Obituaries
Sep. 15, 2000




Roderick Howard Cox

Environmentalist

Roderick Howard Cox, 89, of Bethesda died Aug. 25 at National Naval Medical Center shortly after suffering a heart attack.

Mr. Cox was born to British parents living in New York City. He moved with his family to Birmingham, Mich., after his father became an American citizen and affiliated with the automobile industry in Detroit.

Mr. Cox was a 1933 graduate of the University of Michigan, where he was a member of the national championship football team of 1932. Mr. Cox was the national collegiate hammer-throwing champion of 1933.

He earned his master's in teaching from Harvard University in 1941, and was a returning student in the Harvard graduate school in 1968-1969.

For a short time before going to Harvard, Mr. Cox was a reporter for the Daily Press in Pontiac, Mich., and later taught at the Cranbrook Boy's School, a private secondary school in Bloomfield, Mich.

After receiving his master's, he taught in a public school at Long Branch, N.J., until he joined the U.S. Navy shortly after Pearl Harbor.

During World War II, Mr. Cox was stationed in Washington, D.C., where he was a communications officer. He stayed in the Naval Reserve after active duty and became a commander.

After the war, Mr. Cox became head of the history department at Sidwell Friends School and re-joined the staff of Keewaydin Camp on Lake Temangami in Ontario, Canada. All together, Mr. Cox amassed more than 60 summers at Keewaydin, and became an expert canoeist.

An active environmentalist, Mr. Cox was a lover of the outdoors, and a member of the Men's Garden Club of Montgomery County. He was also a member of St. John's Episcopal Church, Lafayette Square. In his younger days, he was active in its Men's Club, president of the Men's Council and president of the Young Adult Club.

He also served on the board of St. John's Child Development Center. He was a lover of dancing. He belonged to the Candlelight Waltzes as well as the Tuesday Evening Square Dance Group.

He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Mary Burnet Cox of Bethesda, as well as three nephews and one niece, all living in the West.

Jitendra V. Dave

Researcher

Jitendra V. Dave,74, of Silver Spring, died Sept. 1 at Montgomery General Hospital in Olney.

Born May 4, 1926, in India, he was the son of the late Vishvanath and Moti Dave. He was the husband of the late Kunjbala J. Dave.

Mr. Dave has received his doctorate in physics and retired as a research computer person from the IBM. He was a member of the Oakdale Emory United Methodist Church in Olney.

He is survived by a daughter, Sheela J. Huff and husband, Mark, of Olney; grandchidren, Aianna Huff and Nicholas Huff both of Olney; and sister, Mangala Dave of California.

A memorial service was held Sept. 8 at Oakdale Emory United Methodist Church. Arrangements were by the Muriel H. Barber Funeral Home in Laytonsville.

Memorial Contributions maybe made to American Cancer Society.

Jacob Louis Gable

County resident

Jacob Louis Gable, 89, of Montgomery Village, died Aug. 31 at Montgomery Hospice's Casey House in Rockville.

Born in Mountville, Pa., he lived with his wife, Ruth Anna Deen Gable, in the Maryland area for 59 years.

Besides his wife, he is also survived by three daughters, Susan Connors of Olney, Linda wills of Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. and Diane Gable Charuhas of Montgomery Village; one son, Jacob Louis Gable Jr. of Pittsburgh. and seven grandchildren.

An engineer, he attended Mercersburg Academy and Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.

In 1980, he retired from the National Naval Medical Center in Bethesda, where he was Director of Public Works.

Graveside services were held Sept. 2 at the Norbeck Memorial Park in Olney.

Mary Louise Haines

Salesperson

Mary Louise "Billie" Haines, 75, of Lehigh Acres, Fla., formerly of Silver Spring, died Aug. 28 at the home of her daughter in Olney.

Born in Maryland, she was the daughter of the late John and Lois Gullette Reese. She was the wife of the late George Louis Haines Jr. who predeceased her in February.

Mrs. Haines was a graduate of Westminster High School and Western Maryland College in Westminster. She had worked as a substitute teacher in Montgomery County and as a salesperson for the old Woodward and Lothrop department store for many years. She had also worked as a salesperson at Antique Row in Kensington. Mrs. Haines had worked at the election polls in Montgomery County as well as in Lehigh Acres.

She was a charter member of the Glenmont United Methodist Church in Glenmont. More recently, she attended the Christ United Methodist Church in Lehigh Acres and sang in their choir.

She loved to entertain and was an avid bridge player. She was also a Washington Redskins fan.

Mrs. Haines is survived by children, Reese Haines of Derwood, Sharrie Ross of Brookeville and Bobbee Kolb of Olney; grandchildren, Christopher, Kelly and Katie Ross of Brookeville. Sheila Haines of Arlington, Va., and Sarah, Jenny and Molly Kolb of Olney; and a sister, Ruth Hotes of Florida.

Visitation was at Muriel H. Barber Funeral Home in Laytonsville. Services were held at the funeral home Aug. 31. Interment was at Westminster Cemetery in Westminster.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association.

Donald Kessinger

Engineer

Donald Kessinger, 41, a registered professional engineer with Jackson & Tull and formerly Bechtel Power, died Aug. 27 in Silver Spring.

Born in Montgomery County, he was the son of Jean Kessinger of Frederick and the late Jack Kessinger.

Mr. Kessinger was a graduate of Springbrook High School and the University of Maryland School of Engineering. He was active in the Boy Scouts of America for more than 30 years. He was a member of Troop 144 of the Olde Mill District where he served as a Scout, assistant Scoutmaster, camping coordinator, high adventure adviser for both the troop and district, the Eagle Scout adviser and the adult adviser for the Olde Mill chapter of the Order of the Arrow. He was the recipient of the District Award of Merit, District Scouter of the Year and Vigil Order of the Arrow. He loved working with Scouts of all ages.

Besides his mother, he is survived by a brother, John Kessinger of Richmond; sisters, Sharon Walton of Damascus, Marilyn Kessinger of Burtonsville, Sally Phifer of Richmond and Kristine Schroeder of Frederick; and nieces and nephews, Johnny, Keith, Lauren, Robin, Nicole, Kelly, Noah, Jimmie, Zach and Tyler, and cousin, Mary Jane Burt.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to NCAC Boy Scouts of America, 9190 Rockville Pike, Bethesda, Md. 20814.

Lillie Lou Mathey

County resident

Lillie Lou Mathey of Montgomery Village died Sept. 4. She was the wife of the late Robert G. Mathey. She is survived by a son, Stephen L. Mathey, and a daughter, Susan L. Hanson. She is also survived by five grandchildren.

A memorial service was held at Gaithersburg Presbyterian Church Sept. 9. Interment was private.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Gaithersburg Presbyterian Church, 610 S. Frederick Ave., Gaithersburg, Md. 20877 or to The Arthritis Foundation.

Arrangements were handled by DeVol Funeral Home, Gaithersburg.

Mary Matosian

Delicatessen owner

Mary Matosian, 95, of Gaithersburg, formerly of Washington, D.C., died Sept. 8, at Shady Grove Nursing Center in Rockville.

Born in Turkey, she was the wife of the late George Matosian, who died in 1988.

She is survived by two children, Alexander Matosian of Wheaton and Rose M. Werner of Derwood. She is also survived by seven grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

Mrs. Matosian and her husband owned and operated People's Delicatessen in Northeast Washington, D.C. for many years. She was of the Catholic faith. Her hobbies were crocheting, sewing and her flower garden.

A Mass of Christian Burial was offered Tuesday at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church, Derwood. Interment was in Gate of Heaven Cemetery, Silver Spring.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial contributions be made to the St. Francis of Assisi Building Fund, 6701 Muncaster Mill Road, Derwood, Md. 20855.

Arrangements were handled by the Muriel H. Barber Funeral Home, Laytonsville.

John J. Parise Sr.

Dean Witter employee

John J. Parise Sr., 78, of Montgomery Village, died Aug. 28 at Casey House Hospice in Rockville.

Born in Belle Vernon, Pa., he was a senior vice president for investments at the Morgan Stanley Dean Witter office in Gaithersburg and a former library director at the Pentagon.

Mr. Parise served in the Army in Italy and North Africa during World War II and was awarded three Bronze Stars. After the war, he moved to the Washington area and went to work for the Army as a civilian. He joined Morgan Stanley after he retired in 1972.

His first wife, Alvina Parise, died in 1960. His marriage to Dorothy Parise ended in divorce.

Survivors include his wife, Carol, of Montgomery Village, and 11 children, Ronald of Ft. Myers, Fla., Donald of New Windsor, Md., Patricia of Baltimore, Michael of Germantown, John Jr. of Montgomery Village, Anne of Centreville, Va., James of Poolesville, Jane of Montgomery Village, Elizabeth of Germantown, David of Montgomery Village and Jennifer of Chicago, Ill. He is also survived by a brother, James F. Parise of Silver Spring, and a sister, Evelyn Manown of Belle Vernon, as well as 13 grandchildren.

Services were held Sept. 2 at St. Martin's Church with burial at Gate of Heaven Cemetery in Silver Spring.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to the American Cancer Society, National Capital Council or to Pancreatic Cancer Research, 11311 Amherst Ave., Silver Spring, Md. 20902.

Arlene Rose DeNio Winneberger

County resident

Arlene Rose DeNio Winneberger, 63, died Aug. 30, in North Carolina. Mrs. Winneberger was a longtime resident of Rockville.

She is survived by her husband of 41 years, Ronald Winneberger, and her three children, Rhonda Spriggs; Lori Hynes and her husband Joe; and Russell Winneberger and his wife Robyn.

She is also survived by three grandchildren, and three siblings, Joan Kyro and her husband Richard; Marvin DeNio; and Paul DeNio and his wife Wanda; a brother-in-law, Drew Winneberger and his wife Catherine; mother-in-law Irma Winneberger; and several nieces and nephews.

Services were held Saturday at Gethsemane Memorial Gardens Mausoleum Chapel, Zebulon, N.C.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Wake County or to Cedar Brook Community Church, 28700 Stringtown Road, Clarksburg, Md. 20871.