Jane Moore Hudgins

Real Estate Agent

Jane Moore Hudgins, 81, a former real estate agent and portrait studio manager, died of cancer Oct. 17 at Manor Care Potomac nursing home. She lived in Potomac.

Born in New York, Mrs. Hudgins grew up in Hawthorne, N.J., and on her mother's family farm in Spring Valley, N.Y. She was a 1947 graduate of Mount Holyoke College.

She accompanied her husband, Garven F. Hudgins, on his assignments as a newspaper correspondent with the Associated Press.

They lived in Paris twice, London, Istanbul and Cairo. Mrs. Hudgins learned to speak French and a smattering of Arabic and Turkish.

Settling permanently in the Washington area in 1968, Mrs. Hudgins managed the Hecht Co.'s portrait studio at the Montgomery Mall in the 1970s and sold real estate as a licensed broker for a couple of years in the early 1980s.

She took part in fundraising drives for Mount Holyoke and enjoyed playing golf.

In addition to her husband of 57 years, of Potomac, survivors include two sons, Garven Hudgins Jr. of Potomac and Robert Hudgins of Annapolis; a sister; and three grandchildren.

Samuel J. Schneider Jr.

Ceramic Engineer

Samuel James Schneider Jr., 75, a ceramic engineer at the National Institute of Standards and Technology, died of pneumonia Oct. 15 at Shady Grove Adventist Hospital. He lived in Rockville.

He worked 42 years for the federal government in materials research, working on international standardization and energy projects with the Soviet Union, China, Japan and Switzerland. He also was a key contributor to research in phase equilibria, solid state chemistry, ceramics and advanced materials engineering.

Mr. Schneider retired in 1997 as the scientific adviser to the director of the Materials Science and Engineering Laboratory at the National Institute of Standards and Technology. He continued working as a guest researcher for the laboratory until last year.

He was born in St. Louis and graduated from the University of Missouri School of Mines and Metallurgy. He worked briefly as an engineer until he was drafted in 1953. The Army moved him to Washington to be part of the Counter Intelligence Corps.

Mr. Schneider's expertise led to successful efforts to form a technical committee for advanced ceramics in the International Organization for Standardization in 1994. He served as the chairman of that committee until 2003. He was named an American Ceramic Society fellow in 1975. Mr. Schneider edited three books, including the 1,100-page Ceramics Handbook, wrote more than 60 articles for technical publications, presented more than 40 lectures and organized or chaired 26 conferences and sessions.

He was awarded the Department of Commerce Silver Medal for Meritorious Service in 1970, the American Society for Testing and Materials' Award of Merit in 1984 and the society's Cavanaugh Memorial Award in 1996. The National Institute of Standards gave him its Edward Bennett Rosa Award in 1988.

A ardent Washington Redskins fan, Mr. Schneider also loved baseball, golf, skiing, bridge and Ocean City beach life. He also enjoyed bird-watching, antiquing with his wife and gardening. He was an elder in Rockville United Church and was a member of the Lakewood Country Club.

Survivors include his wife of 50 years, Joan C. Schneider of Rockville; three children, Steven P. Schneider of Rockville, Michael A. Schneider of Olney and Sandra J. Forney of Clifton; a brother, Richard Schneider of Ellicott City; and eight grandchildren.