Obituaries of residents from the District, Maryland and Northern Virginia.
J.D. Grewell, 73, the owner and manager of JD Grewell & Associates, a home-inspection company based in Silver Spring, Md., died Dec. 22 at his home in Silver Spring. The cause was cancer, said a daughter, Madeleine Grewell.
John Douglas Grewell was born in Denver and moved to the Washington area as a teenager. He ran his business for 38 years until retiring in December.
office manager, bookkeeper
Nancy Bussey, 71, a single mother of three who worked variously as a legal secretary, construction-company bookkeeper, forklift driver for a dairy, and youth-ministry volunteer, died Jan. 9 at a care center in Greenbelt, Md. The cause was cancer, said a daughter, Joan Dameron.
Ms. Bussey, a resident of Silver Spring, Md., was born Nancy Ruzza in Washington.
Air Force chief warrant officer
Jay Groff, 95, a chief warrant officer 4 in the Air Force who retired in 1970 after 30 years of military service, died Jan. 3 at a care center at Fort Belvoir, Va. The cause was kidney failure, said a daughter, Susan McClure.
Mr. Groff, who lived in Springfield, Va., was born in Quarryville, Pa. He was stationed at Hickam airfield in Hawaii when Pearl Harbor was attacked by Japanese airplanes, his family said. He later served in the office of the secretary of the Air Force, and in retirement he sailed on the Chesapeake Bay.
barber, Navy chef
Felisberto “Bob” Prodigalidad, 93, a former Navy chef who owned Bob’s Barber Shop in Waldorf, Md., died Jan. 16 at a hospital in Baltimore. The cause was complications from cancer surgery, said a daughter, Rosalinda Prodigalidad.
Mr. Prodigalidad, a resident of Waldorf, was born in the Philippines. He fought the Japanese occupation as a guerrilla during World War II, according to his family, and went on to serve 22 years in the U.S. Navy. He moved to the Washington area in 1968 and was a barber at Johnny’s Barber Shop in Oxon Hill, Md., until he started his own shop in 1991.
Lovida Coleman Jr., 67, a Washington lawyer whose specialties included white-collar crime and who was a partner in the Washington office of the Atlanta-based law firm Sutherland, Asbill & Brennan from 1998 to 2010, died Jan. 5 at a hospital in Falls Church, Va. The cause was hemorrhagic shock, said a brother, Hardin Coleman.
Ms. Coleman was born in Washington. Early in her career, she worked at the Justice Department and the firms Williams & Connolly and White & Case. She was deputy general counsel to President George H.W. Bush’s 1992 reelection campaign and was later a director of RiskMetrics Group and a trustee at Rand Corp.
James Angell, 94, a meteorologist who began his career in 1956 with what was then the U.S. Weather Bureau and retired from the Air Resources Laboratory of the National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration in 2010, died Jan. 9 at an assisted-living center in Potomac, Md. The cause was coronary artery disease, said a son, John Angell.
Mr. Angell was born in Detroit. His specialties as a meteorologist included climate variability, stratospheric processes and the ozone layer.
— From staff reports