Norris L. Harrison Jr.
Norris L. Harrison Jr., 59, who worked for the World Bank for 17 years and most recently was an auditor at the accounting firm PRG-Schultz, died of multiple organ failure after heart surgery Oct. 19 at Anne Arundel Medical Center. He lived in Annapolis.
Mr. Harrison had worked as the lead auditor of Verizon, MetLife, the U.S. Department of Agriculture and other clients of PRG-Schultz since 2000. Previously, he was a division chief at the World Bank.
Mr. Harrison, who was born in Easton, graduated from Mount St. Mary's College in Emmitsburg and received a master's degree in human resources development from American University in 1992. He was a certified public accountant, and he served in the Army Reserves from 1968 to 1975.
Mr. Harrison worked as an audit manager at Price Waterhouse in Washington from 1968 to 1976, then was vice president and controller at Aeromaritime International Corp. in the District before going to the World Bank in 1980.
Survivors include his wife of 36 years, Patricia Mavity Harrison of Annapolis; three children, Norris "Trip" Harrison III of Edgewater and C. Todd Harrison and Elizabeth "Betsy" Harrison, both of Annapolis; his parents, Norris and Sarah Harrison of Annapolis; a brother, George "Joe" Harrison of Easton; two sisters, Theresa Anne Harrison of Easton and Sarah "Sally" Mooney of Orlando, Fla.; and two grandchildren.
Dominick A. Schiavi
Dominick A. Schiavi, 91, a customer engineer with IBM for 42 years, died of congestive heart failure Oct. 21 at Cameron Glen Care Center in Reston. He was a resident of Arlington.
Mr. Schiavi received recognition from IBM for the outstanding repair services he performed. He retired in 1977.
He was born in Utica, N.Y., and attended Georgetown University. A veteran of World War II, he served as a chief petty officer in the Navy until 1945.
He was a resident of the Arlington Heights neighborhood for 52 years and was active in the civic association, serving on the conservation committee.
Mr. Schiavi was one of the founding members of the Cathedral of St. Thomas More in Arlington and served for many years as an usher.
He was a member of VFW John Lyon Post and of American Legion Post 0141.
His wife, Kathryn Schiavi, died in 1985.
Survivors include two daughters, Angela Moses of Fairfax and Jane Crabtree of Atlanta; and a grandson.
Donnell Bowen, 61, who had been a professor of pharmacology and a cancer researcher at Howard University since 1979, died of congestive heart failure Oct. 17 at Howard University Hospital. He lived in Mitchellville.
He was born in Rocky Mount, N.C., and graduated from North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University in Greensboro, where he also received a master's degree in chemistry. He received a doctorate in pharmacology in 1975 from the Medical College of Virginia in Richmond.
Dr. Bowen moved to Genesee Hospital in Rochester, N.Y., where he was director of cancer research. In 1979, he and his family moved to the Washington area.
During his career, he published more than 100 articles in professional journals, mentored a dozen graduate students and received numerous awards.
He was a member of First Baptist Church of Glenarden, where he taught the adult Sunday school class. He also coached the Kettering-Largo baseball team and was a college basketball and Redskins football fan. He initiated an annual family reunion nine years ago.
Survivors include his wife of 37 years, Joan Hoffler-Bowen of Mitchellville; a daughter, Camille Denise Martin of Mitchellville; three sons, Donnell Noah Bowen of Ashburn, Timothy Hoffler Bowen of Laurel and Matthew Sansbury Bowen of Bowie; a sister; two brothers; and two grandchildren.
Elaine Gibbons Mathers
Fairfax County Teacher
Elaine Gibbons Mathers, 95, a Latin teacher at W.T. Woodson High School in Fairfax County from 1964 to 1969, died Oct. 20 at an assisted living facility in Ashland, Va. She had dementia.
Mrs. Mathers spent a decade as a substitute teacher in Fairfax before working at Woodson.
She was born in Fort Collins, Colo., and raised in Scottsbluff, Neb. She was a 1931 classical languages graduate of the University of Nebraska, where she was elected to Phi Beta Kappa.
She settled in the Washington area in 1942 and volunteered for Recording Services for the Visually Handicapped in Falls Church and the regional chapter of the Herb Society of America.
She moved to Ashland from Oakton in 2001.
Her husband, Albert L. Mathers, whom she married in 1934, died in 1995.
Survivors include two sons, Thomas G. Mathers of Old Saybrook, Conn., and James O. Mathers of Ashland; a sister; five grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
Shirley M. Longhelt
Shirley M. Longhelt, 80, a homemaker who volunteered with the White House comments office, died of a heart attack Oct. 12 at Inova Fairfax Hospital. She was a resident of Alexandria.
She volunteered at the White House under presidents Jimmy Carter, Ronald Reagan and George H. W. Bush.
She was born Shirley Weatherford in Litchfield, Ill., and lived in the Washington area for 33 years.
Mrs. Longhelt was a member of the Plymouth Haven Baptist Church and was active in the Baptist Women's Circle.
Her husband of 51 years, Herbert F. Longhelt, died in 2000.
Survivors include two children, Mark A. Longhelt Sr. of Manassas and Karen R. Kern of Hampstead, N.C.; five grandchildren; and a great-granddaughter.
Delores Marie Turner
Concert Violinist, Music Teacher
Delores Marie Turner, 74, who retired from the Montgomery County school system in 1996 after teaching instrumental music for 18 years, died Oct. 15 of respiratory failure at Anne Arundel Medical Center. A former resident of Potomac, she had moved to Annapolis in June.
Prior to teaching in Montgomery public schools, Mrs. Turner taught at Holton-Arms School in Bethesda. She also gave private violin lessons to more than 100 students during her career, including "several students over the years who were incapacitated and for whom music seemed to be a special thing," said her husband, Paul E. Turner of Annapolis.
Mrs. Turner performed with visiting musical groups and various orchestras, including the Kennedy Center Opera House Orchestra, and at Wolf Trap and the Levine School of Music. A pickup player, she performed under a number of prominent teachers and conductors.
She once said one of her greatest musical experiences was having the opportunity to play under the direction of conductor Daniel Barenboim.
She was born in Detroit and graduated from Nazareth College in Kalamazoo, Mich. She received a master's of music in violin performance from the University of Michigan in 1953. She also twice attended the university women's division in violin at the Interlochen Center for the Arts in Michigan.
A former Connecticut resident, she performed with the Greenwich Symphony and taught in the Stamford public school system until 1975.
Mrs. Turner was a performing member of the Friday Morning Music Club and was active in the D.C. Federation of Musicians. She also performed at the Shady Grove Theatre and the National Theatre.
Survivors include her husband of 52 years; three children, Elena Marie Turner of Washington, Paul M. Turner of Belmont, Calif., and Richard M. Turner of Mountain View, Calif.; and two grandchildren.
Burton Alan Schwalb
Washington Law Partner
Burton Alan Schwalb, 69, a commercial litigator and trial lawyer in Washington whose clients included real estate developer Carl Freeman and sports franchise owner Abe Pollin, died Oct. 23 at his home in Potomac. He had lung cancer.
After early work as a trial lawyer for the Justice Department's tax division, Mr. Schwalb helped start the litigation department at the law firm of Arent Fox Kintner Plotkin & Kahn.
In 1978, he and a fellow Arent Fox partner, Charles Donnenfeld, founded another law firm that is now called Schwalb Donnenfeld & Schwalb.
He was a Boston native, a 1957 graduate of Harvard University and a 1960 graduate of Harvard's law school.
Mr. Schwalb held offices at B'nai Israel Congregation in Rockville, and his other memberships included Norbeck Country Club in Rockville. His hobbies included golf.
Survivors include his wife of 39 years, Estelle Luber Schwalb of Potomac; two children, Brian Schwalb of Washington and Lisa Zucker of Rockville; and five grandchildren.