Dudley L. Meade Jr.
Dudley L. Meade Jr., 71, an Arizona anthropology professor who grew up in Takoma Park, died Nov. 3 at a hospice in Tucson of a blood disease. He was a Tucson resident.
Mr. Meade was born in Washington and attended Montgomery Blair High School. He served in the Marines from 1954 to 1958 and graduated from Montgomery College.
He then moved to Arizona and received bachelor's and master's degrees in anthropology from the University of Arizona in 1965 and 1970. He earned a second master's degree in education from Arizona State University, also in 1970.
After teaching on an Indian reservation in Arizona, Mr. Meade joined the faculty of Central Arizona College. In addition to anthropology and archaeology, he taught biology, geography, geology, psychology, U.S. government, history, sociology and comparative religion. He also led the excavation of a prehistoric village in Arizona.
In 1991, he received his college's President's Award. He retired in 1999 but continued to teach courses in U.S. history and western civilization for two years.
His marriages to Iris Harvell and Delores Gardner ended in divorce.
Survivors include a daughter from his first marriage, Donna L. Hartman, and a son from his second marriage, Bruce Dudley Meade, both of Tucson; a sister, Beverly Meade Freund of Takoma Park; and two grandchildren.
William Francis O'Brien
William Francis O'Brien, 77, who worked at Electronic Data Systems Corp. in Herndon for about 10 years before retiring in 1993 as director of information systems, died Oct. 15 at his home in Pittsboro, N.C. He had prostate cancer.
Mr. O'Brien was born in Bayonne, N.J. He graduated from St. Peter's College in Jersey City and received a master's degree in mathematics from Columbia University in 1952. He also did doctoral work in mathematics at the University of Notre Dame.
He worked in management information systems for Mobil Oil Corp. in New York and then Sperry Rand Corp., in Pennsylvania, before moving to the Washington area in the late 1970s and settling in Oakton.
He moved to Jeffersonton, Va., in Culpeper County, in the late 1990s and then to Pittsboro in 2003.
Survivors include his wife of 52 years, Joan O'Brien of Pittsboro; three daughters, Cheryl O'Brien Perlow of Bridgewater, N.J., Barbara Koruda of Chapel Hill, N.C., and Kathy DiPippa of Centreville; two brothers; a sister; and 10 grandchildren.
William Arthur Hambley
William Arthur Hambley, 80, a management analyst with the Department of Energy, died Oct. 16 of congestive heart failure at Inova Fairfax Hospital. He lived in Fairfax.
He was instrumental in establishing the Energy Department's information collection management program. He retired in 1988 after 27 years with the federal government.
Mr. Hambley was born in Creighton Mine, Ontario, and immigrated with his parents to South Bend, Ind., where he lived until age 12 and then moved to Milwaukee. After attending the University of Wisconsin-Madison for a year, he enlisted in the Army in 1943 and served with the mortar platoon of the 48th Tank Battalion, 14th Armored Division.
After World War II, Mr. Hambley returned to the University of Wisconsin. He graduated with a bachelor's degree in economics in 1950. He received a master's degree in economics from the University of Minnesota in 1953 and worked as a job study engineer with the Procter & Gamble Co.
He moved to the Washington area in 1953 for four years. He worked as a management analyst for the District of Columbia's Management Office, where he assisted in forming the emergency ambulance service. He also was an assistant attache in Seoul for the State Department. He moved to Minneapolis and then to Northern Virginia in 1966.
Mr. Hambley was a management analyst in the Army's office of the comptroller at the Pentagon until 1975. He joined the Federal Power Commission, which was reorganized into the Department of Energy as the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission.
In 1950, he was commissioned in the Army Reserve and served various short tours, including reserve Army attache in Tokyo. He retired in 1981 as a lieutenant colonel.
He was active in local state society affairs and had served as president of the Minnesota State Society, the Virginia State Society and the Canadian Club of Washington. He was vice president, in 1981, and president, in 1982, of the National Conference of State Societies and the D.C. Cherry Blossom Festival.
Since retirement, Mr. Hambley had been active in Masonic organizations, including master and life member of Sharon Lodge No. 327 and patron of Sharon Chapter No. 63 of the Eastern Star, twice.
His marriages to Mildred Hambley, Sharon Hambley and Delores Hambley ended in divorce.
Survivors include his wife, Dora "Holly" Hayes of Fairfax; a daughter from his first marriage, Gwyneth Hambley of Arlington; two stepsons, Robert Hayes of Minot, N.D., and John Hayes of Cohasset, Minn.; and five stepgrandchildren.
Tillman Kulp Saylor III
Tillman Kulp Saylor III, 61, a medical physicist at the National Naval Medical Center, died after a stroke Nov. 7 at Suburban Hospital in Bethesda.
Dr. Saylor was born in Johnstown, Pa. and graduated from Haverford College. He earned a doctoral degree from the University of Pittsburgh in 1971 and moved to the Washington area in 1994.
He enjoyed fly-fishing, gardening and playing basketball with the neighborhood men's league. He was a member of the Westmoreland Congregational United Church of Christ in Bethesda.
Survivors include his wife of 29 years, Alice Crane Saylor of Bethesda; a stepson, Brian Minier of Madison, Wis.; two children, Carolyn Alice Saylor of the Bronx, N.Y., and Tillman David Saylor of Washington; a brother, David J. Saylor of Washington; a sister, Rebecca Saylor Hadden of Acton, Mass.; and a grandson.
Gwendolen Rochester Leighty
Gwendolen Rochester Leighty, 49, a development officer at the Smithsonian Institution, died of cancer Nov. 6 at Georgetown University Hospital. She lived in Arlington.
Ms. Leighty had worked in development for the Smithsonian since 1989, first in the organization's central development office. In the mid-1990s, she became a development officer for Smithsonian Institution Libraries, a position she held until shortly before her death.
Ms. Leighty was born in New York and graduated with honors from Dartmouth College. She worked at the Smithsonian's National Museum of American History while attending George Washington University, from which she received a master's degree in public administration in 1983.
From 1984 to 1989, she worked in the development office of Yale University.
She was a member of St. Michael's Episcopal Church in Arlington.
Survivors include her husband of 21 years, Bruce H. Leighty of Arlington; two children, Carl Leighty and Alison Leighty, both of Arlington; her parents, Dudley F. Rochester and Lois B. Rochester of Charlottesville; and a sister.
Jean Stack Jones
Army Wife, Club Member
Jean Stack Jones, 83, an Army wife and member of the Aurora Hills Women's Club and other volunteer organizations, died Oct. 12 of polycystic kidney disease at Virginia Hospital Center in Arlington.
A resident of Arlington since 1962, Mrs. Jones was one of the original volunteers at a Head Start program in the Green Valley section of Arlington. She also was a member of the Aurora Hills book club and the Arlington Symphony.
She was born in Escanaba, Mich., and attended Michigan State University.
In 1945, she married Bruce Des Brisay Jones, who made a career in the Army. They celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary this year.
In addition to her husband, a retired Army colonel, of Arlington, survivors include five children, Barbara Jones of Lebanon, N.H., Bruce D. Jones Jr. of Franktown, Va., Nancy Greaney of Clayton, Mo., William Jones of Atlanta and Michael Jones of Arlington; two brothers; one sister; 10 grandchildren; and one great-grandson.