Kevin Thomas "Mickey" Boyd Police Officer, Computer SpecialistKevin Thomas "Mickey" Boyd, 80, a retired member of the D.C. Police Department and a computer specialist for the National Institutes of Health, died Feb. 18 at Montgomery General Hospital of complications following a stroke.
Mr. Boyd was born in the District and attended McKinley Tech High School. He dropped out to enlist in the Navy during World War II and joined the police department after his discharge. Recalled to active duty during the Korean War, he went back to the police department afterward, where he worked as a patrol officer. In 1960, he was assigned to the household of John F. Kennedy between his election as president and the inauguration.
Mr. Boyd retired from the police force in 1963 and joined the National Institutes of Health as a computer specialist. He retired again in 1989.
He was a baseball player and a bowler his whole life. He played sandlot baseball into adulthood and bowled with the Glenmont Senior Citizen's Bowling League until two years ago. He also coached his granddaughter's softball team in the 1990s and was a volunteer at Captain James Daly Elementary School in Germantown. He used cards and games to help youngsters learn their numbers.
Survivors include his wife of 55 years, Mary Boyd of Rockville; four children, Patrick Boyd of Farquay-Varina, N.C., Michael Boyd of Annapolis, Tracy Walton of Gaithersburg and Rita Dirk of Fredericksburg; five grandchildren; and one great grandson.
Gunars Meierovics Defense Research AnalystGunars Meierovics, 86, a former Defense Department research analyst who returned to his native Latvia to become a politician, died Feb. 11 at his home in Riga, Latvia. He had Alzheimer's disease.
Mr. Meierovics was born in Riga, the son of a Latvia's first foreign minister and two-time prime minister, Zigfrids Meierovics. He studied at the University of Latvia and the Baltic University in Germany, where he was a war refugee.
He moved to the United States in 1951 and began working for the Defense Department in Washington. He retired in 1977.
Mr. Meierovics, a former Bethesda resident, was on the board of the American Latvian Association and was founder of the Joint Baltic American National Committee to further Baltic aims for independence. He was also president of the World Federation of Free Latvians.
After Latvia gained independence in 1991, Mr. Meierovics returned and became a member of the country's first freely elected parliament after World War II. He also served as minister of state for Baltic and Nordic affairs. In 1993, he made an unsuccessful bid for president.
He was awarded Latvia's highest honor, the Order of Three Stars; Norway's Order of St. Olaf; and Sweden's Order of the Polar Star.
His marriage to Aina Maurins Meierovics ended in divorce.
Survivors include his wife of 22 years, Ingrida K. Meierovics of Riga; two daughters from his first marriage, Anda Meierovics of Poolesville and Inga Thomas of Alexandria; and four grandchildren.