Beatrice Marie Rice Adreon

Consulting Pharmacist

Beatrice Marie Rice Adreon, 76, a consulting pharmacist since 1978, died Nov. 11 of coronary artery disease at her home in Arlington.

Mrs. Adreon was a pharmacist at the Washington Clinic from 1954 to 1971 and the founder and president of Pharmacy Counseling Services Inc. in 1978. Over the years, she was a consulting pharmacist in a gerontology health sciences department at George Washington University and for the Cross and Adreon architectural firm, where she examined medicine control traffic patterns in nursing homes.

Mrs. Adreon was born in Huntington, W.Va., and attended Mary Washington College for two years. She graduated with a bachelor's degree in pharmacy from what was then the Medical College of Virginia's College of Pharmacy in 1952 and received a master's degree in special studies and women's studies from GWU in 1976.

She was a summer volunteer at pharmacies at De Paul Hospital in Norfolk in 1949 and at the U.S. Marine Hospital in Norfolk in 1950.

She also was a longtime advanced first-aid instructor for the American Red Cross and civil defense instructor. She volunteered at the Spanish Education Development Center in Washington in the 1970s and was a member of the Arlington Community Services Board from 1980 to 1983.

She wrote numerous articles for journals in her field and was a member of several professional associations, including the Academy of Pharmacy Practice and Management, the American Institute of the History of Pharmacy, and the National Council of Patient Information and Education.

In 1980, Mrs. Adreon received the Arnold and Marie Schwartz award for pharmacy.

She was a former member of St. Thomas Episcopal Church in Dupont Circle.

Survivors include her husband of 53 years, Harry B. Adreon of Arlington; one sister; and two brothers.

Theodore Di Benedetto

C&P Employee

Theodore James Di Benedetto, 77, a retired customer service representative with Chesapeake and Potomac Telephone Co., died Oct. 23 at Holy Cross Hospital in Silver Spring. He had heart disease and cancer.

Mr. Di Benedetto worked for C&P for 31 years, retiring in 1983. He was born in Lake Wales, Fla., and raised in Washington, where he graduated from McKinley Technical High School.

He served in the Air Force Reserve from 1951 to 1954. He worked for an A&P grocery store in Northeast Washington for three years before joining C&P.

A resident of Hyattsville, he also had a home in Dover, Del. He enjoyed archery.

His companion of 30 years, Anna Witt, died in 1988.

Survivors include a sister, Anna Solomon of Hyattsville.

Christopher Scott Stokes


Christopher Scott Stokes, 44, a partner in international trade law at the firm Hogan and Hartson in Washington, died of a brain tumor Nov. 20 at his home in the District.

Mr. Stokes had worked at Hogan and Hartson for the past five years, arguing cases before the World Trade Organization in Brussels and the Federal Trade Commission.

Earlier, he practiced law in the international trade group of the Willkie, Farr and Gallagher law firm in Washington. His took business trips to Korea, Japan, Indonesia, Holland, Germany and Brazil, where he had studied Portuguese as a foreign exchange student in high school.

Mr. Stokes was born in Fort Huachuca, Ariz., and raised in Yorktown Heights, N.Y. He played Division I lacrosse on scholarship at Washington and Lee University, where he was Phi Beta Kappa, a member of the Omicron Delta Kappa honor society and president of the Sigma Nu social fraternity.

After graduating summa cum laude from Washington and Lee, he deferred acceptance at Georgetown University's law school for two years to backpack through Europe, Asia and Central and South America.

Mr. Stokes returned to Washington in 1985 and received a law degree from Georgetown, where he also made law review.

He enjoyed sailing, rock climbing, biking and swimming. He captained sailboats in the Chesapeake Bay and elsewhere.

He also was a financial supporter of small professional theater companies in Washington.

Survivors include his wife of 12 years, Allyson Currin Stokes, and their twin daughters, Kathryn and Margaret Stokes, all of Washington; his mother, Peggy Stokes of Yorktown Heights; his father, Terry Stokes of Los Angeles; and a brother.