Notable deaths in the Washington area

Obituaries of residents from the District, Maryland and Northern Virginia.

Anthony W. White, 79, a retired Navy commander and avocational ornithologist, died May 31 at a medical facility in Boulder, Colo. The cause was pneumonia, said a son, Nelson White.

Cmdr. White was born in Grand Rapids, Mich. He retired in 1981 after 22 years in the Navy, primarily as an intelligence officer. He was fluent in Mandarin Chinese, Japanese and Russian. In retirement, he lived in Bethesda, Md., and became a birder, writing books on ornithology and serving as president of the Audubon Naturalist Society of the Central Atlantic States and the Maryland Ornithological Society.

He moved to Colorado in 2008.

Lydia S. Burroughs, 92, a National Institutes of Health information specialist for 25 years, died July 16 at a health-care center in Burlington, N.C. The cause was a stroke, said a son, Donald Hannon.

Mrs. Burroughs was born Lydia Stauffer in

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