Obituaries of residents from the District, Maryland and Northern Virginia.
Annabel Stover, 98, a volunteer with the Alexandria Red Cross, Meals on Wheels and Inova Mount Vernon Hospital, died Nov. 23 at her home in Alexandria, Va. She had heart ailments, said a granddaughter, Kelly Smith.
She was born Annabel Grover in Leal, N.D. During World War II, she held war-related jobs in Washington and later in England. After the war, she was a secretary for prosecutors at the Nuremberg war-crimes trials in Germany. She settled in the Washington area in 1947.
Bea Weinstein, 94, who worked as a medical secretary at Walter Reed Army Medical Center for almost 30 years and later for the Mid-Atlantic Federal Credit Union in Rockville, Md., died Dec. 20 at a nursing and rehabilitation facility in Rockville. She had kidney disease, said a son, Kenneth Weinstein.
Mrs. Weinstein was born Beatrice Ostrinsky in Middletown, N.Y., and moved to Washington in 1940. She was a secretary and homemaker before becoming a medical secretary at Walter Reed, where she worked from 1955 to 1983. She then worked for 19 years at the Mid-Atlantic Federal Credit Union, becoming assistant to the president. She lived in Wheaton, Md., for many years and was a member of the women's affiliate of the Randolph Hills Lions Club.
Keith Bush, 87, a research director at Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty in Munich from 1963 to 1994 who later worked with Russian-related programs in Washington, died Sept. 29 at a hospital in Washington. The cause was haemophilus influenzae sepsis, said his wife, Rosilyn Alter.
Mr. Bush was born in London and moved to Washington in 1994 to join the Center for Strategic and International Studies as Russian and Eurasian program director. He was the U.S.-Russia Business Council research director from 2001 to 2013. He was a volunteer translator for the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum from 2013 until his death.
phone operator, caterer
Marye Embrey, 96, a Chesapeake & Potomac telephone operator for 30 years and a self-employed caterer, died Nov. 2 at a care center in Alexandria, Va. The cause was respiratory ailments, said a daughter, Aleta Embrey.
Mrs. Embrey was born Marye Hvozda in Clymer, Pa., and had lived in the Washington area since 1942. She was an Alexandria resident. She retired from the telephone company in 1978, then for 15 years operated Marye's Catering.
— From staff reports