Miscellaneous Washington D.C. Obituaries


The Washington Post  Sep 29, 1992

Alice Hastings Cribbs, 64, a retired medical secretary, died of complications of diabetes Sept. 18 at Sibley Memorial Hospital. A resident of the Washington area since 1961, she lived in Temple Hills.
Mrs. Cribbs worked at George Washington University Medical Center from 1972 to 1982. Earlier, she was a clerical worker for the Prince George's County Board of Education.
Mrs. Cribbs was born in Wheeling, W.Va. She attended Seaton Hill College, Prince George's County Community College and the University of Maryland.
She was president of the Prince George's County Federation of Women's Clubs and the Oxon Hill and Camp Springs Women's clubs. She was a volunteer with the Girl Scouts and worked as a fund-raiser for Greater Southeast Community Hospital, and was a member of St. Ignatius Catholic Church in Oxon Hill.
Survivors include her husband of 44 years, Arthur Cribbs of Temple Hills; five children, Dr. David H. Cribbs of Annapolis, Charles C. Cribbs of Chesapeake Beach, Md., Gordan A. Cribbs of Lusby, Md., Joseph Cribbs of Fort Washington and Jennifer Deming of Freeland, Mich.; two brothers, Howard Hastings of Keyser, W.Va., and Gordan S. Hastings of Wheeling; and 13 grandchildren.

Murray A. Hawkins, 71, a retired Treasury Department auditor, died of cancer Sept. 27 at his home in Rockville.
Mr. Hawkins was born in Washington. He graduated from Gonzaga College High School and Strayer Business College.
He served in the Army in World War II and remained in the Army Reserve until 1980 when he retired as a master sergeant.
Mr. Hawkins retired from the Treasury Department as a certified internal auditor in 1980 after 35 years of service.
He was a member of the American Legion.
Survivors include his wife of 47 years, Goaddie Ann Hawkins of Rockville; and two children, Murray A. Hawkins of Alameda, Calif., and Harriet Beckwith of Germantown.

John William Hinners Sr., 76, a retired Department of the Army personnel specialist, died Sept. 23 at Loudoun County Hospital after a heart attack. He had been playing golf when stricken.
Mr. Hinners, who lived in Springfield, was born in Pekin, Ill. He graduated from Illinois Wesleyan University's school of music.
He served in the Army during World War II.
He spent his career as a Department of the Army personnel specialist, beginning in California in the late 1940s. He moved to the Washington area in the late 1950s, later serving in West Germany and returning to Washington. He retired in 1975 as a specialist in employee development and training for civilian personnel.
He was an enthusiastic golfer, a member of the choir at Immanuel United Methodist Church in Annandale and a volunteer for the Mended Hearts Association, a support group for heart surgery patients.
Survivors include his wife, Lola Cherry Hinners of Springfield; three children, Thomas A. Hinners of Las Vegas, John W. Hinners Jr. of Fairfax and Marion Louise Hinners of Springfield; and four grandchildren.

Priscilla M. "Cookie" Pappas, 72, a homemaker and former secretary, died of cancer Sept. 27 at her home in Rockville.
Mrs. Pappas was born in Glen Carbon, Ill. She came to Washington in 1939, and during World War II she was a secretary for the United Mine Workers and the Congress of Industrial Organizations.
She was a member of the Sodality and the Altar Guild at St. Jane de Chantal Catholic Church in Bethesda. She had been active in Montgomery County Democratic Party politics, and she was a former precinct chairman.
Survivors include her husband, John T. Pappas of Rockville; two children, Theodore M. and Elizabeth C. Pappas, and a sister, Eva M. Wagner, all of Gaithersburg; and five grandchildren.

Dorothy E. Covert, 89, a former teacher at the John Eaton School in Washington, died of an aneurysm Sept. 16 at a nursing home in Nashua, N.H. A resident of the Washington area for about 50 years, she moved from Alexandria to New Hampshire in 1989.
Mrs. Covert taught at Eaton in the late 1920s and early 1930s. Earlier in her career, she taught in Gallup, N.M.
A native of Compton, Quebec, Mrs. Covert moved to Gallup after World War I.
She was a graduate of the former Wilson Teachers College, now part of the University of the District of Columbia.
She was a member of the women's auxiliary of Disabled American Veterans Church of the Epiphany in Washington.
Her husband, William B. Covert, died in 1983.
There are no immediate survivors.

Richard Lee Roth, 61, director of relocation for the U.S. Information Agency, died of cancer Sept. 25 at his home in Washington.
A USIA official for 14 years, he also had served as head of the policy guidance staff and director of the office of administration and technology.
Born in Coudersport, Pa., Mr. Roth moved to Washington in 1940. He was a graduate of Coolidge High School and the University of Michigan. He received a master's degree in public administration from the University of Michigan. He served in the Army.
Before he joined the USIA, he was a management analyst with the Office of Management and Budget and director of the office of policy and plans in the State Department's bureau of educational and cultural affairs.
He received superior honor awards from State and USIA.
His first wife, Rosemary Bachman, died in 1981. Survivors include his wife, Ann Cornell Sheffield, and two children of his first marriage, Amanda Lesley Roth and Jonathan Nicholas Roth, all of Washington, and his mother, Louise Roth of Silver Spring.

Angelo M. Brinker, 87, a retired regional sales manager with the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad, died of a pulmonary embolism Sept. 27 at Sibley Memorial Hospital. He had suffered a fall at his Washington home Sept. 18.
Mr. Brinker had lived in the Washington area off and on since 1940.
He retired as the northwest United States regional sales manager in Chicago in 1970, after 51 years with B&O. Earlier in his career he was a general freight agent in Washington.
Mr. Brinker, a native of Cumberland, Md., received a law degree from what is now Catholic University law school.
He was a member of St. Ann's Catholic Church in Washington, St. Vincent de Paul Society, Washington Right to Life, Columbia Country Club, Kenwood Golf and Country Club and the Washington Traffic Club.
Survivors include his wife, Dorothy Froelke Brinker of Washington; three children, John F. and Thomas E. Brinker, both of Ellicott City and Mary Ann Miehle of Warminster, Pa.; a sister, Alice Carper of Catonsville, Md.; and 16 grandchildren.

Maria S. Amari, 72, a former seamstress and tailor, died of a heart attack Sept. 27 at Fairfax Hospital. She moved to Alexandria from Massapequa, N.Y., four years ago.
A native of Brooklyn, Mrs. Amari worked as a seamstress in the garment district of New York during World War II and as a tailor in New York until the early 1950s.
She taught arts and crafts at the Lincolnia Senior Center in Alexandria and was a member of Queen of the Apostles Catholic Church in Alexandria and the Sons of Italy.
Survivors include her husband, Angelo V. Amari of Alexandria; three children, Susan Goncarovs of Alexandria and Dominick Amari and Maria Annette Magnacca, both of Nashville; three sisters, Michelina Pellizze of East Setauket, N.Y., Josephine Carucci of New York and Jean LaBella of Richmond; and six grandchildren.