Evelyn Hildor Gilbert Volunteer, GSA Supervisor Evelyn Hildor Gilbert, 94, who retired as a supervisor from the General Services Administration in 1976 and then devoted herself to volunteer and charity work, died of heart and organ failure Feb. 13 at her home in Oakton.
A native of Minneapolis, Miss Gilbert went to business college and worked as a clerk at Fort Snelling in Minnesota before going to Washington in 1939. She worked at the War Department and later at the Department of Defense in supply and logistics. In the early 1960s, she joined the GSA, where she rose through the ranks and mentored many young women in their careers.
After retiring, she traveled throughout the United States and abroad, visiting Europe, Morocco, Australia and China.
For decades, Miss Gilbert volunteered primarily in Fairfax County. Her involvements included the Salvation Army auxiliary, the Salvation Army Northern Virginia Adult Rehabilitation Center, the Inova Fair Oaks Hospital thrift shop, the Senior Center of Fairfax and the 50-90 Club of Vienna. She was a charter member of the Shepherd's Center of Vienna.
Miss Gilbert was active at Oakton United Methodist Church and was a member of Laurel Rebekah Lodge #44.
Miss Gilbert, a Washington area resident for 68 years, lived in the District and Arlington before moving to Oakton in 1978.
She leaves no immediate survivors.
Michael Thomas Hagan Real Estate AppraiserMichael Thomas Hagan, 81, who worked in the real estate business as a home and commercial real estate appraiser, builder, broker and mortgage banker, died of cancer Feb. 25 at his home in Lothian.
Most of his 60-year career was as an independent real estate appraiser, a position from which he retired in 2006.
In the early 1960s, he built a subdivision in Lanham with about 30 houses and worked for Bogley, Harting & Hight, a mortgage banking firm in Hyattsville.
Mr. Hagan was born in Washington and grew up in various towns in Prince George's County. He graduated from St. Anthony's High School in Washington and served as a quartermaster in the Coast Guard in the Philippines and Australia during World War II.
His marriage to Katherine Hagan ended in divorce.
A daughter from his first marriage, Joyce Hagan Ward, died in 1967.
Survivors include his wife of 41 years, Rita Day Hagan of Lothian; a stepson, Jerry Hammond of Pasadena; three daughters from his first marriage, Karleen Hagan of Ashburn, Kathy Hagan Richburg of Millersville and Barbara Greenan of Berlin, Md.; a daughter from his second marriage, Michele Hagan of Annapolis; three brothers, Peter Hagan of Alexandria, Tommy Hagan of Silver Spring and Karl Hagan of Bowie; two sisters, Theresa Nolan and Mary Ellen O'Brien, both of Annapolis; eight grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
Armand G. Sarro Trombonist, NSO OfficialArmand G. Sarro, 94, a principal trombonist and personnel manager for the National Symphony Orchestra who mentored several generations of area musicians, died Feb. 26 at the Bedford Court nursing home in Silver Spring. He had complications from a broken hip.
Mr. Sarro played trombone for orchestras in his native Providence, R.I., and in Indianapolis and New Orleans before joining the NSO in 1944.
He remained the NSO's principal trombonist until his retirement in 1976 and worked under conductors Hans Kindler, Howard Mitchell and Antal Dorati. He also was personnel manager for his last nine years with the NSO.
He was heavily involved in music education during his NSO career, including work with the Junior National Symphony.
He taught music at Catholic, American and Howard universities and at the Peabody Institute in Baltimore. He also started the elementary school band at St. Michael the Archangel School in Silver Spring.
Armand Giovanni Sarro was the son of immigrants from Pontecorvo, Italy, where he spent part of his childhood. He began playing music in junior high school and in a church band. He attended the New England Conservatory in Boston and the Juilliard School in New York.
He was a longtime resident of Leisure World in Silver Spring and spent the past three years at Bedford Court.
Survivors include his wife of 75 years, Etta Moretti Sarro of Bedford Court; two children, Ron A. Sarro of North Bethesda and JoAnn Sciannella Atchison of Leisure World at Silver Spring; a sister; 12 grandchildren; and 18 great-grandchildren.