Church, died as a result of a single-car accident Oct. 15 in Colorado Springs. He lived in Centreville.

Mr. Marsh, who was on a weekend golf trip, was a passenger in a car that drove off a dirt road and plunged almost 350 feet down a ravine in Colorado Springs. The driver of the vehicle told police that she swerved to avoid a deer sometime after midnight and went off the narrow road.

Mr. Marsh was born in Washington and graduated from Thomas Jefferson High School in Alexandria and James Madison University. He worked for several large commercial real estate firms before forming Realty Growth Managers Inc., a commercial real estate investment firm in Vienna, with his brother. In 2001, the firm merged with a local property management firm in Falls Church to form Trimark Corp.

He was a board member of the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society and was a member of the National Association of Industrial and Office Parks.

Survivors include his wife of eight years, Holly Davis of Centreville; two children, Natalie and Steven Marsh, both of Centreville; his parents, John and Mary Marsh of Fairfax; a sister, Sharon Marsh of Washington; and an identical twin brother, Terrell Marsh of Middleburg.

Charles V. Stanley

Certified Public Accountant

Charles Virgil Stanley, 72, a certified public accountant who had a practice in Alexandria since the 1970s, died Oct. 1 at Inova Alexandria Hospital. He had respiratory failure.

Mr. Stanley, an Alexandria resident, was a native of McAndrews, Ky., and a 1960 commercial science graduate of Benjamin Franklin University in Washington. He was an Air Force veteran of the Korean War.

Early in his career, he did accounting work at firms in the Washington area.

He was a member of the Loyal Order of Moose in Woodbridge.

Survivors include his wife of 50 years, Earnestine Young Stanley of Alexandria; two children, Sobra S. Ewald of Arlington and Charles V. "Chuck" Stanley Jr. of Alexandria; a sister; and a brother.

Etta Dratt Klett

Prayer Leader, Ad Executive

Etta Dratt Klett, 96, a prayer leader and former business executive, died Oct. 19 of congestive heart failure at Rebecca House, an assisted living center in Potomac.

Mrs. Klett was born in Auburn, N.Y., and graduated from a business school in Syracuse, N.Y. She was vice president of advertising at Grand Union Corp. in New York City at age 27 but resigned when she was married in 1937.

She later lived in several locations in New York and in Winston-Salem, N.C. She moved to the Washington area in 1993 and was for a number of years a prayer and worship leader at Sommerset retirement community in Sterling. She attended Vienna Presbyterian Church.

Her husband of 59 years, Richard Klett, died in 1996.

Survivors include two sons, Richard H. Klett of Great Falls and David Z. Klett of Vienna; five grandsons; and seven great-grandchildren.

Theodore MacNeeve Schad

Water Resource Policy Expert

Theodore MacNeeve Schad, 87, a retired civil engineer and water resource policy expert for government agencies and private organizations, died Oct. 19 at the Capital Hospice in Arlington. He had liver cancer.

Mr. Schad, an Arlington resident, was a Baltimore native and a 1939 civil engineering graduate of Johns Hopkins University.

Early in his career, while at the Bureau of the Budget, he became principal budget examiner for all water resources programs of the U.S. government.

From 1959 to 1961, he was staff director of the U.S. Senate Select Committee on National Water Resources, which produced reports that led to the enactment of several major water-planning acts passed by Congress.

He also held positions with the Legislative Reference Service of the Library of Congress and was executive director of the National Water Commission, an independent study commission created by Congress.

From 1973 to 1983, he worked at the National Academy of Sciences and became deputy executive director of its commission on natural resources.

From 1984 to 1986, he was executive director of the National Groundwater Policy Forum, a mix of public and private policymakers, and a senior fellow of the private Conservation Foundation.

His honors included the Interior Department's Meritorious Service Award and the Woodrow Wilson Award for Distinguished Government Service, a Johns Hopkins alumni prize.

His memberships included the Cosmos Club and Potomac Appalachian Trail Club. He was a trustee of the National Speleological Foundation, a cave conservation group.

He also sailed in the Chesapeake Bay and enjoyed opera, theater and classical music.

His first wife, Kathleen White Schad, whom he married in 1944, died in 1989.

Survivors include his wife of 10 years, Margot Cornwell of Arlington; two daughters from his first marriage, Mary Jane Klingelhofer of Arlington and Rebecca Schad of Madison County, Va.; and two grandsons.

Donald V. Richardson

Army Lieutenant Colonel

Donald V. Richardson, 84, a retired lieutenant colonel in the Army and a civilian employee for the Defense Investigative Service, died of cancer Oct. 17 at Leisure World in Silver Spring.

Col. Richardson was on active duty in the Army for 21 years, serving primarily in counterintelligence. He rose to chief and group commander of the 902nd Military Intelligence Corps Group, which conducts counterintelligence in support of Army commanders and detects, identifies, neutralizes and exploits foreign intelligence services.

He retired from active duty in 1963, then worked for the Defense Investigative Service as an industrial security officer. The program he managed encompassed industrial defense, plant protection and safeguards against sabotage, civil disorders and other hostile acts to ensure continuity of production or service in selected industries during emergencies. He retired from that position in 1983.

Born in Savannah, Ga., he entered the military in 1942 and served in Europe, Japan, Guam and Korea as well as at the Pentagon. He attended 10 military service schools and the University of Maryland.

Col. Richardson was member of St. Patrick's Catholic Church in Rockville and the Knights of Columbus.

A son, Michael B. Richardson, died in 1978.

Survivors include his wife of 61 years, Helen Ryan Richardson of Silver Spring; five children, Donald V. Richardson of Owings, John B. Richardson of Great Falls, Martin A. Richardson of Salisbury, Kathleen R. Dalphonse of Laurel and Elizabeth A. Richardson of Washington; five grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

Herbert Morrow Jr.

Printing Executive

Herbert Morrow Jr., 83, president of a Hyattsville printing company, died Oct. 13 of pneumonia and pulmonary failure at his home in Annapolis.

Mr. Morrow was the president of Editors Press Inc. in Hyattsville, one of the area's largest printing companies. In 1980, while he was president, his company was named by the National Association of Printers and Lithographers as the best managed printing company of its size in North America.

Mr. Morrow was born in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, and served in the Navy during World War II. He graduated from the Rochester Institute of Technology in Rochester, N.Y., and came to Washington in 1958 from Los Angeles, where he was plant manager of the graphic arts division of the Technicolor Motion Picture Corp. He retired in 1987.

He held the presidencies of local and national printing trade groups.

He lived in University Park from 1958 to 1995, when he moved to Annapolis. He enjoyed gambling and traveling to Las Vegas.

His wife of 39 years, Luesther Morrow, died in 1986. A daughter, Barbara Morrow, died in 1969.

Survivors include three children, Steven Morrow of Shorewood, Minn., James Morrow of Annapolis and Jane Foltz of Friendship; and five grandchildren.

Thomas Dixon McDavid

Drycleaner Employee

Thomas Dixon McDavid, 79, who worked at the Wellington Drycleaner in Silver Spring for 35 years until his retirement in 2003, died of cancer Oct. 11 at the Washington Hospital Center.

Mr. McDavid, who was known as "Bay-Bay" among his family, friends and acquaintances, routinely rode his bicycle the two miles from his home in the Petworth area of Washington to the Wellington Drycleaner, where he operated machinery.

In his spare time, he helped neighborhood children fix broken bicycles and taught some of them how to ride.

Mr. McDavid, a Washington resident since 1966, was born in Noxubee County, Miss., and was a World War II Navy veteran.

His wife, Marjorie Wright, died in 1995.

Survivors include four children, Dawud McDavid of Philadelphia and Rodney McDavid, Abdul McDavid and Jamilia McDavid, all of Houston; three stepchildren, Dennis Wright, Lizanne Wright and Robert Wright, all of Houston; three sisters, Maude Tate of Compton, Calif., Fannie Jones of Memphis, Tenn., and Audrey Tate of Youngstown, Ohio; seven brothers, Claude McDavid of Fort Washington, Robert McDavid and Howard McDavid, both of Brooksville, Miss., George McDavid and Clifford McDavid, both of Washington, and Harold McDavid Jr. and Herman McDavid, both of Youngstown, Ohio; seven grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

Patricia 'Pat' Aicken

Church Member

Patricia "Pat" Aicken, 70, a volunteer with Virginia United Methodist Homes and Herndon United Methodist Church, of which she was a member, died Oct. 19 at Manor Care Fairfax Oaks nursing home. She had bone cancer.

Mrs. Aicken was born in Bringhurst, Ind., and raised in Louisville. She attended the University of Kentucky for three years.

She came to the Washington area with her husband, Larry Aicken, in 1971. They lived in Reston for the past 18 years.

In addition to her husband of 48 years, survivors include a son, Garry Aicken of Ashburn; her mother, Dorothy Garrison of Louisville; two sisters; and a grandson.

Theodore Schad worked at the National Academy of Sciences.