Eileen Treash

Army Colonel

Eileen Beatrice Witte Treash, 78, a retired Army colonel, died of cancer Oct. 20 at Mount Vernon Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Alexandria.

Col. Treash was the chief of the food service division of the Letterman Army Medical Center, at the Presidio of San Francisco, when she retired from the Army in 1977. She then moved to Fairfax County, where she volunteered for the Northern Virginia Police Academy, the Washington Concert Opera and the Friends of the Kennedy Center.

A native of Newark, she graduated from Douglass College of Rutgers University and was commissioned into the Army as a dietetic intern in 1949. She was posted to many domestic bases and also served in Tokyo and Germany. She received the Legion of Merit and the Army Commendation Medal and in 1959 earned a master's degree in hospital administration from Baylor University.

In retirement, Col. Treash edited the newsletter for the Retired Army Medical Specialist Corps Association for 15 years.

Her husband of 39 years, Lt. Col. Richard B. Treash, died in 2004.

Survivors include two stepsons, Richard B. Treash Jr. of Chicago and Charles E. Treash of Seattle; two sisters, Carol W. DeLong of Falls Church and Joan W. Stewart of Maplewood, N.J.; three granddaughters; and a great-granddaughter.

Gregory Alvin Rowe

Contract Specialist

Gregory Alvin Rowe, 53, a contract procurement specialist with several local agencies, died Oct. 5 of congestive heart failure at Providence Hospital. He had been in declining health for several years after an automobile accident.

Mr. Rowe, who was a Cheverly resident, was born in Washington. He graduated from Coolidge High School in 1970, where he was a linebacker on Coolidge's 1969 Interhigh championship football team.

He graduated from Howard University and attended the university's dental school. In the late 1970s, he entered local politics as an advocate for D.C. statehood. He ran unsuccessfully for the D.C. Council and delegate to the U.S. House of Representatives.

For several years in the 1980s, Mr. Rowe worked as a scientist with Westinghouse Electric Co. in Washington. In 1987, he received an MBA from Southeastern University and, five years later, became a certified professional contract manager. He worked for the D.C. government, the City of Alexandria, Howard University, the D.C. Water and Sewer Authority and Metro. As a contract manager and administrator, he worked on a number of large-scale public works projects.

Survivors include his wife of 22 years, Christine Reid Rowe of Cheverly; his parents, Mary Elizabeth Rowe and Yancey Rowe of Washington; a sister, Nancyrenee Rowe of Los Angeles; and a brother, Dwayne Rowe of Bowie.

Robert Wiltbank King

CIA Officer, Planning Official

Robert Wiltbank King, 76, a Central Intelligence Agency officer who later became a regional planning official, died of a heart attack Oct. 19 at Sibley Memorial Hospital. He lived in Washington.

Mr. King was born in Athens, Ohio, and moved as an infant to Washington. He graduated from Calvin Coolidge High School in 1946 and from the University of Maryland in 1950. He received a master's degree in public administration from the University of Kentucky in 1951.

After joining the CIA in 1952, he was one of the first officers assigned to the U-2 spy plane project and was stationed in England and Germany. He left the CIA in 1962 to become an analyst at the Institute for Defense Analyses.

In about 1970, Mr. King became an administrator, analyst and writer with the Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission. In 1971, he prepared an internal book describing plans for development of the Metro system. In 1987, he helped write a report chronicling the 60th anniversary of the commission. The report received a national award as the best annual report produced by a local government. He retired in 1993.

Mr. King was a jazz aficionado and played the piano.

Survivors include his wife of 46 years, Elizabeth King of Washington; three children, Sara M. King of Chantilly, William W. King of Bethesda and Elizabeth P. King of Oakland, Calif.; a brother; and three grandchildren.

Josephine Dettmers Maxwell

NIH Secretary

Josephine Elizabeth Dettmers Maxwell, 88, a longtime secretary and volunteer at the National Institutes of Health, died Oct. 24 of a heart ailment at Shady Grove Adventist Hospital. She had lived in Bethesda for 53 years.

Mrs. Maxwell was born in Washington and was a 1935 graduate of the old Western High School. After high school, she worked as a telephone operator for C&P Telephone Co.

In 1938, she was recognized as a "Washington Lovely" in the old Washington Times newspaper. During World War II, she held federal clerical jobs in Washington and was featured in government brochures urging women to come to Washington to help the war effort.

She returned to C&P in the late 1940s. In 1955, she joined NIH as a secretary, working primarily at the National Heart Institute. At the time of her retirement in 1974, she worked at the National Institute of Neurological Diseases and Stroke.

Mrs. Maxwell also volunteered at NIH in the 1950s to help recovering patients and their families. She was a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution and Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church in Bethesda.

Her husband of 52 years, James G. Maxwell, died in 1990.

Survivors include two sons, James G. Maxwell Jr. of Clarksburg and Warren "Robin" Maxwell of Bethesda; a brother, Warren P. Dettmers of Kensington; and two granddaughters.

Joseph Martin McCardell

Foreign Service Officer

Joseph Martin McCardell, 78, a Foreign Service officer with the U.S. Agency for International Development, died Oct. 25 at Fairfax Nursing Center. He had Alzheimer's disease.

Mr. McCardell joined the State Department in the early 1950s after working for the Department of the Navy. He served as executive officer in Manila and Lima, Peru, before retiring in 1978.

He lived in Falls Church from 1950 to 1979, when he became what his family called a "gentleman farmer" near the Fauquier County community of Goldvein. He raised Christmas trees, gardened and kept bees, selling the honey at local farmers markets. From 1999 to 2004, he lived in Fredericksburg.

Mr. McCardell was born in Nobles County, Minn., and served in the Navy from 1945 to 1946 and from 1948 to 1952. He was a graduate of George Washington University.

In Falls Church, he was a member of St. Philip Catholic Church. Later, he was a member of St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Fredericksburg. He also belonged to the Ancient Order of Hibernians, the St. Vincent de Paul Society and the Virginia Society for Human Life.

Survivors include his wife of 55 years, Mary McCardell of Oakton; five children, Michael McCardell of Alta, Iowa, Daniel McCardell of Alexandria, John McCardell of Nokesville, Joan Abray of Portsmouth, Va., and Kathleen Prinz of Richmond; two brothers; five sisters; and 12 grandchildren.

Elliott "Tad" Moore

NLRB Appellate Chief

Elliott "Tad" Moore, who headed the Appellate Court Branch of the National Labor Relations Board, died of cancer Oct. 19 at his home in Oriental, N.C. He was 77.

Mr. Moore joined the NLRB in Atlanta in 1958 and later transferred to the Appellate Court Branch in Washington as a briefing attorney. In 1962, he was promoted to supervisory attorney, and in 1972 he became associate chief of the Appellate Court Branch. In 1973, he was appointed deputy associate general counsel, a position he held until retiring in 1987.

In that role, Mr. Moore was responsible for representing the NLRB in all 12 U.S. Courts of Appeals, and he was admitted in all of them. He administered one of the federal government's largest and busiest appellate court practices. During his tenure as chief, the branch reached its peak in personnel and in briefs filed.

As an attorney for the NLRB, he personally argued hundreds of cases, including a successful defense of one of the board's largest representation elections, a 1978 election involving 19,000 production and maintenance employees at the then-Newport News Shipbuilding and Dry Dock Co. Mr. Moore also obtained two amendments to the Federal Rules of Appellate Procedure, one of which, by providing that parties adverse to the NLRB proceed first on briefing, regardless of who brought the case to court, substantially altered NLRB's litigation practice to this day.

Mr. Moore was born in Sarasota, Fla., and graduated from Duke University. He served in the Air Force for four years, in California and in Japan during the Korean War, leaving the service as a technical sergeant.

He received a law degree from the University of Florida in 1955 and practiced law in Atlanta for three years.

Before moving to Oriental in 1987, he belonged to the Friends Meeting House of Washington.

His first wife, Ann McLain Moore, died in 1988.

Survivors include his wife, Suzanne Stocking, of Oriental; three sons from his first marriage, Cason Moore of Ocala, Fla., and Cary Moore and Jonathan "Jay" Moore, both of Arlington; and six grandchildren.

Ralph Rader Swope Jr.

Insurance Agent

Ralph Rader Swope Jr., 58, an insurance agent, died of congestive heart failure Oct. 21 at his office in Arlington. He was a resident of Herndon.

Since 1972, Mr. Swope operated Ralph R. Swope Inc., an independent insurance agency founded by his parents in 1942.

He was born in Washington and graduated from Herndon High School, later attending Danville Community College. He graduated from Virginia Tech. Mr. Swope served in the Army from 1970 to 1972.

Survivors include a sister, Mary Elizabeth Swope of Arlington; and a brother, John W. Swope of Waverly, Iowa.