Gaithersburg, Montgomery Village area obituaries

Wednesday, Feb. 15, 2006






Virginia K. Bakalis

Virginia K. Bakalis, 83, of Gaithersburg, died Feb. 8.

Born Aug. 28, 1922, she was the daughter of the late Mervin and Silvia Dye.

Mrs. Bakalis attended the University of California at Los Angeles and was an electronics engineer. She helped design the Nautilus submarine and helped develop the Polaris missile.

Survivors include one son, Byron Bakalis and wife, Karen of Gaithersburg; one sister, Corinne Dye of New Mexico; one brother, Tom Dye of Nevada; and three grandchildren.

A funeral service was Monday at DeVol Funeral Home in Gaithersburg. Interment was private.

Memorial contributions may be made to Voice Of The Martyrs, 200 Southeast Frank Phillips Blvd., Bartlesville, OK 74003.

Grace C. Beale

Grace Cooper Beale, 94, of Gaithersburg, formerly of Bethesda and Silver Spring, died of heart failure and vascular disease Feb. 6, at Wilson Health Care Center, Asbury Methodist Village, in Gaithersburg.

Born June 1, 1911, in Baltimore, she was the daughter of the late Glenn J. and Grace Green Cooper.

She was the wife of Richard E. Beale, who died July 1, 2005. They had been married 68 years.

Mrs. Beale graduated from Herndon High School in Herndon, Va., in 1928. She was valedictorian of her class. She graduated from the Washington School for Secretaries in 1929 and worked at Packard Motor Co. and later at Suburban Hospital.

She was a member of the Glenwood Road Garden Club, Bethesda Presbyterian Church and Grace United Methodist Church.

Survivors include two sons, Richard E. Beale Jr. and wife, Wynne of Cardinal, Va., and Robert G. Beale and wife, Sharon of Damascus; three grandchildren and two great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a sister, Esther Tate of Gaithersburg, and a brother, Jackson Cooper of Adelphi.

A memorial service was Saturday in the Chapel at Wilson Health Care Center in Gaithersburg. Interment was private in Cedar Hill Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Richard & Grace Beale Memorial Fund, Grace United Methodist Church, 119 N. Frederick Ave., Gaithersburg, MD 20877.

DeVol Funeral Home, Gaithersburg, handled arrangements.

Edward L. Robinson

Edward Louis Robinson, 84, of Darnestown, formerly of Bethesda, died of cancer Feb. 8 at the Wilson Health Care Center of Asbury Methodist Village in Gaithersburg.

Born Dec. 11, 1921 in Chicago, Ill., he was the husband of Mary Blair Robinson for 40 years.

Mr. Robinson, a retired foreign service officer, served as a naval officer in the Pacific during World War II. He was an avid reader, and his hobbies included writing, gardening and walking.

Survivors in addition to his wife include five sons, Edward Robinson Jr. of New York City, Michael Robinson of Darnestown, Neil Robinson of San Diego, Rand Robinson of Tel Aviv and Shawn Robinson of Frederick; and two granddaughters. A son, Ben Robinson, died in 1996.

A memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. Friday at the Church of the Redeemer, 6201 Dunrobbin Drive, Glen Echo.

Pumphrey’s Colonial Funeral Home, Rockville, is handling arrangements.

June H. Weber

June H. Weber, 74, of Poolesville, died Jan. 11, at Frederick Memorial Hospital.

Born June 1, 1931, in Washington, D.C., she was a daughter of the late Marion A. and Frances Thompson Cozzens.

She was the wife of the late James H. Weber.

Mrs. Weber, a longtime resident of Poolesville, was a bank teller for 17 years.

She is survived by three daughters, Patricia L. Johns of Middletown, Barbara H. Barber of Laytonsville and Donna K. Webb of Brunswick; two step-daughters, Annie Kelly of Poolesville and Jamie H.W. Thomas of Mount Airy; sister Pat Terwilliger and her husband Wendell of Alaska, a brother, Robert Cozzens of Virginia; 14 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were Monday at St. Paul United Methodist Church, Laytonsville. Pastors Loretta Viner and Michael Brubaker officiated. Interment was in Laytonsville Cemetery.

Muriel H. Barber Funeral Home, Laytonsville, handled arrangements.

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