Pasco L. Cooper Washington Gas ForemanPasco L. Cooper, 84, who worked for Washington Gas Light Co. for 35 years before retiring in 1982 as a foreman, died of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease Feb. 23 at Carroll Hospital Center in Westminster. He lived in Mount Airy.
Mr. Cooper, a Washington area resident for 60 years, was born in Browntown, Va., and raised there and in Dayton, Va.
During World War II, he served in the Navy as an electrician in the South Pacific.
He was a member of Resurrection Lutheran Church in Kensington.
His wife of 57 years, Margaret Ann Cooper, died in 2004.
Survivors include a daughter, Annamarie Trigger of St. Petersburg, Fla.; a son, Anthony L. Cooper of Mount Airy; two brothers; and three grandchildren.
Gertrude Trybulski Peevy Navy NurseGertrude Veronica Trybulski Peevy, 84, a former Navy nurse and member of St. James Catholic Church in Falls Church, died of respiratory disease Feb. 23 at her home in Arlington, where she had lived since 1949.
One of 11 children born to Polish immigrant parents in Charlestown, N.H., she grew up on a dairy farm and graduated from a nursing school in Keene, N.H.
She was commissioned a lieutenant and served as a Navy nurse during World War II. She later worked briefly for doctor's offices in Atlanta and Washington.
Her husband, Luther Caldwell Peevy, died in 2000.
Survivors include four children, Alan S. Peevy of Reston, Cheryl A. Peevy of Salisbury, N.C., Paul E. Peevy of Centreville and Philip E. Peevy of Springfield; and eight grandchildren.
Steven Michael Zimney Secret Service AgentSteven Michael Zimney, 63, a retired Secret Service agent who was assigned to the security details of several presidents, died of brain cancer Feb. 23 at Washington Hospital Center. He lived in Sterling.
Mr. Zimney, a 28-year veteran of the Secret Service, worked on security details during the administrations of Richard M. Nixon, Gerald R. Ford, Jimmy Carter, Ronald Reagan and George H.W. Bush.
He also worked on the security detail to protect the Reagan children and the Reagan ranch in California. For a time, he investigated cases in the counterfeit and fraud division.
Mr. Zimney was born in Santa Monica, Calif., and grew up mainly in Concord, Calif.
He graduated with a bachelor's degree in criminology from the University of California at Berkeley in 1968 and joined the Secret Service as an agent in 1970. He retired in 1998.
His marriages to Diane Zimney and Lynn Zimney ended in divorce.
A daughter from his first marriage, Janna Michelle Zimney, died in 1994.
Survivors include a son from his first marriage, Allen Zimney of Park City, Utah; two daughters from his second marriage, Kira Zimney and Kristin Zimney, both of Oak Hills; and two sisters.
Henry L. Heymann Foreign Service OfficerHenry L. Heymann, 86, a retired Foreign Service officer who served several tours in Indonesia, died of cancer Feb. 8 at his home in Washington.
Mr. Heymann spent most of his 25-year career in the Foreign Service as a political officer. He had assignments in Germany and Italy before serving in Indonesia in the 1950s and 1960s.
In 1965 and 1966, he was officer-in-charge of the U.S. Consulate in Surabaya, the second-largest city in Indonesia. He was present during the civil unrest leading to the defeat of the Communist Party and the overthrow of President Sukarno.
Shortly before retiring from the State Department in 1975, Mr. Heymann, an ardent conservationist, worked on the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora, later known as CITES, an international treaty for the protection of wildlife.
Mr. Heymann was a native of Philadelphia and a cum laude graduate of Princeton University. He took courses in Indonesian language and culture at Cornell University.
In World War II, he served in the Army with the 30th Infantry Division and took part in the breakout from Normandy, the Battle of Huertgen Forest and the Battle of the Bulge. His military decorations included the Soldier's Medal for bravery.
Mr. Heymann, who enjoyed playing tennis and squash, took up running at 50 and won first place in his age group in a number of Washington area road races.
Survivors include his wife of 47 years, Renate B. Heymann of Washington.